Creative Expressions ~ Teresa Collins 3d Birdhouse Workshop ~ Part 2

43 This workshop shows how to make these  small gift bags with different style ribbon handles. Great for a Christmas table or to hang on the tree.


Here the handle has been made using the two tone ribbon & finished off with a Creative Expressions embellishment for an elegant feel to the piece.


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Birdhouse Workshop Part 2


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Shopping List

Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

MDF 4mm Birdhouse : PRONBIRD

 Creative Expressions Teresa Collins 8” x 8” Paper Pad : CRE8X8

Tim Holtz Kraft Resist Paper Pad : TH92918

Tim Holtz Glassine Stash : TH92916

Creative Expressions Clear Texture Paste : CSPASTCLEAR

 Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die : HCD736

 Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Die : WIZS5-086

Grime Boss : GB30 & Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Dried Marigold : DPDRDMARIGOLD ,

Black Soot  : DPBLACKSOOT & Walnut Stain : DPWALNUT

Tim Holtz Distress Stains : Walnut Stain : DPTWALN & Antique Bronze : DPTANTBRO

Creative Expressions Metal Corner Embellishments : Various Codes Available Here

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT & Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE


Step by Step Instructions

Continuing on from the Part 1 of the workshop which can be found here

1 Following on from part 1 of the 3d Birdhouse workshop. This photo shows how the different colours show up on the finished house, this is why it`s suggested to use the same colour ink to colour the edges (except for the base panel)


2 So to eliminate this issue swipe the walnut stain or paint along the edges & just up to the slots on the reverse side.


3 Once the ink or paint is dry add a small amount of dries clear Cosmic Shimmer glue to the tabs on the side panel (these were covered in black paper for this project).

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4 Press the glued tabs into the back panel. You may find you have some glue that spills out onto the inked edges.

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5 Don`t worry because if you take a pokey tool or a pair of closed scissor points & run them along the glued area, this will pick up the glue easily & give you a neat finish.



6 The inside will look like this but to be honest I would leave this spilt glue as the inside of the project is not going to be seen & it will add to the strength to the piece. Now glue the 2nd side to the panel before gluing on the front panel.


7 Add some glue along the reverse edge of the longer of the 2 roof panels. This will just give a firm finish to the roof.


8 Glue the tabs of the smaller roof panel & stick into place before adding the just glued roof in place. There will be a stained area of roof on the overhang but this can be covered in the next steps.


9 Select a piece of the Teresa Collins paper pad. Use the off cut from the roof panel to make a template to mark out the scallops. Alternatively cut the first panel longer to hide this uncovered area up.

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10 Adding the layers will make a nice feature to the roof. Now distress the edges of this piece using some of the dried marigold ink.

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11 Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer glue to reverse of the paper & apply the scalloped paper to cover the roof edge. Repeat the step and make a 2nd one for the other side.


12 You can also make a 2nd scallop layer but this time cut it on the fold of a piece of matching paper as this will be laid over the crown of the roof to finish the piece perfectly.

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13 Glue the base onto tabs to complete the basic covered house. You can stamp the panels before gluing it all up.


14 Cut the bird & butterfly images from the Tim Holtz Kraft resist stash pad. For this project the bird is cut from the front card cover for strength!!!

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15 Glue a Creative Expressions metal corner embellishment to cover the top roof corner up. This will just give a lovely effect to the front of the birdhouse.


16 To embellish the birdhouse the off cuts from the roof panel will be used for the backs of the flowers.


17 Cut out 3 of different colour flowers from the off cut & distress the edges of the flowers using the dried marigold distress ink.


18 Now cut & emboss 6 of the small bitty blossom die flowers. Use 2 of each of the different tones of paper. Distress the edges before rolling the petals up & gluing them into place. Use a ball tool to add depth to the larger flower petals.


19   Cut a few open leaf die shapes out of the Tim Holtz glassine paper.


20 Gather the foliage & the 3 of the made up bitty flowers into the 3 large flower bases.


2Decorate the birdhouse with the cut out bird & butterflies as well as using the flowers & foliage on the lower section of the bird house front & side area.


22 Here is the completed project. A fun base to have a great time covered and embellishing the project to suit your needs. Why not add a rolled up scroll & add to the hole in the birdhouse. It could be a well wish note or a `just because` note ~ Happy Crafting.

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