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.

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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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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

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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)

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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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