Tuesday, March 22, 2011

In Memory

A sweet friend of mine lost her mother a year ago today.  I wanted to make her a little gift to let her know I was thinking of her on this difficult anniversary.  Both she and her mother enjoy(ed) birds/flowers/outdoors, so I geared my gift in that direction. I bought her a Birds N' Bloom magazine and made her a little birdhouse (full of Reese Eggs) to go along with it. The birdhouse template came from Nichole Heady at Papertrey Ink -- I "fell in love with it" the minute I saw it.

I added a twig, some Iced Got Flowers, and a birdie to the front.  Also added a strip of border to the roof with my Threading Water border punch.
I attached the roof on the left side with glue and on the right with a ribbon, so that you can open it and get the Reese Eggs out!
Here's the card I made to go along with it:
  • Image from the Graphics Fairy
    • Have I said yet that I love her site?!?
  • Circle/Scallop Circle Nestabilities
  • Purple/Pink Cardstock
  • Purple Decorative Ribbon
  • Purple Iced Got Flowers
  • Pink/Purple Rhinestones
  • Threading Water Boarder Punch (Fiskars)
  • Top of a pencil
    • Inked the eraser with purple ink and stamped it on the card to make those polka-dots!!
This post linked to:
Tip Me Tuesday
Take a Look Tuesday
Whatever You Want Wednesday
Penny Pinching Party 
Transformation Thursday
Thrilling Thursday  
Craft Catwalk


    Toni Thomason said...

    Saw you on Tip Me Tuesday by Tip Junkie. Your bird houses are really cute!!!

    Christa said...

    This is lovely! I'm sure she'll appreciate that you care enough to remember.

    I especially like that you made the birdhouse functional. I've admired birdhouses made from paper before, but I wanted them to be useful, too. Thanks for the great idea!

    Pamela said...

    I can't wait to make this! My mother is coming out in a couple weeks and I think that she would enjoy it, too.

    Kristie said...

    How totally sweet of you!

    Melissa said...

    Very, very sweet Esther! Please come back soon!

    Many Blessings,