In the upcoming posts, I will be sharing a multitude of same concept, different spin ideas that I have done for friends with ZERO birthdays.
Recently I have a Blog Buddy that celebrated one such milestone!!! I have never met this gal, but she has a passion of coffee (a kindred spirit indeed)...take a bow Leonie Schroder. Now I had to take a bit of a stab-in-the-dark with a colour scheme, because trawling through Leonie's blog did not really give up any real clues!!!
The idea I had in mind was this FAB and super cute Bird House post it holder by Cynthia Richards. I downloaded the tute and started to work. Essentially it is easy peasy to put together, the only real modification I made was at the base with adding a Round Tab Punch to help it sit up a little better. I also added a wee slip for the pen to go to through at the base. Given the gift was based around an easel format, I made a matching card too. Here are the two together.......
...and open in all their easel wonder......
The bird houses are made identically for both the card and holder. I sponged ALL edges which made a big difference actually!!! There is fine detail all over with texture in the bird wing, the roof and even the letterbox lid!! Here is the card and the post it holder detail close up......
The flowers were stamped with the "dotty centre" from the Mixed Bunch stamp set and then the flowers were punched out and layered.
The bird sits pretty on a branch from the XL bird punch and the post box was done with the 1 1/4 inch square punch, double punched just to nip a corner....if that makes sense. The post is a word window punch cut lengthwise and trimmed. on the second pic you can see how the addition of the round tab punch helps the whole thing sit.
There are MANY punches, pieces and things used in this and I will try to list them all. If I have missed anything out, ask the question when you leave a comment and I will get back to you with an answer!!
Thanks for popping by....much more to share very soon....including a fab teen male card!!!
CS: (SU) Crumb Cake, River Rock (roof), Soft Suede (main house), Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzaz (grass), Old Olive (branch)
Ink: (CS) River Rock, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzaz
Stamps: (SU) Sincere Salutations, Mixed Bunch
Punches: (SU) XL Bird Punch, 1 3/4" circle Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Word Window Punch, Round Tab Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Martha Stewart Grass Punch, Carla Craft CP2 and CP1 Daisy punches
Other Bits: SU Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Crimper, Sponges, Metallic Gold number stickers fm stash, Clear Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Post it notes, small blue glitter gel pen