March 3, 2010

Clean and Simple Gift Ensemble

Hi everyone, I hope Wednesday (or Tuesday for a lot of you!) is treating you well. I have a cute cute cute project for you today - and some fun news!

Not only is my gift card holder featured on Project Tuesday - but I've been picked for the design team! Project Tuesday is a great challenge blog - you use YOUR favourite supplies (and everyone knows mine are Stampin' Up!) on fantastic challenges - there are so many amazing 3d projects and templates available already, with more to come!

Today's challenge was this adorable birdhouse template from Brenda Quintana. Brenda comes up with the most wonderful templates! I created a little ensemble, complete with a square clean and simple card for CAS56.

Seriously, this template couldn't be easier. Print it, cut it out, score and it folds together perfectly. I used circle punches and acetate to put a window in the front of mine. I also created a little tile roof detail with my threading water punch (or use the scallop edge punch and punch holes in each scallop).

Here's what it looks like open. You can also glue it all together to make an ornament. It's a perfect size for a small gift or sweet treats.

Here's my matching card. I love this Rustic Rooster stamp set (hostess only) - it's so different from anything else in my collection. The colour scheme is a classic - Kraft, Real Red, Black and White. I just love that gingham ribbon, and it works so perfectly with this set.

Here's the inside. That swirl stamp is really unique - it has such a gorgeous printed texture - enlarge the photo to see what I mean. The sentiment is from an old hostess set - Warmest Regards.

I had to finish off my ensemble with an envelope - again made of Kraft. I love the gorgeous simplicity of Mr Rooster on the Kraft background, it's so effective. I hope you'll give this fun challenge a try soon!

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  1. WOW...What a wonderful birdhouse, card and envelope!!!! My mother would love this!! She has a thing for roosters/chickens.

  2. HOW fun and LOVE the added bonus of a beautiful card! What fabulous bird house Sarah, I just LOVE the colors and your special features on your project!

    Congratulations on the DT position, I am SO excited to design next to you each week, thanks for playing along with us over at Project Tuesday!

    Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

  3. gorgeous Sarah...Love the kraft a kraft junkie myself and love what youve done here!

  4. Wow - I'm not big on those colours normally ... but wowser!!! All together like that ... equals stunning !!!

  5. hey congrats on the dt appt. LOve the card it is stunning. When I saw the henhouse/rooster project I was thinking that it would make a cool easter egg holder....

  6. Sarah this is a delightful project. COngrats on the DT selection - that's awesome - hope you are celebrating!! I like the color combo you selected and I love the kraft envelope. The overall design of the card and the birdhouse are wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. We appreciate your participation and support. :-) Hope to see you again on Saturday for a brand new sketch.

  7. Fantastic news about the dt ... congrats! I'm loving that rooster ... and what you've done with him - very nice.

  8. CONGRATS Sarah!!!! You will be a fabulous addition to the DT!!! Looking forward to all your new fab creations!!!

    This little birdhouse of yours is PERFECT AND OH SOOOO CUTE!!! Love it...thanks for sharing the link to the template :)!!! The matching card is beautiful as well!!!

    Hugs ~S~

  9. cutest thing I've seen for quite some time. How can I get the bird house template. Please reply

  10. Your cute little birdhouse is so sweet! What a great little box! Love the colors and images you used on this project! Thanks so much for playing our JUGs challenge (and congrats on your DT appointment)!

  11. Oooh ... have already downloaded this template! I'm sure I am going to have some fun with it! TFS Sarah! Congrats on the DT appointment! Will be watching for your inspiring creations! Hugs, Andrea xx

  12. Amazing! I love your ensemble! The bird house is a great template. THanks for sharing the link and congrats on your new DT position! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls!

  13. Wow!! This is gorgeous! What a great gift ensemble!! I can't wait to see what else you come up with now! Congrats on your new DT position and welcome to Project Tuesday!!

  14. good grief girl this is awesome!! love how you made the roof and used a rooster :) so glad your now part of the DT and looking forward to seeing all you create :)


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