Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August Blog Hop ... 3-D

Welcome to the August PALS HOP! This month, we're featuring projects that are 3-D or three dimensional! If you've hopped over from Joanna Munster, http://www.inspiredbystampin.com/, I'm stop number 3 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find inspirational ideas for papercrafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS HOP LINE-UP below and you'll be back on track!

I had so much fun last month I couldn't wait to participate again this month. I started quite a few different projects as I was not sure I liked the direction they were going. It hit me at 4:30 a.m. Monday morning on what I should make. I have always wanted to stamp on a birdhouse. What do you know, I had an unfinished wooden birdhouse in my craft closet. So the final project started...here is the finished product.

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Stamps:  Butterfly Prints, Flight of the Butterfly, Asian Artistry, Pocket Silhouettes, Wonder Weaves (retired)

Paper:  Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip

Ink:  Pacific Point, Always Artichoke, Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip (marker), Staz-On Timber Brown

Paint:  Delta White and Burnt Umber

Accessories:  Two-step bird XL punch, pearls, circle punch, CB swiss dots embossing folder, sea sponge (non-SU), spanish moss (non-SU), Mod Podge (non-SU)

All products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted. 

The following pictures are showing more details on the sides and back.  I wanted to show the roof since I spent a lot of time on it and it was fun to do.  I ran the Chocolate chip cardstock through my cuttlebug and then punched out circles.  I added some paint to the roof to give it a worn look.

While cropping the pictures, I noticed the butterflies are larger than the birds.  Hmmm...guess these are baby birds coming out of their house.   Funny how I did not notice this while I was making it.

A back and side view.

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Mary Fish, http://www.stampinpretty.com/, stop number 4 on the August PALS HOP! Thanks for "hopping" by!

Below are the rest of the Pals who have some wonderful 3-D creations to share.  Be sure and check them all out!


1. Gina Shaw, http://www.cardsbyginashaw.com/
2. Joanna Munster, http://www.inspiredbystampin.com/
3. Pam Giudici, http://pamshobby.blogspot.com/
4. Mary Fish http://www.stampinpretty.com/
5. Diana Caho, http://b4ustamp.blogspot.com/
6.Martha Stewart, http://www.seasonsofstamping.com/
7. Kylie Nicolosi, http://kyliescraftycorner.blogspot.com/
8. Kris Kilcoyne, http://kweenbee.typepad.com/
9. Mike Funke, http://stampin-style.typepad.com/
10. Dawn Gross, http://dawnsthisnthat.blogspot.com/
11. Tracy Cowee, http://tlccrafting.blogspot.com/
12. Barbara Furlong, http://www.theloveofstamping.com/

Thanks for stopping by and I love reading your comments!  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail. 

Have a great day,


Martha said...

That is a great idea! It turned out beautiful! The birds and dragon flies are a perfect addition.TFS

Joanna M said...

WOW! That is gorgeous! You did an amazing job! I love it!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, Pam, your birdhouse is gorgeous! What a wonderful idea! Terrific job! Now I want one of these decorating my yard! P.S.--I love all of the colorful circles on your blog, too!

Mary Fish said...

Bravo! The "shingles," birds, butterflies and dragonflies . . . absolutely wonderful. Hugs, M

Ann Schach said...

Adorable! I love the colors you selected! And, the dragonflies are the perfect touch!

Kylie said...

what a cute birdhouse! it looks soooo much better than the ones we have in our backyard left from the previous owners. i love how you made the roof.

Diana said...

AWWWWW, I want one. Thanks for sharing. God Bless.

lisa808 said...

Awesome birdhouse!

Ginger said...

How fun Pam! The birdhouse is terrific!

Patti MacLeith said...

Simply adorable! I love how you textured and painted the roof tiles. Very nicely done.

Kim said...

Pam this is fantabulous!! I LOVE the roof, super cute ;) Beautiful colors and design! Great job!

Mike Funke said...

Beautiful project. I've often wondered how I'd use some of thos unfinished wood bird houses - now I know - complete with the birds!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Really cute idea.

Love the bright pink - it pops!

Dawn Gross said...


Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

OMGoodness, is this the most beautiful bird house on the planet? Gorgeous in every way, Pam. You are so talented! XOXO

Carla Bazhenow said...

I knew your 3D would be awesome before I even got here. I love your bird house... awesome!!! Hugs,