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May 7, 2009

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Good morning! Another rainy day here in Maine but I know we need it so I'm not going to complain!

I am very late in finishing up this project for Say It With Letters but I'm finally ready to post it. Look at this cute Nesting Collection - a cute little egg, bird and birdhouse. The birdhouse is one of my designs - a bit whimiscal and fun! :) I used the Spring Fling paper collection from Pink Paislee for my shapes and added some real birch bark to the birdhouse for something a bit different.

Before anyone gets too worried, my birch bark came from our woodpile - no live trees were harmed in the crafting! :) It was actually pretty easy to cute the bark in the shape of the roof and I left the edge jagged where it had come off the log. The tree on the side is from Maya Road - covered with more dp and the trunk was painted with a crackle finish.

For the little sign I peeled another piece of bark off very thin and then stamped directly on the bark. I used a few strips cut from the bark to make a "frame". The final touch was a little wreath added to the roof. I was a punch out shape that I cut the center out of to make a wreath.

I left the bird rather plain since there was so much going on with the birdhouse. I painted the edges, covered it with dp and added a punch-out shape for the wing. For one final thing I used another thin piece of birch bark and die cut it in a flower shape using my Cuttlebug.

Finally, for the egg I again painted it with a crackle finish - can't get enough of the crackle! I then cut a flower and some grass out of one of the papers and adhered it to my egg. The sentiment and butterfly are Cosmo Cricket rub-ons - a nice easy way to dress up the shapes!

Check out all the cute Spring related shapes Deb has in the Say It With Letters store - so many cute shapes to help you welcome Spring! :) Have a great day!!


  1. Fabulous! Love that you used tree bark as the roof...very creative and a great touch!

  2. OH the bark is awesome. What a great idea. Super cute bird house too. -Molly B

  3. Julie, what super projects!!!! You are sooo very creative!

  4. Adorable Julie!! And all the bark touches are perfect. I'll be posting it soon too.

  5. Jluie - these are fabulous - love how you left the bark ragged!! beautiful details!!

  6. Just gorgeous, Julie! I LOVE what you do with these!

  7. You are so clever! What a great idea using that bark!!!! Have a Happy Mother's Day!!!

  8. Oh my gosh...Julie!! Everything looks incredible!!

  9. Fantastic set Julie! Love the cute house... great papers and shapes. TFS! Happy Mother's Day!

  10. Julie, this project is fabulous! I love the papers that you've used, the crackle finish, the bark--all of the great details!


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