Most moms love a hand made gift from their children. This adorable little birdhouse gift box is a great way to create something she will cherish. Tuck in some lovely smelling bath salts and lotion or chocolate and a gift card to her favorite store and you have a sweet gift I am sure she will love.
- CARD STOCK – CREAM, PINK, BROWN
- PEARLS, FLOWERS, BROWN INK
- ELECTRONIC CUTTING MACHINE
The top was made with a floral pattern paper from the Garden of Life Digital Craft Kit. A lace trim for the edge was made using a punch. Since the top is curved, the trim was cut in pieces using the bottom edge of the top as a guide.
An additional trim was made by cutting a top from both cream and pink card stock. This is an easy way to make a pattern that fits the curved edge of the top correctly.
A pink layer was place on first then the cream layer. Pearls were placed along the edge of the pink card stock.
The base of the birdhouse was cut using a checked paper from the kit. I found it easier to work on a flat surface so I added the door and windows before the assembly. The door and windows were cut from cream card stock and backed with a light pink. How cute are those little window flower boxes? A little edging of matching trim was added to the bottom of the house. A bit of brown ink was sponged on the edges of the trim pieces to add dimension. A couple pop dots were placed on the back of the top layer of the door.
The bottom was assembled and the lid placed on top. The birdhouse file includes flowers but I was a little under the weather so I decided to add some pre-made flowers to the window boxes to speed up the process.
There is plenty of room inside for a small gift.
For the coordinating card, these shapes were cut from elements and papers from the Garden of Life Kit. The finished card size is 6.25 X 4.5 inches. The doily is a die.
The layers were assembled as shown.
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Mother’s Day!
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