18 Jul 2009

Bless this Nest!

ETA: I FOUND IT!! Here is the link to the post that Nichole Heady had and the downloadable template is in that post......

ETA: I have had a few people e-mail me
this template, but it is NOT the same one, although I like it and now I will probably have to make that one! lol! The front of the template is different and I think it might be a bit bigger than this one.....but I just wanted to thank everyone for that link....

I have had this template half done for forever, and when I was semi-cleaning my scrap area (yay me!!
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The inspiration site is Tracy Porter and there are tons of photos to be inspired by!! It is a gorgeous place to shop and I was glad I found my photo of this nest and speckled eggs so quickly and got off of there before there was real trouble$$!

This birdhouse is a free download from Papertrey Ink (isn't free wonderful??!!) but I printed it off so long ago, (I think it was in October or November! and now I can't find the link . If anyone finds the link could you let me know and I will link it up! linketylinketylinketylinketylinketylinkety....

I decorated the little birdhouse with Papertrey Ink's With Sympathy set,using just the bullrushes and stamping them on the two sides and the back.

The sign "BLESS this nest" is from Papertrey Ink's set Bird Watching and I stamped it in Dark Chocolate ink and then cut it out and popped it up onto the front of the birdhouse.

The roof, which is a Tall Rectangle Scalloped Nestabilities, was run through the Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder and then using the Martha Stewart Arched lattice punch, I punched out some "gingerbread" for the little house!

On the front, I used an aquamist button tied with a bit of twine and topped with a Zva Creative Sweet blossom - LOVE those little flowers - they are so easy to attach with a glue dot. They come on a stem, but I just cut it off and glue dot it on! Simple!

Why don't you check out today's Inspiration Challenge yourself and be TOTALLY inspired!!


  1. Bonnie this is GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks so much for linking on the PTI site!!! I need to try it!

  2. This is darling! I saw a tutorial for this somewhere not long ago, but don't remember where now! I love the little buttons and flowers and that lattice is perfect!!

  3. Oh how sweet is this?!?! I keep meaning to make one but never seem to! Here's the link for the template anyways:

  4. This is adorable Bonnie, love it!

  5. Well this turned out beautifully Bonnie! I'm glad you found the template and thanks for sharing it with all of us!

  6. WOW! This is so amazing! WOW...I am a little speechless! ;)


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