You’re Tweet

I have something fun to share today.  How sweet is that little birdhouse?  It’s been on my work table since early November and I finally sat down to construct it – what a delight!  The template for it as well as instructions are in the current issue of MagnoliaInk (Christmas 2009) so I’m not able to share it online but I believe that issue is still available.  This month the Magnolia-licious Design Team had a challenge and a blog hop called Pretty in Pink . . . I guess I’m still on that page, lol, I’m pretty partial to pink!

The lid of the birdhouse opens up (on the left hand side on mine) and inside I’ve nestled a small set of cards – get it – Tweet Notes.  I used my computer to generate the words then cut them from Spellbinders™ Fancy TagsThe base of the birdhouse is one piece and is made with white cardstock which I smudged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Per the instructions I then cut out the template again using Design Paper, cut each side out and shaved a little bit off of each side to make the individual pieces smaller.  After smudging with Antique Linen Distress Ink, I stitched around on my sewing machine and glued each panel in place.  The roof is simply a rectangular piece of paper – for mine I edged with an EK Success border then ran several score lines lengthwise.  I thought it was sweet enough looking to stay simple with the embellies.  Using Spellbinders™ Nested Poinsettia (this is a limited edition) I crafted the flower and added a big pearl to the center.  To finish I tied a bow around it (you’re surpised right?) then tucked a punched heart (Martha Stewart) inside the ribbon.  Even though mine has little 3" x 3" note cards in it, it could just as easily hold Valentines :-)

For the card I simply used the same papers as I had used for the Birdhouse.  I have the sweetest little pink Magnolia sitting up on my ribbon – she is #384 Jam TildaAgain, the flower is made using the Nested Poinsettia and from it I hung another computer generated saying "You’re Tweet" that I cut out using Spellbinders™ Tags Five

Project Recipe:
Stamps:  Magnolia – #384 Jam Tilda
Paper:  Fancy Pants, Bazzill
Ink:  Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders&Trade; Nested Poinsettia, Spellbinders&Trade; Fancy Tags, Spellbinders Tags&Trade; Five, Martha Steward Scroll Heart Punch, EK Success Moroccan Lace Border Punch, Pearl, Ribbon, Velcro Dot, Computer Generated Sayings

Card Size: 6" x 6"
Birdhouse Size:  4 1/4" Tall, 4 1/4" Wide, 3 3/4" Deep

 By the way, Diana at Magnolia-licious is taking preorders for the Spring Edition of MagnoliaInk – I am crossing my fingers there will be another neat template included to play with.  Diana is also taking preorders on the "Raising the Ceiling Collection" – pictures are in the store and the images are so very cute.  

I’m off to get more coffee and then back to the studio!  Hoping your day is a glorious one! 


  • KristineJanuary 28, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    Oh WOW! I love this ensemble so much Becca!! ESp. that cute little birdhouse to hold your Tweet Notes *Ü* I LOVE birds and birdhouses (I collect them) so I’m gonna have to see if I can get a hold of this template! Thanks so much for your beautiful inspiration! xReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyJanuary 28, 2010 - 1:01 pm

    Becca, I so love your birdhouse and matching card. You make the niftiest things I swear. I might have to see if I can find a copy of the magnoliaInk Christmas 2009 magazine.ReplyCancel

  • DianeJanuary 28, 2010 - 1:06 pm

    Sigh……This is just so cute. Umm, I mean “Tweet”. ;-)
    You are just so darn creative. Well, I’m of to the bookstore for the magazine.

    Inky Hugs,

  • Kay McBrideJanuary 28, 2010 - 1:12 pm

    how tweet is this???? you always come up with some really cute stuff. maybe i can find that magazine. im going to the big city tomnorrow!!

  • RufusJanuary 28, 2010 - 1:18 pm

    Ok, you’ve done it again! You are awfully hard on my wallet, girl! I find more “gotta have it’s” on your site than the rest of the web combined! My list of “Becca wants” just keeps getting longer and longer! Can I be you when I grow up???

    You constantly amaze and inspire me. Thanks for keeping me on my toes trying to keep up with you!

  • Candy MillsJanuary 28, 2010 - 1:41 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Like you I have had this bird house on the side since receiving my magazine. Still haven’t got to it! I love what you have done with yours. So beautiful and the matching card is as well.
    Love CandyReplyCancel

  • Sharon CaudleJanuary 28, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    Hi Becca!!! This is so gorgeous! How fabulous! And beautifully and perfectly embellished! Hope you’re doing well!! hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Barb HardemanJanuary 28, 2010 - 4:26 pm

    Hi Becca! What an extraordinary project. I too have wanted to try that bird house, and you beat me to it! This is just delightful and so “pretty in pink”! hugs…BarbReplyCancel

  • Peggie WilkinsJanuary 28, 2010 - 4:35 pm

    Way too tweet. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • NancyJanuary 28, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    Absolutely wonderful! I have been thinking of making this also, for my daughter-in-law, who loves birdhouses. Thanks for sharing! The card is wonderful also.ReplyCancel

  • Vivi CasaleJanuary 28, 2010 - 4:43 pm

    oh, this birdhouse is just stunning! I love it!

  • chrisdJanuary 28, 2010 - 5:08 pm

    What a cute birdhouse. By the way, it isn’t listed on the website only an mentions of the forthcoming Spring issue.ReplyCancel

  • sue mJanuary 28, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    Awww…how sweet becca! it turned out adorable. TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly SchmidtJanuary 28, 2010 - 5:57 pm

    Lovely set- and what a wonderful project that birdhouse is- LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJanuary 28, 2010 - 6:19 pm

    Such sweet projects and how you have shown that you can use the flower die all year around!ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelJanuary 28, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Love your project… you have put so many special details of your own on it and made it your own… Very unique… Be proud of it!!!

    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • Eileen VelezJanuary 28, 2010 - 7:01 pm

    The card and birdhouse are absolutely adorable! Love the colors and the flowers too!!!ReplyCancel

  • CherylJanuary 28, 2010 - 7:20 pm

    Very sweet (or is it Tweet)??!!! Either way, I love it.ReplyCancel

  • NancyJanuary 28, 2010 - 8:16 pm

    Oh Becca…your birdhouse and matching card are gorgeous!!! Love all the pink and I really like how you used the poinsettia spellbinder to make a spring flower! Everything is totally awesome!

  • Linda C.January 28, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    How Tweet! It’s always a tweet to visit your blog!ReplyCancel

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  • lois skiathitisJanuary 29, 2010 - 5:19 am

    This is a very sweet gift set. Lovely in pink, indeed. TFS!!! Becca. : DReplyCancel

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  • MoniqueJanuary 29, 2010 - 7:20 am

    Soooooooo cute !!

    Hugs MoniqueReplyCancel

  • RobbieJanuary 29, 2010 - 9:12 am

    Love this AND the heart card in the previous post!!! Can I come live with you????? PLEEEEAASSEEE!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.January 29, 2010 - 9:19 am

    This is soooo adorable!! Love the little birdhouse!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara D. RamseyJanuary 29, 2010 - 9:29 am

    A beautiful project! It brings to mind that Spring will arrive and bring with it this beautiful color!

    Wishing you a good weekend!

    Barbara DianeReplyCancel

  • KathyJanuary 29, 2010 - 10:00 am

    Love that gorgeous birdhouse!!ReplyCancel

  • GlendaJanuary 29, 2010 - 11:23 am

    Love! Love! Love! You are amazing! I so enjoy viewing your cards and paper crafts. Thank you for sharing. Question, what is your secret to your beautiful bows? Would you do a tutorial on bow tying?ReplyCancel

  • Christine RileyJanuary 29, 2010 - 2:26 pm

    Gorgeous! The bird house is precious, great job!
    Hugs, ChristineReplyCancel

  • Rhonda ZamoraJanuary 29, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    What a cute idea! I really enjoy your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Patti JoJanuary 29, 2010 - 6:23 pm

    Cute, Cute, Cute!!! Just love your stuff!!!ReplyCancel

  • jami {sgtStamper}January 29, 2010 - 7:32 pm

    Adorable!!! That little birdhouse is sweet beyond words!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne J DeanJanuary 29, 2010 - 7:51 pm

    So sweet Becca! Love the gingham, flowers & cute birdhouse–just gorgeous!


  • Leslie MillerJanuary 31, 2010 - 3:02 am

    Awwwww, the birdhouse is so sweet, and the card is darling! What an absolutely charming and adorable set, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • cathie lundryMarch 8, 2010 - 4:29 pm

    Would love the pattern/directions for this adorable birdhouse.
    We can no longer get that issue of the magazine.
    Please post directions or tell us how to get it. Its Spring!!!
    I’m ready to make a birdhouses!!!ReplyCancel