Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Adirondacks Matchbox Birdhouse

A little birdie told me it was time for the Adirondacks Club Scrap Blog Hop. (If you'd like to start at the beginning of the Club Scrap Hop click HERE.)

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

Last month, Tricia found a Pin of a matchbox birdhouse and knew it was right up my alley. I'm so glad she did! The Adirondacks collection was the perfect kit for my version.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

Let's take a little tour of the 2x3.5" birdhouse.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

The top slides off, as matchbox covers do.


To begin, create the "tray" of the matchbox with mat board walls and a base adhered with CS® Bookbinding Glue.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

Wrap the base with the text weight 8.5x11" Kraft Print from the Adirondacks Club Stamp collection.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

Create a house shape with additional mat boards glued together.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

After riding a wave of inspiration, I ended up with a pamphlet stitched book on the roof line, a miniature birdwatching journal, and a tiny mason jar filled with flowers.


Stamp the mason jar and "jar of hugs" sentiment from the Adirondacks Greeting unmounted sheet.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

You may recognize the wooden bird from Club Scrap's Cherry Blossoms collection. Shade the bird with a foam ink applicator with Topaz and Lagoon inks. Adhere the bird to the front edge of the tray with Bookbinding Glue. Line the bottom of the tray with the burlap from the Greetings to Go kit.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

Stitch torn dictionary pages into the pamphlet-stitched book on the roof.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

Don't forget to glue four round beads to the base.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

The best thing about this tiny birdhouse is that the rent is cheep!

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap


Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

Thank you for hopping a long with me today. Your next stop is with Lilian, the crafting expert at The Leaf Studio!

Kay


20 comments:

  1. Do you have a kit available, Kay?! I want one, it is just too cute and beautiful!! Love love love!!

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  2. OMG that is JUST the cutest thing EVER!!!!!!

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  3. OGM - that is so darling! I love how you used a "book" for the roof of the bird house and that little bird watching journal...perfect! TFS Kay!

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  4. No regrets sending you this little bit of inspiration. You turned it into a masterpiece, Kay! Absolutely beautiful!

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  5. Oh My, Kay! This is the sweetest matchbook project I've ever seen. You are amazing.

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  6. Oh my gosh! So glad Tricia found this little project to provide inspiration to you Kay, this is fantastic! I could get lost in all those little details. Superb!

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  7. When I grow up I want to be just like you! This is drop dead gorgeous. Can we have a kit please?

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  8. Oh.my.gosh. This is the cutest thing I've ever seen! How incredibly. Decor and journal, all in one! Fantabulous!

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  9. Ohmygoodnessthisisthecutesthingever! (and I said that really fast in my head!) Your attention to detail never ceases to amaze! Seriously...I want a kit too!

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  10. So stinkin' cute!!! Love it! Have a great day Kay!

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  11. Oh you have stolen my heart today! AYYYYDoorable is a word to describe this. I'd like to case this, if I may :) TFS
    Helen -- Firenze Cards

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  12. Leave it to you, Kay, to create this sweet teeny tiny work of art!

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  13. OMG this is just adorable and AWESOME! Bookmarked it!

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  14. This is absolutely wonderful - still don't know how you did this exactly - you used the match box as a pattern? Or covered the match box and made a new tray -- what! How!
    I love your whole creation!!
    Sandy xx

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  15. AAHHHH super cute!!! LOVE this! That bird is just sooo cute!

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  16. Well these are just awesome!!!!!!!

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  17. Loving all the details, Kay! So sweet!

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