Thursday, December 01, 2011

MCT 12 Days of Christmas ~ Day 1


Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop with My Creative Time!
We hope that the ideas we share will help you with your last minute decorating and gift ideas! There will be giveaways on the My Creative Time blog EVERY day during the 12 days hop, become a follower of this blog, and be sure to also comment on each blog every day for your chance to win a prize EACH DAY! 
Be sure to leave a way for us to contact you in case you win! :)

For my first project, I'm sharing this adorable little birdhouse ornament. So quick and easy to make, and you can embellish as much as you like, or leave plain and simple. I've simply added a tag with the year and a tiny little wreath. Isn't it sweet!? 



To make the birdhouse, download the template from Rhonda's blog.  I printed it on cardstock and covered it with clear adhesive plastic before cutting it out so I can trace it and not have to print it every time. But you can also print it directly onto (the back of) the paper you want to use for your birdhouse. 





I used the label dies from My Creative Time for the roof and shingles. 



Use a punch or die to cut the hole in the front and add the perch. I used a fastener by Tim Holtz, but you can use whatever you like. Even a rolled up piece of cardstock or twig. I cut the labels in half so they fit better and the roof wouldn't be so heavy when it was finished. Punch a hole in the rooftop and the roof base for the hanger. 



Glue the base to the bottom of the house, adhere the shingles to the roof base and add the ribbon or whatever you choose for hanging. 

Punch a hole in the date or gift tag, if you choose to add one, and slide the hanger through. 


Adhere the roof and you're done! I also made this tiny wreath to add a little more Christmassy feel. To make the wreath I just cut a ring the size of the "door" to the house, then glued on tiny die cut leaves all around and added red stickles for berries. 



Here's the line up. If you are starting at my blog, be sure to hop on over to Emma's blog to
start at the beginning so you can be entered for today's drawing.

YOU ARE HERE  ------> Shar ~ http://scrapendipity.blogspot.com/


Product List:
Birdhouse template by Nicole Heady of Paper Trey Ink, downloaded from Snapwhiz blog
Lost and Found Christmas, My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad
Lifestyle Crafts nesting circle dies
Lifestyle Crafts nesting squares dies
Quickutz tiny leaves die
Tim Holtz hitch fastener
Ribbon, ink, stickles

Thanks for hopping with us!!! We hope to see you all twelve days - remember to follow and comment on this and all designer blogs for your entry to win a different prize EACH DAY!

185 comments:

  1. WOW!!! this turned out SOOOOO PRETTY!!!! GREAT idea for the roof!;)
    Luv Ya!
    Big huge hugs,
    Emma;)

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  2. Very creative roof! This turned out so nice.
    nellessenconcrete@yahoo.com

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  3. just loving this. reminds me of a wooden bird house i did a few months ago.


    craftingwithblue@gmail.com

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  4. Love this! Thanks so much for sharing and providing a link to get the template! My mother LOVES birdhouses and I'm planning to change the theme of my kitchen to birdhouses after the holidays.. Thanks again! I can't wait to make these.

    misshoanggg@gmail.com

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  5. What a cute idea! Great job!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
    justcreativeme.blogspot.com

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  6. SO beautiful Shar!! I love...love the idea with the roof!! Awesome!! :)

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  7. What a great birdhouse. Love the details!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  8. Cute, cute, cute!!
    Renee
    Gohogwild.renee@gmail.com

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  9. Gorgeous!!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  10. Beautiful Shar! What a lot of gorgeous detail! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  11. What a beautiful project. Love how you did the roof. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

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  12. Shar, you always do such great work!! Love the birdhouse!!

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  13. Fabulous little ornament!!

    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  14. OMGoodness, this little bird house is too cute!! I love how it could be used as a tree ornament or as a decoration.
    bsl60atembarqmaildotcom

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  15. OMG!Love the birdhouse!!!! Cute!!!!

    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  16. How adorable, Shar!!! I love the wreath around the opening!

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  17. Super Cute!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Denise
    http://www.craftconfectionery.com/
    craftyladydp@gmail.com

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  18. Fabulous project!!
    Love the colors!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  19. G R E A T JOB ! This turned out wonderfully! TFS

    leegodley@gmail.com

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  20. BEAUTIFUL!! you are so cleaver, love the roof!

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  21. Oh wow Shar! This is ADORABLE! I love birdhouses! Great idea on the roof! I would have never thought of that hee hee! Hugs, Leanne

    p.s. I don't think I'm going to leave your blog I love the music bahahaha

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  22. Great project idea, I love it. Kdab13@gmail.com

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  23. Super cute project!! TFS!



    afrye@knology.net

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  24. Oh Great Grandma loves birds. She will love this way to be creative :)
    Jessica
    steadmanjessica@yahoo.com

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  25. Cute birdhouse...love the details!
    croptilludrop23@gmail.com

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  26. Darling Bird house idea -Melissa
    melissakhaas@gmail.com

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  27. adorable birdhouse ornament


    rosiemini@gmail.com
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  28. This is beautiful.
    craftmethis@gmail.com

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  29. What a brilliant way to do the roof! I love it. The colors are so sweet and it is the perfect ornament!

    at home ink at q dot com

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  30. Love the birdhouse ornament. The colors you used are perfect!

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  31. Loe the house and the lovely color you selected for it too. Wahixane@gmail.com

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  32. This is so sweet! What a creative way to use Emma's die!

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  33. Wow! You are so creative! I love this!
    Tracy M

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  34. Wow!! How creative!! I just love this project!! Fantastic job!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  35. That's really cute!

    Lori
    lori at true dungeon dot com

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  36. What a great idea for you roof, I love it, TFS

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  37. SOOOO adorable!!! LOVE this!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  38. WOW! This is so adorable!!! I love how you used the die for the roof! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  39. What a cute bird house. I would love to make a few of these for ornaments for friends. Love it!
    Regina
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  40. Very pretty....Great project to decorate the fireplace!!

    Mickey

    mickeysworld01@comcast.net

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  41. So cute! I love it! lclass003 atgmail dotcom

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  42. Really cute Shar!!! Love the papers. Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  43. Shar, this birdhouse ornament is gorgeous! What a great idea!!! Love it!

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  44. Love your project, it is adorable! Would be so cute on a tree or anywhere. Love your music also!
    TFS

    jashmore1944@att.net

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  45. I LOVE birdhouses! This is such a cute project. Can't wait to try it.

    staceymd@charter.net

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  46. Hi Shar!

    I LOVE your sweet bird house ornament!

    Ruthie :)

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  47. Such a cute birdhouse. Thank you for sharing.

    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  48. Love this bird house!
    Really cute

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  49. Very cute bird house! Love the idea of using the labels for shingles.

    Niki
    billniki@gmail.com

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  50. This is such a pretty birdhouse! Amazing job!

    megan.saxe@gmail.com

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  51. What an amazing project.
    Candy
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  52. Very adorable love the detail in the roof.

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  53. What a darling project, so so cute. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. These would make cute little decorations.

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  54. I love everything about this.. way too cute.

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  55. What an adorable little birdhouse!! I love it!!

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  56. This turned out really cute!! Great idea. Lisa
    elwalten@aol.com

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  57. very sweet and adorable!
    babi96@aol.com

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  58. This is so pretty and elegant. Thanks for sharing!

    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  59. Super duper cute!
    Deb c
    Dsc105@live.com

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  60. This is super cute. Would make a cute gift for a bird owner. I know a few. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  61. so so cute love it
    TFS!!!

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  62. super cute! Denise. Queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

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  63. really pretty birdhouse, great ornament!! love the music!!!

    Tanya
    taniwol at yahoo dot com

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  64. This is absolutely fantastic!!!!
    Great job.
    Love this as an ornament for the tree.
    Crafty best wishes,
    Sonia
    archivingangel@yahoo.com

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  65. |Just love your christmas birdhouse!! It is so adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. This turned out so great! You did a fabulous job =)

    Lots of love,
    www.shortycreations.com

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  67. This is beautiful! I love the way you did the roof!

    Hugs,
    Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  68. A sweet little bird house ornament! The little wreath was perfect for the opening. The roof made from labels is clever.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  69. adorable!!!

    Candace
    www.scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  70. Adorable birdhouse project. Love the use of the die for the roof. TFs joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  71. super cute, will have to make one of these for my tree, thanks so much. dusteesmom@earthlink.net

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  72. How creative! Nice job :)

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  73. Wow, I love birdhouses and yours is just a beautiful tree ornament. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  74. this is such a neat project!
    TFS

    Kemma
    mykemmacards.blogspot.com
    mykemma at gmail dot com

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  75. What a perfectly sweet little tree decoration. I'm going to have to head over and get that template. I have a tree in need of something to pretty it up. Thanks for sharing!
    thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom

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  76. The house is so cute. I like the colors. Happy day!

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  77. Wow! Love your Christmas bird house!! The paper choice is fantastic-love this!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning@msn.com

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  78. This looks like a fun project. It is beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing....
    Denise J.
    drjohnson0526@gmail.com

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  79. Beautiful birdhouse ornament!




    debz831 at hotmail dot com

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  80. Very cute birdhouse ornament! I really like the paper you chose. TFS!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  81. Shar, your work is always so inspiring to me. So glad to see you publishing on a regular basis. <3!

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  82. what an adorable bird house and complete with holiday decorations too.
    kimheggins@comcast.net

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  83. Very cute bird house!!!
    Scrappinwithjc@yahoo.com

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  84. Awesome project. thanks for sharing
    lorrainephelps at sbcglobal dot net

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  85. Very clever! I love it!
    staceyhughes51@gmail.com

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  86. Ohhhh, I love this. Such an adorable project. Love the roof shingles.

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  87. What a great project. So cute.
    Pat
    plweir1969@yahoo.com

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  88. love love how this turned out looks fabulous
    olivervl@yahoo.com

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  89. love the roof!! how clever are you!! big hugs!!

    Nancy

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  90. Wow!! sooooooo cute..
    texasgrama7@gmail.com

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  91. This is a wonderful idea. I love birds and birdhouses. It is so pretty.marg0006@verizon.net

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  92. This birdhouse ornament is so pretty.

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  93. Beautiful project - love it TFS

    Carol W.
    workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. Shar,

    What a beautiful bird house ornament!!! :) I love it!

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  95. Very cute!! TFS

    Joanienp@aol.com

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  96. Cute little birdie house!!

    ctibbmn at yahoo dot com

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  97. Beautiful bird house! Love the wreath. Awesome job! Primpedinpaper(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. Super cute! Great job as always. Looking forward to seeing what else you have created in the days ahead.

    Tonya
    tonya dot morgan at gmail dot com

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  99. Super cute birdhouse.
    Thanks for sharing.
    DMcardmaker@aol.com

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  100. fabulous idea, love your bird house, wow :)

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  101. Super sweet idea, lovin all the great ideas.
    shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  102. Cute birdhouse. So creative.
    angel hugs
    Debby
    angels5.2005 at gmail dot com

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  103. tfs such a beautiful project. I will def. be getting this download! doris
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  104. how cute!! I love that the entrance is a wreath!


    Jamie
    http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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  105. Wow - love how you used the die to make the roof. WHat a great idea. This is so stinken cute. I love the paper so pretty.

    Thanks for sharing.
    terri_ski at yahoo dot com

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  106. Very cute. Thanks for the inspiration

    savmora@gmail.com

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  107. Great birdhouse~LOVE the roof and the wreath!!

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  108. Oh, I Love your Little Birdhouse and Love how you used the Die to make the Roof. So Super Cute and so Creative. Love It! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  109. TOOO cute!!!!

    Alina
    alina.luis@live.com

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  110. OH BEAUTIFUL! Love the little wreath around the opening!! Very cute!!!

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  111. Good job on the bird house. Super cute....

    netter at q dot com

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  112. So cute! LOVE how you did the roof! mprantner at gmail dot com

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  113. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this project. Great job. Thank you so much for sharing and the inspiration. Hugz:)

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  114. What an adorable bird house so beautiful

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  115. Your birdhouse is wonderful, how clever to use the die to create the "shingles". Just perfect. Thank you. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  116. Really pretty. I like how you used the dies to create the shapes;0) Really pretty colors too:0)

    bex@
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  117. Very pretty! TFS :)

    avillarreal140@gmail.com

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  118. Very cute.

    Jan
    bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

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  119. Cute tree ornament

    christinescreativecards@gmail.com

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  120. Beautiful birdhouse!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  121. What an ingenius way to use all of the dies. So smart!

    Just Julie
    juliemccrary at hotmail dot com

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  122. wow! so cute! it's really adorable!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  123. Cute birdhouse. Love the patterns.
    Ashley
    glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com
    http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  124. This is so cute!! It looks like it wasn't too hard to make, either. Love it!!

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  125. I love the bird house so cute. :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
    http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

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  126. Your little birdhouse is so lovely! Well done and thanks for sharing!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  127. So cute! Thanks for the link to the file! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  128. such a cute bird house and so smart to use the label dies to decorate the roof. It looks amazing. TFS

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  129. WOW what a cute bird house. TFS

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  130. How adorable.
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  131. How clever! I'm going to download that pattern and make a few.
    Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

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  132. very pretty. now you just need a bird.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  133. Cute birdhouse! Love the wreath around the opening!

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  134. Very pretty.
    Kathy
    salido99@msn.com
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  135. Great project that birdhouse is soo cute and the roof looks amazing.
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin
    thecricutscrapper at yahoo.com

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  136. Very cute! Nice job...I would have never thought of this.

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  137. Wow! Beautiful bird house. gallionlori at gmail dot com

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  138. Love this project!! TFS
    Evelyn
    evl14512@gmail.com

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  139. What a clever idea for a roof!
    jrugg@sctc.net

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  140. What a cute :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
    amy.arnold89@comcast.netlittle ornament!

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  141. Soooo Cute I Love it
    TFS
    Shanna
    Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

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  142. This is so perfect for us, as we are "birdhouse collectors". Wonderful ornament to give to friends who drop by during the holidays!

    kastenc at sbclobal dot net

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  143. Great idea!!!

    Christina

    christina.coen@gmail.com

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  144. Hi Shar! This turned out so stinking cute!!!

    Thanks for the linkback to my blog, this was one of my favorite fun little projects last year. I might just have to make another again! : )

    Happy Holidays!!!

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  145. So cute!

    Debbie H.

    niteowlis at clear dot net

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  146. Cute little birdie house..love it!
    papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  147. Super sweet birdhouse! Great paper and embellies. Thank you for all of the details too.
    Hope you have a great day
    Beth Anne in PA
    woody42997ataol.com

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  148. i hadnt seen this before but its a unique , but beautiful project :)
    Cyndy
    arcy.scraps@gmail.com

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  149. Oh Shar this bird house is beautiful,thanks for the inspiration! I really think I can do this one!
    surfnfroggie at aol dot com

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  150. soo pretty .. soo cute.

    rebecca_k81@hotmail.com

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  151. Love the adorable bird house. Super cute projects. Gloria Contreras
    Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

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  152. That is too cute! TFS.

    Debbie B.
    debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

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  153. Love the little bird house decoration! It is very cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  154. Adorable little house!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  155. This hop is full of inspiration. This bird house is so adorable! deegeescraps at gmail dot com

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  156. Very cute bird house ornament--I like the wreath.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  157. I love this little bird house.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  158. OMG, your birdhouse ornament is just stunning!! Thanks for the chance to win..

    Scrappy Hugs,
    Amanda :0)
    amandascraftsandmore(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  159. Adorable.
    Nancy
    4walkers14@comcast.net

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  160. Such a cute birdhouse ornament! I love the wreath, TFS!
    hugs, Jenn
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  161. very imaginative creation. Awesome.
    craftkrazy@optonline.net

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  162. Ok I gotta make this! Too cute! Callyann
    callyannc@live.com

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  163. Cute birdhouse.
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  164. love love love!!
    Melissakc1@yahoo.com

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  165. So clever, such a cute birdhouse:)
    Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  166. I love this bird house. I will have to make one for my home. Great job!!!

    Kim
    kpedersen44@yahoo.com

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  167. This is so pretty!!

    tuki123@att.net

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  168. Beautiful!!! You did a fab job on this...so pretty! And what a nice lil ornament to hang on the tree! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  169. um ok your talented!! amazing! love it!

    micia
    yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

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  170. Cute birdhouse ornament. Thanks for sharing.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  171. Cute birdhouse, love your roofing.

    Kathy
    Katsews at Gmail dot com

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  172. I'm in love w/ it.

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

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  173. That is so very pretty! Papers are gorgeous too!
    TFS
    Peace & Joy to You & Yours this Holiday Season!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154@gmail.com

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  174. Really neat.
    sarah.quillen@gmail.com

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  175. Hi Shar,

    I just found out about this blog hop today! So I have gone backward through your post and I just made it through all 12, whoo hoo! You are very, very talented! Merry Christmas!

    Hugs,
    Chriss

    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  176. WOW!!! So pretty...and thank you for the tut!
    fmadera75@gmail.com

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  177. Oh my gosh!!! Soooo pretty...I think its my favorite project of your's!!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah
    liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

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Thanks for stopping by the studio. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments or email me directly. :) ♥ ~Shar

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