We were thrilled to have Linda Auclair as our guest designer this month - wasn't the birdhouse tutorial just the cutest darn thing ever?! Before she leaves us this month, we have one final project to share with you... take a look...
These cute little fruit shapes are part of one of Maya Road's adorable clear acrylic key chain sets. How fun! Charity mixed these fun shapes with the new Fly a Kite collection! These note cards would make a perfect gift for a friend's birthday or as a wonderful thank you!
Celeste Smith creates another beautiful layout using a mixture of both October Afternoon and Maya Road. Here she mixed a few OA papers with Maya Road sheer letters, trim, and flowers. Sweet and simple... gotta love that.
Maya Road is a company that is so much fun to work with! Recently our design team was given some of their beautiful embellishments and books. We are excited to share the projects we made combining October Afternoon with Maya Road! Stay tuned this whole week for more fun stuff from the DT!
This sweet layout from Vivian Masket features the new OA Thrift Shop collection mixed with trim, flowers, and pins from Maya Road. What a pretty combo!
Design team member Celeste Smith created this hanging using a Maya Road sheer butterfly album, sheer letters, and trim. She mixed it with OA papers from the Ducks in a Row collection.
Stacey always wows us with her ability to have all the perfect touches on her pages and projects. And the stitching!!! We love her use of stitching on this layout featuring our new Fly A Kite collection!
Paula Gilarde has been a friend-of-a-friend of ours for a while now and we're excited to finally feature some of her work here on our blog. She is on the Core'dinations design team and shows off how well OA and Core'dinations work together in the layouts and cards she created. All of these feature the Fly a Kite collection... Take a look...
Guest designer Linda Auclair makes the cutest little birdhouses that she sells on etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/elendae). She was kind enough to share her process with us. Take a look...
Small wooden birdhouse (I got mine at Dollar Tree)
October Afternoon Farm Fresh collection pp's: Root Cellar (reverse), Chicken Coop (reverse) and Hay Barn
October Afternoon cardstock stickers
October Afternoon Word Stickers
Stickles glitter glue
foam adhesive squares
scallop border punch
1 inch circle punch
1. Paint birdhouse white. Allow to dry.
2. Measure sides, front and back of birdhouse. Create a template using scrap paper.
3. Cut front and back from the red gingham side of the Root Cellar paper. Cut sides from the print side of Chicken Coop Paper. Adhere to birdhouse with Mod Podge.
4. Cut several 1 inch strips from the striped Hay Barn paper. Using the scallop border punch, scallop one side of each of them. Cut 10 strips slightly wider than your roof. Starting at the bottom of the roof, glue overlapping rows of the scalloped paper. When dry, trim edges with scissors or craft knife. Accent each scalloped edge with Stickles.
5. Embellish front of the birdhouse with lace and layered buttons. Adhere "milk label" sticker to a piece of scrap paper. Punch out the middle and adhere to birdhouse around the hole. Adhere other cardstock stickers to birdhouse front. Adhere goose to scrap paper and cut out and layer over other stickers with foam adhesive square.