Monday, January 25, 2016

A Valentine Birdhouse with Susan's Garden and Graphic 45

Good Monday morning all! I hope wherever you are, you're keeping warm and toasty. It's a bit chilly here in Florida, and I am LOVING it! We've been needing some cooler temps here and now that it's finally here I am not about to complain, no matter how cold my little toes are right now.

Today, I'm featured on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog for my first Susan's Garden Design Team piece where I'm sharing a Valentine-themed birdhouse using beautiful Graphic 45 Mon Amour papers and Susan's gorgeous Rose 1 and 2 dies. You can find all the details and materials on their blog today. Hope you run over there and check it out! And be sure to leave a comment while you're there so I know you saw it.

While we're talking about Valentine's Day, how about some more inspiration and ideas? Join me here in on my blog this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday where each day I'll share a tutorial for these great Valentine goodies. Wednesday will be the 6" x 6" card, Thursday is the mini heart-shaped candy box, and Friday will be the gorgeous mini gift bag. I'll be providing the steps and templates so you can make your own.

Gather your supplies now so you're ready. Here's what you'll need to do all three projects:

One sheet of 12" x 12" Dearest Darling from Graphic 45's Mon Amour collection
One sheet of 12" x 12" February Collective from Graphic 45's Children's Hour collection
One sheet of 12" x 12" February Montage from Graphic 45's Children's Hour collection
Two sheets Mon Amour 6" x 6" Patterns and Solids (one pink and one red)
One 12" x 12" sheet of black card stock
One 12" x 12" sheet of vintage pink card stock
One 12" x 12" sheet of red card stock
One Graphic 45 Shabby Chic keyhole, large key and brad
Ribbons and trims, flowers, baubles, etc.
Various adhesives
Jewelry Pliers and your other standard crafting tools

Thanks for stopping by, and let me know what you think of the birdhouse over on the ECD blog by leaving a comment when you get there

See you Wednesday!


  1. Hi Annette,

    Love your project - so pretty. I commented on the ECD blog but not sure it worked.

    Welcome to the ECD family - a great bunch of folks.

  2. I love bird houses and your bird house is gorgeous!!!
    I used to live in Stuart, Florida - lived there for 16 years. Then we moved back home to the mountains and last April we moved to Amelia Island. Love it here and Yes it has been on the chilly side.
    Back to your gorgeous bird house - the papers are divine - love graphic 45 and those flowers - oh my word!!!!! Beautifully done Sugar.
    Sandy xx

  3. Annette....your Valentine projects are so special. Girl, you have such a way with those lovely Graphic 45 papers. Your. Irdhouse with the Susan's Garden rises are beautiful. I have some of those die cuts and there is a lot of work on them!! You've done an exquisite job. Love your choices of papers and how you've used them. Your tutorials will be awesome!

  4. Loving your work, the Birdhouse is something else , job well done )

  5. Love the birdhouse! Spring and Valentines all rolled into one 😊

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