Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Easter Gifts.....

My friend Val very kindly cut some of the Stamp UP milk cartons  out for me and I made two little bird houses from them as little Easter gifts for my granddaughters teachers.

For the roof I cut out a piece of Chocolate Chip  card 4" x 2" then punched out a few rows of scallops using the S.U. scallop punches and glued them on.
Using the 1" circle punch punched a hole in the, I should really have used the larger 1 3/4" punch to give a bigger opening.  The SU bird really is a little bit big but my Granddaughter thought they were brilliant particularly as I popped some acetate inside to cover the opening and filled the little houses with Cadburys Chocolate eggs....yum yum... I attached the roof by punching a hole with my Crop-a-dial and then threading through some ribbon.

Grace made her own Easter Cards to go with the bird houses using the S.U. Good Egg set but unfortunately I forgot to ask Mummy to take a picture of them....

Anne...


31 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Oh they are stunning Anne!
have a lovely Easter

Tara
x

Aquarius said...

So pleased you were able to use these milk cartons for the cute bird houses - much appreciated by the teachers I'm sure. They are lovely and cheery and chocolate too - can't be bad.

Sandra H said...

Hi Anne, Ooooh Wow!! Totally stunning and what good use of the cartons so creative xx

Pat K said...

WOW, these are fabulous Anne. I love how you've created the look of tile on the roof. Great colours and Cadbury eggs inside....yum! ps your Cadbury chocolate is sooo much better than ours - thank goodness the British stores carry it over here :) Have a Happy Easter, Pat K x

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are gorgeous Anne. I love the design and the birds are beautiful
Sue xx

Jenny said...

I bet your grand-daughters will love these Anne :0) Milk cartons as bird houses is a great idea!!
Jenny x

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Oh Anne, such a tweet idea....They're lovely !
hugs
Chris Richards
xxxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

These are lovely Anne well done
jacqui x

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are gorgeous Anne,I like the birds and the roofs
Kevin xx

pam said...

these are gorgeous Anne, bet the teachers love them.
pam

Crafty Lark said...

Lucky teachers, these boxes are great and the birds are very cheery. Great project. xx Flora

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Anne. These birdhouses are so sweet! I'm sure your granddaughters will be so excited to give these to their teachers! So adorable and creative. And such a lovely little treat inside to enjoy - bonus! Loll xx

Mary J said...

These are adorable, Anne! You can send mine to...

;)

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful little boxes. Great gifts.

Sandy said...

This are so cute Anne and I know your grand daughters really appreciated you doing this for them. Such a unique and wonderful gift to give a teacher!
Sandy

Patricia said...

Aww! Wow! I love these, the teachers will love them.
I love those cute little birds on the roof

Patricia xx

aussie aNNie said...

These are so cute, happy Easter to you and hope the grand children enjoy it too...luv annie

Anneke said...

Dear Anne
i love your card from the previous pos with the beautiful stamped images.
and what a lovely give are these birdhouses.
very nice maded and cute birdies.
have a nice easter and hugs to you.
Ann

Rita said...

Gorgeous Easter boxes Anne. I bet the girls will be thrilled with them too. Happy Easter. Hugs Rita xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, these are just gorgeous as always hugs Pops x x x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

These are fabulous Anne - the SU bird builder punch is one of my all-time faves., and I love how you used it on the bird house milk cartons. Almost looks like the birdies are hatching an egg or two in a little nest - just love these! A great way to create the roof too!

Have a very happy Easter - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Carole Z said...

These are so cute Anne! Love them! Carole Z xx

fabiola jaques said...

trop jolie Anne, c'est adorable, biz

Viv said...

How clever Anne , these are so pretty, love the cute birds too. Happy Easter ! :) Viv xx

June Nelson said...

Anne what a clever lady you are, these are fantastic, wish I had one for easter, hope you have a wonderful time hunnie, big huggies from mexxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sandy said...

Fantastic Anne, I think the birds look great and so do those chocs, LOL. A great idea to turn the milk carton into a birdhouse, Love it!!!
Hope you are having an enjoyable Easter.
Hugs,
Sandy

May said...

Anne, These are so pretty, what a great idea to make little birdhouses, lucky teacher's I bet they were delighted!! Happy Easter to you & your lovely family... Hugs May x x x

Stephanie said...

Anne, these are amazing, fantastic design - love them! x

Jill said...

They are great Anne. I can see why your Grandaughter loved them too.

Sasha said...

Your Easter treat boxes are beautiful, Anne. I'm sure they would be really appreciated by your granddaughters teachers xx

Tan's Hobbies said...

AW!!!!!! Those treat boxes are brilliant, my dear Anne!!! I'm sure your granddaughter will be so proud when they give the boxes to their teachers!! You are such a lovely lady!!!