Mondays Are For The Birds

Good Monday morning, Cheery Lynn Designs Blog readers!! It's Tanisha Long here with a gorgeous (if I must say so myself) altered project created using Cheery Lynn Designs dies. I purchased this unfinished wood birdhouse quite some time ago from AC Moore. I was cleaning out my scrap room yesterday when I "rediscovered" it. Don't you love when that happens? I decided to give it an overhaul using Creative Imaginations luminarte paints, IOD Devotion and several dies and an embossing plate.

After painting the edges of the birdhouse, I cut panels to fit the 4 sides. Before adhering them, I embossed each using the Bricks and Stones embossing plate to give the walls of the birdhouse a textured look. Next, I cut the Border Carnivale several times and then layered the trimmed strips to the roof to form the shingles.

I cut the Victorian Picket Fence from chipboard and cardstock, layered the 2 for sturdiness and then adhered to the back of the birdhouse. I embellished the fence with the Grass Border and Exotic Mini Butterflies.

Here's a close-up of the one of the sides. You can really see the layered effect that I created using the border carnivale die.

I added a little shimmer to the edges of the shingles by painting each with luminarte paint in oyster.

Here's a close-up of one of the mini butterflies. I really like this size because you can add several of them and still have room on your projects for other embellishments.

Here's a close-up of the grass border and victorian fence. These 2 are an amazing pair!!

I added strips of glittered dome pearls to the bottom of my project to finish it off.

LinkThanks so much for stopping by today. I hope this post has given you a few ideas for ways to incorporate CLD dies on projects other than layouts and cards!!

Have a great week and be sure to stop by everyday for lots of wonderful inspiration from our DT!



  1. This looks fantastic! hugs marley

  2. this is beautiful! Love the roof and all the little details.

  3. Wow, this is sooooo cute!! I love all of your details, you rocked this project!

  4. magnificant project my dear..
    You did an awesome job....luv it..

  5. Lot of work- but the best ever result!

  6. Very unique and beautifully designed! Love it all!

  7. Tanisha, this is just so elegant and so very clever. Love the fence and butterflies on the back.

  8. Oh Tanisha, it is sooo cute and adorable!
    Love from France, Kianel.


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