Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Samantha Walker Creative Team April Blog Hop

Welcome to Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop! This month's theme is Spring!
You should have arrived here from Susie's blog.
If this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Samantha Walker's blog to start at the beginning!
This month one lucky winner will receive Butterly Magic Spellbinders™ Expandable Patterns Die Set

AND be sure to look extra closely at Step #4 to learn how you can get this FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file:
How cute is this little guy?
To enter, just leave a comment on  Samantha's blog  by Sunday, 04/14 at 11:59pm MDT. The winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday, 04/15.
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4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. If you are already a subscriber, just enter in your information in the secure form on Samantha's blog!  The free files will be e-mailed early next week!

To receive the additional entries and get the free files, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so! 

And now let me show you what I made!
It is not easy to get into spring mood when we still have snow in our backyard. It is slowly melting away, too slow if you ask me! Meanwhile I love looking at my indoor plants including the newest addition - small fairy garden with fairy house.
I picked Samantha's beautiful bird houses Love Bird Mailbox and made some small changes. 
- I deleted the mail slot opening and the opening for the perch.  
- I duplicated the heart shaped window on the front and added it to three other walls.
- I reduced the dimensions of the original heart on the front and moved it a little higher, closer to the roof
- I added the rectangular for the door

That's how the modified shape looked like in my Silhouette Studio.  

I cut the house and the roof from different papers from Samantha Walker Traditions collection.

I cut four pieces of transparency slightly bigger that the window openings and added ribbon "curtains" to three large windows by stapling the ribbon to the transparency.

Fairies also need some privacy.

Time for assembly. The best part is that no glue is needed. I found it easier to close the bottom first, than the side flaps and the top.

I only used adhesive to add the roof.

Small button for the door handle and the fairy house is ready to welcome new inhabitants.

This can be a great project to to share with children. They would love to decorate the house and add small trinkets to the garden.

My daughter loved our fairy garden. I can see her spending hours arranging the pebbles, making tiny clay mushrooms and garden decorations and looking for just the perfect fairy that will live in the garden.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired to try these or any other beautiful cut files from Samantha Walker Silhouette Store
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  1. This is sooo cute! I love the little curtains!

  2. I especially love the curtains

  3. Oh Maya! Curtains and everyone! You are so talented. I love everything about it. I just added this to my favorite, hope to create some day, list.

  4. OMW...what a fun idea! This turned out so cute!

  5. This is absolutely darling! Great job.

  6. Oh my! This is so adorable. Great technique on the use of the ribbon to make it look like curtains. Definitely remembering that tip :)

  7. OMG so sweet loved the curtains

  8. Aweee...super C U T E birdhouse...love it!

  9. What a beautiful project. Love that you added it to the plant. Love it.

  10. I love birdhouses, and the curtains are adorable!
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  11. How cute--love the little curtains.

  12. Aww I have to make two for my granddaughters.. really cute!

  13. Sweet job on your fairy house and planter...how fun to put windows and curtains...very clever. Great idea and I hope it helps you feel more like spring :D
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  14. Adorable. I love the windows and your curtains! What a great gift idea!

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  16. Oh my word! The transparency curtains are incredible and loved the finished project!

  17. AGH! so adorable! i love the little makeshift curtains, and the heart-shaped windows, and the door that opens. and it would look great with ANY patterned papers to match your decor or a centerpiece... LOVE this!

  18. I'm amazed at how you modified the love bird mailbox! I love the curtains the best. Thank you for giving us a chance to win.

  19. The house is so cute! And curtains too!