Darling Butterfly



Peachy Challenge 03: Paper Roll

     Hi there my crafty friend, nice to see you again. I haven't blogged all week because I just haven't been feeling well for a couple weeks now. I think I am starting to feel better though, finally, YAY! :)  I have been busy working on a project for the new Peachy Keen Challenge. We were free to create anything we wanted using a toilet paper roll. I have never used one for crafts but I did use paper towel rolls before, although I can't remember what I made with them LOL that was yrs ago.
     My new PK stamps came in the mail last Friday so of course I wanted to use them on my project. I planned out several different projects before I actually decided on one. My original plan was to make a tree but couldn't decide what kind. I finally gave up on the tree idea and decided to make a bird house instead, then I can hang it in a tree, LOL!
I started out with a toilet paper roll, a pretty kleenex and the first two of three spellbinders classic circles :) I opened the kleenex and cut it in half along the centre crease. It was the perfect length to cover the TP roll, but a little long. One of the hearts was in the centre at the front so I cut it out with my Xacto knife and outlined with gems.
The making of the picket fence using a white floral wire cut in half, and small strips of paper with the tips cut. I used two strips per picket, glued to each other on either side of the wire to hold the wire in place.
The circle wasn't wide enough after cutting and gluing it for the roof so I glued two rows of hearts around the edge also used three sizes of scalloped circles on top of them. Floral wire and beads were used for the hanger.
 I used my new PK-M11 Winter is for the birds stamp for the three lower birds. I made hats to match their scarves to hide the holly image on it's head. :)
 For the upper bird I used my PK-268 Happy Mother's Day set and added a hat as well. I used a piece of acryllic pkging to make the bird look like she is "flying". For the perches I used a skewer, painted white and glued gems to the ends. 
The home tweet home sign is glued to the wire with a pink heart glued to either side of the wire, and the white one glued on top, divided by different beads.

   Hope you liked my project today, and if you have a chance you should check out what everyone else made for the challenge to. Amazing what we can do with a tp roll and recycling at the same time, sweet! Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment on my creations, and I love popping back over to see what you've been up to as well. Have a great day and keep on scrappin'! 

Cindy   :) 


  1. This is super cute and creative! I Love it! Thanks for sharing:)

    Peace, Love & Cricut Hug's!
    Monica L.

  2. This is a lovely project - thanks for sharing

  3. It is adorable Cindy and I love it that you have recycled!


  4. Holy Moly! How freakin' cute is that! My scissors (hats lol) are off to you my friend! Wonderful job! And you're sick...lol right! Get well soon. :-) --C

  5. WOW!! Amazing job. It looks FABULOUS!! Every detail is wonderful. TFS

  6. Oh my goodness that is too cute. I love the bird feeder. That is so clever. Great job.

  7. Hi Cindy,GORGEOUS job with your project, SUPER CUTE!!!:)

  8. Amazing job on your project. I love it!!!

  9. WOW So AWESOME! Love all the details! Great Job! Thanks for joining the Peachy Keen Challenge!

  10. This is soooo cute!! I love it!!

  11. BEautiful this looks fabulous!! you did a fantastic!!!

  12. Oh my goodness!!!!! This is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! Look at all of those perfect details and accents you put into this! I cannot believe it! It could not possibly be ANY CUTER!!!! Hugs- Glora

  13. This is an absolute jaw dropper! WOW WOW WOW!!! I am SO GLAD that you played along with us at PeachyKeenStamps!!!!


  14. OMG, I just love your bird house.. You really did an amazing job on it.. I'm so glad you decided to join us at Peachy Keen Stamps..

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)

  15. WOW WOW WOW!!! This is AMAZING!!! Fabulous work!!! I'm SOOOO glad you joined us this week at Peachy Keen!!!


  16. OMG How creative you are. This is just too too cute. This birdhouse is truly adorable and especially those little birdies flying around and the one in the tree. Awesome and amazing job.

  17. That is gorgeous! I followed you over from Outlawz! Thanks for the lovely comments on my Monday Challenge card!

  18. So sorry to hear you've not been feeling well Cindy. Just love this little project of yours. Wow, you are SO talented. Take care of yourself and thanks for your visits, they make my day! hugs Sharon xox

  19. This is super adorable!! I love PK, and the way you used the stamps are awesome. Very creative use of the tp roll hehe.


  20. Cindy you are so absolutely clever. I love all the little pieces and parts that make up this cute, cute, cute birdhouse. It is truly darling my sweet Blend!

  21. Cindy - This is awsome so much work and detail. Simply love it.