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Anything Goes Challenge * Blog Hop * Birdhouse Magnet Tutorial * Prizes

This post will stay at the top of the blog until this weeks challenge and blog hop are finished.  

Happy Happy Tuesday!!  Today's blog is going to be filled with lots of information about this weeks challenge and blog hop with us at Tuesday Alchemy.  I hope you will join in the challenge and blog hop.  Check out all the blogs and tutorials and you might even be one of the winners of some great blog candy and challenge prizes from our great sponsors.  There is also a photo of the blog hop prize package I will be giving away on my sidebar. 

If you are going to join in the blog hop and challenge - please read all the details listed  below.  We want everyone to qualify for the prizes, learn something new and have fun.  Are you our next winner??

Blog Hop Information:

This week the Tuesday Alchemy challenge blog is hosting a Tip & Tutorials Blog Hop with design team members as well as the regular weekly challenge. In order to qualify for the regular weekly challenge prizes there are 4 things you must do:
  • Participate in the "Anything Goes" challenge as many times as you'd like.
  • Share this project on your blog AND include a link back to Tuesday Alchemy.
  • Post a direct link to your project on your blog (NOT your general blog) using Inlinkz.
  • Create a new project. No back links. *If you offer a tip or tutorial in your blog post, please add TIP next to your name in your entry, so you get an EXTRA entry into prizes!
To participate in the blog hop:
  • Comment on all of the participating DT's blogs (you can find a list of blog hop members at the end of this post)
  • Be a follower of Tuesday Alchemy & the DT's blogs *if you're already a follower of everyone's blog, fantastic! All you need to do is comment then! :)


There are several chances to win this week!!! You can choose to participate in this weeks challenge only, just the blog hop or BOTH!!!!

This week's challenge prize *if you only enter a project and don't join the blog hop*:
Tuesday Alchemy's sponsor 1 Digital Paper Pack - Karen's Scraps And Graphics

Blog Hop prizes 
Tuesday Alchemy has two sponsors: 

A Creative Need -  (prize: 3 digi stamps);
Stitchy Bear Stamps (prize: $10 store voucher)
When you are ready to hop, just click on your next stop and you will be on your way :)

Laine - You Are Here
Kelli - Your Next Stop

Tutorial - Birdhouse chipboard magnet 

Here are the products I used.  Rather than make a birdhouse from scratch I decided to use one of my chipboard house shapes (from an unfinished chipboard album) and just cut off the chimney.  

I covered the front of chipboard with cardstock.  For these types of projects I like to use my glue stick and a brayer which really helps with the bonding.

I added more cardstock to bottom half of the birdhouse.

I cut about a 1/2" wide strip of cardstock for the bottom are of the roof.

I used a 2" chipboard flower and removed the center circle.  Painted it white and then used sparkly embossing powder to add some bling.  Attached the bird picture behind the flower chipboard and attached to front of birdhouse.

For the finishing touches on this one I added small pink metal flowers all around the chipboard flower.  I also used cardstock and covered the back of this birdhouse and attached the magnet with glossy accents. 

If you create one of these magnets and share it on your blog send me the link.  I would love to see what you create.  And, as a bonus - I will mail you a one of my handmade keychains.

(A few samples are shown at  The keychain I send to you will be a special edition only.

Thanks so much for spending time with me today.  I welcome your feedback and comments. Have a blessed day!!


  1. Great tutorial and love your frame too. Off to the next one on the blog hop now x

  2. Pretty birdhouse creations. I'll give this a try. I just put birdseed in the bird feeder outside & fresh water in the birdbath. Here in Central TX we get Chipping Sparrows, BlueJays, Doves & Cardinals.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Thank you for tutorial, Laine! The birdhouse looks great, and the flowers are gorgeous! I am on a blog hop :-)

  4. These are so fab and would make lovely gifts. Will be having a go at these for sure. Thanks for the chance of the blog hop
    x catherine

  5. Очень милый! хорошенький!!! :)

  6. Laine - what a wonderful idea. Thanks for the tutorial. Its fabulous. TFS

  7. Sweet creation Laine;thanks so much for this beautiful tutorial:)
    Big hug,

  8. Great job Laine!! I have used chipboard before, but not like this more for xmas ornaments! very simple stuff, nothing like your project!! I need to try my hand at this!! thanks for sharing!! i never thought of using a glue stick and a brayer! great idea!

  9. Hi Laine
    Loving your blog hop! I have never used a chipboard but after seeing your brilliant creation and the tutorial I am definitely going to try out your idea when I get a chance because it will make such a fantastic present. I have tried a shrink plastic in the past and glued a magnet on the back of it. Love the idea making one from the chipboard too because of its sturdiness and other qualities.
    Michaela xx

  10. Great blog hop. Thankyou for sharing this great project and the tip for using the brayer to bond the glue, cheers Linda

  11. What a brilliant idea for birdhouse. Great hop too. xxx

  12. Having a great time on this blog hop, so much talent and inspiration, thanks for the birdhouse tut, this will be fun to make!xx

  13. What awesome little birdhouses.

  14. Thanks for that interesting tutorial..nice birdhouses!


  15. Great tutorial on the cute birdhouse. Thanks for sharing.

  16. This is a fantastic tutorial Laine! The birdhouse magnet is sure to draw excitement for me if I saw it on someone's fridge--I am drawn to what people have up on their fridges. Nosy me. :D

    Please send my best to your sister and you're super sweet for taking care of everything! :)


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