Buttons and birdhouse – Designer Challenge



Buttons Birdhouse Blog Party

Buttons and birdhouse Spring Design Team Challenge is on!

Each of the designers were sent buttons and birdhouse.  We  asked them to decorate them in any manner they desired.  Any theme, any materials and any colors could be used on the birdhouses.

Niki our DT Coordinator created the pieces below.  She is ever the overachiever and decorated a trio. But, since she is in charge of the team she does not get a chance at the prize.  PRIZE?  Yes a prize.  Vote on this post at the bottom.  Vote for your favorite designers project.  Her projects were inspired by a cool and relaxing color combination of coral, poppy, grey, brown, aqua and cream.

                           *****WIN A PRIZE!*****

How to win a Buttons and Birdhouse Prize:

  •  The designer with the most votes at the bottom of this post will win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card
  •  A commenter on this blogpost will win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card, a $10 pair of FISKARS scissors
  •  Two commenters on the DT blogs will get a package of buttons.

We would love new follower in Facebook and on Pinterest

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The designer with the most votes at the bottom of this post will win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card and one commenter on one of the DT members blog will also win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card, a $10 pair of FISKARS scissors and a button assortment.  Total value of prize is $25.

The blogs are listed bellow – visit them and then come back here and let us know your favorite.  You could win a prize













Laura Bray

Laura Kelly




How to win a Buttons and Birdhouse Prize:

  •   The designer with the most votes at the bottom of this post will win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card
  •  A commenter on this blogpost will win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card, a $10 pair of FISKARS scissors
  •  Two commenters on the DT blogs will get a package of buttons.
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131 Responses to Buttons and birdhouse – Designer Challenge

  1. Lina Paola Niño April 26, 2013 at 12:20 AM #

    I love the buttons, my favorite bird house is the Mai http://creandocondetalles.blogspot.com/2013/04/totally-shabby-rose-garden-birdhouse.html

    I love shabby chic Style…. Congratulations for every one

  2. deedee April 26, 2013 at 12:22 AM #

    I choose Mai…. love them all so creative..

  3. steph d. April 26, 2013 at 12:31 AM #

    i vote for allie’s birdhouse scene. love it! super fun challenge! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

  4. Susan White April 26, 2013 at 12:41 AM #

    Hi, I had a problem with a few of the blogs finding the post with their bird house, but the one I liked the most was Allie’s farmyard birdhouse and scene!!

  5. Marcela Esquivel April 26, 2013 at 1:38 AM #

    I love buttons , and i love shabby chic style!!!.. My favorite is Mai!!!

  6. Barb Wagar April 26, 2013 at 6:12 AM #

    I really liked Laura Kelly’s birdhouse design the best… though it was hard to choose between 3 that I liked, Laura’s really popped out for me and was so fun and fantastical. I would love to make one just about like it for my own back yard! Thanks for another great chance to win!

  7. Melanie Bennett April 26, 2013 at 7:37 AM #

    Fabulous site…love all your products. My Birdhouse of choice is Tracy’s:http://scrappychick101.blogspot.ca/2013/04/its-for-birds.html?spref=fb

  8. Helen Walters April 26, 2013 at 8:08 AM #

    I love Laura Kelly’s magical home for woodland fairies. She uses such imagination. http://www.laurakellydesigns.com/laurakellydesignsblog/index.php/2013/04/25/attention-little-birdies-these-houses-are-all-buttoned-up-for-the-fairies/

  9. Zaya April 26, 2013 at 9:38 AM #

    My house favorite is the Mai, lovely house bird.


  10. Sue O April 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM #

    Hi there!
    I have to say, that I love this challenge! Awesome idea!
    I would like to say that I absolutely LOVE Tracy’s design! It’s wonderful!

    Thanks for sharing, as well as the chance to win!
    Sue O

  11. Ivette_otero April 26, 2013 at 9:52 AM #

    I Love Tracy’s house

  12. Ivette otero April 26, 2013 at 9:55 AM #

    I love tracys housen

  13. nancy April 26, 2013 at 10:06 AM #

    Mai Larsen, your bird house are so gorgeous, your imagination doesn’t have limits because you demonstrated in your amazing job, congratulation, God bless you.

  14. Mary Jo April 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM #

    Voting for Holly!

  15. Dawson Kelly April 26, 2013 at 10:46 AM #

    I vote for my mom, Laura Kelly! She deserves to win because she makes a huge mess all over the place when she makes stuff.

  16. Cassie April 26, 2013 at 10:52 AM #

    I love Holly’s Shabby Chic Birdhouse!!

  17. Patricia April 26, 2013 at 10:58 AM #

    I vote for Holly!

  18. nathally April 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM #

    Todos los trabajos estan hermoso, cada una con su estilo y su tecnica…felicidades a todas, pero tengo un preferido y es es el de MAI, me encanta como le quedo, lleno de flores y rosa…una hermosisima transformacion….

  19. LIDALYS MIJARES April 26, 2013 at 11:04 AM #


  20. Lisa Swift April 26, 2013 at 11:06 AM #

    Casting my vote for Holly.

  21. Melanie April 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM #

    I vote for Tracy!

  22. Andrea Wiebe April 26, 2013 at 11:10 AM #

    Voting for Holly’s birdhouse :)

  23. Laura Bray April 26, 2013 at 11:13 AM #

    So cute and what an original idea Allie!

  24. Arin April 26, 2013 at 12:18 PM #

    Great projects ladies! I want to go button up a bird house now! :-) My vote is for Holly, from Ribbons and Glue! :-)

  25. Holly Wert April 26, 2013 at 12:23 PM #

    i vote for http://laurabraydesigns.com/button-birdhouse-pincushion


  26. Melissa April 26, 2013 at 12:49 PM #

    I love Laura Kelly’s design! What a fun and vibrant birdhouse!

  27. Kay Coomes April 26, 2013 at 1:34 PM #

    Love the use of colors and folk art feel of his birdhouse! The buttons are perfect for spring flowers, too! Good luck, Carla! P

  28. sandeeNC April 26, 2013 at 1:48 PM #

    Everyone did a fabulous job, but I am voting for Tracy over at Scrappchick Designs, love how she did the roof with all the buttons!

  29. doreivy Mendez April 26, 2013 at 2:07 PM #

    Todos estan muy lindos, cada uno en su estilo pero me inclino mas al estilo sabbyshic y voto por el de Mai : http:// creandocondetalles.blogspot.com / 2013/04 / totalmente-en mal estado-rosedal-bird house.html.

  30. Sean April 26, 2013 at 2:08 PM #

    They are all so different and wonderful in their own way. Interesting and impressive how each artist realized the challenge in their respective mediums. However, I vote for Tracy. I have to say, I appreciate the design aspect and practical use of buttons as shingles on Tracy’s bird house…brilliant. Roofing with buttons is no easy task! And it’s tres cute as well. I’d live there.

  31. Maria Lugo April 26, 2013 at 2:28 PM #

    Mai me encanta tu estilo Shabby y esta jaulita te quedo perfecta, me encanto Mucho Exito

  32. Maria Lugo April 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM #

    Mai me encanta tu estilo Shabby y esta jaulita te quedo perfecta, me encanto Mucho Exito


  33. Viviana Rivera April 26, 2013 at 3:42 PM #

    Me encanta las creaciones de Mai.
    Creando con detalles…

  34. July Marcela Cardernas April 26, 2013 at 3:51 PM #

    hola mi favorito el de mai excelente combinacion de colores, definitivamente hermosa.

  35. Viviana Rivera April 26, 2013 at 4:03 PM #

    Me encanto la casita de Mai…. Esta preciosa…

  36. Elsa Paulina Alonso April 26, 2013 at 4:53 PM #

    My favorite bird houses is the Mai Larsen. I lo de buttons

  37. yanza April 26, 2013 at 5:07 PM #

    Hello, my name is yanza, my vote is for Mai, this cage is beautiful, she is a very creative woman…

  38. ILIANA VASQUEZ April 26, 2013 at 6:34 PM #


  39. Cathy Martell April 26, 2013 at 6:34 PM #

    CRE8TIME votes for Jen & Laura!

  40. Renee April 26, 2013 at 7:31 PM #

    I am voting for Laura Kelly!

  41. Elena R April 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM #

    So many cute designs but my favourite is Tracy’s… Fell in love with the button shingles and the papercrafted bird.

  42. DanielleMW April 26, 2013 at 8:13 PM #

    My favorite birdhouse is Holly’s Shabby Chic birdhouse. Love the denim flowers!


    Liked you on Facebook and followed you on Twitter. Thanks for the inspiration!

  43. Juli April 26, 2013 at 11:06 PM #

    Allie’s is my favorite

  44. Noah Kohn April 26, 2013 at 11:07 PM #

    I ‘m going to have to say, just do to a love of miniatures and the many fun things you can improvise with, Allie Gower’s was definitely my favorite.

    Chalk 1 up for Allie :D

  45. Trudy Sjolander April 26, 2013 at 11:14 PM #

    They are all adorable but I have to vote for Allie’s.

    True :D

  46. Anna Timm April 26, 2013 at 11:31 PM #

    I just loved Allie’s birdhouse!

  47. Sean April 26, 2013 at 11:31 PM #

    I vote for Allie! :)

  48. Karen April 26, 2013 at 11:49 PM #

    I vote for Allie!!!

  49. Rosy Newlun April 27, 2013 at 3:56 AM #

    They are all exquisite in their own rights and style, but my heart belongs to ALLIE GOWER!!!!!! I love her house, little birdies, wooden containers, rocks and the whole setting!!! ♥

  50. kim April 27, 2013 at 4:39 AM #

    I vote for Allie. Love the little birdhouse ranch theme!

  51. Zann April 27, 2013 at 5:56 AM #

    I vote for Allie’s birdhouse =)

  52. Angie S. April 27, 2013 at 6:34 AM #

    Such cute bird houses! Great job!

  53. Jill April 27, 2013 at 7:40 AM #

    My vote is for Holly!!!!

  54. Sharyn Polesel April 27, 2013 at 7:44 AM #

    I vote for Allie’s. Love the detail.

  55. Vicky Schmidt April 27, 2013 at 9:38 AM #

    I love all the ideas. It was hard to vote for one. I vote for Tracey’s scrappy chick birdhouse.

  56. Kay S. April 27, 2013 at 9:41 AM #

    These are all so creative and cute! Great job everyone! My vote is for Allie’s birdhouse.

  57. Sandy April 27, 2013 at 10:54 AM #

    Allie is the only one that thought to have included landscaping. Good job Allie

  58. Nancy C. April 27, 2013 at 11:07 AM #

    What a great idea! My vote goes to Ribbons & Glue! They all did a great job!

  59. Katie Berry April 27, 2013 at 11:07 AM #

    I choose Laura Kelly! I love her black with polka dots and buttons!!

  60. Verna Angerhofer April 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM #

    I just adore Allie’s birdhouse. It all looks so realistic. And, love those birds she used too, which adds so much to the whole design.

  61. Susie Bentz April 27, 2013 at 3:30 PM #

    Love Mai’s shabby confection!

  62. roxana April 27, 2013 at 3:58 PM #

    Me facina el de Mai!!!

  63. Marianela April 27, 2013 at 3:59 PM #

    My favorite is Cage Mai Larsen, a good combination with the buttons that make it look great!

  64. Julia Banira Ruiz Ariza April 27, 2013 at 4:17 PM #

    Mi voto es Mai.
    Superlinda la jaula

  65. nancy April 27, 2013 at 4:24 PM #

    my vote is for Mai Larsen, espectacular

  66. Martha Patricia Castillo G. April 27, 2013 at 4:42 PM #


    http:// creandocondetalles.blogspot.com / 2013/04 / totalmente-en mal estado-rosedal-bird house.html

  67. Maria Eugenia Cadenas April 27, 2013 at 5:57 PM #

    Todos los trabajos son preciosos!!! Voto por el proyecto de Mai . http://creandocondetalles.blogspot.com/2013/04/totally-shabby-rose-garden-birdhouse.html

  68. Vilma April 27, 2013 at 6:23 PM #

    Hi all the birdhouses are beautiful, but my vote is for May!!!!!

  69. Lin April 27, 2013 at 7:58 PM #

    These are all cute but Angie”s might actually be used by a bird. Natural colors and the little perch made this my favorite.


  70. Ruth Elvira April 27, 2013 at 9:09 PM #

    Voto por el proyecto de Mai, ella es toda una artista!!!!
    Su trabajo es bello!!!!

  71. Delia Zamora April 27, 2013 at 9:10 PM #

    I love the buttons, my favorite bird house is the Mai http://creandocondetalles.blogspot.com/2013/04/totally-shabby-rose-garden-birdhouse.html

  72. carolina salcedo April 27, 2013 at 9:41 PM #

    Bird House of Mai, beautiful

  73. StasaLynn April 27, 2013 at 9:46 PM #

    All of the birdhouses are unique and beautiful…… I vote for Tracy! Any birdie would be so happy to live in her adorable bird house.

  74. CREACIONES ILIANA April 27, 2013 at 10:15 PM #


  75. MARGHE April 28, 2013 at 11:38 AM #

    Mi jaula favorita es la de Mai

  76. PATTI COLUMBE April 28, 2013 at 12:04 PM #

    LOVE THE FAIRY HOUSES by LAURA KELLY! Maybe they will invite the birds and bees to come in for chamomile tea! I can see them making treats and crafts inside their button houses. Great idea! BUTTON fun for all ages. Dancing fairy villages…Creative!


  77. Lovely Linda April 28, 2013 at 4:53 PM #

    Beautiful Birdhouses by all of the Designers – my favourite would have to be Allie’s – followed closely by Mai’s. Gorgeous! :)

  78. Keely Yowler April 28, 2013 at 5:33 PM #

    I pick Allie

  79. Patti April 28, 2013 at 5:33 PM #

    I vote for Allie’s. A Bird mining ranch…different idea!!

  80. Laurie Lewis April 28, 2013 at 5:41 PM #

    Love the challenge. I would like to vote for Tracy.

  81. Dora Uribe April 28, 2013 at 6:13 PM #

    I love the buttons and for this reason my favorite bird house is the Tracy’s.

  82. Susan Wynn April 28, 2013 at 6:17 PM #

    I loved Tracy McLellan’s little bird house from the roof to the little bird she created. The choice of paper placement was delightful!!

  83. Jill - Every Day is an Occasion April 28, 2013 at 6:38 PM #

    I vote for HOLLY!!!

  84. Isabel Abrahams April 28, 2013 at 6:58 PM #

    mi voto es para Mai la creatividad que mai aplica en este proyecto es muy delicada ya que ella esta guardando y transportando el concepto de la elegancia atravez de los colores y texturas usadas que junto con los botones usados crea un equilibrio entre todo lo que se ve en la composicion.
    Felicidades Mai esta genial

  85. Isabel Abrahams April 28, 2013 at 7:05 PM #

    My vote is for Mai applying creativity in this project is very delicate since she is keeping and transporting the concept of elegance right through the colors and textures used together with the buttons used creates a balance between what you see on the composition.
    Congratulations Mai this great

  86. Marcella Cook April 28, 2013 at 8:10 PM #

    I like Scrappy Chick’s birdhouse!

  87. Cathy Wingo April 28, 2013 at 8:17 PM #

    I choose Tracy!

  88. carol in indiana April 28, 2013 at 8:22 PM #

    Each was unique and awesome in their own way. Peraonally, I liked Tracey – Scrappy Chick Designs the best.

    Enjoy the day

  89. Diane April 28, 2013 at 8:32 PM #

    Tough choice, but I’m gonna go with…Laura Kelly’s! <3

  90. Paulette Aldridge April 28, 2013 at 8:35 PM #

    I love Laura’s birdhouse , it’s such a whimsical and creative idea for fairies! Who would have thought about the fairies. Love the colors she used also, should attract lots of the little ones.

  91. Erik April 28, 2013 at 9:27 PM #

    I vote for Mai, I think it’s unique and she transformed something that was difficult into something differnt.

  92. Jazmin April 28, 2013 at 9:28 PM #

    Yo sinceramente voto porla jaula de Mai, creo que es muy linda y muy diferente a las demas!

  93. Erik April 28, 2013 at 9:29 PM #

    I vote for Mai, I think her birdhouse is very unique and different from the others. It has more crafty details.

  94. Jenny Morales April 28, 2013 at 9:37 PM #

    Hermosas todas! pero me encanta la Jaula de Mai! mi voto es por Mai!

  95. Andrea Caranton April 28, 2013 at 9:37 PM #

    Mi voto es por Mai

  96. sherry moss April 28, 2013 at 9:37 PM #

    They were all so cute, but my vote goes to MAI. Such creativity and uniqueness……good luck, Mai:)

  97. Kristine April 28, 2013 at 9:42 PM #

    My vote goes to Mai! Her birdhouse is beautiful & very creative!

  98. maricela April 28, 2013 at 9:42 PM #

    mi voto es para mai

  99. Steve April 28, 2013 at 9:44 PM #

    I vote for Mai’s!!!!

  100. carrie whitmore April 28, 2013 at 9:44 PM #

    All are nice, but my vote goes to Mai. Great job, girl.

  101. brenda jamison April 28, 2013 at 9:46 PM #

    amazed at what can be done with such tiny little birdhouses. I vote for mae.

  102. Candy Rosenberg April 28, 2013 at 10:04 PM #

    I vote for Allie…love the colors and the scene! Everyone did a great job and very inspiring!

  103. Ignacio April 28, 2013 at 10:06 PM #

    Voto por Mai de Creando Con Detalles

  104. kim farnsworth April 28, 2013 at 10:07 PM #

    all of these are really cute and i would take any of them home with me in a second. i do, however, think I like Mai’s the best. great use of everything, especially the “buttons:)”

  105. Patty S April 28, 2013 at 10:16 PM #

    I am in LOVE with the bird and the bird house from Tracy at scrappychick101 …great style, and the bird has a little personality going on!!

  106. Donna Graham April 28, 2013 at 10:16 PM #

    They all look great! I am voting for Tracy. http://scrappychick101.blogspot.com/2013/04/its-for-birds.html

  107. Mara cogollp April 28, 2013 at 10:21 PM #

    Mi voto es por Mai

  108. NURY VALDEZ April 28, 2013 at 10:57 PM #

    My vote goes to Mai! Her birdhouse is gorgeous and creative!

  109. Ann Nickerson April 28, 2013 at 10:57 PM #

    I really like Holly’s shabby-chic-birdhouse. This looks like something I would choose if it was offered in a store..beautiful choice in colors and techniques. Good Luck Holly :)

  110. pintemos manualidades April 28, 2013 at 10:57 PM #

    mi voto es por Mai

  111. Elise April 28, 2013 at 11:03 PM #

    They are ALL so cute! But Allie’s is my FAVE! <3

  112. vanessa April 28, 2013 at 11:16 PM #

    Mi Voto es Para Mai

  113. Nani Cárdenas April 28, 2013 at 11:17 PM #

    My favorite es Mai!!

  114. Nani Cárdenas April 28, 2013 at 11:18 PM #

    Mai mi favorita

  115. Lore Harris April 28, 2013 at 11:22 PM #

    Mi voto es por Mai

  116. Suzanne Jennings April 28, 2013 at 11:23 PM #

    Love Laura Kelly’s house the best!!!!

  117. silvia April 28, 2013 at 11:30 PM #

    Mi voto es por la belleza de trabajo de Mai

  118. Andy April 28, 2013 at 11:32 PM #


    I hope I’m doing this right! I am voting for Allie! :-) Love her mining ranch!

  119. Paula April 28, 2013 at 11:36 PM #

    My favorite is Allie’s.

  120. mary friederichsen April 28, 2013 at 11:36 PM #

    These were so cute!
    I think my 2 favorite were Allie’s from My Card Party, and Tracy from Scrappy Chick!
    And I am facebook follower! :D

  121. Julia Giraldo April 28, 2013 at 11:38 PM #

    Mi voto es por Mai

  122. DentCrea April 28, 2013 at 11:40 PM #

    Mai quedo hermosa

  123. Kattya April 28, 2013 at 11:45 PM #

    Mi voto es pa Mai

  124. Carolina April 28, 2013 at 11:47 PM #

    Mi voto es para Mai

  125. Rebk April 28, 2013 at 11:54 PM #

    Muy hermoso tu Trabajo amiga como todo lo que hacer

  126. valeria April 28, 2013 at 11:56 PM #

    Mi voto es para mai

  127. Marcie April 28, 2013 at 11:58 PM #

    I like the one from Allie.

  128. Sherry April 29, 2013 at 12:01 AM #

    I pick Mai. Very creative!

  129. cinthya April 29, 2013 at 12:04 AM #

    My favorite bird house is by Mai


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