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Happy Birthday Sarah

January 15, 2013

bird-cage-with-money-holderMy eldest daughter celebrates her birthday today and I thought I would share the gift and card that I made for her.

You will recognise this little cage as being one of the tutorial at Craft Project Central this month.  I changed up the colours of the butterflies but otherwise followed the tutorial.  It was a fun and fairly easy project to put together.  I wanted to give my daughter some money to put towards camera equipment (you will remember that she is a great photographer and trying to get her business up and running).  I made this little tag to hang inside the cage and hold some money (I hope you can see it in the photo).  I cut the top if a strip of Crumb Cake card using one of the new Hearts a Flutter Framelits (available 1st February in Australia). Sarah's-birthday-money-hold I scored about an 1″ from the bottom of the card and turned it up.  I wrapped it with Linen Thread and tied a knot.  I punched some leaves using the Bird Builder Punch and added a bird over the top.  Another butterfly near the top of the tag and some extra leaves just to fill it out (I stamped one of the images from the Papillon Potpourri stampset and they are punched using the Elegant Butterfly Punch).  I punched a hole in the top and tied some Linen Thread through the top.  I tied the tag onto the thread which holds the top of the cage closed.

I made a card by adding some Perfect Plum Paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack to Very Vanilla card.  I cut Very Vanilla card using the Paper Doily Sizzlits L, cut it in half and attached half to the right hand side of the Designer Paper.   I cut one long edge of a strip of Very Vanilla card using the Large Scallop Framelit and embossed it using the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder.  This piece is attached to the left hand side of the card front over the Paper Doily.  I wrapped the edge of the Very Vanilla embossed card using Victoria 5/8″ Crochet Trim and attached the whole piece to scored and folded Perfect Plum card. 0122 I stamped three flowers from the Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set (Free to qualifying orders during Sale-A-Bration) three times onto scrap paper using Perfect Plum ink and cut them out.  I stamped the leaves from the same stamp set onto scrap Very Vanilla card three times and cut them out.  I also stamped the butterfly from the same set onto scrap Very Vanilla card using Perfect Plum ink and cut it out.  I attached the flowers and leaves over the embossed card on the left hand side of the card from and the butterfly to the right hand side.  I added medium Basic Pearls to the centre of the flowers and two small Basic Pearls to the butterfly.  I stamped happy birthday from the Create-A-Cupcake stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Perfect Plum ink and cut it using the Word Window Punch013 I attached it to a Perfect Plum Modern Label and then to the card front.  Lastly I tied a bow using the Victoria 5/8″ Crochet Trim and attached it using Mini Glue Dots.

I love the way both the card and the bird cage turned out.  What do you think?

Bye for now, Kris.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 15, 2013 9:16 am

    Gorgeous Kris, and I bet Sarah loved it too!


  2. January 15, 2013 9:18 am

    Love the birdcage. I have the tutorial but haven’t braved it yet! Maybe now I will. I love the card you made for your daughter. She will love it too! TFS!


  3. Lynda S permalink
    January 18, 2013 8:43 pm

    It is hard to knw where to start Kris…it is all so breath-taking. LURVE the carge but the card is oh so special too.


  4. Cheryl M. permalink
    January 22, 2013 10:18 am

    I love the embossing combined with that lace on the card!!! Your daughter’s photos are lovely, also.


  5. January 22, 2013 10:46 am

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it Kris. Bet Sarah did too!!!!!!


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