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A Box Full of Tags With Gilded Cages

Hangin' Out With the Birds

Hi there!  Glad you could stop by!

As promised, here's the second installment for the projects I showcased during the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Mega Blog Hop.  This blog post focuses on the second project:  the scrapbook pages.

In almost every case, the design used for a 3" x 6" greeting card is a slam dunk for a 6" x 6" scrapbook page.  So, the card design described in the previous post is the basis for this scrapbook page.  (For a two-page layout, this would be the left hand page.)


(click on the scrapbook page to see a larger image)

However, you'll note that there are a few differences:

  • The first is that I randomly stamped all the bird images with Versamark to create a background on the Wild Wasabi base page
  • The second is that the sentiment has been removed from its spot at the Rose Red strip punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch
  • The third is not as easily seen in the photo, but if you look closely you'll see that there's a bit of dimension associated with the Rose Red bird perched atop the bird cage.  I stamped the small bird in Rose Red to sit atop the gold embossed bird cage and then stamped it again on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I cut out the bird, no easy feat with the size of that tiny bird, put a piece of Stampin' Dimensional on the back (a great way to use the border pieces on the Stampin' Dimensional sheet), and placed it directly on top of the stamped bird atop the gold embossed cage.  I'm trying very hard not to sing "I'm Only A Bird In A Gilded Cage" while typing this...  I received a comment about the song during the Blog Hop and haven't been able to get it out of my head whenever I think about this stamp set!

The second scrapbook page uses the same color base page and patterned paper/Dotted Scallop Ribbon strip as the previous page, just flipped from the bottom to the top of the page.  (For a two page layout, this would be the right hand page.)


(click on the scrapbook page to see a larger image)

Certainly Celery and Garden Green branches punched with the 2-Step Bird punch are decorated with the bird images from the Aviary stamp set.  These birds were stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.  They are attached to the branches with bits of Stampin' Dimensionals.  The top left bird is the medium bird image stamped in Marina Mist.  The bird directly below the medium bird is the large bird image, also stamped with Marina Mist, but when I cut him out I decided not to include his legs so that it would seem like he was sitting on the branch rather than standing.  On the right side, the owl image was inked with Early Espresso ink.  I used a Blender Pen (Thanks, Diane!) to remove the Early Espresso ink from his tummy feathers and then inked his tummy feathers with a Crumb Cake marker, huffed on the stamp to remoisten the ink and then stamped the owl on the Whisper White cardstock scrap.  He's adhered to his branch with a bit of Stampin' Dimensional, too.

The upper branch on the right side is used to hang a medium bird cage.  The bird cage was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder.  The hanging ring at the top of the cage was punched with the 1/8" circle punch on the Crop-A-Dile and a piece of Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta ribbon was threaded through the hole and knotted.  A Marina Mist medium bird was stamped inside the cage.  The cage is adhered to the base page with Stampin' Dimensionals.

My next blog post will show the final project from the Blog Hop, the Tag Box and Tags.

I'm looking forward to your visit!


Stamps:  Aviary; Inks:  Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Versamark; Stampin' Write Markers:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Marina Mist; Cardstock:  Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Marina Mist, Rose Red, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi; Designer Series Paper:  Brights Patterns; Embellishments:  Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sponge, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, Gold Stampin' Emboss powder, Heat Tool, Blender Pen, 2-Step Bird Punch; Other:  6" x 6" Page Protectors


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Cindy E.

Wow, I can appreciate the minute cutting details on that bird! Great job!!!


Super cute pages!

Laura Pinto-Nguyen

This is a very cute page..love the colors and that suspended bird cage

Diane Simpers

Love these pages! TFS

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