Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Birdcage Thank You Card - Honorable Mention

It looks like the nice weather is finally here to stay with us.  We'll be planting our flower and vegetable gardens soon!

I joined The Shabby Tea Week #114 Beautifully Shaped challenge for this week to create a shaped card. 

I'm pleased that my card was selected as one of the 10 honorable mention cups of tea.  Thanks to the selection team!

Cardstock - Ivory Staples #110
DCWV Glitter
DCWV The Sweet Stack

Using one of my new Cricut carts, Straight from the Nest, I formed the base of the card by welding two birdcages together (using the hide feature to remove the bars of the cage).  I then made 2 more cuts of the birdcage - one in blue and one in pink (again using the hide feature). 

From there, I just let my inspiration take over and...I created the grunge flower, made 2 stick pins, glued yellow and blue ribbon together, cut a doily cut from Elegant Cakes and layered all of that together.  Then I added a blue ribbon to look like the birdcage hanging loop and cut the word "Thanks" from Winter Woodland. 

Here were the colour inspirations for this challenge

Thanks for dropping by today!  I appreciate your comments!


  1. WOW! this is gorgeous! Great shaped card:)
    Thanks for playing with us at TSTR!

  2. Beautifully done! What a gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing at the Tea Room this week!

  3. Beautiful birdcage with such lovely embellishments!

  4. Lovely card! Love all the detail!

  5. Beautiful! thanks for joining us at the shabby tea room.

  6. beautiful thanks for joining us at the shabby tearoom.