Hello! My favorite projects to stamp are summer projects . . . yes, even more than Christmas projects! August is coming to a close and it seems like everyone is getting ready for fall. I wanted to give you a summer-y project today to celebrate the end of summer! We still have a few weeks left of beautiful weather . . . let’s enjoy!
The birdcage itself was created using Whisper White Cardstock (item # 100730) and a Candy Dot Brad Base (item # 132293)! In the spirit of upcycling, the base of the cage was created using scrap packaging paper from the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper packages. You will need a 1/16" Circle Handheld Punch (item # 134363) and the Circles Collection Framelits Dies (item # 130911).
In step 12 you will see that I upcycled an empty Stampin’ Up! button container for filler inside the birdcage base. This was perfect! The only downside was that it was a bit fussy to add my flowers through the birdcage bars. Fussy . . . but not impossible. Just take it one flower and one leaf at a time. Be gentle so you do not bend or crease the bars.
I got comfy in front of the TV and created my paper flowers watching Netflix (a match made in heaven). The Fun Flower Punch (item # 133785) and the Flower Fair Framelits Dies (item # 133731) made creating the flowers effortless. You will need to punch or cut out multiple flowers in the same color for each flower shape you want to create. Use a Bone Folder (item # 102300) to curl the flower petals and soften the fibers of the cardstock. You can also crumple the petals for more texture (as I have done here).
I wanted to hang something down the center of the birdcage. The Vintage Faceted Buttons (item # 127555) threaded with Silver Metallic Thread (item # 138402) were just perfect (if I do say so myself).
To finish it all off, I added a bow using Pink Pirouette 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (item # 134574) and a birthday gift tag using the Flower Patch Stamp Set (item # 134207). This stamp set coordinates with the Flower Fair Framelits Dies that I used above to create the flowers. You simply cannot have one without the other! Trust me, you’ll need them both!
I’m excited to give this gift away to a friend. Real flowers wilt, but these flowers can be enjoyed forever!
Thank you for reading. It is a huge honor (and super-exciting) to share on the Stampin’ Up! blog!! Have a creative day!
Love it!!! Can you share the sizes of the strips of paper and the bottom base circle?
Great its look so easy to make it but actually its not i am also make birdie cage, You can see in my site - http://www.jumboo.in
What are the measurements
How side are the strips of paper
I just absolutely love this Project! I also just wanted to send a small hint to Krista Frattin..... My birthday was in August... just saying... I also happen to LOVE flowers... ha ha Thank you so much for sharing your wonderfully created project!
I love this project, and I want to make it for my friend's birthday. But the instructions are not very detailed. How many strips are used to make the bird cage bars? You mention they are 9 inches, but how wide? And what are the dimensions of the card stock that makes the base? A lot of details are missing from this tutorial. Is there a link that can lead me to the full instructions?
Reina ... The strips are 1/4" wide. You will need a total of 12 (as photographed). Your circle base can be any circle die that you may have on hand. I used the second largest circle die from the Stampin' Up! Circles Collection Framelits (130911). Hope that is helpful! ~ Krista
This is very creative. I really love the tag.
Love this, just have to try it. Thanks for sharing.