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Monday, February 28, 2011

Blog Hop, Blog Candy, and a Birdcage!


Happy Monday everyone!  If you are following the Bitten by the Bug2 blog hop you arrived here from Lori's blog - Welcome.  If you are one of my regulars popping by please do take a few minutes and visit all of blogs on the BBTB2 blog hop.  The Design Team members have created awesome projects to share. 

The challenge cut this week is the birdcage or bird house from the Straight from the Nest cartridge.  I chose to use this simply lovely birdcage to create a unique wedding card! 


I used three pieces of cardstock to cut the birdcage, a silver metallic for the top layer, a charcoal print for the middle layer, and a high glitter sparkle cardstock for the shadow layer.  Using scissors I removed the single bird from the cage and added my love bird couple.  I also added a little heart, a ribbon bow and a few gems to the cage.


Next I cut a gate fold card in soft pink cardstock.  I scored the folds with my scrorepal and affixed the birdcage to the left side of the card front.  Using the charcoal cardstock and the Picturesque cartridge, I cut for decorative corners for the front of the gate folds.


As you open the left side of the card the tag on the right side is revealed.  Using the same charcoal cardstock and a stamped image, I added a Mr. and Mrs. stamp to the middle of the tag.


The inside of the card was embellished with decorative corners which leaves lost of space to write a personalized message.


Before you head on your way, remember that I have blog candy!!!  Just leave a comment and you will be in the drawing for a $25 gift voucher from CUSTOM CROPS!!!  Who doesn't like to do a little free shopping?  I know I do!  I will draw a random winner on Thursday morning before I leave for the Circle Crop in Atlanta!

I hope you have enjoyed the blog hop. The final stop on the blog hop is at the blog of our beautiful and talented design team sister Krista.

44 comments:

  1. Great projects. I adore the little birdcage!

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  2. LOVE this card! So elegant!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. I just got this cartridge last week and I love the birdcage! Your card turned out beautiful. TFS>
    jennyplace26@gmai.com

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  4. Great card! I love that birdcage!! This has been such a great hop with lots of inspiration!!

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  5. Great card. Love the bird house
    Linda in Stanwood

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  6. Fantastic creation to honor this challenge. What a beautiful bird case with two sweet little love birdies.
    Carole

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  7. Love, love, LOVE this, Susan! the bling is gorgeous and the love birds so "Tweet"! Glad your feeling better, chickie! It shows! xxD

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  8. I just LOVE this Susan!! Glad your back :) The bird cage seriously looks like it is domed off the page...total 3-D look! Circle Crop--JEALOUS!!

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  9. Love your birds and cage! Your color combo is one of my favorites! TFS
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

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  10. Very cute card. TFS. This cart is on my wish list.

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  11. Great project, and thanks for a chance to win too.

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  12. Beautiful card...the birdcage is sooo pretty in all of those layers. And the pink & blue birds are so sweet! TFS!

    ~Sharon C.
    sconn0925 at yahoo dot com

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  13. Okay... this card is to DIE FOR!! What a great job... so beautiful. I adore your work, Susan!
    --suebella4u@hotmail.com

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  14. A beautiful card! It gives me lots of thought.

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  15. your card is so pretty i love it! the cage is adorable! thanks so much for sharing.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  16. Love the gatefold style.
    username at yahoo dot com

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  17. The elegance of your card is simply amazing. I love the balck and pink color combination...absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
    Veronica
    vballen @ comcast dot net

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  18. Beautiful card. Love all the elegant touches. Perfect with two little birds.

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  19. what a beautiful card! I love the way the colors look together. It is so elegant!

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  20. WOW, this card is just amazing!!! I love the colors and it's so elegant!
    brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

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  21. What a lovely card Susan, so pretty. I need to make a wedding card and may have to lift this. And I agree with Maria it does look like it's curved, what a great idea. I'm sure glad your feeling better also and soooooo jealous of your circle crop, I would have loved to go, just a bit to far for this time of year! Have Fun!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  22. You did a great job! I love birdies :)

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  23. Wow!Susan this is gorgeous..BTW..I would have picked u in a hot second for the SpellBinder team..:)
    Your not only so creative but very, very sweet!

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  24. Susan, your card is so sweet and elegant...great job.

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  25. What a wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Love the bird cage. Great project.

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  27. Love this card and I have everything I need to copy it! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the op to win! Nancy

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  28. Love the birdcage!! It's so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    barbferris at rochester dot rr dot com

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  29. Love your concept and how it all turned out! Beautiful!

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  30. What a creative take on this challenge! Love it! Also, yeah for the blog candy!!

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  31. Love,love,love the metallic you used for your cage. Makes it look real. Gorgeous card, Susan.

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  32. What a beautiful card...the corner embellishments are perfect! This has been a great hop full of awesome inspiration.
    Brandy

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  33. What a stunning card!!!! I absolutely love it!!! TFS! :)

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  34. This birdcage card is stunning!

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  35. Love the design and that metallic paper! Pretty

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  36. LOVE this card! It looks sooo 3D... I really like seeing all the birds and cages... it's so much fun! :o)
    Theresa

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  37. gorgeous!!! the birdcage looks just like metal and really catches your eye..elegant card and great color combo.....

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  38. I've decided that I'm in love with this cut and I HAVE to get this cart. I love the sparkly paper you used and how the card opens. This is gorgeous!

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  39. This is a very pretty and unique wedding card. You did a great job on it! TFS!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  40. After seeing this card I really wish I had the Straight from the Nest cart. Love it when you decorate the inside of the card. Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u @ yahoo . com

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  41. Oh this is GORGEOUS Susan !!!! I love your card .... the gate-fold is so appealing and it works so well with this design. Excellent job ! Hugs - Lori

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  42. WHAT A PRETTY CARD. LOVE THE GATEFOLD FOR A WEDDING CARD! Thanks for sharing

    http://www.dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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