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:

Lisa said...

Great projects. I adore the little birdcage!

Heather said...

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

jennyplace2 said...

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

Josie0602 said...

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

Linda said...

Great card. Love the bird house
Linda in Stanwood

Crayola58 said...

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

DonnaMundinger said...

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

Maria said...

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!!

Christina said...

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

bluucaca said...

fablous card love the bird cage

littlen said...

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

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

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

4kids4 said...

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

Susan from SC said...

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

Dakota Bear said...

A beautiful card! It gives me lots of thought.

Jamie said...

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

BunnyFreak said...

Love the gatefold style.
username at yahoo dot com

VeronicaA said...

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

Vickie_M said...

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

Rachelle said...

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

Brigitte said...

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

**Treefrog** said...

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

Kamiehoo said...

You did a great job! I love birdies :)

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

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!

Julia Moss said...

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

Merica said...

What a wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

craftymom205 said...

Love the bird cage. Great project.

nancydianne said...

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

Nu2scrap said...

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

barbferris at rochester dot rr dot com

kristyscraps said...

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

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

What a sweet card :-)

Crafty Kate said...

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

Jeri said...

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

Crafting with Faith said...

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

Celeste B. said...

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

Amy said...

This birdcage card is stunning!

LesleyfromWI said...

Love the design and that metallic paper! Pretty

Scrapper69 said...

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

cardchick's world said...

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

Heather said...

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!

CathyinMN said...

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

IRW Dana said...

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

Lori1brat said...

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

DIANA L. said...

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

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

 
BLOG DESIGN BY: SHERBET BLOSSOM DESIGNS