Still trying to catch up from being home from vacation BUT, I have a great paper project from you by one of our Artisan Team Members at Stampin Up! This looks so fun! As soon as I am re-organized and settled I have a list of paper things (like project life pages from the trip) that I am going to be getting organized and started-
anyhow in the meantime enjoy this cute project and I would love to see photos of the one you create!
DIY Paper Bird Cage
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!
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).
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!
A short note to say hi, we are back from vacation and I am exhausted!
We spent a week in Boise with our kids and grandkids ad then a week in Utah with my niece and her family. I have a lot of thoughts and fun to share but today is laundry and weeding in the garden and napping day for me, like I said I am "exhausted" lol the old need a vacation from the vacation statement applies to me today!
Hope you are doing well, and your creativity is flourishing.
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