Sunday, October 23, 2011

Christmas Birdcage Tag



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I was inspired by a plethora of YouTube videos to pull out my Tim Holtz Caged Bird die, a definite favorite, but sadly underused. No longer, though -- I plan to make a bunch of these to have on hand for the holidays. My end result could work as a gift or treat tag, an ornament, or even as a card element. The rosette was something I rescued from my leftovers pile and the flowers were from my stash (Bo Bunny for the rolled-style flower and Prima for the poinsettia). The bird (part of the Tim Holtz die) was cut from My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found Christmas collection. I added a sentiment flag with "From Our Family" using JustRite's Christmas Mini Sentiments set. At the top is a hemp bow topped with two rusted jingle bells. The snowflakes were diecut with MFT's Snowflake trio Dienamics die and topped with glass glitter. Sorry for the not-so-great photo -- I'm working on it! [Nevermind! :grin:]

Thanks for visiting,


23 comments:

Oliwiaen said...

Soooo beautiful! I'll make a lovely small gift to give to friends instead of cards :-)
Now you reminded me I also have the cage die, so you're not alone in not-using-beautiful-dies ;-))

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!

Shantaie said...

stunning!

Pet73 said...

Very pretty and elegant!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

GORGEOUS, Amy, & wonderful idea as a gift tag. I need to make a bunch of these as the holidays approach. Would look so lovely under the tree!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

EEK! LOVE, love, love this! Rustic, delicate and stunning! Hugs to you my friend.

HEY, will you be going to CHA-W??? I am and hope to see you again!

Tanya said...

Oh I love it, gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Stunning, Amy! Love the rustic colour bells up top an you got a ton of amazing details on this card! I say ornament all the way :)

Berdien said...

Wow....LOVE THIS !!! What a great idea !
Best regards Berdien

Debby said...

Love it! I pinned it to remember it when I get around to working on my holiday stuff.

Barbara said...

lovely got to get my bird cage out!!!!

Linda Carson said...

Lovely, absolutely lovely!

Marja Rolfes said...

Wow Amy, this could be a lovely Christmastree ornament as well!!!!
Well done!
xxx
Dutch Tulip
Marja

Dawn Easton said...

This is gorgeous girl! Wow!

Luanne said...

Love all the pretty things! You make rusted jingle bells look awesome. Wish my photos looked half as good as your "not so good photos". :-) Have a great day!

Melanie said...

Amy, a visit to your blog always leaves me smiling. :) Your work is absolutely stunning and so inspirational. I adore this tag. Every element is pulled together so perfectly. Just beautiful!

Wanda Cullen said...

Holy moly, Amy, you rocked this bird cage die like I've never seen before!! LOVE it and you've inspired me to make some of these for the holidays as well!

Cheryl said...

This was one of the first dies I ever bought, and I loved it but rarely use it. Time to dust it off. Your tag is so beautiful! Now I know what to do with that die!!! ~Hugs, Cheryl

Conniecrafter said...

so cool, love how you made a tag out of it, such pretty embellishing!!

dpkennedy said...

I love this! Great elements that make up this vintage looking tag! I am having the hardest time finding those rusty bells...going to try and make my own :)

Heidi said...

Amy- this is gorgeous, it would be so perfect for a tag on a gift, put it on a card or an ornament. Just lovely, love it and I think that I have a couple die cuts- don't have the die but will make due w/ a couple I do have. Thanks for sharing.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

This is so pretty! This will make a beautiful tag!

Corinne said...

Splendide
quel beau travail tout en finesse
Bravo!!
bises de la France

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