Bird-Cage Card

Bird-Cage Card
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Here is another card I made for client I sold a home to a few weeks ago.  I used my Cricut Straight from the Nest cartridge to cut out the delicate birdcage layers and bird, and the Just Because cards cartridge to cut out the tag layers.

I have been drooling over the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy tools since November and finally bought a few pieces so I could easily make some stitches.  It’s a tool that punctures holes into the card in a certain pattern – and there are several different patterns – for hand-stitching.  I love the look of stitched or sewn cards, so it was fun to make the bird-cage chain with embroidery floss and my new Sew Easy tool.

 

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I nipped the edges on the card with my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper and made the paper look a little aged with some ink and a dauber.  I tapped the dauber onto the ink pad and applied the ink to the edges of the card.

When I looked at the photo for this blog post, I thought I had put a googly eye on the bird, but nope – it’s a light blue gem. 🙂

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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