Friday, December 31, 2010

Last post of 2010....~Something I made~

I wanted to make a 'handmade something special' for my friend. I found a wonderful way to use the Tim Holtz birdcage as a hanging ornament from this blog post and was completely inspired to make my own version with what I have. Here it is:
I used papermania papers for the bird and Martha stewart poinsetta and holly punches. the birdcage opens up:
I made the inside by layering 7 birdcage dies cut from mount board on top of each other after cutting away the bars.. creating a little area to fill up with embellishments. I printed tiny sheets of music and aged them with TH ink and stickles around the edges, added small amounts of green flowersoft, a few decorative brads and stars and punched holly. The crackle effect on the birdcage is die cut from wallpaper and glued on top. I added a 'D' ring to hold the two pieces together and hung a piece of scrap chain and a ribbon. The silver chain tassle is from my stash.

My friend really liked this handmade gift and I have a feeling she will be getting out again for next Christmas. Oh, and another little tip.. when you buy sizzix packs of two embossing folders they are packed in a lovely acetate pillow box... great for recycling hand made gifts like this.!!

I hope you are all having a lovely New Year's Eve. Thank You for visiting my blog today... See you all again Next Year! Lol


  1. What a wonderful gift! I have enjoyed visiting your blog this year - may 2011 bring you much joy.

  2. I love this. Fabulous. I have looked at the birdcage die a few times and now I am just going to have to go and buy it. I can at least blame it on you though ;)

    Happy New Year Sylvie. Hope to see you soon


  3. Happy New Year, no wonder your friend liked your creation it's fabulous.

  4. Happy New Year
    I think your creation is fabulous

  5. Wow how clever!!! Your friend is very lucky!

  6. Hi Sylvie - this is stunning! Love how you've tucked the surprise into the center. As a matter of fact, I got this very same die for Christmas. Can you believe it? You (and Paperbabe) definitely inspire me!



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