Saturday, February 12, 2011

Circle & Square Aviary Thank You

  I had a few thank you cards to write a few weeks ago and you'd think that I would have some sittign around since I'm always making cards but I was all out of generic thank yous.  I had some autumn themed ones but they just weren't going to cut it.  I wanted to keep it simple and just use things that I had bits and pieces of.  This came together pretty fast and I just love how the little birdcage fits perfectly into the square scallop punch. 

  I had the Crumb Cake base already cut from stamp club.  I punched 4 circles from the Elegant Soiree DSP scraps that were also leftover from stamp club (see there's a reason I don't clean up and put everything in it's place right after stamp club!) and arranged them on the corner.  Then I added a strip of Very Vanilla taffeta that I had cut for another card but ended up not using.  I keep my ribbon scraps in their own little bin so I always check there before cutting any new pieces.  I feel like I've hit the jackpot when I find a scrap that is just the right color and length for the project I'm working on!

  I always have (at least!) a few scrap pieces of Very Vanilla so I stamped the small birdcage in Basic Gray ink, then I added the bird in Baja Breeze.  I punched it all out with my scallop square punch which I seem to neglect sometimes but it is such a nice punch I don't know why.  I sponged the edges of the scallop square with Baja Breeze to soften it up a bit.  I adhered the birdcage to the base using dimensionals.   Then I stamped "Thank You" from Thank You Kindly in Basic Gray.  I thought this scroll-y font matched the feel of this card perfectly.  Last but not least, I added my pearl to the birdcage top.  I try to add things like the pearls and rhinestones at the end since once they are on, they are on and can't be reused easily.  That way if I goof up on another part of the card I and have to start again I haven't wasted a pearl.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Aviary, Thank You Kindly

Ink: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze

Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP

Accessories: 11/4 circle punch, scallop square punch, adhesive pearl, taffeta ribbon, dimensionals


  1. How cute, mixing shapes! You are so clever! Thanks for sharing, and have a great Sunday!

  2. I love this card! The circles and the bird cage and the colors... all of it really pulls the card together. Very nice!


  3. Adorable card! Fantastic use of your scraps!


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