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Monday, January 30, 2012

Mr Cardmaker has a Lonely....

In my Pinterest travels, which now probably suck up no less than two hours each day, I came upon a card that had lots of birdcages, all filled with different birds.  It was really cute.  I did not bother to repin it, apparently, so I can't link to it.  However, it obviously left its impression on me.

I am thinking of my far away Mama this week, and I used the cage idea to make her a card.

I made this--

This is made on a GinaK Designs Kraft base, and I used My Mind's Eye  Quite Contrary paper to stamp my cages.  The cages are stamps from A*muse Studio, the Life is a Song set.  The fly away birds are from GKD, my friend Melanie Muenchinger's Gifts from the Sea set.  Oh yes, my panel backing piece is a random scrap, but the backing for my letters (which are Studio G) is done with SU Daffodil Delight.   The Button is from Basic Grey.

I popped the letters in the word "miss" up with foam tape, and used foam tape as well on some of the cages. 

Simple card.  I was hoping the yellow would keep it on the cheery side, since it's not the most "up" of cards... 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Richard, this is wonderful! I love the balance of this card... how my eye drifts from the birdcages over to the escapees and then down to the letters. :) Great job!

  2. Perfect card, Richard! You are very clever, sir!!! Thanks for sharing...

  3. Though far apart, your heart always goes home. Love the concept of birds flying from their home to another destination. The yellow is perfect for hitting home on the sentiment and for a cheery feeling. A very touching card!


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