Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WOYWW and caged birds



How is already Wednesday again! Luckily, I was inspired this morning and love how it turned out. You know me as the "coffee-to-go-cup" lady. Hee hee. And underneath this new layer of stuff on my desk are 14 more coffee cups waiting to jump on cards. I can almost say I'm finished with them. But today's card uses Stampin Up's new Aviary clear set. I guess I'm loving birds at the moment. I think I'm going to have to create another card where the door of the cage is open and the bird has flown out because I feel a little sorry for the ones caged up. But they are cute. Except for the Memento Rich Cocoa ink, just about all the supplies are Stampin Up. The cardstock is Sahara Sand, the DP is called Newsprint (love it) and the blue ink is Tempting Turquoise. The cages are all raised with pop dots and I couldn't resist putting newspaper ovals underneath them (in lieu of lining the cages...) My warped mind came up with the greeting which I computer generated in American Typewriter font and brown ink.

Two frugal tips today. Frugal tip #14: If you love the paper that will be used as a mat, just cut out a section within 1" of the border and it won't be missed after you mat with it. Frugal tip #15: Look in the dollar bin of your craft store for those tiny alphabet stamps. Because they're usually packaged in a 28 stamp square, they may fill in the extra space with icon stamps like my little heart on my card. Frugal tip #16: When stamping a line image that will be popped off the page, use the same (light) patterned paper for stamping as the background of your card (like I did below). That way when you fussy cut and use foam dots, the image blends with the background. (Almost like you're seeing through the bird cages...)

Have a wonderful day and TFL!

26 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE those cages!

Heather x said...

Beautiful card hun and great desk pics :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Sue said...

Hi
lovely creative desk, oh those bird cages are gorgeous, luv em, have great day, sue,x

Helen said...

What gorgeous paper in the first pic, and the cages are so cute!

Nancy said...

I love that card and I want to dive into your desk.

Thanks for sharing

KS

Cath said...

Love the card and your desk looks so inviting.....

Cathx

Twiglet said...

It must be bird week this week!! love the little card but prefer my birds of the wild variety!!

Doone said...

I'm with you on opening the cages - odd that no - ones done that?

Dx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

You have some fab papers on your desk and your card is lovely, wonderful colours and great image. Tracy x

ScrappySuzanne said...

Love the card and the artistic photo. The angel is gorgeoous. Fantastic busy desk

Minxy said...

oh yummy stash filled desk.. loving the card and those birdy cage stamps are heavenly

Carmen said...

This card is just beutiful, love all the different birdies. Love your frugal tips too.

Lizzybobs said...

what a lovely craft space love the bird cage card too love liz

jude said...

Absolutely beautiful and the papers lush.May have to invest in that stamp set . I did see them now love em maybe on to wish list for SU.
thanks for sharing this elegant card.
hugs judex

Spyder said...

very clever card, love it... love all your 'newspaper' stash too... Now I don't feel so bad scanning old newspapers!! (I just know they will be useful one day!) Have a great woyww!!
((Lyn))

Wipso said...

What a busy desk you have and I really love your card.
A x

Violets Corner said...

Love that card! And thanks for sharing the tips!

Your work space is fab.

Hugs
Maarit

Neet said...

Thanks for the tips and that lovely card - I adore bird cages.

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Great desk, lovely cards, thanks for sharing :-)

**ScrapcoLLector** said...

aww..i love the card. love the colours that you use. it is also look neat but extremelly elegant!
well done

hugs
yenni

angeleef said...

So much stuff at your desk! Incredible! And that card, so funny :)
Have a nice day!
** Evi **

Angie said...

What an elegant card ...a nice mix of modern and vintage. I love all those papers on your desk

Linda said...

oh those bird cages are gorgeous and love this card. and the blue paper I think this card is the neated card. I every seen How did come up with ideal?

Julia Dunnit said...

Love the papers you're workin gwith htere. I'm in a phase of having a thing for birds. Love your card very much, and your tips, as always, they make me smile and that means they stay with me!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Busy hands, love the bird/cages.

Chrissie said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!
Fabulous card.
Sorry I'm so late in visiting this week!
Chrissie