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Nostalgic Bird Cage

Hi! Welcome to my post for this week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such: Home is where the Heart is. This challenge brought me lots of memories while I tried to think of something that reminded me of home... And I remembered my mom's parrots, which were kept in large cages on her back porch. They knew our names, they sang, and even fought for our attention. Those sweet birds were given to a new family a while ago and all we were left with were the memories. 

Also, when I think of the word home, a song instantly comes to my mind, a song by Gabrielle Aplin. In any case, the feeling is nostalgic, because things change so fast and it's no secret that I sometimes long for the old times at home.

And my last inspiration source was a photo from The Card Concept. The colors and textures were just so tempting.

For today's card I used Spellbinders dies. I used Bird Cage Two to die cut on Riccio Astrosilver Embossed Metallic and emboss on sand beige feuille cardstock. I mounted the die cut on the beige embossed piece. I die cut the cute Impression Obsession Birds Set four times from soft blue metallic cardstock and made two decoupage birds, with four layers.

I handmade lots of flowers with Bitty Blossoms, Rose Creations and Carnation creations. I also die cut a few leaves. All of these were made from leather textured, metallic and linen cardstocks. I adhered them around the bird cage forming a bouquet. I decorated the bouquet with two Fantastic Flourish Three die cuts and a bow made with Delicate pink trim.

I heat embossed a sentiment in white, on Heavyweight Vellum. This stamp is from Stampendous' Spanish Greetings set, which translates to Forever in English.

I added Baby Pearls - LeCreme and Baby Rhinestones - Silver, large pearl stickers, 2" white lace, a white feather and a little wood pin to finish the design. If you look closely you'll notice I roughly painted the flowers, the cage and the pin with metallic silver acrylic paint.

All was mounted on a Majestic Labels Twenty Five frame and label die cut from soft blue metallic cardstock. I used off white leather textured cardstock for my cardbase.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I created! If you'd like to purchase the supplies I used to make this card please visit CCNS' store

Please join us this week at Classy Cards 'n Such. As always there will be a special prize from the store for the classiest cardmaker!

Thanks for your visit!

This card is participating in:
Stamps & Die Cuts - Stamplorations Blog

Anything Goes - Stamping Sensations
Die cuts and Flowers - Natalie and Amy's Challenge
August Inspiration Challenge - Paper Sweeties
Shabby Chic - We Do Doobadoo


  1. Oh My Goodness! SO so so beautiful!! It is super gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at the Card Concept!

  2. A stunning arrangement of flowers, colours, layers and romance all on one card. Just fantastic.

    1. Thank you Sarah. It's so great to know how much you liked my card. Thanks!

  3. Gracie, this is beautiful. I love the birdcage with all the flowers.

  4. So so pretty! You do such beautiful work.

  5. I just love all those flowers! So beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

  6. Oh my goodness...shabby/chic to the max! Beautiful flowers, the elegant bird cage and all the sparkly bling...just gorgeous!

    1. Wow, thanks so much Cathy! What a nice comment. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  7. So gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing this shabby beauty with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)

  8. A stunning creation Gracie and lovely colour palette.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  9. This is so beautiful, but I love all the thought you put into this amazing creation!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept!

    1. Colleen, thanks so much for your comment and for picking my card as favorite at The Card Concept. I apppreciate it greatly!

  10. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card, Gracie! Stunning!

  11. Fabulous, Gracie! Really spectacular!

  12. Totally stunning, girl! LOVE those shabby flowers! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  13. What a gorgeous creation! Love the bird cage, birds, and all those fabulous flowers! Thanks so much for joining us this month for the Paper Sweeties Challenge!

  14. Gracie, this is just so beautiful, your creations are totally amazing!! What a treat to see!!
    Hugs, Ginny

    1. Thanks so much Ginny and thanks for your support!

  15. Superb work Gracie. Such delicate balance and exquisite beauty. .. well done! Shaz in Oz

  16. So pretty! Love the delicate colours and those gorgeous flowers! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  17. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! This card is breathtaking! I loooooove the flowers, birds, cage, EVERYTHING!!!

    1. Thanks so much Samra! It's nice to know you liked my card this much! Hugs.

  18. Beautiful inspired card - love those flowers - Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations~


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