I don’t have a large variety animal and pet stamps – no puppy or kitty sets – but I have wanted to showcase this fun birdcage from the Badges & Banners bundle for quite some time. This week’s Animals/Pets Theme at Global Design Project was my perfect excuse to put this fun cage on stage. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
- Badges & Banners Bundle. Stampin’ Up! designed the Badges & Banners stamp set to coordinate with the Best Badges punch. What a pair! While three of the images in the set can be used to make a perfect badge, Stampin’ Up! designers were working overtime to creatively flip the badge upside down to make a birdcage. How adorable is that?! The set also coordinates with the 1-3/8″ Circle and Duet Banner punches. Here’s a look a the stamp set: And here’s a look at three other cards I’ve shared with this bundle (you can click on the photos to see the original post for each):
- Paper Piecing the Cage. The fun page of Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate dots is from the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack sets the mood for this card (I pulled my color scheme from this page). In addition, I layered a tiny piece of this spotted paper into the base of the bird cage – you might not have noticed it earlier if you were overwhelmed by my skills that allowed me to pull this card together. Might that be the case? 🙂 I simply stamped the birdcage on the spotted page and snipped out the piece I wanted to layer inside the stamped image. The repetition of the paper adds to the overall feel of the card.
- Mystery Set? I used three stamp sets on this card. We’ve already talked about the Badges & Banners set that was used to create the birdcage. The “from my heart to yours” sentiment comes from Better Than Email, a fun photopolymer stamp set that all stampers should own. The set was offered as a non-catalog set for a while in the U.S. and was officially added to the Annual Catalog earlier this year. BUT…what about the third set? My birdcage is hooked to a chain so that it’s not just floating in the middle of the air. Do you recognize it? I’m not even going to give you time to guess – I’m just going to tell you – the “chain” is from Mixed Borders stamp set. See it – right there in the middle of the set? Of course it ‘s not designed to be a birdcage chain, but it certainly can be. This is one of my excuses for why you need to just get all the stamp sets – you never know how one of them might come in handy. 🙂
Stamp Sets: Badges & Banners, Better Than Email, Mixed Borders Papers: A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral Inks: Archival Basic Black Accessories: 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, Best Badge punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!