Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Hope Happens" shaped card

Okay, here I am again with the shaped cards!!
 I know... I promise I'll get over it soon!!

 Here's the story of this card.  I knew I wanted to make a bird cage card for the challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2 (use a bird house or bird cage).  And then I spotted Robyn, The Pink Stamper's challenge (bird) and it all just came together.

This little birdy is sitting in her cage dreaming of the great outdoors, freedom, spreading her wings and flying.  She closes her eyes and hopes that one day she can leave her little cramped cage and fly free.

See, she was hoping hard enough her cage opened up
and she found herself outside on her very own branch.

Here she is enjoying her freedom... cage free! :)
"So Happy for you!" is also from Scrappy Moms Stamps.

The "Hope happens!" stamp is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.
I inked the edges of the bird.

I added lots of little details like the rhinestones all over the outside
of the cage and a sheer pink ribbon tied into a bow.

The bird cage card body was made on my Gypsy, welded together in three parts. I hid the contours on two of the cages (to make them like a blackout feature).  

All cuts were from the Serenade Cricut Cartridge.
All the pattern paper is from Heidi Grace Designs.

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Tracy said...

WOW - this is beautiful.....great card and so super sweet my friend! :)

4kids4 said...

How clever!! I love all the little details...the rhinestones, the PERFECT patterned paper, the bow...just terrific! Please DON'T get over your fondness for shaped cards...I don't want to be alone with my obsession!! :-) TFS!

~Sharon C.

DIANA L. said...


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is great! Love the card design and the great details! Shape cards are in! Keep it going!

Jeri said...

Gosh, I just love your design. I love all the different layers as you open it up. Thanks for sharing with us at CCC.

~JulieH~ said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love the story that runs through it. I love shaped cards and this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2 this week

Monica said...

WOW! I love your shaped cards!!! TFS! I'd love it if you'd visit me at:

**Treefrog** said...

What a great card love how it opens and sets your little birdie FREE, lol! Keep up with those shape cards, they're alot of fun aren't they!? Thanks for joining us this week over at BBTB2!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Carole Beath said...

Wonderful shape card and a lovely design. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 challenge this week.

DonnaMundinger said...

LOVE it! I hope you don't get over shaped cards very soon. LOL this is fabulous! thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

Jennifer said...

Wow, Cheryl! You're so talented!!! :) I love the way you can't see the Hope happens! sentiment from the front of the card! I wouldn't have thought to make the cage in 3 parts like that (but I love it! I like shaped cards & unique folds...)!

Thanks for sharing,

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