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3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core’dinations

Welcome to the Xyron, Petaloo & Core’dinations blog hop.  You’ll find new projects each day from October 20 – 24 on the Xyron blog.

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

I’ll admit it.  Initially, I was challenged with this blog hop.  I rarely use flowers in my projects. Then I opened the Petaloo Spring Darjeeling and Printed Darjeeling flowers.  They were so pretty and had such a nice texture.  I really liked them and I started to form an idea.  To start, I could always add flowers to the top of a birdcage, that would look pretty, I thought.

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

So, I used the SVG Cuts Christmas Ornaments kit and cut out the birdcage using my Silhouette Cameo.  I used cardstock from Core’dinations’ Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection.  Since you can sand this Core’dinations paper, I decided to emboss it using my Cut ‘n Boss and the Teresa Collins Bella Rose embossing folder.

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

Isn’t it amazing how much texture is revealed once the embossed areas are sanded?  I love it!  I used the Teresa Collins Twill Herringbone embossing folder on the birds.

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

Next, I got a great idea!  It occurred to me that the Petaloo flowers could look like feathers.  So, I used some Xyron Adhesive Dots to attach those lovely flowers to the bird.  Now he’s fully feathered!

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

The Xyron Sticker Maker and Xyron 5″ Creative Station made quick work of adhering all of these pieces.

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

Working with these lovely flowers took me outside of my crafty comfort zone…

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

…and I love what I made.  Isn’t that bird beautiful?

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

Don’t be afraid to incorporate things into your projects that you don’t usually work with.  Use them in unique ways or learn new techniques.  You will grow creatively when you do!

I hope you enjoyed my project!

I created this project while participating on the Xyron Design Team.  I received products from Xyron, Core’dinations & Petaloo for the purposes of this project.

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21 Comments

  1. What a beautiful creation! I love the many ways you used the Petaloo flowers!!! I challenged myself at the beginning of the year to create one project a month that is outside of my comfort zone and I find that I am enjoying the unexpected journey! So glad you enjoyed your journey outside your comfort zone! TFS!
    1. Thank you so much, Barb! I need to do what you do and challenge myself once a month. That's a great idea! Unexpected journey is the perfect description of that discovery. Thank you for your awesome comment!
  2. OMG your birdcage is fabulous! I do love the flowers used as feathers on the bird, great idea. Lovely work over all! Carla from Utah
  3. A lovely project - I know that birds and birdcages are popular now, so thanks for showing us how you made yours. Of course using Core'dinations, Petaloo and Xyron together does help!
  4. Such a pretty birdcage. The close-up of the bird really shows your talent for thinking outside the box. Love those flowers as feathers. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Joy, You have done an amazing job on this creation. I just love the colors, the paper, and the flowers. For a challenged person, it is amazing, just amazing. Great idea in using the flowers for feathers...they do have great texture for that. Great job.

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