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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Xyron Sticker Maker and Xyron 5″ Creative Station made quick work of adhering all of these pieces.
Working with these lovely flowers took me outside of my crafty comfort zone…
…and I love what I made. Isn’t that bird beautiful?
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.
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!
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!
I love Xeon and I love Petaloo. A perrfect match. And I want to win all the goodies.
Good luck in the giveaway, Margie!
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
Thank you so much, Carla!
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!
I think birdcages are so pretty. I’m glad I finally tried my hand at one! Thank you, Jackie! 😀
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.
Thank you so much, Judy! That’s so nice!
That is an amazing project, Tons of work, very creative.
Thank you so much, Heather!
is a beautiful and delicate project, thanks for showing how do you do!
Thank you, Amante! 🙂
Oh my gosh, look at that flowered bird! Such a cute and interesting project! Great job! Thanks for sharing.
That flowered bird just makes my heart sing! Thank you! 🙂
LOVE your birdcage. Gorgeous work Joy!
Thank you so much, Marcia! 😀
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.
Thanks so much, Blue Falcon! 🙂
Such a beautiful creation. Saving my pennies for a cameo 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
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