Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Cagey Tag

I love the Tim Holtz Caged Bird die but didn't buy it since I have a Cricut and a jillion cartridges.  Really should use it more! I cut this tag using two different cartridges, and using Design Studio to weld things together.  The bird and branch are also cut with the Crickie.  I used a Cuttlebug border folder.  I shaped the bird's wing a bit with my bone folder, inked it a bit.  The tiny flowers are from a Cuttlebug die, Stickles in the centers.  Added the little quillie cue and some tiny MS butterflies.  The photo tag keeps the cage closed. 

Open the cage and there's a flap with the bird on the branch.  Open that, and there is the writing spot.









Challenges
Joan's Gardens - Tag
Tag Tuesday - Surprise.
Wild Orchid - Anything goes.
Flutterby Wednesday - Photo inspiration
Simon Says Stamps - Anything goes.

Stamps:  None.
Paper:  The Paper Studio.
Ink:  Colorbox Queues.
Accessories:  Cricut, Cuttlebug die and embossing folder, leaf punch, Stickles, photo holder, MS butterfly punch.

27 comments:

JeanFB said...

Fabulous tag and an ingenious design! Love this beautiful "surprise" tag - you rocked the challenge!

Lana said...

Wow Nancy this is truly ingenious!! Tim would be proud of you for sure!!!!!!!!
Hugs

Danni said...

Wow! How creative!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Rein said...

Fabulous tag,love this!

woodandfabric said...

oh my! Such a Creative Tag! Great,Great Work!

Diann said...

Very creative and fun tag..love the birdcage! Diann

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Nancy!! I love your creative bird cage card!! I think I need to be getting that!! LOL!! Lovely design sweetie!! TFS! HUGS

Lana said...

Nancy, Thank you for being one of the mystery blogs for Joan's Garden challenge Blog Hop. I am so happy to have been chosen from your blog for prize #1 Thank you!!
Hugs

sue said...

great idea, wonderful tag

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Nancy,
Oh, this is precious! Guess what I was doing all night? Working on a birdcage with my Cricut...lol I about fainted when I saw yours...it looks great!
I hope you'll come over and join my giveaway!
XO
Cindy

Maggie Ann said...

Oh how charming! Love those little flowers...what a special touch...

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Nancy, I love, love, love this!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Pretty nifty design there girl! Love this idea!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is so amazingly creative. What a great design. I love this and the way it opens. This is one of the coolest cards I've seen in awhile! Great job on this! Best, Curt

Pat said...

Beautiful tag, great design.

Pat xx

TaraG said...

Oh wow this is beautiful, Nancy! Love the design and all the great details! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!
Hugs,t

Sue said...

Hello Nancy had to comment on this little beauty, it is very innovative and it is definitely a surprise Tag.
Well done.
Smiles:)

Suzanne C said...

Love the cage that opens! So beautiful!

Hellemor said...

Oh my, Gorgeous tag. How creative. Love the bird cage.

Linda M. said...

Very creative idea! Beautiful.

Patti P. said...

Nancy, this is such a great design....love everything about it. I assume since you listed Cricut in your details, that is how you cut it out. I don't have one of those, but this is such a great project for that . The front of this birdcage would be beautiful over some of the webster pages that have the birds on them. Have a great day. See you are in San Antonio, we have been there once and love the city. The people were so nice.

Diane said...

Very cute...gotta love that Cricut...lets you be so creative!!

Selma said...

Wow Nancy. Look how creative you are. This is fabulous. I love bird cages and your tag is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us again for another challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

I just LOVE your style ... this is awesome girlie! So glad to see you playing the challenges! Good Luck!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic idea, your tag looks beautiful.

Lynn Stevens said...

What a wonderful surprise, you set the bird free!!!!! Beautiful tag

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