PAPER ROSESThat reminds me of Marie Osmond. Except when I was younger (much, much younger), I always thought she was singing "Paper Rosy". When I think about it, there were a lot of songs I didn't really know the right words to. But I still sang them at the top of my lungs. Still do. LOL
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So with my bird-brained mentality, I naturally had to have something bird-related on my project...a card. Shocker, I know. I love doing cards. They are tiny masterpieces that don't take a long time to perfect. They're perfect for the tiny amount of time I have lately. I can complete one project in a sitting and still get that sense of accomplishment and joy. And the bonus is, someone else will get to enjoy it at some point when I send it away.
And this is my card.
I used white cardstock as the base and a beautiful tangerine for the layer, which was embossed with one of the new Anna Griffin's Cuttlebug Embossing Folders called Poppy. The bird and birdcage was cut from the Bloom cartridge, and the leaves were cut from Cricut Essentials. I actually think they are supposed to be flowers, but I rather liked them as curly leaves and they matched the curly legs on the birdcage so nicely.
The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up! set called Happy Harmony. I mounted it on a chipboard tag and added a couple of pearl embellishments. The flowers I have actually had for years and have no idea who manufactured them. I inked a little bit on the white flowers and added pearls to all the centers. I was going to use the Cricut to cut out some flowers since there are such a wide variety of them available, but in the interest of time (not to mention I have no patience lately), I decided to use what I had on hand, and they were a perfect fit.
Here are a couple of close-ups.
That last one really shows the beautiful detail you get from the Anna Griffin embossing folders. And some of the ones she does are larger so I could easily do a 5x5 layer in them. I love that.
As I'm writing this on an early Sunday morning, I am listening to the