March 7, 2017

Builder Birdcage For #GDP077

Today I played along with the Global Design Project #GDP077.  This week's color challenge was kind of a tough one for me.  I challenged myself to use a stamp set that I own, but have not used yet.  The Builder Birdcage was one of the first stamp sets I ordered from the Occasions Catalog.  I had so many ideas for projects with this stamp set and today I finally inked it up! 
To give you some inspiration - head over to the Global Design Project Challenge and plan to play along and see all of the fun projects.  

Project Details: 
  • I  stamped the sentiment from the Builder Birdcage stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink on a 1 inch by 4 inch strip of Whisper White card stock.  Then I punched it on one end with the Banner Triple Punch and then on the other end with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. 
  • I then tied a bow using the Bermuda Bay 1/8 inch stitched ribbon through the Scalloped Tag Topper Punched edge.
  • Then I layered this finished sentiment piece over the Peekaboo Peach Design Series paper using Stampin' Dimensionals and attached it to a piece of Early Espresso card stock.
  • I stamped the bird cages in Early Espresso ink onto Peekaboo Peach card stock.  Then stamped the birds in Bermuda Bay.  I attached the Peekaboo Peach piece to the Early Espresso card stock using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Then I attached everything to the Bermuda Bay card stock on the front of the card.

  • Finally I added some pearls to the birds and the birdcages and then some clear Wink of Stella to the birds tiny wings.  It is kind of hard to tell in the picture, but it is nice and sparkly :)
When I first got the Wink of Stella I was adding it to almost all of my projects, so I limited myself to using it every so often and had to keep it out of immediate eyesight when creating.  I love every time I add it to a card, the sparkle is so subtle and pretty!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Here are all the Stampin' Up! items I used on today's card:


  1. Jennifer this is a great layout the frame compliments the cages so well and the pearls are the perefect finishing touch! Thanks for joining us at Global Design Team this week x

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. It was a fun challenge :)

  2. Jennifer, this card is so cute and a great use of the challenge colors. I especially love the pearl accents. Thanks for playing along this week at Global Design Project.

  3. Connie, thank you for your kind comment :)