Thursday, 28 October 2010

Tim Holtz Caged Bird Decoration

Tim Holtz Bird cage
I am so terrible about getting something “I must have” and then I leaving it unused for ages.  So with Christmas coming I wanted to see if I could use this Tim Holtz die to make a tree decoration for “special” people instead of giving them a Christmas card this year.
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Well I have and I love it, so much so that this is mine and it will stay in my craft room, it ain’t going nowhere!
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But I will make more!  I cut out two of everything to make the decoration strong and substantial. using a white glitter card to cut the cage from; it cut like a dream.
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I’ve used jump rings to attach the tiny clear glass hearts, which I hope I can find more of on e-bay for when I go into mass production.
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It didn’t take that long to make and I am thrilled with the results …… now to find some more hearts …….
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I gave this example to my mum and look what she has done with it
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She’s put it in a shadow box picture frame, with blue paper as a background.  I love it.  I am going to make a few more as presents, but perhaps use an A5 sized frame.


D K Crafts said...

This is gorgeous and a great gift idea. Donna

Suzanne said...

Have been trying to decide wether I should buy this die or not for a while now. Looks like yu have just made my mind up for me lol xx

misteejay said...

Beautiful Helen.

I'm the same with 'must haves' LOL I was so upset when I thought I had missed the Tattered Florals die and when I did see it finally I just had to grab it (along with Tattered Leaves)...guess what - neither has been out of its packaging yet.

Toni :o)

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Love, Em x

Debsg said...

What a great idea. I do exactly the same with new crafty stuff. I have this die and have used it a total of once!