Saturday, July 14, 2012

Birdcage Mini Book


I have a mini book to share with you today.  This one is 4" x 4" and uses the Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue Pack.  I started with two pieces of craft chipboard as my cover base and adhered a piece of Webster's Pages to the front cover with a piece of Pale Plum inside.  For the back cover I used Pale Plum on the inside and Perfect Plum on the outside.

Next, I used the Marianne Design Creatables Birdcage die with a piece of Shimmery White paper and ran it through the Big Shot.  I sponged the birdcage with Brilliance Pearlescent Beige and added a Kaiser Opaline Pearl in Black to resemble a knob.  The bird was stamped in StazOn Black and sponged with Brilliant Blue and cut out.  I knew I wanted some leaves entwined in the birdcage so I pulled out the Sizzix Flowers, Branches & Leaves Set with Mellow Moss paper.

The inside covers and back were decorated using the Memory Box Vintage Peony stamp.  The bird is from SU's Carte Postale set.

I used my Zutter Bind-it-All to bind my little book using a 1/2" antique silver owire.  All the pages are cream and I found in my stash some Tim Holtz Idea-ology metal page corners in antique nickel.  I think they add a nice touch.  A piece of 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Orchid was tied to the binder with a vanilla pearl bauble.

So have you used your Zutter Bind-it-All lately?  I just love mine and I'm glad I took the plunge and purchased it a year ago.


The inside cover with the Memory Box Peony stamp.


Back cover in Perfect Plum.


I hope you have a great weekend!  They are delivering my new Tempur-Pedic bed today so if all things go as planned, I may never get out of bed again!

Book Recipe:
Stamps:  Memory Box Vintage Peony, SU Carte Postale
Paper:  Craft Chipboard Covers, Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue Designer Paper, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss, Shimmery White
Ink:  Brilliance Pearlescent Beige sponged on birdcage; Peonies & Bird - StazOn Black
Accessories:  Kaiser Opaline Pearl in Black, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Orchid, Tim Holtz Vanilla Pearl Bauble, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Page Corners in Antique Nickel, Marianne Design Creatables Birdcage Die (LR0146), Silver Cording, Sizzix Flowers, Branches & Leaves Die, Zutter Bind-it-All, 1/2" Antique Silver Owire
Techniques:  Sponging
Book Size:  4" x 4"

24 comments:

JM said...

I like the bird OUTSIDE the cage.

Sharon Souter said...

Donna this is such an original and wonderful design - I just love it! I also think its perfect that the bird is outside the cage - it looks like the door can be opened or closed? Gives the impression the bird can make the choice to go in or out if it wants to.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

So beautiful Donna! I love all the beautiful items you used.

Dee

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful done donna.
love your mini album.

greetings karin

Becky said...

This is beautiful Donna! Love the cage and the colors.

Chris said...

Love, Love your mini birdcage book! The purple really make the cage POP! Nicely done!

Terry said...

I love your mini album. It's so pretty, and it reminds me that I need to use my Bind-it-all. I hope you love your new bed, too. I have a Tempur-Pedic and LOVE it!

jeanetteann said...

So sweet.I agree with the others,bird on the outside,nice. x

Cynthia said...

I love this, first of all, it is so pretty and elegant. I love the cage and birds on the outside. It does look like they can decide to go in or out. Great work.

Cynthia

Rizzi said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL DONNA......I LOVE BIRDS......THEY MAKE A PERFECT PICTURE ON A CARD OR BOOK....HAVE A NICE DAY....RIZZI

Jennipher said...

Wow Donna, this is fabulous! The zutter bind-it-all is one thing I have never invested in. I bet I would enjoy being able to make and bind my own books though. This is just gorgeous and I love all the plummy gorgeousness. Have a blessed week.

Dani - Diane - ATA Girls said...

I love the whole design! Beautiful card!

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Chrissy said...

Gorgeous mini book Donna, love the bird cage and beautiful swallow..gorgeous project.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Loz said...

Hello Donna. I popped by from MIM to see this beautiful notebook..Loz

Jenny said...

Hi there! Saw you on MIM. Just wanted to let you know I have blog candy if you're interested. :)
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Rhonda Langley said...

I love little books! Nice that you lined the inside of the cover also! Love the little pearl on the side!

butterfly said...

Saw you at MIM... what a beautiful, elegant book. Just super!
Alison x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Beautiful project. I saw your link at MIM. I'm #82 this week, I'd love it if you stopped by.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

DollySelvam said...

hi... saw your card in MIM... wow... love it... thanks a lot for making the bird be outside the cage...what a beautiful heart you have got...:)

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254 and #255.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Hugs,
Julia

Whimsey said...

So pretty and vintage - love it! Do you like your Zutter Bind-it-All?

Saw it on MIM; glad I took a closer look; so elegant!

Jo said...

I saw your card at MIM and loved it, what a gorgeous card. Good luck in the challenge. JOx

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Donna

You always create such beautiful art - what I love most about it is that it always feels like it is created with such love!

Congratulations - you have been featured at this week's Inspire Me Monday Party!

I hope you always

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Wendy said...

Beautifully designed and made. Stunning!

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