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"


Unknown said...

I like the bird OUTSIDE the cage.

sharonssunlitmemories 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.

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

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


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!

Heirloom treasures 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.


Rizzi said...


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!

Joined from Inspire Me Monday
Dani - ATA Girls

Chrissy said...

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

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


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loz said...

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

Unknown 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!

Words and Pictures 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.

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...:)

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

Create With Joy 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 @ E-1-A said...

Beautifully designed and made. Stunning!

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