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Papercraft tutorial :: Making a birdcage card

papercraft tutorial :: birdcage card
papercraft tutorial :: birdcage card
Today I’m happy to introduce Sandy Ang, a scrapper with Singapore with a great idea for making a paper birdcage! I hope you enjoy Sandy’s tutorial.

Sandy here to share my Caged Bouquet card with you.

It’s inspired by the popular bird cage trend and is a challenge to myself to recreate the cage’s curvature on a card. It went out to Holly Lefevre who featured me on her blog. She was sweet enough to say it’s on display at her house where she can admire its beauty everyday.

To create this card, I used the following supplies:
Paper – K&Co. Life Journey, Jenny Bowlin Vintage Bookprint Black, g.c.d studios Artsy Urban, yellow cardstock
Embellishments – K&Co English Floral Frames & Stickers, g.c.d studios Artsy Urban die-cut borders
Others – Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Sweet Clover

You can, of course, use any supplies you fancy to create your own birdcage! Here’s how:

papercraft tutorial :: birdcage card
Start with a 8.5“x5” paper. Leave a 1” tab and cut eight 1/2” wide slits, each bar being 1/8” wide.

papercraft tutorial :: birdcage card
Prepare your bouquet, top trim and bottom trim. I used a mix of paper and stickers, and made the trims with a big scalloped edge.

papercraft tutorial :: birdcage card
Cut the top and bottom brackets. I’ve misted mine to match the g.c.d studios border.

papercraft tutorial :: birdcage card
Assemble the birdcage with strong adhesive.

papercraft tutorial :: birdcage card
Finally glue onto the yellow cardstock base. The curve is created by wrapping a 4” rectangle over a 3.5” base, best shown in this shot from an unconventional angle.

No birds in my cage, just some blowsy English roses visited by fluttering butterflies.
papercraft tutorial :: birdcage card

Sandy Ang is a crafter from sunny, little Singapore who loves card-making, paper construction and creating altered objects. She is the resident designer for Singaporean brand KCK. You can find more of her work on her blog.

11 January 2011

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11 Comments for Papercraft tutorial :: Making a birdcage card

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    Beautiful card, and great instructions. I may try this myself—soon!

  2. ~amy~ Says:

    This is an incredibly gorgeous project..unbelievably creative…LOVE it!!

  3. Sandy Says:

    Thanks Shimelle for the opportunity to guest on your blog. You’re just too generous !

  4. scrappysue Says:

    What a stunning card, thanks so much for the instructions!

  5. Carol Says:

    Fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

  6. Jacky Scales Says:

    It’s just stunning.

  7. Anna Says:

    It’s amazing card! I have to try to do it :)

  8. Shirl Says:

    Thank you so much for a great tutorial! The card is gor-jusss!

  9. Allie Says:

    This is gorgeous! Love it!

  10. Jaclyn Says:

    Thanks! This is beautiful!

  11. Karin Says:

    Beautiful…You make it look so easy!

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