Happy Birthday Cuttlebug Challenges Blog!

Cuttlebug Challenges Blog is celebrating their 1 year anniversary during the month of September, and we, at Embellish On-line, are celebrating with them!

The entire month of September, Cuttlebug Challenges is devoted to celebrating birthdays, with themes of all kinds from their DT. Last week, they brought you ideas for all kinds
of invites. This week they bring inspiration for gift bags & cards and challenge you to create your own birthday bag & card.

That's where we come in. Barb has graciously donated a $25 prize package of scrapping
goodies, to one lucky participant, selected from this week's gift bag/card challenge entries!
Read all about it here!

Now, for my project details! For my bag, I used a chipboard bird box that I found at Micheals. I loved the shape of the bird! I traced it on the back of Cosmo Cricket's Earth Love designer paper...I thought this piece looked like feathers! Then I cut it out, pierced it, faux stitched and distressed it before attaching it with red line tape. I used a strip of nailheads to accent his *wing* and a button/glitter dot for his eye.
For the sides of the box, I used the Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder and some more piercing, faux stitching and distressing.

For the card I scanned my bird and printed it out smaller....just how cool is that?! I added the nail brads and a tiny brad for his eye. The background paper is another sheet from Cosmo Cricket's Earth Love Collection....I just love those little birdies! I went out in the yard and found me a branch for my bird to sit on....it's glue-dotted on. The sentiment is from Inky Antics and I've distressed it with ink and done it as a wavy banner. Flowers are Prima that have been distressed with Tim Holtz inks and a Making Memories shape brad for the center. The swirls are Sizzix die cuts. Thanks for stopping by!


csroyal said…
This is just awesome!! How nice of Embellish online to sponsor this week for us!

Unknown said…
Those birds are adorable! Is that hanging one an ornament out of wood or chipboard? Very nice!
Unknown said…
That is so cute! I love the colors, it all just ties together so well. Love it!
SJDWolf said…
TFS Michelle both the box and card are birdiful... errr beautiful!
oh my!!!!!!!!!!!! This is awesome! I think you should send this to me!! LOL!
I love that bird paper!!
danni reid. said…
THIS is AMAZING, from the shape to the design, could not love this more my friend ♥♥♥
Anonymous said…
These are completly beautiful ..TFS
Enjoy your weekend:)x
Amber said…
How darling Michelle! I just love your creations, the little birds are so cute and I love the colors you used. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CBC:)
Catherine said…
Truly amazing, Michelle! I just love all of the amazing and innovative details. And what an awesome idea to photograph your birds in an actual tree!!!! You are crazy talented, my friend!

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