Friday, January 14, 2011

My Pink Stamper Blog Hop!




Welcome to the first stop on the My Pink Stamper Blog Hop. I am delighted to introduce myself and to get to know you better.

My name is CarrieAnne, and I am a wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. A paper crafting veteran of over 15 years I've stayed up late snipping and gluing in my craft room, edited a magazine, taught tons of classes, and designed CHA booths. An avid scrapbooker and card maker, I also love creating 3D and altered art. From purses to pastries, I love recreating the world around me in paper. My "style" of art is characterized by strong color combinations, crisp clean lines, and lots of paper piecing and piercing. My Cricut helps me meet my eclectic crafting cravings and I am excited to share my projects with you.

For today's blog hop your challenge is to guess what our challenge was as designers. You will get a key word at each stop along the way so be sure to stay with me to the end of this post for your first clue and your next destination.

Birds and bird cages are super trendy right now and I have seen a number of variations on the web. I wanted to make a bird and cage just using my Cricut and I was able to do so with just one cartridge - Cindy Loo!

The Cage:

The base of the cage is made from the cupcake wrapper on page 74. I thought it was perfect because of the bird theme it showcases. In order that the inside and the outside of the cage bottom match, I cut two cupcake liners on "fit to page" on a 12x12 mat. They were then glued to together with Beacon Adhesive's Zip Dry.

The sides of the cage are four 1/4 x 12" strips of patterned paper. If you want the interior and exterior to match you will need to cut double the number of strips and glue them together as I did above. The four strips are held together by a brad at their midpoint. They are attached to the cupcake liner with small pieces of double sided red sticky tape.

The base of the bird cage is a spool of ribbon which I covered in dry embossed brown cardstock. The spool is necessary to stabilize the cage and makes it more durable. Red line tape was used to attach the spool to the cage and I tossed in some pretty pink buttons for fun.

The Bird

The bird is the sparrow from page 65. Two of them were cut out at 2" from white cardstock. I snipped off her wings and the little tuft at the top of her head. Each bird was then dry embossed with the Victorian Cuttlebug embossing folder. A 12" piece of fishing line was then placed between the two birds and they were glued together.

I added wings made from a heart cut in half, pink glitter and the pearl half back for the eye.

Caging the Bird

The fishing line goes through the hold in the bottom of the spool and is secured to the underside with tape. The other end of the line is threaded around the brad securing the strips of the cage's side. I added the glitter to the cage bottom by dipping a thin liner paint brush in white glue and dabbing the cage bottom in the glitter.

This little cage is fairly easy to assemble and would be cute on a wedding table as a decoration or hung up as Valentine's Day decor

Thanks for looking,

CarrieAnne
KEY WORD: DO
Next blog on the hop: Court's Crafts

172 comments:

  1. what a cute project you have...it looks so very pretty and yes...trendy :)

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  2. this is so cute and creative! Thanks for sharing it with us all!

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  3. WOW! That is AMAZING! I am just stunned! You did a great job on this!

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  4. Such a cute birdhouse, great job!! TFS :)

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  5. Wow, I'm amazed at all of the details!

    Julie

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  6. Very neat! I would have never thought to do something like your birdcage! Thanks!!

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  7. I love all the work you put into this it is so beautiful. hugs I am now a follower.

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  8. Gorgeous bird cage! It's truely amazing! Just became a follower!!!

    ~Lauren

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  9. amazing project.Tfs

    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

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  10. Very cute and so clever ... thanks for sharing.

    Jo xx

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  11. Very Imaginative, I like it. Dawn RI
    abosoffit@hotmail.com

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  12. WOW! Your project is beautiful! Very creative. :)
    ♥Tracy

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  13. I love this bird cage outstanding. I'm a bird lover anyway

    Hugs Debbie

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  14. That is very cute! I hope I can find the time to do some of these projects.
    This is Annette from Australia
    abernice13@hotmail.com

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  15. very nice project! thanks for posting! ladydevine73@hotmail.com

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  16. This is truly FABULOUS!

    TFS!

    {{hugs}}

    tjsgal at gmail dot com

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  17. This is so adorable! What a great job!!! I love it!!! I think this is so original. XOXO, Julie. :0)

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  18. wow i had no idea that you could do something like that! very pretty

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  19. How fun is this! This is my first time, and so far so good!

    Karen
    chevyz7one at yahoo dot com

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  20. Love that bird. sucha gorgorous project

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  21. Wow...how you'd do that....lol Love your blog and all your talent !! I'll be back..

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  22. That project is beautiful and so elaborate!

    Looking forward to seeing all you make!

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  23. This is really pretty!! Great job!!

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  24. You project is so elegant. You did an excellent job with the instructions. Thank you.

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  25. thanks for sharing. love the idea.

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  26. Wow! Your project is gorgeous! Love all the details!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  27. Wow, so intricate!! Very cool. :)

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  28. Wow! Really beautiful!
    hugs,
    joni

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  29. wow that looks great you are really talented to think of all that detail! Thanks for sharing.
    gram gram 66 at g mail dot com

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  30. absolutely beautiful...it looks like you are a very detailed person. Thanks for sharing

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  31. very creative:)
    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
    kfordyce6638 at gmail.com

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  32. This is soooo cute, so creative! plus i love birds! thank you!

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  33. Fantastic I can't say enough about this birdcage it is just beautiful

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  34. Lovely .. http://myplacetoblog1952.blogspot.com/

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  35. Great Idea I am gonna to try to guess what it could be Do Waa Dittie dianasmommie@yahoo.com

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  36. Awesome project, very creative!!!

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  37. Great project!!! TFS
    bhoward at kci dot net
    http://handmadebyhh.blogspot.com/

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  38. I love 3D items and altered art. Thanks for sharing it and I can't wait to see more projects :)


    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  39. What a unique bird cage. Love it!

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  40. so so cute
    Kathy
    mskathywmu4 at cox dot net

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  41. WOW This is amazing! Fantastic job...I have so much to learn, glad we are working together!
    ~Raechel MPS DT member

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  42. beautiful projects. luv the details!!

    nygator95 at gmail dot com

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  43. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. This is just beautiful. TFS! So much detail:) I'm lovin' this!
    ~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

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  45. This project really rocks. It's a great design and I love all the details.

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  46. awesome!
    WOW! That is AMAZING!
    Love it!
    Pam
    aka mema

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  47. Wow! This is really beautiful!! Thanks for sharing. You have given me the inspiration--now all I need is the time (and Cindy Loo!!!!) Ebay here I come!!!!!
    Thanks for the hop!
    gaudet5 at rogers dot com

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  48. That was beautiful! I love your work.

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  49. That is too cute CarrieAnne. I am now a new follower. :)

    Terrie Barroso
    crafteecards.blogspot.com

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  50. This is so elegant! You do beautiful work!

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  51. Oh my goodness, this literally took my breath away. Congrats on being a My Pink Designer!

    Olivia

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  52. OMG that is absolutely gorgeous.

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  53. This is GORGEOUS. So talented.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  54. SUPER CUTE!!!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  55. That is really pretty!

    ~Dawn
    http://latenightscraper.blogspot.com/

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  56. SOO ELEGANT!!! Love it!!!

    freddylswillima(at)windstream(dot)net

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  57. Soooo cute & inventive!! Great job! :) thanks for sharing!

    www.fancyframework.com

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  58. WOW...what awesome work. Just amazing.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  59. What a cute idea! Beautiful job!
    happiqueen at aol dot com

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  60. Cute idea and love your color selection!
    cardcraz.blogspot.com

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  61. Congratulations! I love blog hops! Thanks for having this for all of us!

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  62. this is absolutely beautiful! thanks for sharing :)

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  63. Very creative of you to put this together from all the cuts.

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  64. What a cute project! thanks for sharing!

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  65. Very beautiful!! Love the detail and beautiful colors!

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  66. Holy torpedo's batman that had to have taken some time to complete, well done.

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  67. What a wonderful project thanks or all the details.
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com

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  68. What a bueatiful project!!! The details are amazing.

    simplycricutting at gmail dot com

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  69. Your project is absolutely awesome. I love all of your detail.

    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  70. Amazing project!! It really looks like an Easter Basket.. can't believe it is made of paper.

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  71. This birdcage is very beautiful and detailed. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  72. Carrie
    This is beautiful! I think this is the first scrapbook bird cage I have ever seen,and I am loving it..
    TFS
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com

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  73. I've never seen anything like this. It's gorgeous! :) Janis

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  74. So beautiful. I would have never thoght to do someting like this. This would make a great addition for the silent auctions my Master Gardener group does sometimes.TFS

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  75. Aww this is just so lovely and beautiful, thank you for the inspiration and so happy to be on the dt with you

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  76. This is such an amazing, beautiful project. Gorgeous!

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  77. Congratulations on making the design team!! Your birdcage is stunning!! Thank you for sharing - I look forward to seeing future projects from you!!!
    shawnsfiresidecraftingroom.blogspot.com

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  78. WOW! This is gorgeous!!! I love it!
    ra6352 (at) gmail(dot) com

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  79. OMG! your project is so cute. Also congratulation on making the team.

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  80. Love your project and you are very creative... HUGS...SK :)

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  81. very pretty TFS!!!

    cathie
    scrpahppycat@gmail.com

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  82. I love it you did a great job its adorable!!

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  83. Super Cute & Super Crafty!! Great Job! I love birds & birdcages...my hubby & I are bird watchers!!

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  84. Very cool. That is truly creative.

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  85. Your bird cage is super cute!
    Great idea to use the cupcake holder.
    I was looking at the cupcake cartridge today and thought I do not think I would ever use that. And then you shared a great way other than for cupcakes.

    thanks for sharing:)

    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  86. What a wonderful bird cage! TFS!

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  87. Beautiful thank you for sharing.
    Countrygirlin_md@yahoo. Com

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  88. wow your project is amazing. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing what else you create.

    gigi
    bvnaia@yahoo.com

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  89. che meraviglia di progetto! questi uccellini sono deliziosi!

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  90. Love this, so cute =) I am now one of your newest followers =)


    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
    http://crazycardmaker.blogspot.com/

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  91. Beautiful project! So detailed :)

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  92. It's adorable. Love the little bird! Great Job! JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

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  93. This is simply adorable love the colors. TFS
    Luria

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  94. That is so adorable.. I love the way it turned out.

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  95. What an amazing job! I absolutely love it, TFS! :)

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  96. I love this bird in a cage. Very nicely done with excellent details!

    I am a new follower!

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  97. Oh my heavens...that is beautiful!

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  98. So adorable. That is a great bird Cage. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  99. Super awesome project! Hope you won't mind if I steal the idea. TFS!

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  100. Wow! Never would've thought to use a cupcake wrapper for a birdcage! It's beautiful!

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  101. Very cute and clever idea - thank you for sharing!

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  102. Thanks for the beautiful project and thanks for playing in the blog hop

    sloopysue2658@gmail.com

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  103. Very crafty...how did you come up with this idea. Thanks for sharing in the hop.\
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  104. Elegant and more!!! Great project, you are so very creative with your idea. TFS

    Kathryn
    wamfamily(at)surewest(dot)net
    http://wamfamily.blogspot.com

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  105. Amazing! I just love it...
    lauraleed48atlivedotca

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  106. That is truly beautiful!! Is art!! I was looking at your layouts and they are so gorgeous!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  107. Your 3D art is such a fun way to further this 'love' of mine. Your intro and directions were great. :)

    Rhonda
    puppydogtails@comcast.net

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  108. One word....WOW!!!! How amazing!

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  109. Very creative project....love it...congrats on being part of an awesome DT group
    Have a blessed eve,
    }}}HUGS{{{,
    Sheri G

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  110. Wow! That is a great project! Nice job.

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  111. Hi, I'm a new follower and so glad I hopped over to your blog. Talk about talent.. I love the bird cage ( I own a parrot Ornge winged Amason) so you can guess I love little birdie.. Thanks for sharing.
    Kellee
    kelgentry-lovetoscrap.blogspot.com

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  112. Wow, this is gorgeous!

    http://bugalooscraproom.blogspot.com/

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  113. Wow! So beautiful and intricate. Wish I had the time:-)

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  114. I love the bird cage and bird you created and your directions made it sound so doable!

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  115. Absolutely beautiful,the details are awesome.
    http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

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  116. All I can say is WOW.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  117. So cute! how long did it take you to make this?

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  118. What a cute bird cage. So creative.

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  119. This is beautiful. I love all the details and the birds are super cute

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  120. so pretty...TFS :)

    Hugs, Sheena

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  121. Love your project. Thanks for sharing-- Ryansmaama
    gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

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  122. This is beautiful. TFS!
    Blessings,
    RecipeScrapper at sbcglobal dot net

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  123. Very pretty project. Lots of detail.
    TFS
    TTFN
    dpookyear at yahoo dot com

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  124. Beautiful work, i'm glad I found your blog.

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  125. The bird in the bird cage is beautiful. I have definnitely never seen anything like that. This hope is so great with so much talent. Thanks for sharing and I love you all posted directions too!

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  126. This is so beautiful!! Love it!! :)

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  127. Nice cage ,thanks for sharing.
    karen k3 at ameritech dot net

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  128. This si so terrific and a very cute idea. I love the paper you choose. TFS!

    cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

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  129. Too cute. I would have never done something like this. This is amazing.

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  130. Love this cute project... very nice blog

    Jennifer
    http://paperthisandthat.blogspot.com

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  131. Love your blog. This hop is a great way for us to see all the new mps design team. Just became a follower. Looking forward to future posts.

    Thanks
    Jilleen

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  132. Loving this bird cage. Thanks for stopping by at my blog and being encouraging.

    Anne Pennington
    http://raggedyannie1.wordpress.com/

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  133. Gorgeous bird basket....awesome job!

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