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Circle Circus Topiary & Bird…

This is the project we made at my, “Open House” on Friday. I used five of the new In-Colors to create a topiary, flower pot and a bird. I had these frames from some discount store and  decided to create the project to fit the frame. Originally I wanted to paint the frames white but, after seeing the finished piece in the dark frame I thought it looked good. The frame works well with the Rich Razzleberry Card Stock and the gold frame detail ties in with the Crushed Curry Card Stock. I made a template for the flower pot and you can print it out in whatever size you might need.


This is the  flower pot template:


And here are the pieces cut out of Melon Mambo Card Stock and Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper: 


I did use the Scallop Edge Punch on one edge of the trim.

This is an enlargement of the flower pot. I adhered the Razzleberry Designer Series Paper onto Melon Mambo because there wasn’t enough contrast when I held it over the Whisper White background.


The rest of this framed topiary was layered with, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry Card Stock, A piece of Rich Razzleberry Ribbon was used as a base for the topiary. The frame itself measured 7″ x 14″.  The leaves were cut using The Big Shot “Little Leaves” Sizzlet Die. The bird image from, Cheep Talk, was stamped in Bermuda Bay.

Thanks for lookin’!




April Calendar: “Birdies & Eggs”…


April’s calendar is above and was great fun to make. The Easter /Spring Eggs worked nicely with the birds. representing not only Easter but all the rebirth that happens in Spring!


Stamp Sets:        Cheep Talk

                                  A Little Birdie Told Me

                                  ABC Images

Inks:                       Green Galore

                                  Chocolate Chip

                                  Tempting Turquoise

                                  Orchid Opulence

                                  Pixie Pink

Paper:                   Whisper White Card Stock  (8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) not needed if using the back of March and (7″ x 2-1/4″) plus scraps for flower and bird images

                                  Pixie Pink Card Stock (8″ x 8″) and (7″ x 1/8″)

                                  Chocolate Chip DSP ( 3″ x 4″)

                                  Yo-Yo Yellow Card Stock scraps

Accessories:      Photo Corner Punch, Dimensionals


I first tore the Chocolate Chip DSP to resemble a small mound or hill and adhered it to the right bottom corner on the Whisper White Card Stock measuring 7″ x 2-1/4″. Using Green Galore I stamped one bird on Whisper White, The other bird I stamped in Tempting Turquoise. The eggs were stamped in Pixie Pink and the flowers in Orchid Opulence and the leaves in Green Galore. Then I cut out all images. Next I stamped on the Whisper White 7″ x 2-1/4″ piece the branch in Chocolate Chip and added the leaves in Green Galore. The umbrella is stamped in Tempting Turquoise. I punched out two sets of the photo corners in Yo-Yo Yellow. I assembled all the pieces as shown above, adhering the birds with dimensionals. 




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