Saturday, April 23, 2011

Traveling Birds

Happy Easter everyone! I haven't posted for a while, I've been making cards. :) I've been wanting to use the paper roses from the rose tutorial posted in March.  The card I came up with for the red rose is below. The striped paper, birds and butterfly were all cut from the 12" x 12" DCWV "The Botanicals Stack". I love the images and designs in this paper stack. If you haven't seen it, you must check it out next time you're craft shopping.

Originally the birds were in a different cage. It took up too much space and was three-dimensional looking, showing the top and side of the cage which wasn't working for this card. So I cut away the top and side and used Cricut and the Serenade cartridge to die cut a different cage and put the birds in (behind) it. 
I cut the birdcage from black card stock and put a clear glitter on it which gave it a sort of green hue. The birds were already glittery (which is making it hard for me to get a good photo). I also added a little of the same glitter to the red rose. 
For the sentiment I used a quote from the little vellum quote pads sold at Joann's. I put the quote on top of a vintage postcard scrap from my stash. I thought the quote was perfect because it looks like the butterfly is taking the birds on a site seeing trip!  Oh, and I made little antenna for the butterfly from craft wire. Next post, I will show you the card I made using the blue rose from the tutorial.

On a totally different note, I thought some of you might be interested in a diet site I recently joined. It's called Fat Secret  (I'm not in anyway connected to this site except as a member.) It is totally free and IMO the best diet site on the web! You can follow the diet of your choice, Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, Calorie Count, and many others. Or you can follow your own plan. It has the best food database and nutritional information I've found anywhere online. You choose what you ate from the database and enter it into your food diary with a click. It keeps track of your fat, carbs, and protein grams, calories, etc. There are forums, challenges, buddies, recipes and just lots of community support. I'm "Cindy 23" on the site if you want to look me up. (BTW, the 23 refers to how many pounds I want to lose this summer- not my age- LOL I wish!)

Have a wonderful Easter and thank you for visiting Paper Oasis!


  1. Just lovely!
    I am following you, won't you follow me?

  2. Wow....that is intense. I absolutely love it.

  3. wonderful, Cindy, a true work of art

  4. Hi Cindy,

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my button box. You asked about what I call my homemade glimmer mist. I fill a mini mister about 2/3rd full of water, add a small scoop of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls and about 4 drops of Vintage Photo distress ink reinker. Shake it up real good to get the Perfect Pearls dissolved and then fill it the rest of the way up with water. I actually keep two misters on my desk ready to grab - one is this mixture, the other is the same but lighter color so I only put 2 drops of the reinker in that one. Depending on how vintage I want something to look I would use either the lighter solution or the darker one. For this project, I used the darker solution.

    Hope that helps - any more questions, just ask!


  5. PS - your flower made with newsprint here is amazing - I really love it and will have to try it out!

  6. How very wonderful. Love the glitter and the handmade flower