Saturday, August 20, 2011

Beautiful Birdcage

I saw this sample in the catalog when I ordered these fortuitous!!

As mentioned in my newsletter of Sunday, August 21, these three new dies are here now. There are two different birds, and one cage. Here is how I made this project.

I used white water color paper, medium weight, cold press. I cut each bird once and the cage four times. To make the square cage, cut eight "1/4 inch" pieces, about one inch long, fold in half so the short ends meet, put double-sided tape on one side, the full length of the paper. (I use the same watercolor paper for this to make it less noticeable.) These will be used to connect the sides at the top and bottom--half the paper attaches to one side, half to the other side...only in the areas where the cages actually touch.

Bend all the tops over to meet in the middle and hold them together with a brad.

I used Studio Matte Medium, by Ranger, to glue the wings on, and double-sided tape to attach the feather, and to attach the birds to the cage. The cage is hanging by a white vine ribbon. We have all of this at the store.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

These are the two winners from our International Auto Show Contest. Congrats to Sally, in France, and to Connie, in each won a $50 gift certificate to AE. PLease pick it up when you come into the store. (Sally, Patti will take care of you!!) Thank you to all who played...we had some great entries, and we were delighted to see them all "roll" in.

This is a photo of the new Idea-ology Sampler pack we have put together. It is available in our online store, which you can get to by clicking any of the scrolling images above. If you bought one package of each item, it would come to about $250. The sampler is available for $24.99, and it includes one or two of every Idea-ology style.