Echo Park Paper: Haunted Bird Cage

Hello Crafty Friends! I’m sure I have probably mentioned this a million times this month, but I’m going to say it again! Halloween is my favorite holiday. And it’s also my favorite holiday to get crafty for!
This year I revamped my entryway table with new decorations and created this Haunted Birdcage, created with the Haunted collection, to go front and center!
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I found the crows and glittery bats at the dollar store and the idea for this project was born!
First, I cut the birdcage shape out using my Silhouette Cameo machine using Carta Bella Ebony Black Felt Designer Cardstock. The birdcage cut file is from the “Three Birdcages” set by Lettering Delights. The top of the birdcage is cut from Very Scary paper. Next, I cut strips of the striped Very Scary paper to accent the cross bars of the birdcage.
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I wanted the birdcage to have a bit more height, so I cut a flat square box to go underneath it. (Square Box by Lori Whitlock Design #26219 in the Silhouette Design Store). I decorated the sides of box with more Very Scary Paper.
On the floor of the birdcage, I cut a square of the orange dot Haunted Words Paper. This helps the crow to stand out a bit. I also decorated the back of the cage with this panel.
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Now it’s time to decorate the outside of the birdcage! On the front I created a cluster of elements using designs from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper. I also added pumpkins made with the Outlined Pumpkins Die Set. I wanted my pumpkins to be solid, so I adhered them to another sheet of orange cardstock and then carefully cut around them by hand.
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The flowers were cut from the orange dot Haunted Words Paper, using my Silhouette Cameo and the Dimensional Flowers Cut Set by Lettering Delights. I also added leaves and vines, cut using the Fall Branch Die Set, from the ebony felt cardstock and the Haunted Labels paper.
I added a few glittery bats from the dollar store for even more spookiness!
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I had so much fun making this project! I’m actually thinking of creating another one to go with it! I’m thinking a big fly or spider inside would be a creepy touch. Hehe!
Give it a try, it’s the perfect Halloween Home Decor project!
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SUPPLIES:
Carta Bella Ebony Black Felt Designer CardstockCarta Bella Natural White Linen Designer CardstockCarta Bella Haunted CollectionHaunted Labels PaperVery Scary PaperHaunted Words Paper3×4 Journaling Cards PaperSpooky Ads Paper12×12 Element StickerOutlined Pumpkins Die SetFall Branch Die Set, Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine, Three Birdcages Cut File by Lettering Delights, Dimensional Flowers Cut File by Lettering Delights, Square Box Cut File by Lori Whitlock (Design #26219 in the Silhouette Design Store)
See you again soon!
JanaBold

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