Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Feb 1, 2010

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Feb 1, 2010

Bird Cage Pop Up Birthday Card

Yup, I admit it, I totally copied this Hiroko bird cage pop up card from Canon Creative Park. I simpified the design quite a lot, redrew it, and made the whole thing about 25% bigger.

 pop up birdcage card

The front is a scherenschnitte design from Paper Cutters, which I used previously as the pop up portion of another card.

birdcage pop up card

You can barely see the heart in the dove's mouth with the 90 (90!) on it. The heart is from a terrific site, the Toymaker.

Of course, I forgot to photograph this before giving it to my mother-in-law, so the pictures are from the party. Not the best.