Monday, June 13, 2022


The new My Happy Place Collection is so much fun!  The colors, the icons.... and the cut files!  If you know me, you know I love Doodlebug's cut files, and When I saw the Bird in Cage file I immediately had an idea for a fun box card.  Take a peek.... 

I turned the flat birdcage into a 3D shape, where the little birdie hangs down!  In addition to using some papers from the collection, I also added some of the flowers from the Bits & Pieces pack.  These flowers are perfect to embellish just about anything!  I also used the perfectly punny sentiment from the Chit Chat pack.

To make the cage stand up, I added 2 thin strips of cardstock, folded into a box shape to the top and bottom of the cage pieces, then I layered the back piece of the cage so they were centered. To attach the bird, I glued a strip the same thickness as the top and bottom boxes and about 1" wider than the folded box.  I scored glued the bird and his perch to the center, then folded back about 1/2" on each side of the strip and glued the folded sections to the side of the box on the top.  This way he hangs freely.

Since the top and bottom "box strips" are centered and the same size, the card can fold flat for mailing.  I thought this would also make a darling anniversary or wedding card.  You could create another birdie, mirror image and add it to the perch with his friend!

Have you created any projects using the My Happy Place Collection or cut files?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook & Instagram.  We love to see what you create!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


My Happy Place Collection
My Happy Place Coordinating Petite Prints
Buffalo Check/Woodgrain Petite Prints (Cherry, Gray)
My Happy Place - Bird in Cage SVG


Silhouette Cameo
Adhesive/Pop Dots

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