Pretty, shabby chic papers were the inspiration for this Birds & Cages Kit. With a mix of vintage handwritten letters, roses, lace and sheet music, they have subtle textures perfect for the base of a romantic collage (and two collage sheets will provide lots of options for a focal point). Plus the kit includes new metal charms and a petite chipboard bird cage set.
There is also a related Tales of Roses Add-On Kit with a similar romantic theme, but with more saturated colors.
Back to what is in this kit, there are THREE 12" x 12" scrapbook papers; two from the House of Roses line and one sheet from the Serendipity line (note: there is another sheet available though not included in the kit). Note: I'm showing the fronts & backs of the 3 sheets in the photos.
This kit also includes TWO collage sheets:
- New! Victorian Ephemera - Birds Collage Sheet (A variety of bits and bobs... recolored and amended to work with the palette of the Birds & Cages Kit — and with birds sized to fit the new 2", 3" and 4" chipboard cages... more on those cages is below.)
- Blue Birds Collage Sheet (Beautiful images from the vintage postcard collection of Wendy Anderson. More collage sheets by Wendy are under the Polliwog & Dragonfly name.)
Two new charms:
- Fancy Silver Birdhouse Charm (So cute! And I love how Kristin cut a little window to fit this charm into one of her tags — see artwork below.)
- Silver Bird Connector Charm (With 2 loops so you can hang it as a charm, with an extra loop at the bottom for a little dangly bead — or using it as a connector between 2 lengths of chain.)
And finally, the 2 Inch Cage with Solid Back! A sweet little 2-part chipboard birdcage, laser cut from lightweight chipboard. See the artwork below (or at right) for this bird cage in a set of mixed tags, and also used as a hat! More info on Lora's clever card.
(There are also related 3" and 4" bird cages, and a fancier 2-part cage is in the add-on kit.)
See the "We Also Recommend" section below for photos/links to all of the items in the kit.
AND: all the items in the kit are On Sale, too!
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Here's a link to everything in this month's kit that is also available to buy separately. More coordinating goodies are listed on the blog post announcing this kit.