Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mint and Pink Wedding Birdcage Cardholder

My darling Brittany got married almost two months ago.  *sigh* I can hardly believe that the six months of her accelerated planning are over.  I tried to help as much as possible – but I usually just stressed her out when I mentioned things she hadn’t yet tackled on her “to-do list”.  The wedding was lovely and all of her hard work definitely paid off.

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Brittany’s Mint and Pink Wedding Birdcage Cardholder was the last one I will be making for a while. [Breaking my blue jay heart].  I have been overwhelmed lately with school, work (thankful for my new, albeit more stressful position with the firm) and just life.  I doesn’t matter how early I wake up, or stay awake at night… I just can’t get everything accomplished that I would like to! –Maybe less Facebook and blog reading should also be in my near future [probably not].  It is kinda depressing, since I enjoy searching antiques stores for, and selling the cages, but something has got to give, and I am ok with birdcages “giving”. – Hence the reason I am also so behind in blogging, scrapbooking and a dozen other crafts… c’est la vie, a girl has to be a grownup and prioritize sometimes… being a “grownup” is lame.    

I saw {this} pin on Pinterest and thought that these flowers would be the BEST for Brittany’s cage rather than the normal Kusudama flowers I usually make.   Brittany was using succulents as a base for flowers at her wedding and I thought these were lovely!  The website for the pin had a FREE for personal use PDF download for the flowers [score!] so I got to cutting them out… OMGoodness.  They were NOT easy to make.  Lots and LOTS of cutting, did I say LOTS? and then trying to glue them – hot glue burns SUCK. 

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I tried to finish the Mint and Pink Wedding Birdcage Cardholder for Brittany’s bridal shower and lucky for me I had the PERFECT pink ribbon tape in my supplies to go around the cage!  Heck yes!  

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She liked the flowers, but wished they were a more “bright” pink – not to be confused with “hot” pink.  My co-worker Ashley tweaked the color of the PDF and voila! I had better colored flowers… the only problem was that I had to cut everything out. AGAIN.  Thank heaven for my awesome [AWESOME] boyfriend, he sat and cut the smallest ones out on the train with me using his pocket knife – winning!!!


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I got everything made and then decided I didn’t want to take the original ones off the cage; I thought it would look fuller if I just supplemented with the new ones.  I wish I had ripped them off, dang it. 

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Skylar, the lovely sister-of-the-bride, came to my rescue when I could not fit the Mint and Pink Wedding Birdcage Cardholder, box of pom poms and four days worth of clothes AND wedding supplies in my suitcase.  She ever so graciously carried the birdcage on the plane in order for it to arrive safely.  She is a gem.

Brittany liked the cage, and that is all that matters to me.  I was so preoccupied on the day of the wedding I totally forgot to get a picture of the cage (doh!)  Lucky for me, Brittany’s photographer took this lovely shot:


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And so my friends, an era of birdcages overtaking my apartment has come to an end.  I will miss the frequent antiquing trips and the sport of finding great bargains, but at least I can still go look for cakestands!!! 

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