The new Summer Lantern from John Next Door is great for small gifts and party decorations. The inserts from the Pop Box die sets also fit this new die giving you even more ways to decorate.
The bird inside the cage was die cut in Shrink Plastic, but like a nitwit I was so keen to shrink it I forgot to colour it first, thank goodness for alcohol markers.
The wings were stuck on with some very strong glue, then I threaded some nylon twine through the wings ready to be hung in the cage.
A cage full of flowers would be rather nice too and maybe a little more trimming to make a opening door.
The cage was cut in silver mirri card, I used the fancy floral die from the new lantern in the roof but used the square grid window from the Christmas Pop Box on the sides. With a rule and a sharp knife I cut some of the bars out of each window to make it look more like a cage.
Once assembled I cut a square of Kraft card to go on the floor of the cage so it looked a little more like the paper my Mum used to put in the Finches cage many years ago.
The roof was pulled together with some silver ribbon tied off in a bow, then I added some silver cord so it can be hung up.
It looked a little bare on top so I added some leaves and a flower with a hint of blue to match the bird.
There are so many things you can do with this little lantern and being able to use some of the dies you may already have makes it a die set worth having.
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door - 12th April Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #180 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - #449 Wings and Things/Furry Friends
Creative Fingers - #229 Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #2216 Anything Goes