Card Making

Card Challenge – Really Reasonable Ribbon #155

Today’s card is inspired by the challenge on Really Reasonable Ribbon. The theme is ‘Anything Goes’ but it does need to have some sort of ribbon or trim on the card. 



I went for a simple thank you card and got to try out a birdcage die I recently bought and haven’t yet used. I really like this die – I got it for a bargain-price of £6 and it’s really good quality and a decent size.

I don’t have any bird dies so couldn’t put a bird in the cage (and I don’t like caged birds – I used to have a budgie when I was a kid and always felt dead guilty that he wasn’t free! Not that he would’ve survived for long if I did release him. He lived for ages actually, I got him when I was 10 and he died when I was 21 which is good going for a budgie! Anyway, I digress…) SO, I filled the cage with cut out hearts. I left the ‘bars’ in the centre of the cage unglued and just went round the edge. This way I could move the hearts about and I could also attach some twine and tie a bow to one of the ‘bars’. 



I then stuck my pink lace trim to the top left and bottom right corners. I think it goes well with the colours in the card. I then cut and stuck my ‘Thank You’ sentiment and added a few buttons for some extra detail.



I’m quite happy with this card 🙂 It didn’t take long at all so I could make a whole series of these.


I wonder what else I can cage? I’m thinking some monsters from my Lawn Fawn Monster Mash set… I feel another card coming on…

Materials Used:-

  • Cardstock from Hobbycraft
  • Xcut Birdcage die
  • Xcut Heart die from the set of 3 nesting hearts mini-cuts
  • Xcut mini-cuts Thank You die
  • Assorted Plastic Buttons from The Works & Dovecraft
  • Wooden Buttons from The Works
  • Dovecraft pink twine
  • Paper used for hearts from Passion for Vintage and Romantic Chic paper stacks from The Works
  • Lace Trim from local shop (sorry can’t remember what the make is!)

Sutz xxx

2 thoughts on “Card Challenge – Really Reasonable Ribbon #155

  1. This is lovely, and the sweet buttons and ribbon are a lovely touch to accent your card. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your amazing talents with us. I hope you will play along with us again soon. It’s always a treat when you do.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon


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