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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Heartfelt- Beautiful Birdcage Encouragement

Good morning!

When you need to give a friend a lift what could be better than a handmade card
with scripture tags that they can take out and maybe put in a book or Bible 
as a reminder of God's goodness and love for them?
My card today is just that, a card of encouragement for friend or family
who just needs a bit of lifting.
I love encouraging people, it is just in me to want to
see others succeed, to want to see them have peace and strength
to get through whatever they face.  Whatever the encouragement
needed, I like to give it, so this card would go to a sweet friend who
maybe just needs to be reminded that they are special and
God has them in His capable hands.




HC PRODUCTS USED      

Other Products:
Grape Jelly Memento, Pretty Petunia VersaMagic, white card stock, pearls

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions:
Card size: 5 X 7”, fold 5 X 21” Flipfold insert in an accordion style (mountain, valley, mountain, etc.).  Add decorative paper to 3 front sections then glue all sides together leaving a 5 X 7 folded card at the back (do not glue tops as these are pockets).  Fold and assemble 4 3/8 X 3 1/8” shadow box.  Place a decorative panel inside (I chose one with birds), stamp, color and die cut birds from the umbrella handle of the Song of Spring stamp and die set then foam tape them inside shadow box.  Cover front of shadow box with another decorative panel then with bird cage cut from white and decorate with pearls.   Cut 2 white Window Box Elements and glue to first and second pockets all the way to the right then glue shadow box to card on the left.
Make 2 tags from two different paper panels in the paper pack and using Wisteria or Grape Jelly, stamp them with some encouraging scripture.  Punch holes, re-enforce with re-enforcer die from Luggage and Tags and add ribbon.  Stamp, color and die cut blossoms using Wisteria or Grape Jelly ink and Lulu Lavender ink to color.  Add the blossoms to bottom right side to decorate and then add Prills to fill.

Thanks for visiting today!
Robin


Matthew 22:37-39 (NKJV)

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
Loving your neighbor as yourself is not always easy but can you imagine if everyone followed Jesus example...wow, what a wonderful world this would be.  Well, not everyone does but, let it begin with me.
Another thing to think about regarding this verse and others like it...your own family, husband, kids, in laws...do we practice this with them too?  Sometimes the people we are closest to we do not treat as the brother or sister in Christ like we  should, or like we would treat... our friends at church...are we REALLY living like Christ or just acting like it when we are with other followers of Christ?  Practice your love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, self-control, gentleness, patience and faithfulness at home first!

8 comments:

Susie Williams said...

This is so incredibly beautiful my sweet Robin, as are all the words you wrote. Ahhhh big happy smile, I love seeing your amazing creations mate. xx

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous!

SussiPoppins said...

Hi Robin....I so love the caged shadow box....and such a wonderful, beautiful collection. Love what you did with it this week.
Inky hugs

Olga Jewell said...

Gorgeous!

Patricia Manhire said...

Stunning - I love how you have used the flip fold to create a gorgeous card. I love that birdcage too.

Janine said...

Lovely and what a beautiful gift of encouragement

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Robin, you are absolutely right about this card. It's a beautiful way to give someone a gorgeous creation to display, and then you add Scripture tags...well, it just doesn't get any better. It's exquisite!! Love it completely! Hugs and love! xoxo

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Wow...such a beautiful work of art Robin! Love everything about this!