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Video Tutorial: Pop-up Bird Cage Card (Tim Holtz)

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I am wearing my Tulane sweatshirt (Green Wave!) in honor of the occasion.

You asked for it . . . now you've got it. But . . . to watch it all you'll have to devote 42 minutes of your life! I know, I know, it's a beast of a tutorial, but making a pop-up birdcage out of a pop-up Christmas Tree takes a few steps, yo!

As usual, though, I've broken the tutorial into bite-sized chunks, about 5 minutes each, so you can go back and review any particular section individually.

The card I'm creating in the tutorial is this one:

(Click to make it bigger)Thank You Bird Cage TH

Sizzix Products Used:
Pop-up Christmas Tree, by Karen Burniston
Caged Bird, by Tim Holtz
Tattered Florals, by Tim Holtz
Styled Labels, by Tim Holtz
Vintage Market Alphabet, by Tim Holtz
Elegant Flourishes, by Tim Holtz
Textured Impressions Folder: Damask, by Rachael Bright
Matboard, black

Other Products Used:
Patterned Papers - "Mama-razzi" by Bo Bunny
Clear Plastic Sheets - Grafix
Tim Holtz "idea-ology" products by Advantus - Tiny Attacher, Grunge Paper, Foliage, Mini Fasteners, and Swivel Clasp
Rubber Stamps - Tim Holtz "Ultimate Grunge" by Stamper's Anonymous
Wire - Artistic Wire
Adhesives - Beacon Zip Dry & 3 in 1, Ranger Glossy Accents, Tacky Tape, Mini Glue Dots
General Craft - rhinestone, black ink pad

The videos are on my YouTube channel. There is a link in the top right corner of this blog and mini-players below:

THBC Tutorial 1: Intro & Die Cutting (3:04)


THBC Tutorial 2: The Big Trees & The Big Bird Cages (6:23)


THBC Tutorial 3: Assemble the Centerpiece (1:55)

THBC Tutorial 4: The Small Trees & The Small Bird Cages (5:27)

THBC Tutorial 5: Assemble the Bird Cage (5:10)

THBC Tutorial 6: Add the Base, the Bird & the Chain (4:42)


THBC Tutorial 7: Make the Card Interior (5:42)


THBC Tutorial 8: Make the Card Exterior (5:02)


THBC Tutorial 9: Optional Flourish Pop-up & Finished Card (4:16)