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#SimplyG45 3D Birdcage Video Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 08/03/2017 56 Comment(s) Tutorials,Videos,#SimplyG45,

Hello, G45ers! 

 Welcome to a day of #SimplyG45 inspiration. Today Magda Cortez is sharing her lovely A Ladies' Diary - DCE Birdcages. These beautiful cages make perfect wedding or party favors and are so easy to make. Check out her YouTube tutorial to get started on this great project, which can be complete in under one hour, affordable and fun. Don't forget that you can win this very DCE in this weeks blog prize pack. Details below!


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We are giving away a set that includes A Ladies Diary - DCE, Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Pad, 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad, a Journaling Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, Shabby Chic Metal Brads, Clock Keys, and a set of ATC Black Policy Envelopes-that is over a $100 value! To enter to win, just comment here on the blog daily or over on our Facebook page. The winner will be announced right here on the blog tomorrow, Friday, August 4th. 


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#SimplyG45 - 3D Birdcages

By Magda Cortez


Hi all!! Today I’m going to show you my #Simply45 project!!.. It is simple, affordable, and created in less than 60 min!! Well after thinking and knowing Summer is perfect for weddings, I came up with the idea to make these beautiful 3D Birdcages as wedding favors. They can also be used for special dinner favors or place settings with a little name tag. For these birdcages, I use the Secret Garden Deluxe Collector's Edition Paper Collection! It is so sweet!


YouTube Video: 3D Birdcages - Simply 45


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It’s so easy to make by using the birdcage die from Tim Holtz or any die. There’s a lot of them out there and they all are beautiful.


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Tip 1: Fussy cut some delicate flowers and cut extra leaves for more foliage.  Also, add some metallic thread for more dimension.


Tip 2: Adding metallic legs to the Birdcages adds more elegance.


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Birdcages always are in and making these was so easy using the dies.


Graphic 45 Supplies:

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Other Supplies:


See you soon!!” ~Magda Cortez



Thanks for joining us for this #SimplyG45 feature starring Magda's beautiful bird cages. It is amazing how even a simple project can turn into such a beautiful display piece in the hands of such a talented Brand Ambassador. We are always so excited to share these fast and fun projects with you.  Please let us know what you think in the comments below and remember this is the last chance to comment to win this weeks blog prize. Good luck and we will see you back here tomorrow with more inspiration and an announcement about the lucky winner. 

Happy Papercrafting! 

56 Comment(s)

Kate LeBlanc:
08/03/2017, 10:03:07 AM

Beautiful bird cages, would be great for centerpieces at a wedding shower. I love the giveaway this week, so very generous of you G45!

Jeanne hooper:
08/06/2017, 06:06:46 AM

Love the bird cages ,would also be great Christmas ornaments ,thank you for the tutorial and a chance to win your great products .

Alexandra trigili:
08/03/2017, 10:04:26 AM

What a beautiful and personal wedding favor project! Love this paper!

Sue MacFall:
08/03/2017, 10:04:47 AM

Wow, what beautiful decorated birdcages - the papers are perfect for them!! Thank you Magda.

Hana Harpaz:
08/03/2017, 10:17:46 AM

Beautiful bird cage. Going to make it. Thanks for the chance to win my favorite collection .

Michele Lewis:
08/03/2017, 10:37:41 AM

I love reading your many new ideas and inspirations! These birdcages are so unique. I didn't know about the dies.....but now I will be on the lookout for them. They are awesome wedding favors but could easily become Christmas Tree decorations with a few changes. I LOVE this idea. Thank you magda

08/03/2017, 01:14:31 PM

Great idea for Christmas decorations!! I will try! Thanks Michele

Vanessa LeClear:
08/03/2017, 10:44:37 AM

Beautiful birdcages, Magda! Thank you for the inspiration, and thanks, G45, for the chance to win!

Judy D.:
08/03/2017, 10:52:33 AM

What a fun, unique creation - love these birdcages!! And what a wonderful prize package - thanks, G45 for a chance to win! Judy D.

Lisa Buchanan:
08/03/2017, 11:10:32 AM,

Love the birdcages and they are so lovely! The prize package is awesome and I, for one, love the chance to be able to win it!

Denice Metz:
08/03/2017, 11:17:02 AM

I love this bird cage need to win so I can make it, Thanks for the chance

Pirjo Callies:
08/03/2017, 11:19:02 AM

Lovely idea with the birdcages. Will keep in mind for the next wedding. Looking forward to tomorrow let's see who is the winner this time. Luck for everybody.

08/03/2017, 11:22:12 AM

Beautiful as always!

Glenda Buster:
08/03/2017, 11:27:18 AM

Magda, thank you for the tutorial. These birdcages are so creative and elegant! Love how you combined two Graphic 45 collections! Can't wait to see who this week's lucky winner will be.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Oh wow, these are amazing!!!!

The Altered Paper:
08/03/2017, 12:13:58 PM,

Beautiful elegant and chic bird cages!

Denise Flynn:
08/03/2017, 12:18:52 PM

From your biggest G45 fan! Love the birdcages!

Sue LD:
08/03/2017, 12:23:53 PM

Beautiful favor idea for a summer wedding.

Sandy Carroll:
08/03/2017, 12:27:21 PM

What a cute idea for a gift or place card at the table. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy Artman:
08/03/2017, 12:34:03 PM

What a great idea and sooo... beautiful! I love ideas that are simple but look complicated! Thank you!

08/03/2017, 12:49:35 PM

Wow! These are wonderful - and not so terribly hard! Thanks for a great tutorial - very easy to follow.

08/03/2017, 12:52:45 PM

Divinas, delicadas y encantadoras!!!

Jenny Bumb:
08/03/2017, 01:04:58 PM

I love this beautiful set of papers. The colors and the vintage theme are awe inspiring.

Kathy L.:
08/03/2017, 01:14:10 PM

The bird cages are absolutely adorable! Such a clever idea, and so pretty!

Mathilde S:
08/03/2017, 01:17:54 PM

Love these birdcages.They will add that special touch to a festive table.Great tutorial as always.
08/03/2017, 01:29:09 PM

Enjoyed the tutorial, love how the flowers sit on the top of the birdcage, and thanks for a chance to win the beautiful portrait papers and the absolute classic ladies diary.

Becca Y:
08/03/2017, 01:31:07 PM

These are beautiful! I'm a birdie lover so anything to do with birds is right up my alley.

Regina Harrison:
08/03/2017, 01:35:00 PM

We did a birdcage centerpiece for my friends baby shower and everyone loved it. These are really cute!

Martie Rollin:
08/03/2017, 01:44:04 PM

I definitely agree with another entry...these bird cages could be adapted to fit many holidays and occasions. Can't you just imagine Mon Amour cages? Beautiful! Oh! And I can just see using both collections in your prize package...beautiful!

Debbie Nelson:
08/03/2017, 01:46:39 PM

Beautiful wedding favors idea for my son's wedding this Christmas!

08/03/2017, 02:10:44 PM, @marusaneeva

Very interesting and beautiful idea! So simple! So perfect! Thanks G45 for daily inspiration and chance to win!

Carol Hughes:
08/03/2017, 02:29:46 PM, facebook

The birdcages are just gorgeous, made by talented, nimble hands. A delight to the eyes! I NEED the prize package to create my own.

Michelle Nettleton:
08/03/2017, 03:25:36 PM

WOWZER! I have the die. Need to find the pearls. I'm going to do this, so pretty!

Kayla F:
08/03/2017, 05:03:46 PM

Those birdcages are just so delicate and divine!

08/03/2017, 05:20:12 PM

I love all your talented guest artists. They come up with the most beautiful projects using Graphic45 papers. I see a birdcage in the near future for me. Winning the goodies would be a big bonus.

08/03/2017, 05:41:56 PM

Your G45 site is superb. I have just signed up for daily inspiration and your projects are so unique and different. Thanks for the inspiration.

08/03/2017, 07:06:15 PM

So beautiful and delicate. Love it

08/03/2017, 07:17:05 PM

Oh WOW!! Ive just finished book folding some birdcages and flower decorations for our Ball.Looks like I will need to do some of these to add to the mix. They are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

08/03/2017, 07:53:38 PM

Love The Portrait of a Lady line. I think it would make beautiful planner pages!

Natalie Godfrey:
08/03/2017, 08:09:36 PM

Beautiful creations! Love the fussy cutting of the flowers.

Karen Merseal:
08/03/2017, 08:12:58 PM

I love all of G45 products. So beautiful and classy. Love the give away pack. It's like Christmas. Thanks G45.

08/03/2017, 08:13:19 PM,

Magda birdcages are absolutely stunning!! How very creative!! I'm in love with every beautiful detail!!! Thank you for today's dose of gorgeousness---I'm super inspired by it!!!

Mike Fernholz:
08/03/2017, 09:00:53 PM

Love your papers!

08/03/2017, 09:06:35 PM

So beautiful and creative birdcages!! Love them and a beautiful, amazing give away pack!! Thanks a lot G45!!

Beth M Beery:
08/03/2017, 09:18:36 PM

These are beautiful!! Secret Garden is the perfect collection for these, and I love the cascading florals!! Thanks for sharing such a creative and inspiring idea!!!

Sheri Plasker:
08/03/2017, 09:30:16 PM

The birdcage are gorgeous! Also, I love your collections! They are always so beautiful, interesting, and classy!

08/03/2017, 10:56:51 PM

These bird cages are so detailed and cute! I love the feet and flowers on them. These would be so cute at a shabby chic wedding.

08/03/2017, 11:52:17 PM

What an amazing project! This would be perfect for a special occasion. Thanks for the opportunity to win something wonderful.

08/04/2017, 12:36:06 AM

I live in Sweden, hope it is ok to participate in this competition! I absolute love the papers and would love to make something beautiful with them!

Maryann Laursen:
08/04/2017, 01:46:08 AM,

WOUWthese birdcages are absolut amazing and sooo sooo beautiful decorated. What a fabulous idea to use these for favorgifts for both a wedding or a confirmation, or even for decorations too for both Christmas and Easter depending on how we´re decorating them. I think, I´ll mneed to find that die here somewhere, as my head is spinning with ideas right now ha ha ha. Have a great week-end now everyone.

Carol Jones:
08/04/2017, 02:45:21 AM

These birdcages are absolutely stunning! And they even look easy enough for me to try. Now to look for a birdcage die. Thanks Magda, I enjoy your work!

Debbie Siddle:
08/04/2017, 04:19:59 AM

Most fab and fun wedding favours ever. x

Kathy L.:
08/04/2017, 07:23:23 AM

There is always something to love with Graphic 45!

08/04/2017, 06:55:15 PM

You have the best papers!

08/05/2017, 07:33:21 AM

Beautiful, what a talent, one can only hope to make it look half as good as yours, Thanks for the inspiration

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Bellísimo me encanta

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