Hey y’all! Amy here with a fun project to share using Bo Bunny’s new Safari line. When I first saw this paper line in down at The Crafty Scrapper, the first thing that popped into my head was one of those old circus trains…you know the kind like in the old cartoons? This project is a smaller version of that idea. I got the chance to work on it while on retreat, so it came together much more quickly than it would have otherwise!
The shell of the cage is just plain ole 12 x 12 chip board. Once glued together I painted the inside with black chalkboard paint. I used the paper straws currently out by Jillibean Soup for the “bars”.
One of the parts I had fun with on the top was making it reversible. Each side of the lid has a design so you can set it back on whichever way you prefer and still have something to look at. Layers of flowers help finish off the top here. The ribbon is Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon dyed with two colors of distress spray stain to give it a marbled look.
Hanging from the lid of the cage is a tag album. Now I did mine as an album of decorations, but you could easily insert pictures to feature your own little monkeys. It’s just been so many years since mine were little enough to enjoy the zoo that I had to go another route! On the tag you see here, I laid down one of the Bo Bunny Noteworthy elephant pieces and used my Vintage Photo stain over it to create the shadow of the elephant in the background of the tag.
Not very many of my projects are complete without some Maya Road in them. Here MR bottles caps serve perfectly as the wheels to my cage, and buttons as my hubcaps.
All of the goodies you need to make this fun project or your own version of any project with this awesome paper line can be found down at the Crafty Scrapper.