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Creative Cards Bird Cage


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Design by: Flo (3 Projects)
Project skill level: easy
Project time: less than 30 minutes
Project tags: Animals Cards Friend Cards Playful Friends

Love the Creative cards and I love movement in a card so this one was awesome - a birdcage in a window.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • brads
  • card stock colours your choice
  • adhesive
  • bird stamp set & sentiment
  • piece cotton
  • inks & sponges

Project Cut Files

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Using the new Creative Cards I used the basic button 1 card and for the insert used the layer button 1. The birdcage, basic button 3, birds (basic button 4) and flowers from basic button 29 and layer button 8 . I have a pic of the CCR layout. I cut the card at 5.5 inches and sized the birdcage to fit the window and the birds to fit the cage simply by using the handles in CCR and making them smaller to the size I wanted.
Where you see the cuts I have done on the mat I have used double sided paper so the insert I turned over to use on the card. With the cuts of the flowers they look very strange as the picture doesn't show the white up well so the look like very little bits in multiple colours but it is the same paper as the layer but used with the strawberries and apples side up. I have extra circles and birds which I didn't use on this project but will often cut more than I need for a project.
I stamped the back of the card with a stamp set which came free with a scrap booking magazine and used the flowers to ground the posts of the birdhouses. I like movement in my cards so I put a brad in the top of the birdcage and in the top of the card and wound a cotton so the birdcage swings freely. I glued a blue bird to the back of the cage and stamped a bird nest on the insert of the card. This card closes down but when opened the bird cage swings in the window.
I closed this card so the outside of the card is currently blank but will probably add the extra birds to the front. Will add a pic when I do

Step 1

Using the new Creative Cards I used the basic button 1 card and for the insert used the layer button 1. The birdcage, basic button 3, birds (basic button 4) and flowers from basic button 29 and layer button 8 . I have a pic of the CCR layout. I cut the card at 5.5 inches and sized the birdcage to fit the window and the birds to fit the cage simply by using the handles in CCR and making them smaller to the size I wanted.

Step 2

Where you see the cuts I have done on the mat I have used double sided paper so the insert I turned over to use on the card. With the cuts of the flowers they look very strange as the picture doesn't show the white up well so the look like very little bits in multiple colours but it is the same paper as the layer but used with the strawberries and apples side up. I have extra circles and birds which I didn't use on this project but will often cut more than I need for a project.

Step 3

I stamped the back of the card with a stamp set which came free with a scrap booking magazine and used the flowers to ground the posts of the birdhouses. I like movement in my cards so I put a brad in the top of the birdcage and in the top of the card and wound a cotton so the birdcage swings freely. I glued a blue bird to the back of the cage and stamped a bird nest on the insert of the card. This card closes down but when opened the bird cage swings in the window.

Step 4

I closed this card so the outside of the card is currently blank but will probably add the extra birds to the front. Will add a pic when I do

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Very elegant and I love the red so vibrant.

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