Friday, January 20, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Daily Post

Happy Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by! Today's project is for the daily post at Exploring Cricut. I used Straight From the Nest and Storybook on this project.

So here's the card...

and the deets...


Straight From the Nest (pg. 35 ) - 4 inches - 3 cuts
(pg. 35 ) - 4 inches - 1 cut
(pg. 35 Layer/Shadow - 4 inches - 2 cuts (red bird)
Storybook (pg. 36 - 3 1/2 inches - 1 cut

1. Create at 5 x 7 card base by cutting cream card stock 10 x 7 inches. Score at 5 inch
point and fold.

2. Cut slightly smaller red card stock mat (4.75 x 6.75). Cut another layer from designer
paper (4.50 x 6.50). Distress designer paper layer with distressing tool and ink. Adhere
to base.

3. Cut card stock and designer paper panel (5 x 3). Adhere.

4. Cut coordinating card stock and DP ribbon banner (2.5 x 4.5). Trim bottom to resemble
ribbon and adhere.

5. Weave red grosgrain ribbon through lace and attach to card base.

6. Assemble birdcage with red bird using dimensional foam and distress edges. Attach to red

7. Tie bow on top of birdcage and attach red base to card.

8. Stamp sentiment on cream card stock with red card stock. Trim and adhere to card.

If you like sketches hop over to Mojo Monday to see the sketch I used for today's card. Thanks for reading and don't forget to stop by Saturday to see our weekly Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. We have some fun projects to share! Blessings...



Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Birthday Blessings
Paper - Bazzill, K & Company Paper Pad & Life's Journey Paper Pad
Ink - Close to My Heart - Barn Red
Die Cuts - Cricut Storybook & Straight From the Nest
Lace, Grosgrain Ribbon, Sheer Ribbon
Stickles - Diamond Dust


Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #224


The Paper Artist said...

This is just you for the inspiration. New follower!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Visiting from Exploring Cricut. Bee-utiful card. Especially like the birdcage. Thank you for the details on making the card. I posted a card this wk using Robin photos that you may want to ck out on my blog.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Tam said...

Love the colors and the birdcage is pretty cool!

Dana Alley said...

What a fantastic card. I'm your newest follower!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Beautiful card Lori. That birdcage looks awesome.

Rosemary said...

seriously amazing card, lori!!

marsha said...

I absolutely love this! Thanks for giving all the info, I just received a Cricut right before Christmas and loving it!

Diane said...

Just love this card and the colors are so beautiful. Thanks for another great project Lori!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, wow, wow!!! Lori, girl, this is amazing. Love that birdcage and think I need this cartridge :D
Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Jani Lewis said...

OOOOO...Love this. Your birdhouse cut looks so dimensional. I know it is raised up, but it really does look 3D. Great treatment of the ribbon and lace too. So pretty.

Sharon said...

Oh Lori! This is so beautiful!!! Just beautiful!!! I love it! Awesomeness for sure!!!!! :)

Vickie said...

I LOVE this card it is so pretty. I would love to follow your blog via email cause I think you have some amazing creativity!!! I have not found a way to follow your blog that way, have I missed it??? TFS

Saints Rule! said...

Thanks so much Vickie for your kind words! Wasn't sure how to contact you so thought I would post here in case you checked it. The subscribe to button is under the followers box. You should be able to subscribe with either a google, yahoo or aol account. Hope that helps!

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