Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy World Card Making Day!

Today is World Card Making Day, and I was able to carve out a little time to play with my brand new CTMH/Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge and stamps.  As soon as I saw the bird cage card/cuts, I knew what would be my first card!
This card was so very easy to make!  I began by cutting out the bird cage card with the Glacier wood-grain B&T from the Seaside paper pack.  I loved the polka dots on the inside, so I used another sheet to cut the piece with the bird cutout.  I also knew that I wanted to fill the bird cutout with a bird, and I remembered the current Color My Heart Color Dare #113: Glacier, Canary, and Cranberry.  Why not?  Canary's a great color for a bird, and I love aqua and red together.
What do you think?  I like the color combo!  The metal flowers are from the Brushed assortment.  I also used a white and several gold  glitter gems, plus gold polka dot washi tape and red shimmer trim.  (All supplies from Close To My Heart.)

Now here's the inside of the card.  Since the polka dots were pretty busy, I added a Colonial White panel that I distressed with Canary ink.  The "just because" sentiment is from the Artfully Sent collection.
Finally, I want to link this bird cage card to the Fatabulous Cricut Challenge #230, Shape Up: use any shape but a rectangle or square.  Happy World Card Making Day!

Edited 10/10/14:
Thank you, Fantabulous Cricut DT, for selecting this card as one of the Top 5 for the FCCB Challenge #230!
Fantabulous Cricut


  1. LOVE this card! I love the polka dot papers and your flowers are fabulous! Wonderful job! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at FCCB!!!

    Mollie's Motif

  2. Love this birdcage card-great papers and lovely flowers! Thanks for joining us at FCCB Shaped Card Challenge this week!

  3. Love it! Enjoyed the card class this afternoon, too.

  4. Beautiful card! I love how you think; Canary=canary. :-D

  5. This is so lovely, Haley! Great selection of papers and embellishments to use with the Artfully Sent cartridge. Thank you for sharing it with us at Color My Heart Color Dare--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  6. Beautiful card and the papers are perfect.

  7. Beautiful card! Love the flowers on the front. Thank you for playing along with us at Color My Heart.

  8. Wow, I love this bird cage card. I feel like I'm really missing out that I don't have this Cricut cartridge yet! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart!


  9. Love this card! The polka dots are so precious with the bird cage!


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