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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Blossom Birdcage Card

Here's a pic of yesterday's creation...

The card is one of many on the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.  The newest Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart.  It can be found on page 13 in the handbook.

I sized the card at 5.5" tall and it was a skinny 3.5 inches wide until I embellished it with a flower, leaves, and banner from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  Now it looks like a full sized card yet fits in an A2 envelope.  I'll call that a win!

I used the new Blossom paper pack that is in the new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog that just started at the beginning of the month.  

The flip side of this paper is that beautiful "canvas" that the card is laying on.  

The stamp set is "Typed Note" -- the April Stamp of the Month.  I really like this set because it has a TON of sentiments.  It's $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95.  This set is a workhorse.  I'd pay the full price for a set of matching sentiments like this.  Either way, it's only available for the Month of April 2015.  

Did you see that this stamp set says "Happy Mother's Day."?  That's one of the sentiments that I'll be using on the inside of this card.  

I created this card on my Cricut Explore.  
Please use this design for your personal/workshop use, not for selling kits or cards.

You will need Art Philosophy and Artfully Sent to create this card.

I did modify the design quite a bit.  I changed it so the card base is Glacier cardstock by slicing and hiding contours.    Only the front will be cut from the Blossom B&T paper so it's easier to write on the inside.  There's also a little flower and leaves for the inside of the card.  I cut the stems off of the leaves just to save on paper.  

I'm linking this post up with this week's Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge # 138 because it features the colors of the Blossom paper pack.  
Hop on over there to see other creations.  

That's all for now!


  1. Love your card Lalia! Great use of the Blossom papers, SOM and our first cartridge Art Philosophy for the flowers. Way to put it all together ;-)

  2. Very pretty card! Lots of great details. Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart!

  3. ooooo, that's a pretty one! I never would have thought to cut that birdcage out of the print paper. It is just lovely!

    1. That is true, but I couldn't hide the pretty paper behind the cage so I decided to give it a try.

  4. Beautiful card, Lalia! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Color Dare and for providing the Design Space cut file. Hope you will join us again soon!
    :) Marie

    1. You're welcome! Let me know if you use the file.

  5. What a fun card. Love the distressing on the flower and leaves. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

    1. Thanks Donna. Inking is fascinating because the flowers become alive before ones very eyes.

  6. Adorable card, Lalia. I love the pink bird popping out of her fancy cage! Thanks for joining the Color Dare.