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Happy bird-day to you! Card

Straight From The Nest Cartridge Project

Supplies Needed

  1. Cricut Expression Machine
  2. American Crafts Earth Tones Cardstock
  3. Jenni Bowlin Seed Packet Dye Ink Stamp Pad
  4. City Park American Crafts Cardstock
  5. Ribbon From Chloe’s Closet Embellishment Pack
  6. Permanent Tape Runner
  7. Straight From the Nest Cricut Cartridge
  8. American Crafts Tropicals Cardstock
  9. Scor-Pal Scoring Board
  10. Crystal Stickles


  1. Start with a piece of 12” x 7” light brown cardstock . Fold in half to create your card base, and distress the edges with green ink.

  2. Cut a piece of 5”x7” orange polka-dot paper and tear all the edges. Distress the top and side edges with green ink.

  3. Cut a strip of ½” x 7” blue paper and set aside. Then, Fold 2 ½” long pieces of ribbon to form cone shapes, cut excess, and adhere them to the blue strip. Be sure to stagger them and angle some to give it a whimsical look. Then run the strip through your sewing machine using a zig-zag stitch.

  4. Attach your blue strip with ribbon to the Orange paper from Step 2. Then adhere the entire piece to the front of your card. Place it at an angle.

  5. Using white cardstock embossed with dots, cut a scalloped edge oval at 5” (Real dial size) Trim off 1 ½” from the bottom. Distress the edges with green ink. Adhere to the left side of your card about ¼" above your blue strip with the ribbons.

  6. Time for your Bird-day Bird! Cut her out at 5” with brown striped paper, and then cut it again with orange cardstock. (You’ll only use this piece to layer her legs.) Also cut her out at 3 ½” with blue floral paper, and cut everything off except the body to be layered over the brown striped body. Add some googly eyes, and an orange triangular piece for her nose.

  7. Cut her hat at 5” from green cardstock, add a flower embellishment, some rhinestones, and glitter.

  8. Make a little banner that says Happy bird-day to you! Adhere it to the white scalloped oval, and place your bird-day Bird on top of that. Her feet should line up with the bottom of the scalloped oval. Adhere a piece of twine across your card that is even with the bottom of the scalloped oval, to give your birdie a place to “stand”.

  9. Make an accordion flower by using a strip of brown striped paper 1”x10”. Score every ½” and accordion fold it. Then bring the ends together, trim one section off so they match up, and adhere them. Next, push the inner edges down toward the table, so that the flower lays “flat”. (Try watching YouTube videos on this if you have any trouble) Place a large amount of glue in the center and add a floral embellishment.

  10. Make a stem for your flower with twine, and add several snippets of ribbon as colorful leaves. Finally, add glitter anywhere you can to add extra sparkle! This is sure to make anyone’s day extra special!

Buy Supplies Needed For This Project

cricut  Expression Machine Straight From The Nest Cratridge Jenni Bowling Brown Sugar Dye Ink
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