"Love Birds" Card

This week, the challenge on Bitten by the Bug 2 was to create a card using a whimsical bird or armadillo cut from any cartridge. I just purchased the Cricut Lite Sugar and Spice cartridge this weekend so I was excited to use the sweet little lovebirds cut.  

I've been wanting this cartridge since it came out but I couldn't bring myself to pay forty dollars for a Lite cartridge when I can usually find full-sized cartridges online for less. However, I went to Walmart this weekend and (after speaking with four different managers and a very long and drawn-out process) they agreed to price match the Michael's $9.99 sale price. I was so happy! I went to two different stores and purchased six Lite cartridges for sixty bucks!

I cut the birds and all layers at 3.75" and added some stitching and googly eyes. The heart and shadow were cut from George and Basic Shapes at 1.25". The flowers in the corner of the card are also cut from George. 

I added some Recollections ribbons, a button and some twine. I also created a matching ticket using my Stampology Ticketed Stamp Set and Tim Holtz Distress ink in Aged Mahogany.

And, finally, I always like to finish the insides of my cards even if I don't add a sentiment.

Products Used:
Cricut cartridges: Sugar and Spice and George and Basic Shapes
Fiskars Punch: Threading Water 
Paper: K&Company - Itsy Bitsy and Recollections cardstock 


Karen Pinsonat said...

Precious card!

January 17, 2011 at 7:38 PM
Stephanie said...

This is really cute. I wish you were here to talk to my WalMart. I'm your first follower. Saw your card on BBB2. I entered one also.You are welcome to visit my blog too.

January 17, 2011 at 8:04 PM
Bella and Aidee Mom said...

This is darling...I love the colors...Krista

January 18, 2011 at 2:43 PM
Kristen said...

Love this card! I especially love the colors and the way you layered in all of the different elements. I don't do the inside of my cards very often. The inside of yours really makes me want to start doing that more often. Thanks for the inspiration!

January 18, 2011 at 4:56 PM
Julia Moss said...

Beautiful card...I love the colors and your birds are so cute. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2

January 19, 2011 at 6:02 AM
DonnaMundinger said...

Just adorable! and great score on the carts! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 xxD

January 19, 2011 at 9:41 AM
Crayola58 said...

Adorable. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

January 19, 2011 at 11:22 AM
shelly said...

oh this is just adorable i love those birdies and great b/g paper too :) thanks for playing along with us at bbtb2

January 24, 2011 at 12:06 AM
Heather said...

Super cute!! Love the spring colors and the google eyes.

January 28, 2011 at 10:55 PM

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Hi, my name is Faith Abigail and I enjoy all forms of paper crafting. This blog features the cards, scrapbook layouts, mini-albums and 3D projects that I have created.