Birthday Card

Hello! Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker here with a birthday card to share. Sorry I’m late with my post, but it was a long night with a sick grandson.

Here is a card I made for a friend’s birthday.



The base is Recollections cardstock and is cut at 4 1/2″ using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The orange layer is Recollections cardstock and is cut at 4″ using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, and is embossed using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The patterned paper layer is from the DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack and is cut at 3 1/2″ using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The cardstock used for the flower is Recollections and is cut at 2 1/4″ using the Sophie Cricut cartridge.  The bling used for the center of the flower is Queen and Co. Twinkle Goosebumps.  For the banner, I stamped on a 3/4″ piece of white Recollections cardstock, then notched the ends to make a banner.  The stamps used on the front and inside are CTMH Card Chatter – Birthday.  I used the CTMH Archival Black Exclusive Ink Pad.

Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools: Expression 2 AE and Gypsy

Cricut Cartridges Used: Art Philosophy and Sophie

Other Supplies Used: Recollections cardstock, Cuttlebug embossing folder, DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack, Queen and Co. Twinkle Goosebumps, CTMH stamps, CTMH ink



Nest Mini Album

Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway and I am a Cricut DIVA today!!!
I took a chipboard/burlap mini album from Michaels, a 6×6 American Crafts Color Crush paper pad (also from Michaels) and added my Gypsy to create this fun mini album.
I flipped every other page so I would have two pages with the same papers together, then two pages with burlap.  Doing this makes the pages more bulky, so I purchased bigger rings.
I made this album with my friend Robin in mind.  She just opened a shop in March called Robin’s Nest where she sells re-purposed items.  She is quite talented and her shop is doing very well!!
I used a bird from Sophie for the cover.  I sized it to 13.53 inches (2.42 inches using Real Size as this cuts with a bird cage).
I used Storybook for the font and sized NEST at 1.13 inches.
I used a piece of paper from the paper pad that was all different shades of green with a watercolor pattern.
I added the linen lace to the bottom and some gems.  It still needed a little something that I found a little later….
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I found the sentiment “this nest is blessed” on 3 Birds on Parade for the first page of the album.
I sized it to 1.59 inches and cut it out of pink (light and bright) cardstock.
I pop-dotted it to the bottom of the photo mat so you can slide a photo behind it.
I added a bird from Sophie (shown two photos below) and I also pop-dotted it on the corner.
The next pages showcase birdies from Straight From the Nest sized to 1.25 inches.
I made a pocket using my ATG gun to put tags for journaling.  You can also tuck in extra photos and momentos.
I found the leaf wreath with bird on Lacy Labels and sized it to 6.35 inches.  I cut the wreath out of green patterned paper and the birds out of hot pink and dark blue-green papers to match the patterned papers in the album.
The word “Family” is from Letter Envy and I sized one for the cover at 1 inch and one for the inside page at 1.47 inches.
I like how the wreath frames the photo mat.
This tree came from the Heritage cartridge.  I sized it to 5 inches and cut it out of the dark blue-green cardstock.
The tree was perfect for the back cover!
Here you can see the bird is pop-dotted on the cover.
I added the word Family to the cover.  I have a theme with each mini album I make.  Even though many people get that a Nest is like a House for a family, I did not want people to assume I lived with all birds!!
I tied some ribbon to the rings to finish it off.
You can see more of my work on my blog HERE.