Week of October 28th, 2012

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Love Birds Card with Holiday Cakes and Twinkle Toes Cartridges


This A2 sized Valentine card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") came together in a snap once I got my sizing figured out.

A tip for the newbies:  Use the Fit to Length feature key on your Expression or Create to get just the right size you need on a project.  I used that to determine what size to cut the label shape behind the birds.

Speaking of label shapes, can you believe this one came from the Cricut Twinkle Toes Lite cartridge?  Be sure to look at your cartridges carefully - there are lots of labels and shapes on there that are parts of other images.  This one was supposed to say "Tiny Dancer", if you cut all the layers.


I cut the label shape ("tinydncr") from Twinkle Toes at 3-1/4".  Then, I ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Textile Texture embossing folder.

The love birds ("loveb") are from the Cricut Holiday Cakes cartridge and cut at 1-1/2".  Remember that the Cake cartridges work in any of the machines and you can use the images to cut paper.  Silver gems and glittered big brads are from Hobby Lobby.  In the photo, it looks like the birds have wiggle eyes - they don't!  The eyes are actually silver solid gems.


I added a red button on my bow, then tied it with Martha Stewart baker's twine and added my sentiment from Papertrey Ink.  Button and ribbon by Papertrey Ink.


A finishing touch on the inside and we're done!  Paper was by Core'dinations and Basic Grey's Bittersweet line.



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Carolyn/MamaC said...

Wow! This card is gorgeous! The rich colors and the 'love birds' are so pretty!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

Crhiga said...

Pretty card!!! TFS!!

Carol

TyTynNiyasmom said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for the tip on the fit to length button. I've never used that button and that opens a whole assortment of possibilities with my carts. Please let me know if you have a tutorial on this.

Candace
mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

Look around the corner said...

This is so pretty, realy love the idea. thanks for sharing.

MB said...

Gorgeous card!

Joan Smith said...

WOW!!! what a gorgeous card!!! I love it so much....Holy cow...girl you took plain cardstock and turned it into a masterpiece....geeze from your color choices to the embossing and thanks once again for using multiple cartridges and pointing out features that get overlooked and cutting tips...girl you rocked it again!!!!

Isabel Z said...

What a lovely cards--I love the colors which are so bright and cheerful.

Laney's Legacy's said...

This is such a pretty card TFS

later tater
laney

JuPooh65 said...

I've been making valentines this week and none of them have turned out as good as this one. SO PRETTY! I like the patterned paper, the colors and the texture you used. I LOVE texture on cards!

Anonymous said...

Great card, I love the colors and papers! Great idea for the label, I have that cart, will have to remember that!
Kim T.
kjoycec@juno.com

Holly Hudspeth said...

This card is so pretty. I always forget to use my cake carts for paper. Thanks for the inspiration!

Rebecca said...

Very pretty! You're right about carefully looking at your carts for "hidden" designs. I just found a pretty snowflake on the Sweethearts cart that has a heart in the middle. I never would have thought to find a snowflake in Sweethearts!

Seahorse Creations said...

What a pretty card, Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Wiggles said...

What a lovely card. The colors are so vibrant. Thanks for the inspiration.

Terri said...

This card is absolutely beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Debbie said...

Nice card & the colors are great! I love the little extra on the inside as well.

Tammy/MacAddict said...

Awesome card! What a clever use of parenthesis. I'm going to have to use them in my layouts. Thanks!

Brenda said...

Very pretty card! Thaks for sharing and for the chance to win New Testament.

Betsy said...

LOVE this card ~ and I have the Holiday Cakes cart, so I could make it!!! Love those pretty papers you've used, too!

Melissa said...

This is a very cute card! I love the colors!

Melissa
myscraphour.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Your card is gorgeous!! love the cuts and of course the Valentine colors!
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Larmabee said...

Can never go wrong with googly eyes!

Maureen said...

Oh I love this! I've been collecting ideas for Valentine's cards and I really like the love birds theme :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim P said...

I LOVE all the paper in this card! So beautiful!

Kate said...

This is so pretty! I especially like the little "Love you" tag. What a sweet touch!

Kathy213 said...

I love this card! I love the layers and colors you used. I love your ideas. Thank you so much.
Kathy213

Lucille said...

Just love the birds. Pretty card.

Mary said...

the love birds card looks great. I hope to create something so cute!

Gingercopen said...

Very pretty Valentine's card!

Suzie Scrapbook said...

I've had my Cricut just a few months so this will be the first Valentine's Day where I can make cards for my family and friends! Thanks for posting so many awesome projects!

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

This is sooo Beautiful. I love the colors. I must scrap lift this. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Kathy said...

Pink and brown pretty colors together. Added twine and embossing what a great love birds card.

Bonita said...

I really like this card. Perfect colors, cuts and composition. Thanks

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Great valentine card - great colors and textures. Thanks for sharing.

Barb A. said...

Wow! Love that card! Thanks for the inspiration!

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

lmkindell1 said...

I Love this card the colors and all the little extra touches.
Linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net
lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

Letillia said...

Such a beautiful card and thanks 4 the tip on fit to length.

Letillia
Divaof5.blogspot.com

bskt4holly said...

Cuteness!! I just love the Twinkle Toes cart. On of my favs along with all the cake cart. Wonderful!

Barb said...

Oh how I would love to win this cartridge. looks like some really neat items on it.
also love the card. you do such nice work.

Deneen said...

Love the colors! Great card! Lovin' the lovebirds googly eyes.

jdkentinc at aol dot com

Corina Daily said...

Beautiful card!

Eileen said...

What a beautiful valentine card! It is so pretty.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Pretty card. I love how the label turned out. TFS.

Deanna said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors. I am wondering if you could explain a little more on how you used fit to length to determine the size of the label to cut? Did you put in a certain size paper when doing that?

Rene said...

Beautiful card!!

Anonymous said...

Inspiration abounds with your weekly posts. Will have to make it with my Seniors!
SusaGail in the U.P.

JaniceA said...

Beautiful card!

Kelly said...

What a striking card! The colors and patterns are very unique. I love everything about the card! TFS

Anonymous said...

I love waking up in the morning and seeing what you guys have come up with! It's so fun!! Thanks for sharing!
Celesterpr

kingsrose place said...

I love this card!! it brings the spring

Jenna said...

This is too cute! I love the colors you used!

Terri said...

I am new to the cricut and am learning so much on this blog. Wonderful colors on the card. I will try the fit to length button! Thanks for the tip.

Margie said...

This is beautiful! I need to get that cartridge out!

Honeybeekaren said...

The lovebirds are so colorful! Could really use the New Testament Cartridge for working with children's church...

The Zoo Keeper said...

These are such great colors! I'd have been afraid they'd drown out things, but it looks perfect! Gonna be scraplifting your color scheme!!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love the card and thanks for the chance to win a cartridge on my wish list debbie018@hotmail.com

Amy said...

This is a gorgeous card, and you are right, that fit to length feature is so useful for card making. Thanks for the chance to win--I love the New Testament cart!

Kathybeegolf said...

Beautiful card. I love the inside accent too. I am now a follower of your blog....one of more than 9,000! Wow!

linda161 said...

Love your card. Thanks for a chance to win this new cartridge.

tutulalabows said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks!

BuzzyBee said...

What a pretty card. Love the colors.

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I really like this color combo.

Barbara said...

The Love Birds Card is super cute. I would love to win the New Testament cartridge. Thank you.
bgalyean2011@aol.com

Vanessa said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for all the helpful tips!

Anonymous said...

The valentine card is beautiful! I've got to try this with my imagine.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Julie
juliew50@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! Another beautiful card from, of course, several great cartridges.

Thanks for the opportunity to win a very beautiful cart -- the New Testament -- AND for sharing with us everyday. It brings sunshine into our day! Marsha N

Laura said...

Very pretty card, you always have wonderful ideas!

jesusislord said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for the chance to win a cart with some bible images!

Trena said...

It DOES look like the birds have wiggly eyes. It caught my attention the first time through and thought the wiggly didn't look quite right. I love the brown and pink together. our Girl Scout troop made Valentine's last night for our local Children's Hospital. The girls were able to invite a special adult female friend. We had a great time card making!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

AWESOME card that just screams ~ JOY!
LOVE it!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Scrapper69 said...

WOW! This card turned out sooo pretty! LOVe that paper and the cuts are wonderful.... Lovely Valentine Card! :o)

Theresa

Rose said...

Love the love birds,the paper is so beautiful the reds and all the pinks brings it together! Love it!

This would work great for a Anniversary card in white or a wedding card!TFS

RobinBNY said...

What a cute card. Love that cartridge too.

Lara said...

Wow, this is an intensely pretty card. Thanks for posting it! lclass003atgmaildotcom

rhonda said...

Beautiful card!

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

This card is beautiful. I am always amazed at the things I notice on my cartridges when I look at them 'again'. I have gotten to where I can think outside of the box at least a little bit when looking at the images. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Lynn C. said...

What a wonderful Valentine's Day card. Great job! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a cartridge.

Brandy W said...

Glad it's not googly eyes, actually! It's much prettier with silver eyes (more sophisticated too!) Really pretty!! Thanks for sharing!!!

jbcoleman said...

really cute card. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

marthacreates said...

Love the colors on this cute card!

Melissa Cano said...

Beautiful card!! Love the birds and the paper :) Awesome job on it!!

Nancy said...

This card is beautiful and I'm not a big bird lover. Thanks for the tip. I'm still trying to get acquainted with my expression 2

Paper Memories4u said...

Love the colors and papers in this card. Not a bird fan but you made this card adorable.
papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

AprilsL8 said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for the cut measurements - I can make something similar!

scrappingrandma said...

That card is so pretty..Love the doves..

Maureen said...

Pretty card! I love the paper.

jordanbev5 said...

Loving your card! Love the BG Bittersweet pp too!! You are right! I need to look at my cartridges more closely bc I love these birds and the label which could be overlooked if we don't see them. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Very cute card....and now I know what the labels on the cartridges are for. Thanks for sharing.

Ann from Canada

Lauren said...

Such a cute card, and just in time for Valentine's day!!! Thanks for sharing it!

suzvit said...

I love this card! I can't wait to try my own version of it! Thanks for another great idea.

spelsue said...

Beautiful card. I love the papers. I enjoyed the detail added on the inside of the card. I tend to forget that the inside is a blank canvas as well.

Ann said...

"Love" everything about this card. The paper is absolutely georgous! Wonderful job!
Mstgane
Ann

Kandie Snow said...

How beautiful, I loved the colors, it fills my whole body with such great feelings :)

DARLENE LERMA said...

love it . darlenelerma@yahoo.com

Rosa Ann Whitehorn Smith said...

I just love the birds. And I like learning how you put the cards together.
Thanks
Rosa

KTbirdiegirl said...

Beautiful card...inside & out!! Love your color choices. Brown always makes me think of chocolate at Valentine's Day. TFS.
Kathryn

mam said...

Great Valentine card...like what you added on the inside! I always look forward to 'Everyday Cricut' because it is a good source of motivation for me!

Darlene 'Dee' Bishop said...

So cute! I have to get something to emboss with... I love the embossed papers!

Nanci said...

Love the card. The birds are so cute. As always your colors are wonderful together.

scootingranny said...

Really like how you took a label from one cartridge that I didn't even realize had labels, put it with another cut and made such a great Valentine card. Also like that you showed the inside of the card as I struggle with that and any ideas are appreciated. I am a follower and would love to win the New Testament cartridge

Deb said...

Very nice!

shari said...

I love this card!!! You are such a blessing to those of us who are creatively challenged and I look forward to improving my abilities through some of your projects! Question...where is the info on making bows? Yours are beautiful!

CathyinMN said...

Great Valentine's Day card! Love the bright paper!

Tanya said...

Such an adorable card! I am definitely going to look more closely at my cartridges! Such hidden gems...Thanks!
tanya t
tanya.thompson53@gmail.com

Rachel said...

This card is absolutely beautiful! LOVE all the V-Day inspiration! :)

Linda said...

Great card for an anniversary too. Love the bright colors.

Julie said...

Joy, I love your card! I'm going to have to put that cake cart on my wish list. I love those birds! :)

Conniecrafter said...

cute love birds and cool panel they are mounted on!

Angie said...

Soo pretty! I just love the Twinkle Toes cartridge too for tags!

Lisa Perry said...

Beautiful!!

Lisa-is-kewl@rocketmail.com

Deb Fagnant said...

Love this card! Working on Valentines cards so this is helpful!! Thanks for sharing

Cindy Coutts said...

Hi. I am already a subscriber and receive your blog posts daily. I watch your Your Tube videos as well and purchase my CTMH products from you too.

I'd love to win the New Testament Cricut Cartridge because I'm a born-again, Bible-believing Christian and I use scripture on all of my cards and projects. The images would be a wonderful edition because there's a not a lot of Christian images of the Cricut caliber out there and I do appreciate your generosity in offering this cartridge. Thank you and God bless.

Sue Boyd said...

Elegant card! A keeper for a sweet (husband) keeper. Thanx for the ideas.

Dee said...

I think this is one of my favorite cards that you have made. I really like this one. I don't have those cartridges, but I may have to go through my stash to see if I can come up with something close.

Rebecca W said...

Beautiful Card! I love the vibrance of the colors.

tndj said...

pretty card. Thanks for the tip on the "fit to length". Now I know what it is for and how to use it. Hopefully it will work out great for me as I make lots of cards and that would be a lifesaver. TFS

Jingle said...

Oh, I just love this one! So cute!

julie said...

Cute card , loving the love bird and thanks for the great tip we can always use a great tip. Thanks for all you do and share, God bless you and yours. 1205love@gmail.com

luvtosew said...

This card is sooooooo pretty! I love using different images from different cartridges to create my designs. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Treva said...

Really cute card, tfs.

KAT said...

pretty card!

JoellaD said...

Thanks for the lovely card! I'm inspired!

Unknown said...

Great job! Thank you for explaining and for sharing!

SaraBug said...

Very nice card, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your card creations. You come up with the cutest ideas.
Thank you for the chance to win this New Testaments cartridge I could put it to good use.
Thank you Judy From Claremore

Lindy said...

Love that you finished the inside of the card too. Very pretty!
paravella@aol.com

Lori Nitz said...

This card is very cute, I love the paper.

Kathy said...

gorgeous, colors and ribbon, all work! great card!

Anonymous said...

New to cricut, I really need to get more cartridges and get making some of these sweet cards
Lori - happy_2_be_here@hotmail.com

Cricut Crazy said...

Love this card!! I don't have the carts that were used so we'll see what other Cricut carts I have that I can use instead!!

Thanks for the inspiration!
Kathy

Em'smom said...

So sweet! I love it!
Lori

pcrusberg said...

Those papers are so pretty! Gorgeous card.

Art of Domesticity said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the texture you created and how much it adds to the overall effect of the card. Thanks for sharing!

Angie ~ My Cricut Closet said...

Love the card. Can't wait to try it. TFS!

SapphireGyrl said...

So pretty!

Nette said...

Beautiful! Love the colors.

Nette R
netter at q dot com

Kimberli said...

Such a pretty card, love the colors!

Unknown said...

I live this card...Good to know the cakes can be used in the expressions.

Linda said...

Beautiful card. Love the bakers twine and button on the bow. The silver eyes on the birds really add to the card.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Momof4inArlington said...

The pattern and color combo of the background paper is striking! Thanks for the "fit-to-length" tip!

Anonymous said...

rosebud114 The love birds card is
beaufiful. I didn't know you could
use the cricut lite cartridge with the expression machine. That for all your great tips.

jerry said...

Great card!

Regina said...

Love those birds. Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

stpatschappy said...

very pretty card.

Priscilla said...

Adorable card! I especially like the treatment inside. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity to win another cartridge. The New Testament art will be great for our Church bulletin boards.
anticil at comcast dot net

Gayle said...

I love your lovebirds. :)

purpleglo said...

That is a beautiful card!!! Wow!!! Thanks for sharing with us. Gloria

hzeebee said...

Love the Googly eyes.
Hzeebee@Gmail.com

Scrappin Mama said...

Wow!! The card is awesome,I love the colors and the "Love Birds" I love using my circut for making all kinds of stuff especially my cards!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a gorgeous card.

Tammy Jones said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the colors and the textures.
Tammy

Mom Lannoo said...

Such a pretty card. I always find cuts that I never noticed on cartridges through these blogs.

Thanks for sharing!

jllannoo@wideopenwest.com

Karen said...

Thanks again for sharing one of your great creations. I love this card. Your blog is so interesting. Thanks for giving me ideas on what I am able to do. Have a good one!

Bunnyfreak said...

Tweet Card!

Pamela said...

Cute card, of course, all the Valentine's stuff is so loveable!

Beverly said...

Awesome Valentine card! The love birds are super cute!

WebMackster said...

I really like the bird design on this card - it reminds me of an old-fashioned quilt pattern.

Debbie said...

The colors are so rich looking on the card, LOVE IT! Great choice for design. Thanks for all the tips you give us, they help tremendously

Brwnis95 said...

Beautiful! I love the colors!

Peg Toth said...

very, very nice!

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is cute! The birds are so adorable!

Candyj said...

Another Great Card!

Donna W said...

Love the card, and thanks for the tip.

colleennal said...

I love, love, love the paper.
God Bless

Sue Anderson said...

Beautiful colors. I love this card.
(sueanderson66@yahoo.com)

Sue S. said...

Beautiful card! I love the two "love birds"!! Great inspiration for Valentine's Day!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love the card and I have agreed with look at your cartridges carefully. I have found hundreds of shapes and borders to use, in fact I am making a book of them, just to remind me for future reference. TFS

circlebenterprises.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Pretty Love Birds card. I use to raise Ring-Necked Doves when I was growing up E coast FL. It is so true that there are some neat images on cartridges we would not expect to find them on. Thanks for giveaway chance.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Cherri said...

Cute card. Love the paper and the "love you" tag. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win.

Mandy said...

Very pretty card!

supply Junkie said...

Cheryl From Richmond Hill Ga Here. I want to let you gals know that you are the highlight of my day-everyday. I look forward to getting that email to see what you busy ladies made next. I am in awe by all your creativity! Thanks for sharing all you do.
Cp.

carolyn's creations said...

This is beautiful, inside and out!!!

Debbie in LA said...

Wow, a lot of people have commented! Just goes to show you what a good job you do with your blog. Love the card.

Turtlelady~Sandy said...

Cute how you embellish the inside of the card also :)
Sandy@ turtlelover@firehousemail.com

pmg71 said...

So, so cute!! I would love to make this with my girls for their daddy for Valentine's!

BeckyH said...

Love it! One of my favorite things is to find some of the hidden cuts in my cartridges! Thanks!

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

A very lovely card. Thanks for sharing.
Hazel
hdhall6002@sbcglobal.net

Sandy G said...

Love the love birds. The card could work for so many occasions-that is always such a plus.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful card!!

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

scrapdiva said...

very cute card,thank you for the chance to win

Playing with Paper said...

Love your card!! Those birds are so pretty!!

surfnfroggie said...

Your V-day card is beautiful! Show us some more I need lots of inspiration! Thanks for sharing

Pam D said...

Just adorable, nice job, TFS!

Karen in Upstate SC said...

HOW CUTE IS THAT!!! And thanks for the tip on searching the "hidden" images on the cartridges! I'm new to the world of Cricut and hadn't thought of that! I'm learning so much from your wonderful site! Thanks so much for sharing your creative talent with us! :-)

LaurieD said...

I never really cared for the birds on that cart, but i love them on this card so thanks!

Theresejune said...

Love this card. Love my cricut even though I am still learning how to "play" with it. Can never enough.

Gabyb said...

I love the classy retro look. So much prettier than other Valentine cards.

debz said...

Very very nice card! Love the colors.






debz831 at hotmail dot com

Maria said...

I love the colors and the birds with the silver eyes!

amy said...

Birds are my favorite images or cutouts! This car is a perfect example for "love" occasions. Thanks for the idea.

Connie Gage said...

LOve this card, love all you made with it.

Mammy said...

The love birds are so versatile!

luvtocraft said...

Beautiful card!! Love the way you put it together.

paperfun said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the texture and the designer paper is so pretty.

Awesome tip for useing the label feature.

Mari

Anonymous said...

It blows my mind as to "how" you all come up with these wonderful ideas..they r so much appreciated. I want to thank u for sharing..Donna/ct aka .dnadeja..

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Such a pretty card and I really like the idea of embellishing the inside. Your so detailed...thanks for sharing!

Deborah R said...

Beautiful card! I love the pattern paper and was very happy to find when I rushed to check my Basic Grey stash, that I had a piece! Yea!!

MIGrandma said...

Like the card and all of your creativity.

Anonymous said...

Cute card! I need to get started on mine :)

Kasot@aol.com

Brenda Moore said...

Beautiful, thanks for using some older cartridges so we can create our own right away.

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