Easy to Create Happy Birthday Cheerleader Card
Using my Cricut Expression, I created a set of 5 birthday cards featuring a cute little bird from the Cricut Cartridge "3 Birds on Parade". Today's card features a "Cheerleader" bird cheering for your special day.
Colors and Textures
For this fun and lively cheerleader bird, I used two different background pieces and cut them at an angle so the sentiment and the bird shape would each have their own separate background.
I cut the little bird's body out of solid colored cardstock and the dress and pompoms were cut from a printed cardstock. The sentiment "Hip-Hi-Hooray!...." was stamped on a solid color cardstock.
What I like best about creating my own cards with my Cricut is the versatility and customization that is possible. If I make a card for a specific person, I can use colors or a theme that they like best.
Once the layout of the card is chosen, make multiples is very easy and fun!
What is needed
Cartridge: 3 Birds on Parade
Cricut Machine Pressure setting: Max
Cricut Machine Speed setting: Medium
Cricut Machine Blade Depth setting: #4
Base Card: A heavyweight piece of cardstock cut to measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Background: 2 different colored pieces of lightweight cardstock each measuring 5 1/4" x 4"
Stampin'Up! Stamp: Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp collection
Stampin'Up! Ink Pad
Scissors: I used a pair of scissors that cut a scalloped shaped edge
What I did
Cut a heavyweight piece of cardstock to measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" then fold it in half for a finished base card measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
Cut two different pieces of lightweight cardstock to measure 5 1/4" x 4". Use one solid and one patterned. Adhere the patterned piece to the base card. Set aside the solid piece for now.
Using a solid light colored piece of cardstock, stamp the sentiment with a bright color ink choice. Let it dry for a few seconds then carefully cut a tear-drop shape around it. I used my scalloped edge crafting scissors for added interest. Cut two addition tear-drop shapes, each one a bit bigger than the other. Adhere one on top of the other with the stamped layer on top.
Lay the finished layers on the solid piece of lightweight cardstock that was set aside earlier. Cut the piece at a diagonal, cutting it just wide enough to fit behind the stamped layers.
Adhere the new angled piece to the top right of the card. It will be a bit smaller than half of the background layer already adhered.
Adhere the finished sentiment layers to the top right of the card.
Cheerleader Bird shape
Cut one <Chrleadr> size 2 1/2" using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the main body/pompoms shape of the bird. I used yellow cardstock.
Cut one <Chrleadr> size 2 1/2" using the Shadow and Base Keyboard keys. This will cut out the bottom larger layer of the body/pompoms. I used purple cardstock.
Adhere the smaller layer to the larger layer.
Cut one <Chrldr-s> size 2 1/2" using the Shift and Base Keyboard keys. This will cut out the face of the bird. I used blue cardstock. At the same time using the blue cardstock...
Cut one <Chrleadr> size 2 1/2" using the Layer 1 and Base Keyboard keys. This will cut out the arms of the bird.
Cut one <Chrleadr> size 2 1/2" using the Layer 2 and Base Keyboard keys. This will cut out the dress & pompoms for the bird. I used a pink & white cardstock.
Adhere the arms and face to the yellow layer, then adhere the pompoms and dress to the yellow layer.
Cut one <Chrldr-s> size 2 1/2" using the Shift, Layer 1, and Base Keyboard keys. This will cut out the feet, dress trim, and beak for the bird. I used yellow cardstock.
Adhere the beak, feet, and dress trim to the bird shape.
Adhere the finished bird to the bottom left side of the card.