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3 Birds on Parade Birthday
Using the 3 Birds on Parade Cricut cartridge, in previous Hubs I created a set of 5 cards featuring the little bird on each card. This card is just one of the set.
This card is fun and festive with a cupcake and various colored birthday hats. I decided to make the background scrapbook cardstock piece using a black and white pattern to offset and showcase the bright colors of the bird, the birthday hats, and the sentiment I stamped.
I use a Cricut Expression machine now but I created many of the cards I have showcased on HubPages using my original Cricut Create. I also use acrylic & rubber stamps from the Stampin'Up! collections. I find these stamps add to the finished look of the cards.
I think an added touch of interest for this card would have been to use the foam squares with adhesive on 2 sides. The little squares create a 3D effect when used with different layers of a homemade card.
Cartridge: 3 Birds on Parade
Cricut machine Pressure: Max
Cricut machine Speed: Medium
Cricut machine Blade Depth: #4
Cardstock: Heavy weight for the base card and shape cutouts
Cardstock: Light weight for the background cardstock piece
Stamps: Stampin'Up! Happiest Birthday Wishes set
Using a heavy weight cardstock piece, cut it to measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" then fold it for a base card measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". This card will be made using the fold on the side.
Cut one piece of light weight cardstock to measure 5 1/4" x 4"
Cut one piece of light weight cardstock to measure 5" x 3 3/4"
Adhere from biggest to smallest the two light weight pieces of cardstock to the base card.
Cut one <party> size 3" using the Shadow and Base keyboard keys. This will cut out the bottom bird layer. I used green cardstock.
Cut one <party> size 3" using the Base keyboard key. This will cut out the main bird layer. I used yellow cardstock.
Cut one <party-s> size 3" using the Shift and Base keyboard keys. This will cut out the bird's body. I used blue multi cardstock.
Cut one <party> size 3" using the Layer 1 and Base keyboard keys. This will cut out the bird's wing. I used orange cardstock.
Cut one <party-s> size 3" using the Layer 2, Shift, and Base keyboard keys. This will cut out the Swirl of the cupcake. I used blue cardstock.
Cut one <party> size 3" using the Layer 2 and Base keyboard keys. This will cut out the birthday hat & cupcake bottom. I used purple cardstock.
Cut three more <party> size 3" using the Layer 2 and Base keyboard keys. Keep the birthday hat shapes only. I used three different colors.
Assemble your Birthday Cupcake bird from bottom layer to top layer: Green Body, Yellow Body, Blue body, Yellow Wing, Purple Hat & Cupcake bottom, Blue cupcake swirl.
Adhere the finished bird to the bottom left of your card.
Adhere the 3 birthday hats on the right side.
Stamp the Happy Birthday to a solid colored piece of cardstock. Let it dry then cut close to the edges of the stamp.
Cut two more piece of cardstock with each one being a bit bigger than the other in order to layer them underneath the sentiment.
Adhere the three layers together.
Adhere the finished layers to the top of the card.