Monday, March 24, 2014


 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #203 Bye Bye Birdie

This Weeks Sponsor

The Robin's Nest

~This Weeks Challenge~
Bye Bye Birdie
Create a project with a bird on it.

Which is perfect, since our sponsor is The Robin's Nest!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project,
 and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.


I am very fortunate to serve on the Design Teams for both Fantabulous Cricut and The Robin's Nest. So my project this week gets to highlight both!

Toodle Noodle Creative:

I started with a 5"x5" card base and matted it with some kraft cardstock. I added a piece of Robin's Nest paper (Leaf Stripe - reverse side), which, to me, looks like duck footprints. Don't you just love the brown glittered print?

Toodle Noodle Creative:

I then cut from kraft cardstock Scallop 6 from Ribbons & Rosettes for my base frame. The rest of the cutouts are on a heave white cardstock (Recollections). I've gotten to really like cutting my layers out of white cardstock as I can better control the colors with my Spectrum Noir Markers.

Toodle Noodle Creative:

Not sure why the color in this photo is so off! Sorry about that!  Anyhow, the cattails are from the Art Nouveau cartridge. And the sentiment is from Just Because Cards. Using a gel pen and holder from Cri-Kits, I printed the sentiment on some white cardstock and then cut another Scallop 6 (just a smidge smaller than the first one). I colored in the letters with markers and inked the frame with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I then attached that to the base frame. The cattails were assembled and adhered to the frame. I added a couple of pop dots on the back.  I added a couple of green feathers under where the frame would be and then attached the frame.

Toodle Noodle Creative:

For the inside of the card, I mimicked the layers from the front and left it sentiment-free. That way, I can customize it for any of several occasions. A little bird told me....It's your birthday!, or Congratulations are in order!, or You were a little under the weather!, etc.

Hope you enjoyed my project today. If you are interested in purchasing this, or any other of my cards, feel free to visit my Facebook Page.

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

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