Monday, June 28, 2010

Botanicals Elegant Birdhouse!



I made this 4" x 9" card using K & Co. paper and the new Cricut Lite Botanicals cartridge!

As soon as I saw this birdhouse, I knew it would be perfect for a long card that fits in a standard business envelope!

I cut the birdhouse at 5-1/2" (base and shadow) and then mounted it on a framed section. I used my white Signo pen to add some contour lines to the leaves.  These had been cut out on the Cricut, but there was no way to see them.  Another idea is to use one of those gel pen holders and draw the birdhouse first and then cut it out.

 I stamped a quick sentiment "Just Because" from Papertrey Ink along the side so as not to distract from the birdhouse.  I finished everything off with a bow and ribbon from Papertrey Ink.

This was a quick, yet elegant card, suitable for everyday!

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116 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love the colors and the size.

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  2. I love this, so elegant looking.

    Minta
    mintab@gmail.com

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  3. This card is beautiful!! Love that birdhouse. People either LOVE this cart or HATE it, but everyone agrees it's worth it for the font. But if this birdhouse is the kind of things that are on this cart, I want it!!

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  4. Beautiful card Joy! I love the idea of making one to fit in business size envelope!

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  5. So pretty...I'm a birdhouse fan too...TFS!

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  6. Another beautiful card, the sentiment is perfect.

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  7. Gorgeous! And I love the colors you used :)

    www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful card, I love that birdhouse. TFS!

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  9. Not my favorite, but like how you made this card. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. so pretty - just mad a 4 x 9 card myself the other day. This cut looks beautiful on that size card

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  11. Beautiful! love your paper choices!

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  12. This is adorable! I think it really makes the botanicals lite cartridge look nicer than the picture that is posted of all the cuts. :)

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  13. GORGEOUS!!!! You are sooooooo GOOD!

    Hugs!
    Nikki

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  14. Turned out great!!! Love the colors! :)

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  15. So nice! Love the colors and the simplicity of the design! tfs

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  16. Cute card. I loved how the gel pen added so much to the design. I really liked the colors you choose. Thanks for sharing.
    Monica L.

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  17. Love this card---the colors are great and the ribbon is a wonderful touch!

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  18. Love that paper Joy! Pretty! Great card too! :) Have a wonderful day!

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  19. Nice card! Love those long cards.

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  20. Pretty card. I love the shadow effect on the birdhouse. Cute cartridge. thanks

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  21. This is so cute! You are going to make me buy this cartridge yet!

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  22. Such an elegant card, and not too "fussy" to make, either! I love it, and thank you for the ideas. BethAnn M.

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  23. Love the blue and green papers. A beautiful card that would put a smile on anyones face!

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  24. ooooh I could do this one...this is the first lite cart I bought..tfs
    cardchick50@gmail.com

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  25. The "Just Because" is perfect!

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  26. Joy
    This is such a great card. Love the birdhouse and the colors you chose.
    Myrna

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  27. Love those quick cards! Very pretty!

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  28. I love that you can send it in a normal envelope!!

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  29. How elegant! So pretty.
    Jenny Kozar

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  30. Very pretty card Joy - I love the size!

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  31. That is very nice! Anyone would love to get that one :)
    Janine

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  32. I love bird houses, Would love to have one as pretty as yours. This would look great on a LO too. Lite Botanical is going to top of my Wish List!

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  33. How beautiful! I love it! TFS

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  34. so cute
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  35. Love the new longer card. It is great to have different style of cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. I love those background papers! Simple and beautiful card. Well done!

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  37. This is so cute, love the birdhouse and the long card. I have made a few of them but haven't recently.
    angel hugs
    Debby

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  38. Oh cute! I love the long cards!

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  39. Really, really like your choice of colors on this card!

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  40. Love the bird house and the long card. Thanks for sharing

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  41. Super sweet! Love the colors and the ribbon. Thanks!

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  42. How cute is that! Love all of your ideas!Thanks so much for sharing!
    Susan

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  43. What a beautiful card and love that it fits in a #10 envelope!
    Candice J

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  44. What a pretty card. Absolutely love it! The birdhouse is great. TFS

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  45. Such a cute little "Just Because" card ~ just when you're thinking of someone.

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  46. Ohhhh, I love it! Perfect for a long card!

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  47. This is such a cute card, and it looks simple to make, I can't wait to get the new lite carts, thx Lori

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  48. Love your ideas. Thank you.

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  49. Cute Card! I love birdhouses also, have them all over in my yard! TFS

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  50. Very pretty card, love the colors and paper used. The Cricut Lite cartridges look like they are very easy to use. Thanks for sharung. :)

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  51. Love this card! You are very creative. Thank you.

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  52. Nice card!

    Roxanna
    bswinch at aol dot com

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  53. Great card. Like the size card that you chose to use this cut on. Really is a very elegant card.
    Marcie

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  54. What a beautiful and elegant card. The colors that you chose are wonderful and add a lot to it.

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  55. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this new cartridge. Cant wait to get it. You did a fabulous job on this long card. Its Beautiful.

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  56. Very pretty card. I want this cartridge. It has some beautiful images on it.

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  57. Joy,

    What a great card!!! :) Ugh! Another Cricut Lite Cartridge to add to my list!

    What kind of K & Co. Paper is that? I love it (some of my favorite colors)!

    Thanks for posting,

    Jennifer

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  58. WOW, that is an ELEGANT birdhouse!! SOOOO PRETTY!! GREAT JOB! It kind of reminds me of Stretch your Imagination cart since it's so tall! I JUST LOVE IT!
    Big Gypsy Hugs,
    Emma;)

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  59. Sometimes, the simple cards are the most elegant. tfs

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  60. Such a pretty card. I just love cards sent just because! Dazie J.

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  61. I love the simplicity of this card. Beautiful as usual.--Ryansmaama
    gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

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  62. I love this birdhouse - love birds in general! Very nice card. Thank you for sharing so many inspirational ideas!

    Blessings, Donna

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  63. I love the colors on this card! Very pretty!

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  64. Such a pretty card. Love the colors.

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  65. Cute card. I love how you added the details with the signo pen.

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  66. Bird-u-tiful card. I love a great challenge and these looong cards are a good one.

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  67. Beautiful card - simple elegance with the size and colors...love it!

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  68. I really love this bird house. And the color choice of paper, is great too. So appealing.
    Good job

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  69. Joy, this card is exquisite! I love the colors and the birdhouse is adorable!

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  70. hey for more ideas about scrapbooking you can actually visit this site http://www.savvyscrapbooker.com/

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  71. Oh my goodness. I love it. tfs

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  72. The birdhoiuse cut is one of my favorites on the Botanicals Lite cart! Happy to see a cut of it!!

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  73. A very sweet but simple card. This is one of the Lyte cartridges that is on my wish list. I really like the size of this card too. I like seeing ideas for this size card. So many timnes you need a card in a hurry but only happen to have business size envelopes at the time.

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  74. very sweet card. I love birds.

    chris

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  75. Love the great silhouette looking birdie card. Very tweet.

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  76. Interesting I have been making long cards myself lately! Love the card and paper!

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  77. Super card and I love the size!! I just bought my first Lite yesterday and I hope to get to play with it after work tonight.

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  78. Beautiful card, love that birdhouse.

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  79. I love this card! I love birdhouses and am glad PC has given us a lot to choose from. I never thought about a 4 x 9 card - thanks for the idea!

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  80. Pretty card, I love the colors, soothing!
    Thanks for sharing
    Susan

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  81. This card is awesome, love the bird house. We have bluebird, robins and chickadees all nesting here, fun to watch the whole process unfold, and the baby flying the coops.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  82. Love this card! Colors are perfect. Thank you for sharing that with us.

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  83. Love this card and love that cartridge.

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  84. Oh, this card is so pretty!!!

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  85. just have to say that i love the elegance of this card and the tall format is the perfect compliment to this design cut!!! colours? sensational!

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  86. that turned out very nice! TFS

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  87. Love your card. This is one of my favorite carts.

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  88. That background paper really does make it elegant

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