Monthly Archives: April 2012

Happy Bird-Day

Hi Guys!

It’s the second installment of the birdcage collection I have for you, the final lot will be with you in the next post then I’ll move on to something else, if you have any preference you never know ;). I have some different shaped cages for you today and some stands for them to sit on if you’d like a variation to hanging them along with some co-ordinating sentiments. I hope you like them :)

I followed iSpy Sketches for my card layout and my colour choices were inspired by CR84FN‘s challenge. I used the perch and bird shapes which I shared in my last post which I cut in white card then later decided to colour with different shades of pink markers. I used a pink patterned paper as my base layer then I embossed a white piece of card and used 2 panels of floral paper, layered them all onto white card then stitched around the edge with my sewing machine. I added a scalloped border to the longest panel then wrapped some organza ribbon around it and crumpled up 2 paper flowers which I added to my bow. I printed my sentiment in a matching aqua colour using this method and popped up on some 3d foam pads.

bird day card

Here are your cut files:

(click on the links below the images to download)

Birdcage 2 by Bird

Birdcage 2 Digital Cutting File by Bird

Birdcage 3 by Bird

Birdcage 3 Digital Cutting File by Bird

Birdcage 4 by Bird

Birdcage 4 Digital Cutting File by Bird

Birdcage stands by Bird

Birdcage Stands Digital Cutting File by Bird

Here are your digi sentiments:

(click on the images to expand before saving to your computer)

birdcage circle

bird day circle

happy birdday

A little birdie told me…


First of all I’d like to say oowww! I have gone a bit mad on the exercise bike lately, I’m never one for half measures and I’ve gone a bit ‘Biggest Loser’ with the whole thing. I started about 10 days ago doing 20 minutes a day and I’m now up to 1.25 hours having done 21 miles this morning. My legs are doing fine and I can tell that my endurance is improving but why oh why are bike seats so painful? ouchie poorly!!

Ok onto the freebies! I have a birdcage cut file for you today with the co-ordinating perches and birds to go inside, if you don’t have a cutting machine I will pop up a digi version or two in the next couple of posts. You might notice that this is birdcage no.1 so there will be more to come soon. I’ve had birdcages on my to-do list for a while now and I enjoyed making them, I just hope you will too and they’ll be a welcome addition to your stash :)

I used The Play Date Cafe‘s colour scheme as the inspiration for my card. I cut my cage then gently curved it and popped some foam pads underneath to hold the shape, I chose to use the silhouette of one of the birds and glued it to the arch shaped perch. I printed my sentiment in purple to match my card, cut with circle nestabilities, popped in an eyelet and formed it into a little tag to hang off my ribbon. When I added my front panel to my card I wished I had made it a little wider as there was too much space either side of it so I tucked in an extra white border behind the panel which did the trick – top tip! he he.

a little birdie card

Here are your cut files:

(click on the link below the image to download)

Bird cage 1 by Bird

Birdcage 1 Digital Cutting File by Bird

Birdcage Perches by Bird

Birdcage Perches Digital Cutting File by Bird

I wanted to show you how the birds look as silhouettes and with extra details as I couldn’t decide which I preferred to go inside the cages, the choice is yours :)

Birdcage Birds by Bird

Birdcage Birds Digital Cutting File by Bird

Here are your digi sentiments:

(click on the image to expand before saving to your computer)

little birdie

a little birdie

a little birdie circle

From all of us

Good Evening!

Please excuse my short break, break lol, yup that sums it up. My mouse and printer both broke within a couple of days of each other…hmm don’t these things come in threes? I wonder what my third will be, nothing too expensive I hope ;)

I have had a couple of requests for a Chevron paper pack so I have one for you today including a grey, pink, purple, blue and green version. Just open up the pdf and print off the colours you need then get busy crafting. I also have a Family cut file for you, the idea being that you can send cards from your whole family as I have done here or make some home decor with each family member represented or perhaps cut a vinyl version for your car? I have included a cat and dog too as they are members of the family to me :)

my family card

my family card 2

Here is your paper pack:

(click on the link below the image to open the pdf)

birds chevrons

Birds Chevrons Digital Paper Pack

Here is your cut file – formats included are ai, dxf, gsd, pdf, studio & svg:

(click on the link below the image to download)

my family

My Family Digital Cutting File by Bird