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

35 thoughts on “A little birdie told me…

  1. Diane

    Gorgeous my dear friend! I love your card and your birdcage and birds are totally over the top awesome! Thank you for your generosity Bird.

  2. Patricia Hall

    Thanks for the cool cut files and word art.Your card is a beauty.Thanks for the great card idea.

  3. Linda from Arizona

    Thanks so much! I just made a birdcage with a girl in it swinging on a swing. “I’m only a bird in a gilded cage!”

  4. Steffie

    I am absolutely gobsmacked by your talents and generosity. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful files.


  5. Susan

    Forgive my ignorance. I’ve never used a cut file before. What machines will it work on? Do you have instructions anywhere?

  6. Shannah

    LOL that’s too funny Bird – I picked up my exercise bike last week and have gone all “Biggest Loser” too! And yep – I’ll got the sore backside to go with it! ;)
    Thanks for this fabulous freebie – and good luck with your deadly treadling!!
    Hugs, Shannah xox

  7. Lisa

    thank you so very much for another wonderful freebie!I appreciate you being so kind and sharing with us.I wish you many more creative years of inspiration!!Keep up the fabulous work.Take good care of yourself.hope you have a marvelous weekend
    hugs across the miles

  8. Kris

    Love your card and thanks so much for sharing your fabulous creations, I have snagged the cut files incase I ever get round to setting up my craft robo again. Look forward to some digital ones too.

  9. Christine

    Thank you so much for sharing this file. I was about to go & make my own birdcage for my SIL’s birthday card as she just loves her two birds. Very kind of you.
    Good luck with all that pedalling too!

  10. Elvira

    Thanks so much for the files. I have a silhouette, and I’m going to cut this file right a way, just love the card you made.

    I’m with you about the bike sits, I have tried different sits and ALL are the same. The sales person at REI told me ” I just had to get use to it” …… OK!!!! :) Good luck and keep up the good work

  11. Synthia

    Such a fantastic card! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas and files. You are very talented.

  12. Ruby

    Such a lovely fresh card, I love the elegance of it and the way you have done the sentiment tag at the bottom. Really pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

  13. jinny newlin

    Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing all the cut files and digis! And thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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