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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

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