Card + Digi, Paper pack, Cut file & Frugal Tip


I’m waving frantically here! You can’t see me?…ok, I’ll stop. So, if you are reading this my site has transferred to the new shiny version for you. I’m so chuffed with the change because I have a ton more flexibility and hopefully it is easier for you to navigate. You will see that you can now actually browse older posts, I can’t put into words how frustrating it was that I didn’t have an ‘older posts’ button before, but now I do! Yay! Also I’ve been able to pop an example beside each digi, cut file, paper pack etc which gives you an immediate idea of how that item can look when it is used on a project. I’ve tried to make everything clear and easy to find but if you have any questions feel free as I may have forgotten something.

Ok, I thought I’d make my first post on my brand spanking new site a bit of a bumper one, I have the stripey paper, digi stamp and wave border shape used on this card for you today and a frugal tip too.

I added a ‘you’re a treasure’ sentiment to my digi in word ( right click on the image, then click on ‘text wrapping’ and chose ‘behind text’ ) and printed in a taupe brown colour then coloured with Copics. This is my first experience of working with Hug Snug seam binding, I coloured it with some tumbled glass re-inker and zapped it with my heat gun while scrunching it. I’m absolutely delighted with it, it dyed like a dream and looks like it was always that colour. I followed the sketch from Mojo Monday so I added a floral embellishment, I attacked a white pearl with a Copic marker for the middle and hand cut some paper leaves.

framed scene 3 card


Here is your digi:

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

framed scene 3


Here is your paper pack:

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

subtle stripes

Birds Subtle Stripes Digital Paper Pack


Here is your cut file, formats included are ai, dxf, GSD, pdf & svg:

(click on the link below the image)

wave border by bird

Wave Border Digital Cutting Files by Bird


Frugal Tip:

Here is a picture showing my wave border after it has been cut, but wait before you throw the negative portion away!

wave cut 1

I trimmed the sides off my negative piece of card (the left over bit), turned them upside down and voila! I now have a new border with a slightly different shape of wave. When I asked my fella which shape he preferred he chose the negative rather than the positive, lol.  Look out for other negative pieces which could be used in a similar way, for example, using the negative from a label shape as a frame. I love being able to make my stash go further, well it is kind on the wallet!

wave cut 2

Phew! That’s it for me today, have a nice evening!

16 thoughts on “Card + Digi, Paper pack, Cut file & Frugal Tip

  1. Ron

    Hello…thanks for all of the great patterns and designs that you provide to all of us. You definately have wonderful talent. I am very curious how to make papers like those that you have provided and then used on your cards. Would it be possible to share how it is done for those of us who do not know where to start?

    Thanks again for all or the great work.

  2. Bird Post author

    The other packs were made using Photoshop but this one was made using Illustrator. Thanks for your kind words :)

  3. Sue kimmet

    Thanks for the great set. I love them just as they are, but I can think of lots of other ways to use them, especially that pretty paper.

  4. Rhonda Miller

    I just love your new blog. Your card is great. Thank you for the image, papers and wave file and for sharing your frugal tip. It does look great that way.

  5. Sue

    You are truly amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your art. I really appreciate all of it.

  6. Candy

    Hi Bird,

    Congrats on the new home!! It’s fab!!! Also, thank you on all the wonderful freebies. I love the waves and the awesome tip. Thanks to you I use my Cricut more than I ever have before. lol I appreciate your generosity.

  7. Kiwi Sarah

    Thanks for all the great digi stamps and cutting files, you have some amazing work, just hope I will do them justice.

  8. Marla

    Thank you so much for today’s freebies. They are all fabulous!!! Love the ideas about the wave cut file and the versatility in how you are using it!

  9. cricutalltime

    thanks so much for all your beautiful the cards you a new follower.i will scraplift this just exactly.thank you.

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