Whimsical Bird Card (SCAL + Cricut Instructions)
I love the birdies popular in scrapbooking right now!
I cut this little birdy out using the “dbwoodsy font” + Sure Cuts a Lot (or “SCAL” software–click here for my explanation and review of SCAL, or here to purchase). I think I bought this font at a scrapbooking font site for $2–lots of great stuff in it. I’ll have to add that link in when I find it. It is eluding me at the moment.
I cut the bird it out three times to get the yellow beak and blue wing (no waste, I can mix and match the pieces for three birds with the leftover pieces.)
“Get Well Soon” is in the font “Fabulous 50s Normal” available for free at www.fontspace.com.
I opened Sure Cuts a Lot, then “welded” all the word boxes together so that they would cut in one cut wherever they overlapped (or where I moved text to overlap them–each letter can be moved over another with your mouse, so it’s very easy to do).
The clear advantages of welding things are
- perfectly aligned text on a straight line
- one Xyron run or glue process instead of each letter
- a very customized look
I even welded the red birdie to the text!
Textured cardstock using a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Scalloped card using “SCAL” (Sure Cuts a Lot) and my Cricut. I’m still perfecting that scalloped card process–when I do, I’ll write instructions!
Not seen here: I even cut out the recipients name and put it out the outside of the card. Who doesn’t love to see their name personalized on a card?
Lots of fun, and fun to deliver…