Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cartridge Showcase: 3 Birds on Parade


Hey Everyone!

Thank you for joining us for another cartridge showcase! Today we have the amazingly talented Chef Melissa  here showcasing the 3 Birds on Parade!!

Today I am showcasing my newest (and quickly becoming my most favorite) Cricut cartridge: 3 Birds on Parade. I have a quirky sense of humor and love to craft fun, bright projects so this cartridge is perfect for me!


Today I have made a few different projects to show you so you can see a few things this cute little cartridge has to offer.

Fist, the banner I made for my son's birthday. (He wanted a "camping birthday" which ended up being a ton of fun. Cook out, tent in the back yard and a cake that looked like a giant S'More...yum!). Anyhow, this little bird was perfect for his banner:


This project also shows you the font on this cartridge. At first I wasn't super crazy about it, but it has grown on me. The cut out in the center of each letter is a birds foot, so you would need just the right project to use it on. The font is also very chunky.





The next projects is a set of 4 Christmas Cards. I looooove these little guys!


These birds do take a lot of layers, but they are well worth it. They each have a very cute little expression that goes with them as well (I just struggled to get it cut small enough for the front of the card as they are pretty precise cuts. They seem like they would be better cut quite a bit larger than the 1 inch height I was looking for).  The caption of each photo tells you what the expression included on the cartridge is for each of the birds.

" Baby It's Cold Outside"

"Be Jolly"

"Deck the Halls"

"Happiest Holidays"

 My last projects are not something you would expect to see from this cartridge. I spend a lot of time on Pinterest and am currently obsessed with the trend of silhouettes of little birds. I used the base of one bird to create these two cards.  I cut the larger birds at 1/2 inch and the small birds on the sympathy card are 1/4 inch (teeny!). The embellishments and expressions are both stamps. I like finding cuts on cartridges that you can make things with that are unexpected. This bird would typically have two layers over this black shape to created an adorable little bluebird.





 I hope you have enjoyed today's showcase and would love to see projects you have made with this cartridge. There are a lot of other cuts I can't wait to use (such as a super cute pirate and a superhero) but I haven't had the right occasion (yet!)
~Melissa

If you think Chef Melissa did as awesome of a job as I do, then head over to her blog and leave her some love!

Be sure to come back tomorrow as Chef Madison announces the winners from our last challenge. 

Don't forget about our two current challenges: Our Die Cut and or Stamp Challenge and our Cricut Challenge! Just click the links at the top to join the fun!

Thank you for making us a part of your crafty time! We appreciate you all so much!

~Court and the rest of the CWC Design Team


4 comments:

Jazzy said...

I've been on the fence about the font on this cart... but seeing it cut out has solidified how cute it is! Great holiday cards, too.

Jazzy
www.jazzyscards.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

Such fun projects. I have wanted this cart forever and with your showcase of it, I think I best go and buy it.

The banner is just adorable and those cards, sooo cute. Love the twine and button!

Laurie
serenityscrappers

Karon Hughes said...

Such fab creations - love this cart - another for the list - TFS

http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/ 

dorte said...

loving your card, so beautiful, the round garland is also to adorable. black and whit cards are so elegant your are very and much sweet