SOUS Die Cut Challenge Cricut Layout With Video

Hello crafty friends,
Happy Sabbath crafty friends! Hope you are looking forward to a day filled with crafty goodness! First for those following along with the counting of the Omer, Here is today’s Psalm 119 passage.

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161 Princes persecute me without a cause, 
But my heart stands in awe of Your word. 
162 I rejoice at Your word 
As one who finds great treasure. 
163 I hate and abhor lying, 
But I love Your law. 
164 Seven times a day I praise You, 
Because of Your righteous judgments. 
165 Great peace have those who love Your law, 
And nothing causes them to stumble. 
166 Lord, I hope for Your salvation, 
And I do Your commandments. 
167 My soul keeps Your testimonies, 
And I love them exceedingly. 
168 I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, 
For all my ways are before You.
Psalm 119:161-168

What a beautiful passage of hope. I pray it blesses and fills your heart and mind with the unfailing love of such a merciful God. Now on to my project for today. I had the SOUS Die Cut challenge in mind when I created this layout. The current die cut challenge is to use a Tree in your project. Head over to the Die Cut Challenge, HERE and check out what the designers created and join the fun! Now on to my project.

You Make My Heart Sing Cricut Art Philosophy Layout With Blue Bird Piecings
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This is a shot of the entire layout. I used some of the pretty paper from the Free To Be Me Collection available this month only in honor of National Scrapbook Month. Then I turned to my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and created all of the cuts. Everything came from the Art Philosophy cartridge and my Cricut Expression. I didn’t use any Gypsy, Cricut Craft Room or SVG files.


Here is a closer look at one of the cute little blue bird piecings I designed. You can also see the little flowers and butterflies. I cut those out in plain white cardstock. I then stamped them to give them some color and pattern. For the butterflies, I used the honey comb patterned stamp from the Sweet As Honey Stamp Set. For the flowers I used the polka dot pattern from the same set. I used some Topiary Ink from the Adventure Ink Pad set to
ink the edges of the puffs of grass  in the background.


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For the Blue birds, I inked the blue pieces with some Indian Corn Blue, For the Beak and feet I used some Sunset and for the tummy piece I used some honey. The sunset and honey are from the Adventure Ink Pad set and the Indian Corn Blue is from the Enchantment Ink Pad setI then finished off the face with some chalking. For a detailed photo tutorial on how to create faces, check out my post HERE.

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Here is a shot of the title sing. I used the Urban Alphabet Stamp set and some cranberry ink pad to stamp the letters onto a circle. I added those to a scalloped circle and used some foam tape to give them a little lift. I inked the edge of the heart die cut with some more Indian Corn Blue.

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I did the same thing as above for this part of the title. I did use a retired stamp set to stamp the Make and My words.

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This is a view of the cute little baby blue birds I created. The are the same as the larger birds, I just used different sizes of the cuts. For the tree puffs, I inked the edges in some of the Topiary Ink from the Adventure Ink Pad set  I inked the tree trunk with some Chocolate ink from the Basics Ink Pad set.

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This is a view of the three different sizes of blue bird paper piecings I created.

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And here is one last look at the entire layout. 

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Here is the special for the month. For only $5 each, you get the pretty patterned paper collection I used in this layout as well as the May Stamp of the Month Set when you make a qualifying purchase of $50 or more.

As an added bonus, if you purchase $25 or more worth of product through my CTMH link, I will send you the detailed cutting instructions for making the blue bird piecings with your Art Philosophy cartridge as well as your choice of one of the coordinating stamp svg file sets I have created. You can see the coordinating stamp set svg files HERE

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Products Used For This Project
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free to be me-200
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Blue Bird Paper Piecing Recipe

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Basic Cardstock
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whimsy cardstock pack-200

D1507-urban alpha
Sweet As Honey Stamp Set

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cranberry ink-200

Additional Supplies Misc. Ribbon

Don’t forget to head over to SOUS and check out what the design team has created with tree die cuts! Join the challenge too! As always, thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with me. Be sure to join me again tomorrow for another fun and hopefully inspiring project. Until then,


  1. How can I follow you here! As I'm sure your post I found on fb is going to get deleted. Lol I can't find the video to watch you make this little bird. Thanks

  2. How can I follow you here! As I'm sure your post I found on fb is going to get deleted. Lol I can't find the video to watch you make this little bird. Thanks

  3. Such a darling LO!! the birds are ADORABLE!! Love the eyes!!
    Also such a beautiful passage...
    I always say Psalms 23..
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*


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