Showing posts with label 3 Birds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 3 Birds. Show all posts


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!)

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


CWC#49 Family Fun

Good afternoon cricutlicious and super crafty friends!

Thank you for joining us for another challenge! Let’s get right to it!
Our challenge this week is…..
We would like to see your projects with a theme that you and your family enjoy doing. FUN…FUN…FUN! What do you like to do!!!!
Here is what the super talented Design Team Chefs came up with!

Chef Roberta
Roberta used her Block Party, Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and Mini Monograms Cartridges.
roberta block party-tbbm-mini monograms
Chef Madison
Madison used her Forever Young and Wall D├ęcor Cartridges.
madison forever young wall decor more-500

Chef Jean
Jean used her 3 Birds on Parade Cartridge.
jean 3 birds

Chef Gaby
Gaby used her Stand and Salute and Word Collage Cartridges.
gaby stand-salute and word collage
Close up of Gaby’s Firework..Fantastic idea Gaby!
fireworks close up
Chef Melin’s Projects
Gathering My Family 4 Fun Layout.
I made this layout because we LOVE to have dessert. Honestly, quite a bit too much but my daughter loves to bake and we love to eat….so you get the picture…lol! I will put a picture of each of my children and hubby on this layout eating something deeeelish!!!
cricut layout idea gathering family-500
cricut idea pie layout-500
Close up of “pie” die cut from Block Party. I used some Distress stickles to give it that texture on the top. I didn’t want glittery but rather “sugary”. The Baker is also from the Block Party Cartridge. I did use my gypsy to “hide” her facial features.
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Close up of the tags with Vellum letters.
These were from the Quick Quotes Club Q kit.
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Close up of vellum quote. This is from the Itty Bitty Box Quotes: Babies, Kids & Family.
Design note: I ran this quote through my cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder to give it that little extra texture. The dots are raised and turned white!
Movie Night Fun Layout
cricut layout idea movie popcorn cutting file-500
I used my Cricut and some software to make this layout. The other thing we LOVE to do is watch movies. So we have “movie nights” pretty often.  This project is available as a kit from You can go directly HERE to purchase it.
cricut bears paper piecing movie cutting file-500
Here is a close up of two of the little bears enjoying their treats.
cricut movie filmstrip night digital stamp
Here is a close up of the filmstrip die cut.
cricut movie ticket digital stamp
Here is a close up of the “Movie Ticket” Digital Stamps.
Now it’s your turn!!!
Let’s see your Fantastic Family Fun!
Here are our few guidelines.
* Must follow the challenge topic.
* Must be a new project for this challenge…please no back dated posts.
* Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
* Must link your project post through Inlinkz and not just your blog.
* Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
* Must HAVE FUN!
Thank you SO MUCH for joining us once again! We appreciate it so much!
Have a wonderfully crafty day.


Good morning Crafty friends!

Hope you’re all enjoying the summer. It feels like summer is winding down as we get ready to send the kids back to school. It is another wonderful Wednesday here at CWC! It’s a new challenge!

This week’s challenge is all about the delightful summer dessert…S’MORES! Who doesn’t love a great S'More! I must admit, it has been YEARS…since I have had one!
Your challenge this week is to make a project with a S’More OR a project with the elements of a S’More…i.e. Chocolate, marshmallows…well you get the idea!

Here for your inspiration is what the design team came up with!

Chef Jean
Created this adorable layout using: Create A Critter, Gypsy Wanderings, Campin’ Critters and 3 Birds on Parade Cartridges. Be sure to head over to Jean’s blog for more details!jean campin critter, 3 birds cac gypsy wanderings

Chef Roberta
Roberta created this adorable “Snack Pack” using her Campin’ Critters Cartridge. Be sure to head over to Roberta's Blog and get details on this sweet, sweet idea!
roberta campin critters

Chef Melin
Melin created this cute layout using the Simply Sweet and Camping Out cartridges.

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smore guy2
Here is a close up of the S’More guy that I pieced together using all Cricut Cartridge cuts.

Here is another layout Chef Melin created using one of the “elements” of a S’More…Chocolate!

Here is a view of the entire layout.

chocoholic bear close up
Here is a close up shot of the little bear with his chocolate covered banana split.

chocoholic title close up
Here is a close up of the title using some chocolate kisses in place of o’s.

 Here is one more layout Melin created with a "S'More" theme. This will be a page kit at
Here is the entire layout.
Here is a close up of the little bear roasting his "mallow".
Here is the little "S'More" guy. I used the Cricut for the lettering. The rest are SVG files I created.

Now it’s  your turn! Let’s see your wonderfully sweet S’Moriffic projects!

Here are our few simple guidelines:
1. Must be a new project for this challenge. Please no back dated posts/projects.
2. Must include a “Cricut” cut somewhere – somehow.
3. Must post a link to your post and not just the blog.
4. Must HAVE FUN!!!

Thank you so much for participating with us! We are looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations!  Have a super sweet rest of the week!

The CWC design team!


Hip Chick Layout, Free Cutting File, Hip Chick File Set

Good afternoon Friends,
Hope you are all enjoying your day today! I wanted to post a layout I had made over the weekend. I had intended to post it on Sunday but due to some serious technical difficulties, I could not post.
But here it is:

This is a view of the entire layout.
I think it turned out really “HIP”. I used the following cartridges to create this project:
  • 3 Birds
  • Hannah Montana
  • Rock Princess
  • Straight From The Nest.
All the die cuts and pieces are what I call “Straight” Cricut. In other words, I didn’t use any Design Studio or Gypsy “Magic” to cut these files.
hip chick cricut chick-450 
Here is a close up of the groovy-licious “Chick” again ALL her pieces are from Cricut Cartridges.
title and flourish closeup 
Here is a close up of the flourish and “Chick” title.

By The Way: This project fits in with our current 3 Flowers Challenge. Be sure to take a moment and go to that post HERE. You still have time to enter your project!

So for those of you who don’t have those cartridges and or use the MTC and or SCAL programs in conjunction with your Cricut: Here is a cutting file set that I made that you could use to re-create this layout:

This set includes:
  • The “groovy-licious” Chick with her big lips, pumps and bow :-)
  • The 6pt flower
  • The 6pt Silhouette Flower
  • The Flourishes
  • The “HIP” Custom Letters
  • The Chick Title
If your interested in this set you can purchase it by clicking the button. This set is only $2.99

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Lastly, Here is a “FREE” Flower cutting file.  You still have time to download it and enter our challenge!  This file will be available until Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 – midnight est. time.

5pt Retro Flower W Stem
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3 Birds On Parade

3 Birds On Parade
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Projects Using the 3 Birds On Parade Cartridge

Showcase by Chef Melissa
Birthday Banner

Christmas Cards

" Baby It's Cold Outside"
"Happiest Holidays"

"Be Jolly"

"Deck the Halls"

Silhouette Cards

Created By Designer Jean
Cartridge Used: 3 Birds on Parade
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jean 3 birds

Chef  Jean

Cartridges Used: Create A Critter, Gypsy Wanderings, 
Campin’ Critters and 3 Birds on Parade 
jean campin critter, 3 birds cac gypsy wanderings

By Melin
Cartridges Used: 3 Birds, Hannah Montana, Rock Princess and Straight From The Nest

hip chick cricut chick-450  
Here is a close up of the groovy-licious “Chick” again
ALL her pieces are from Cricut Cartridges.