Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Life Is Tweet Card

This is a little card that I just got done making. It turned out so cute. Here is what you need to make it.

Straight From The Nest Cricut Cartridge
Polka Dot Cardstock from Premium Stacks Latte Stack Textured Cardstock
Dark Purple Cardstock from Premium Stacks Latte Stack Textured Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Off White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Brown Cardstock
Pebbles Chalk in Earth Tones
Pop Dots

Your finished card size will be 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" in black cardstock
The Bird is on page 28 in the manual
I cut out the Bird at size 2 1/2"
The "Life is Tweet" is cut out at 1 1/2" in the Off White
Hit the Phrase Shadow button and cut the phrase out
again in Green Cardstock
The first bird cut is <Bird1-s> which you have to hit shift
Then I cut out the Wing at 2 1/2" and chalked the edges
Then I cut out the Bird using the Layer/Shadow feature
in a Brown Cardstock
The Cardstock is measured at 2" x 5 1/4" for both the
polka dot and purple
(I cut them both that size and took the ribbon to hide the seams)
Take your Grosgrain Ribbon in a Country Green and hide
the seams of the cardstock
Use your pop dots to adhere the bird on your card after
 placing the ribbon
Then glue your phrases together and adhere them to the card
Chalk all the edges of your bird, wing, beak and bird
 legs for dimension
Viola, that's it! It was a simple yet cute and fun card to make.

Please feel free to leave me a comment to let me know what you think about this card. I would love to see your finished project as well. Thanks for looking.

Terri's Favorite Tool For The Week...

Is the Pink Cuttlebug Embossing Machine.
I bought mine at This Cuttlebug is a bundle that comes with these embossing folders..

  • Dark pink Butterfly Cuttlebug machine
  • Swiss Dots A2 embossing folder
  • D'vine Swirl A2 embossing folder
  • Spots and Dots A2 embossing folder
  • Snowflakes A2 embossing folder
  • Happy Birthday A2 embossing folder
  • Victoria A2 embossing folder
  • Birds and Swirls A2 embossing folder
  • Lace Tree A2 embossing folder
  • Stylized Flowers A2 embossing folder
  • Frills border set (5 pieces)
  • Just My Type border set (5 pieces)
  • With Love border set (5 pieces)
  • Spacer block
  • 2 cutting pads
  • Handle
  • Hex key, screw and plastic cap
  • User manual
It retails for $129.95 and worth every penny. If you do not have one yet I would highly recommend getting one as it adds so much dimension to your homemade projects, cards and scrapbook pages.

How To Use The Layers Feature On Your Gypsy

Slideshow At Photobucket

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Gypsy 6 Free Cartridges Just By Registering...

 This info is from Thank you Robyn for all your great work and for this wonderful information.. Robyn says: Looks like it is going to be a great deal for those of you who do not have the Gypsy yet.    The great part is that ALL of us who own a Gypsy can also reap the benefits of this great offer by just registering our Gypsy BEFORE October 31st!  Sounds easy enough to me!! This also includes ALL of us who have already registered your Gypsy before this promo started like me, I registered my Gypsy back in May.
P.S.  I love my Gypsy!

Buy and register a Gypsy by Cricut by October 31 and receive

 6 (SIX!) free cartridges downloaded to you Gypsy - including

 the exclusive, all-new "Smile Cards" cartridge (and don't 

forget about Gypsy Wanderings and Gypsy Font cartridges 

that come pre-loaded on the machine).  It's a $419 value!!


~ Smiley Cards (new and exclusive to this promotion) ~ Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (not available in retail) ~ Christmas (not available in retail) ~ Blackletter (not available in retail) ~ Printing Press (not available in retail) ~ Indie Art (not available in retail)

All current Gypsy owners are INCLUDED!!  Simply register your Gypsy by October 31, 2010 and get access to all downloads.  Register at

Downloads will be available through a special update to your Gypsy starting November 1st!!

New Gypsy cartridge downloads are easy!  Just connect your Gypsy to your computer and you'll automatically be prompted how to start.  In just a few steps, you'll be able to download all six cartridges containing thousands of images!  And with the Gypsy, you'll have all the cartridge artwork and keypad overlays on your Gypsy screen, so there's no actual cartridge, handbook or packaging.

You only have a few weeks.  Don't miss out!