Friday, September 24, 2010

Pilgrim Birdie

Fall is definitely in the air up here. Most of the trees are bare and what few trees actually have leaves left are brown and yellow. I do miss the bright colors I saw when I lived in the midwest, but fall up here is still pretty spectacular....and COLD! This morning it was 29 degrees when I got up. I just hope we beat the snow out of here when we move. Fall was definitely my inspiration for this card. I made it for the Jitterbuggin' challenge. The rules this week were: follow the sketch, add a Cricut fall element, and add something plaid. I also made this for Crafty Creations Challenge, where the inspiration was "falling leaves."
The card is 6 1/4"x4 1/2." I used a plaid cardstock from the Guy Stack by DCWV. The strips of patterned paper are from the Indian Summer stack by DCWV. I layered them on a piece of light tan cardstock. One of the strips is 6 1/4"x1" and the other strip is 4 1/2"x1 1/4."
The mats for the bird are cut out of scraps of cardstock. The red mat is cut at 3 5/8"x2 7/8," the tan mat is cut at 3 1/2"x2 3/4." I cut the pilgrim birdie at 3" from the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge. I just love this cartridge!! :D I was able to use up a bunch of scraps while cutting him out. The leaves are two punches, the maple leaf is an EK Success punch and the oak leaf is a Marvy Uchida punch. I layered the leaves around the corners of my mats. I also put some leaves on the inside to tie it all together. The stamp is one I picked up in the dollar bin at Joanns. I used Tsukineko Memento ink, rhubarb stalk, to stamp it onto the tan cardstock. I used the same red and tan cardstock for the inside matting as the ones I used on the front of the card.


  1. how cute is that pilgrim bird love it!

    thanks for Jitterbuggin'

  2. This is so cute! I love all the leaf accents!

  3. Great card, so cute! Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  4. So cute!! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!!