Welcome Spring

I had the opportunity to work with the April Showers and Spring Holiday Cards Cricut cartridges and created this adorable wall hanging.

Using April Showers cartridge:

Cut birdhouse twice from chipboard at fit2page resulting in an 11 ½” birdhouse
Glue chipboard pieces together
Cut birdhouse twice from white cardstock at fit2page and adhere to front and back of the chipboard pieces
Ink all edges
Cut birdhouse from brown embossed pattern paper at 11 ½”
Cut out the roof and base from the embossed pattern paper and adhere atop the white base
Cut birdhouse front twice from chipboard at 11 ½”
Glue chipboard pieces together
Cut white cardstock to fit birdhouse front and back
Ink all edges
Cut birdhouse from striped pattern paper and adhere
Ink all edges

Die cut bird in cage at 5” and again at 4” from brown pattern paper
Die cut bird layer at 5” and again at 4” from brown embossed pattern paper
Assemble birds, adding brads for the eyes
Ink all edges
Glue some shredded fiber or raffia to birdhouse creating a “nest” for the birds
Assemble birdhouse, using foam pop dots and foam lines for a 3 dimensional effect, allowing some fibers to poke out of the sides

Die cut “Welcome Spring” at 2 ½”

Use Spring Holiday Cards cartridge:

Die cut background10 twice from chipboard at 5 ¼”
Glue chipboard pieces together
Cut yellow pattern paper at 5 ¼” from background10
Ink all edges
Cut green pattern paper at 5”
Ink edges
Emboss with Cuttlebug Floral embossing folder
Adhere to sign
Add “Welcome Spring” to sign
Add brads to some of the flower centers
Punch hole in top of birdhouse and add ring
Tie assorted ribbons to ring
Punch holes in bottom of birdhouse and top of sign
Add jump rings to hold the sign in place


Die cut: Cricut Expression
Cartridges: April Showers, Spring Holiday Cards
Cardstock: American Crafts, American Crafts Pearl Paper
Pattern paper: American Crafts Botanique
Brads: American Crafts Glitter brads
Ribbon: Dear Lizzy and American Crafts “Lively”
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink
Embossing: Cuttlebug Floral Embossing folder
Punch: WER Crop-a-dile
Other: Chipboard, Shredded fiber

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