Monday, August 19, 2013

Cards in Envy - For the Birds

Welcome to another Cards in Envy Challenge!  For this challenge we are to create an A2 sized card (5.5" x 4.25") that has something with a bird as the main theme.  Only requirement is that the card is 1/4" or less in thickness in order to fit in an envelope.

For my card, I chose to create a tri-fold (S-Fold or Z-Fold) card.   My bird image is from the Cricut cartridge Birthday Bash.

Designer Paper = My Mind's Eye "Sky's the Limit"; 6" x 6" pack.
Cricut cartridges = Birthday Bash, Elegant Edges.

A2 sized card
Cricut cartridges:  Birthday Bash; Elegant Edges
Front Flap:
  • Mat 1 (black) = 2" x 5 3/8".
  • Mat 2 (red striped) = 1 7/8" x 5 1/4".
  • Zig Zag = from EK Success border punch.

  • Scallop:  cut image and shadow at 3 3/4" from Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge; [Scallop1-s][Oblong] found on page 23 of the folder.  White gel pen used for stitching.
  • Bird with Envelope:  cut at 3" from Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge; [Bird3] found on page 34 of the folder.  Bird's body embossed with Cuttlebug "Charles" folder.  White and Black gel pens used for stitching.

Center Flap:
  • Mat 1 (black) = 2" x 5 3/8".
  • Mat 2 (note book pattern) = 1 7/8" x 5 1/4".
  • Zig Zag = from EK Success border punch.

Inside Flap:
  • Mat 1 (black) = 4" x 5 3/8".
  • Mat 2 (note book pattern) = 3 7/8" x 5 1/4".
  • Zig Zag = from EK Success border punch.
  • Sentiment "Hello" = from Hero Arts "Everyday Sayings" stamp set.


  1. Marilyn I am loving this fabulously fun fold and the patterns of your papers teamed with this cute bird. It's so cute.

  2. The chick's heels are just too stinkin' CUTE! The fun fold is great, too!

  3. Super cute card Marilyn. The chick is really cute and I love the striped paper background.

  4. Adorable card Marilyn! I think you make each card so special by decorating the inside as well. I used to do that for the longest time then got away from it when I started making so, so, so many cards for the clients and caregivers at work. I really should get back to it for family cards at least .. you've inspired me. xoxo