New Home

Happy Leap Day!!  I hope everyone is well.
I am so proud of my card today!  It turned out so good and makes me smile every time I look at it.
What a beauty!  I can't believe how much I love this card!  The colors worried me at first.  Fantabulous Cricut's challenge this week is purple, turquoise, and green...and while all of the design teams projects were so fabulous, I just couldn't get anything to work in my head.  But I tried anyhow.  I've had this purple patterned paper in my stash for so long.  It seemed like a good one to use for this card.
The bird cage is cut out from the Cricut French Manor cartridge.  I cut out the layers in 2 different shades of blue, and then staggered the layers just slightly so both showed through.  I cut a small piece of chain and added it to the top of the cage with a couple brads.  Then added some light blue stickles to the top layer.
Both frames are cut from the Lacy Labels cartridge.  The purple layer on the large frame has been embossed with the Swiss Dots folder.  It's a one sided piece of paper so the other side is white, which once the paper was embossed, the white popped through a little.  I was going to ink some purple on top to cover that up, but I'm glad I didn't because I feel the little bits of white really brighten the card up.
I had some extra blue petals from my card yesterday so I made another blue flower.  The purple flower petals are cut from the Wild Card cartridge, just cause that's the cartridge I have plugged into my jukebox that I know has a flower on it :)  I inked the edges of the purple flower with purple to cover the white.
In the centers of the blue and purple flowers, I dotted some 3D paint and then poured on some of my new tiny beads to make a shimmery center.
I rolled up some of my roses, but I made them a little smaller than normal.  Added some swirls, a few purple pearls, and some glitter to the blue flower and it's all done!  I'm still debating if I want to add some glitter to the birds wings and the white roses...what do you think?
I just love this card!  Yeah, I make creations that just don't work...but it always feels so good when something turns out just perfect!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Fantabulous Cricut #100-Purple, Green, Turquoise
    Kaboodle Doodles #108-Shades of Purple
    Stampin' Sisters in Christ #128-Variegated Colors
    The Crazy Challenge #108-Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is just adorable!! Love all the little deets :-) Thanx for sharing this week at The Crazy Challenge. Hope to see you back again next week. Good luck!
    Hugs Karin

  2. I agree with you your card turned out beautiful. Love all the extra stuff you did to the flowers they look amazing. Thanks for playing along with us the FCCB.

  3. All the elements go so well together, and I think it's sweet to represent the new home with a birdcage. I hope their new home is bit bigger though:)

  4. Emily your card is wonderful!! Loving that sparkly birdcage... and the birds and rolled flowers. Beautiful *Ü* Thanks for joining in our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ again this week *Ü*

  5. What a cute idea to make the bird cage for someone getting a new home. So cute! Love the flowers.

  6. Hello Emily - this is darling. I love your birdcage and all of the lovely details! A gorgeous take on this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  7. What a gorgeous cut!! Beautiful card!!
    Thanks For Playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  8. you did a fabulous job! that bird cage looks BEAUTIFUl!!
    Thanks for joining us at FCCB!
    ♥ Cyndy

  9. Hi Emily! OMGoodness, this card is just GORGEOUS!!! You did a Fantabulous job on it! Thanks so much for joining us and for the awesome inspiration. I love your flowers here and have been wanting to make some myself forever, but still haven't gotten around to given it a go. I am so glad you entered our challenge cause now I'm following your lovely blog! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT member & New follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com