Sunday, February 10, 2013

CraftWork Cards: Thank You so much!


Hi! It's Janis from Pause Dream Enjoy 
here today to show you a project using the CraftWork Cards CANDI product.

I love my Cricut 50 States Cartridge. Since my family travels so much, I just think it's cool to be able to use the various die cuts in this cartridge on scrapbook layout pages for places we've been.  I used this cartridge on my project today, but not because it's representing some travel we've done, but because I love the birds in this cartridge.

You can look up the STATE Birds for all 50 states ... HERE.

The Bird I'm using on my project today is the North Carolina State Bird, the Northern Cardinal. Here are 2 photographs of this bird of the male and female. (Photos from ... HERE.)


Here's the postcard I made for today's project using some of the CraftWorks Cards CANDI product!

  • A2 size Postcard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Mats:
    • Black 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Pattern 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" (pattern paper from "Almanac Collection" 6x6 
    • "Branch 2" p. 35 cut @ 2 1/2"
    • Prima flowers with Recollections antique brass brads added to branch
  • 50 STATES:
    • North Carolina State Bird (Northern Cardinal) p. 45 cut @ 3"
  • Fiskars Journal punch for sentiment matting
    • "Heartfelt Wishes" set and inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • CANDI:
    • "Rainforest" used to embellish sentiment mat
  • Everything inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink

"Rainforest Collection"

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis


Heck of a Challenge - M, P1 - love and flowers (1st)
Clear It Out! - 2W, Use Old Supplies -  Red / White items (Tues)
Creative Card Crew - 2W - #29 chocolate (show chocolate, wrap chocolate or use the color chocolate) (Tues)
Southern Girls - 2W, 1E - #62 Bling it on (Thurs)
Inspire Me Fridays – anything goes (Fri)


Linda said...

Your card is beautiful. Cardinals are such pretty birds. I really the bright flowers too, they really stand.

Linda ☺
Crafting With Nana

Anonymous said...

The black and kraft colors remind me of the sunflower seeds I leave for them! Very pretty card! I didn't know that cartridge had birds on it. Darn . . . I may have to get another one!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Janis your postcard is gorgeous! Love how you used the CANDI around your tag. Awesome job my friend. :)

katieo said...

Janis I love the red cardinal. 50 states looks like a fun cartridge

snappy scrappy said...

So it! Lee-Ann :)

Nana said...

Beautiful card. Love the added embellishments.

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CathyinMN said...

Such a pretty card! I have that cart and I really like the birds and flowers on it. TFS!

Stephanie Eaken said...

I love cardinals! This is such a pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us at SGC!

paper fun said...

Lovely card. That cardinal is a terrific cut.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Very subtle bling here Janis, I like your concept and the colours are great.

Thanks for Blinging it on with us this challenge.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Southern Girls DT

lady e said...

Gorgeous card! Love the bird and flowers! Thank you for joining us at Hack of a Challenge and Good Luck!
Lady E DT

Lynn's Place said...

Awesome job with the challenge and thanks for joining us at CIOT challenge hope you stop by again and play...LYNN <((><

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Janis, I like the bird image and the flowers.
Thanks for joining in with us at Heck of a challenge this month, Good Luck.
Kevin xx