Embroidered Cardinal ~ Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #6: Feathered Friends

I made this card for the Cricut Circle’s weekly challenge.  We had to create a project with a minimum of two different Cricut cuts, include a bird, and use some stitching, either hand or machine.  Since I have the embroidery business, it only seemed right to include an embroidered piece as my stitching.

I embroidered a little cardinal wearing a warm winter scarf and I stitched him directly onto a piece of Stampin’ Up cardstock.  The patterned paper is from Die Cuts With a View — from their Christmas Combo Stack.  I wanted a homespun look and there is a lot of paper in this stack fits the bill.

The frame around the bird is from the Stamping cartridge.  The star garland is from Joys of the Season, the holly from Christmas Cheer, and the tag ornament is from the Very Merry Tags seasonal cartridge.  I put some twine through the hole of the ornament and added some Stickles to the holly berries.

I added some more holly on the inside of the card.

  • Die Cuts With a View — Christmas Combo stack
  • Cricut cartridges:  Christmas Cheer, Joys of the Season, Stamping, and Very Merry Tags
  • Stickles – Christmas red


  1. Jami Larson says:

    Your card is adorable. Love how nicely you incorporated the fabulous embroidery. I just bought that book of paper and love it. You get a lot of bang for your buck in that stack.

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