Snow Bird


Here’s another card that I made for several challenges and I had a lot of fun making it.  Unfortunately it will be my last card for a while.  The next couple of weeks are going to be filled with embroidery and trade shows.  CHA is coming up at the end of the month and Erin is flying home from Taiwan to attend with me. 

There’s lots of sparkle on this card as the little snow bird makes his winter home in a warm mitten.  The solid cardstock is from Bazzill and the patterned paper is called Snowflake Waltz and is from Daisy Bucket Designs.

I wanted to do a cardinal for my bird, but I wanted a chubby little guy and I couldn’t find one on any of my Cricut cartridges.  I found a cute bird on Straight from the Nest and decided to use him.  As I was laying out the card in Design Studio, I kept trying to figure out how to make the bird into a cardinal shape.  My solution was to use a lower case “v” from the Mickey Font cartridge.  I turned it upside down and welded it to the top of the bird’s head.  I used Copic markers to color the dark spot on his face.  I’m pleased with how he came out.

The circles are cut from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge and I used my Cuttlebug to emboss both of them.  The mitten is from Simply Charmed, the large snowflake is from Joys of the Season, “Snow Bird” is from Straight from the Nest, and the bird’s scarf is from 3 Birds on Parade. 

I added lots of bling to this card.  I heat embossed the large snowflake on the front using holographic embossing powder.  I put some fine snow on the sentiment using Martha Stewart glitter.  The coarser snow is also from Martha Stewart.  The small snowflake on the mitten is a Martha Stewart punch.  I added rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes.

While I was working on this card, the song “Snowbird” by Anne Murray kept running through my head.  I printed part of the chorus and put it on the inside of the card.   The snowflake on the inside is from Joys of the Season.

 Here are the challenges I am entering and the requirements for each:

Jitterbuggin – For the Birds Challenge – follow the sketch, add a Cricut bird and use something pink.

Fantabulous Cricut – Challenge #42 Winter Warmies – create a project using some type of winter clothing or accessory.

Cooking With Cricut – Glittermania! – glitz up your project.

The Cuttlebug Spot – Inspired by a Song – find inspiration for your project in a song.

  • Bazzill cardstock
  • Designer paper – Snowflake Waltz from Daisy Bucket Designs
  • Cricut cartridges:  3 Birds on Parade, George and Basic Shapes, Joys of the Season, Mickey Font, Simply Charmed, and Straight from the Nest.
  • Cricut Design Studio
  • Cuttlebug
  • Copic markers
  • Ranger holographic embossing powder
  • Martha Stewart punch
  • Martha Stewart glitter
  • Rhinestones from stash




  1. AWWW….how sweet… the little cardinal!~ Thanks for jitterbuggin’

  2. Great job on the challenge! I love that you improvised on the “v” for the birds head. Thanks for playing along this week with Cooking with Cricut!

  3. I’m jealous that you are going to CHA!! Have fun. I wish I could go but it isn’t open to the public. And I even live in California!!! This is another amazing entry. Really pretty. I love your work. We will miss you. Please come back when you can to Cooking With Cricut:)
    ~Madison CWCDT

  4. Wow this is really pretty 🙂 Love the bird in the mitten…great idea!

  5. That is such a CUTE card! And I totally love that you created this bird with an upside down V! Sheer genious! Good luck in the challenge!

  6. Crafting Cathy says:

    I love this card. I am a bird watcher and a card maker so I love both….Great job. Good luck in the challenge..

  7. Love the snow! Thanks for playing with us at Cooking with Cricut 🙂

  8. This is beautiful! I love your whole color scheme! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  9. That is a very elegant card. I really like the colors you chose. Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at FCCB

  10. Great card. Love the bird. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week.

  11. This is truly superb! I love everything about it!

    Mama LoveBug

  12. As I said before, love your card. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with the Cricut this week also.

  13. Love this! I love cardinals, love the colors, love all the sparkle and embossing! Love it! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  14. I really like your card. I’m partial to cardinals. I love the glittered glove. Thanks for joining us over at Cooking with Cricut.

    Christel a.k.a. Scrappin’ Sista

  15. Great card ! Love that pink colors and the embossing !

    Thanks to play with us this week at Cooking with Cricut
    Have a great Monday 😉

  16. Wow! This card is beautiful inside and out! I love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking with Cricut!


  17. Very cute card. Thanks for playing with us at FCCB.


  18. Linda, what a gorgeous card! I love how you created your Cardinal! What super attention to detail! Thank you once again for sharing with us at CWC! Sorry you won’t be doing anything for a few weeks, but will look forward to seeing your wonderful creations when you get back! Thank you again! Melin…

  19. Simply Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us a cooking with cricut this week! I’m a new follower. Come follow me @

  20. Linda, this card is stunning! I’m in love with your little cardinal — we have a male cardinal that sits outside our dining room window and peers at his reflection every morning while he preens. We’ve nicknamed him “Casanova”. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us this week at Cooking With Cricut and have fun at CHA!

  21. Love your card, it is very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB:)

  22. I love it! You have so many wonderful creations on your blog.
    Gonna be following:)
    Come follow me too:)

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