Happy Bird Birthday Card

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Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Georgina Hefferman

I adore my Cricut machine but don’t use it nearly as often as I could. My New Year’s resolution this year has been to use the machine more often. There is such an array of cute cartridges and so many ways in which to use them. Here is a step-by-step card tutorial for a quick and simple birthday card.


  • asheet of white cardstock, 10” x 5”  
  • a sheet of patterned paper, 4 1/2” x 4 1/2” (I have used October Afternoon Thrift Shop)
  • sheet of plain paper, 4” x 4” (I used some cream scraps)
  • a second sheet of patterned paper,  3 1/4 ” x 3 1/4” (October Afternoon Thrift Shop)
  • a third sheet of plain paper,  3” x 3” (I used some cream scraps)
  • scraps of cardstock in coordinating colors
  • ribbon
  • adhesive
  • foam squares
  • black ink  
  •  Xyron Create-a-Sticker 150  
  • googly eye
  • Cricut Machine
  • Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge

Step One

Cut at 1” the little bird on page 65 of the Create a Critter Cartridge. Attach the pieces  together using your Xyron sticker maker.

Step Two

Ink the outside of each of the cut sheets of patterned and plain paper. This will make them “pop” off your finished card.

Step Three

Fold the white cardstock (10” x 5”) in half and adhere the patterned paper (4 ½” x 4 ½”) to the front side.

Step Four

Adhere the 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” paper to the 4” x 4” plain paper, towards the top, leaving enough room to add some ribbon.

Step Five

Lay some ribbon over the bottom of the 4” x 4” paper.

Step Six

Turn the paper over and stick the ribbon to the back with tape.

Step Seven

Adhere the 3” x 3” plain paper onto the center of the 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” patterned paper.

Step Eight

Cut the “Happy Birthday” phrase on page 27 of your Create a Critter booklet. Cut this at size 1.25”.

Run both the phrase and bird image through your Xyron sticker maker.

Step Nine

Adhere the bird image and “Happy Birthday” phrase to the 3” x 3” paper.

Step Ten

Adhere the whole embellished piece of 4” x 4” paper to your card using foam squares to make it slightly raised.

Step Eleven

Thread some more ribbon through to create a bow to finish off your card.


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