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Monday, April 30, 2012

Save the Earth Cricut Crawl...

Hi All,
We're doin' the crawl today...Welcome to the  SEVENTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...
Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop! In honor of Mother Earth, we're having a "Save the Earth" Crawl...each Design Team member will be featuring an original Upcycled-Themed Project that includes at least one Reuseable/Recycled Item along with at least ONE Cricut CutIf you've come from visiting Robin's at, Robin's Creative Cottageyou're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HEREMake sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Save the Earth" project at FCCB!

For my project, I used Birch Bark straight from Mother Earth herself.
I was up north at a cottage a few weeks ago and my friend was kind enough to strip some of the bark off of a fallen birch tree.
I cut this trifold card from the Wild Card Cricut cartridge.
 The Leaf was cut and the bird house stamped on the birch bark. The bird was paper pieced using Lawn Fawns petite paper pack.
The clouds were added by stamping them in the same colour of the base card and I cut out 2 white clouds and adhered them to the background. 
The twine for the bow is from Lawn Fawn as well.
the bird house, Bird and clouds are from a great little stamp company here in Canada called Your Next Stamp (YNS), the set is called Home Tweet Home and the sentiment is Stamping Bella

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Upcycled-Themed projects! Make sure to include a Cricut Cut somewhere on your project!

Next stop...

Amazingly talented Sherrie's blog, Sherri Scraps with Passions
Go see what she has in store for you today... 
And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to 
FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!
Happy Crawling!


  1. wow this is so cool!! I thought it was paper until i read that it is actual birch wood!!
    Kristan (New Follower)

  2. Oooh Sheila what a great card! I love the idea of the birch piece. A lot of birch around here and would never think to include that in a project like this. Wow...I will keep that in mind-very clever. I love the clouds and the sweet little birdhouse:) Fantastic project!
    Sherrie K

  3. It looks fabulous Sheila! You did a a great job with the paper piecing!
    ♥ Cyndy

  4. Oh my goodness...that is amazing Sheila! I also thought you had found some very realistic, wood-grain paper until I started reading your post! I love's just a beautiful card!

  5. Hi Sheila,GORGEOUS job with your card!It is sooo pretty and LOVE the birdhouse,Have a great day!!!:)

  6. What a clever, gorgeous card! Love it!!!

  7. Such a pretty card! Love that you used real birch! Amazing!

  8. What a great looking card and to think you used real birch, super cool! TFS!

  9. What a wonderful card! Looks awesome.

  10. WOW! Now that is so cool! I love the way the bark looks!

  11. Oh, Shelia, this card is absolutely fabulous! A real wooden bird house! Just wonderful! Great project! I am a new follower #85! Please come visit me sometime!

  12. I love tri-fold cards, but this is the best. Love it!
    suekimmet at gmail dot com

  13. Sheila, this is an awesome card! I love that you actually used a piece of Mother Earth on your project! Your project is truly the perfect look at using/recycling Mother Earth into the project!! Aweomse job on the project for the crawl!!

  14. What a nice card! I love the Wild Card cart. I also love what you did with the Birch bark from a tree. How clever. You did a great project.

    Thanks, Janis aka ~JD~

  15. Love your trifold card and that you used Birch Bark. That is amazing!

  16. Soooo Clever! I have the WC cart and don't use it very much. Maybe I should explore it more closely. Great idea for it! TFS!

  17. Wow I would even know how to stamp on tree bark. That's just amazing.
    thanks for sharing, the card is beautiful.

  18. This is just a great idea, would never have thought of this. Love your details. Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. Who would of thought to use birch bark...very clever and cool the bird house!!

  20. Love your use of the actual birch wood.

  21. So original!

    (P.S. I really liked you bunny card for Out Like a Lamb. And the red shoes from NY are FAB)

    Lisa -
    lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

  22. What a wonderful use birch wood on your card. Another, I never would have thought of that moment. Your work is beautiful and I enjoyed having a look around on your blog. Kathie

    Love the pic of your fur baby...what a cutie!

  23. The birch adds a cool dimension to your beautiful card

  24. OMG! You pick up the creative factor several notches!! That is so awesome!!! I never would have thought of using real bark. :).


  25. Cute card! Using bark is a new idea!

  26. WOWZERS! I love how you used real bark on your card -- what a great idea! I'm just now getting to hop, but I'm glad I stopped by for your super idea.

    Your DT pal,

  27. This is so, so pretty, Sheila! I love the dimension and the wonderful way in which your card opens. And real bark too!! Fabulous!
    (I am SO sorry that I'm SO behind in blogging. I did want to see your Save the Earth project though - and am glad I found some time to pop by!)