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Friday, November 4, 2011

Fantabulous Friday - Straight From The Nest

Good Friday Morning!! My name is Peggy and I will be your Fantabulous Friday Girl. Doesn't that sound intriguing? I have been crafting for most of my life in one form or another. I have done sewing, crocheting, knitting, cross-stitch, painting, and now my passion is card making. My daughter and I started our blog, Daily Grace Creations in July of 2010. I can't believe it has been over a year now. I hope you will visit us sometime and leave some love.

I feel so honored to be asked to be on the Design Team of Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. The theme this week is "Birds". So I looked through my stash of cartridges to see which one I would like to feature. I chose Straight From The Nest. I couldn't wait to get this cartridge when they had it in Cricut rewards but I have found I only made one card with it and it didn't contain a bird. You can find my card here.

Straight From The Nest not only has birds, nests and cages, it has flowers, trees, a really good grass cut, filigree cuts, paisleys,etc. It has the following features: Layer/Shadow, Corner, Slider, Border, Phrase and Phrase Shadow. Right now, I'm asking myself, "Why have I not used this cartridge more?" Duh!!! Well I will have correct that.

I searched the Cricut Message Board to find some articles using SFTN and found these. You can see that not all used birds but used other designs from it.

This one is from Danielle's Corner Office and you can find Danielle's post here. I found several cards made with this cut. It seems to be a favorite.

Here is another from Simply Elegant Paper Crafts. June used the pennant and the border feature for this card.

Finally, Heather from Houses Built of Cards used the border feature on page 41 for her card.

I hope you have enjoyed our trek through Straight From The Nest and will come back next Friday to see what we can find to inspire our creativity. Until then, God Bless.


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  1. Thanks so much for featuring my card this morning!!!


  2. Welcome Peggy. Great card examples and great job on the write up. I love all the cute ideas from Straight from the Nest.

  3. Can't wait for your Friday posts! yay!

  4. Great job, Peggy. So glad you're doing one of our inspiration days. I think Fridays are my fave because it inspires me to really look at my carts.

  5. Welcome to the team Peggy! Fantastic job on the post! This looks like a great cartridge! I have it ordered and look forward to playing with the fun cuts! Lovely work that you spotlighting!

  6. Wow, Peggy! I did not know that you are part of the FCCB team...you are another great addition to a terrific challenge blog. Thank you for featuring my Wish card!

    I am in Florida visiting my grandmother, so I have had very limited Internet access. I am anxious to return home next week and catch up with FCCB, the Cricut.com creations, and playing in my craft room.


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