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Mar 26, 2011

Driftwood Birdhouse Digital Freebie

I've been a busy little bunny, getting all my Ridgeview cards ready. Sometimes I do things backwards...anyone else peculiar like that? I kind of designed the card, and then went about getting everything ready. So everything is in packages and ready to go....but I haven't made the actual card yet. Silly me. I guess I'll be updating this post or making another post up soon.

In the meantime, here's the process...

Do you recognize the Digital Stamp? It was a freebie I got from Sliekje's Digi Stamps. All of her digital stamps are free...and they're all just adorable. You should really check her out.

As you can see, I used an oval tool and hand cut everything, since I have returned my Cricut and am awaiting a new cutter that will work with SCAL and MTC.

Told ya I'd been busy as a bunny. When I prepare cards for Ridgeview, I get them to the point where they're fairly easy for them to put together. A lot of the ladies have problems with their hands and such, and this just helps them put together a nice looking card that they have still made.

More hand cutting!! I even cut out the little eggs and glued them in the basket. I'm such a craft geek! LOL!

That is something the seniors definitely could not do...so it's worth it.

Almost ready to go. I made the bows and cut out some super cute circular Easter sentiments. These were also Digital Stamps I got for free from Sans Design. Click on the link to get your own. I'm still not sure how I'm going to attach these to the bow...might just glue them there.

I will work hard to try and get the card up here tomorrow or the next day.


In the meantime, here is the free Digi I mentioned in my Post Title.  They're Driftwood Birdhouses.  Enjoy!!

Thanks so much for visiting!




  1. Thank you! Love how the cards are looking--bet they will be too cute!

  2. Love your birdhouses--thank you so much!!

  3. Your designs are so inspiring and delightful! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us. The angel on your shoulder is smiling and so am I. Have a wonderful day. sharring1477@msn.com

  4. Thank you very much for the freebie. Love the blog! Jo xx

  5. What a great thing you do for the seniors. I am sure they appreciate all your hard work.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  6. Thanks a lot, love bird houses....

  7. Beautiful Birdhouses, thank you. How wonderful that you are so generous to seniors :) Love the music on your blog :))

  8. Thank you very much for the beautiful birdhouse.

  9. Hi,
    lovely cards you are making with this digi :-)
    greetings Sliekje and cats

  10. Thank you so much for the beautiful image. with hugs Shirleyxx

  11. Thanks so much for the birdhouses.


Thanks for the comments!