Cricut Imagine Photo Frame Bird Gift and Imagine Nation Monday

Emma at My Creative Time asked me to be a Guest today for her Imagine Nation Monday series.  Woo hoo!  I adore Emma, so of course I said, “Yes!”  I’m so glad she asked me because it gave me a reason to get back to my Imagine.

I used the Lori’s Garden Cricut Imagine cartridge, white cardstock, some adhesive and a $3 photo frame from Walmart to create a quick gift for my husband’s aunt who loves birds.  You can see I also stuck some of the birds to one of those containers that I previously turned into a hurricane lamp.  It’s perfect for adding some flowers!  Here’s the link to the hurricane lamp video.

I used white cardstock and Lori’s Garden to create that awesome paper!  It still blows my mind that I can create cool paper from white cardstock using my Imagine.  I used that for the background in the frame.

I’m using an ATG gun (tape gun) to make this project much faster and easier!

I didn’t use the make paper function on my Imagine because I don’t have any 12×12 white cardstock.  So, I used one of the shapes that are part of the Imagine’s contents and filled that shape with the pattern I wanted.  Later, I chose an actual square since those rounded corners weren’t the best choice.

These birds are right off of the Lori’s Garden Cricut Imagine cartridge.  That cart has some pretty backgrounds.

I bought some paper very similar to that cursive background from Stampin Up.  I LOVE that I can make it! 😀

Thanks again to Emma for having me as an Imagine Nation Monday guest on her blog today!

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  1. WOW, your projects were just GORGEOUS my friend!! VERY Classy~ I just LOVED them!!! Thank you SOOO MUCH for being my Guest Designer! I appreciate it!;)
    Big Gypsy hugs,

  2. birdies!

  3. I love it!! Had not seen this cart yet. Thank you for sharing. Great job! I used my Imagine the other day and just fell in love all over!

  4. Love this Joy, I so wish we could use these cartridges in our regular cricuts to. Love those birds.
    angel hugs

  5. LOVE IT!! Now I MUST have the Imagine so I too can be this crafty!!

  6. I love those cute little birds. I love the arrangement you did on the glasss container also. Very cute idea


  8. Very beautiful. I really don’t want the imagine, but I wish we could use the carts. Great job

  9. love the birds,
    has anyone figured out how much it costs in ink to print on the imagine?
    [email protected]

  10. So pretty!!

  11. Loving your birds! Imagine on my wish list! I love Emma’s blog. Between you and her I have learned so much using my gypsy and cricut. Thanks for all you do!
    thomfam at inreach dot com

  12. Love those pretty little birdies! Your husband’s aunt should love this gift! TFS!

    ~Sharon C.

  13. love it! hmmmm….maybe i’ll need an imagine after all :0)

  14. sy3_smith says:

    what cute birds!

  15. OMG, your projects were just GORGEOUS!! VERY Classy~ I just LOVED them!! I so want this cartridge If you would like to give your birds away I would love to have them lol they are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job love your work. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs Debbie

  16. dgutierez1 says:

    Joy – these are all so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your talent….

    Deanne G
    [email protected]

  17. Of course Emma asked you….you are amazing!!! Love the project…beautiful.

  18. I can see why Emma asked you to be a designer… you are so creative, I love coming to see what you have cooked up…

  19. Oh Joy, this is a great gift idea….. I am sure she willl love it, and this has given me some ideas for some Christmas gifts……Thanks…

  20. Joydee1963 says:

    Joy, So beautiful,Oh,now want that Imagine more! I looked those walmart frames before,they a great buy,those birds look great in them,Joy

  21. wow…these are beautiful projects! I love the vase with the jingle bells in it. The birds are beautiful!

  22. Janet Licari says:

    Your projects are so happy and bright. What great gifts. Do you ever run out of ideas? You are Super!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  23. This project in particular is sooooo super classy Joy. I love the container with the birds!!! As always, THANKS FOR SHARING!

    Gina Lindsey
    agsainz at gmail dot com

  24. scrapbooknut67114 says:

    Love your project! The birds are just darling. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  25. Ack! I super love those birds! What a fun and happy project. Don’t leave that Imagine alone too long:o)

  26. WOW is all I can say Joy! Such a beautiful project!

  27. Deanna Vail says:

    Lori’s Garden is next on my list. You did such a beautiful job on this project.

  28. Wow this is so pretty, love your project. This is a beautiful gift set for any bird lover.
    Kim xXx

  29. finecrafter says:

    This is so pretty! Your husband’s aunt will love this! Too bad I don’t have an Imagine!

  30. scottandcarr says:

    Your aunt will LOVE this!!! It’s gorgeous!

  31. Just gorgeous! I’ll have to get that cart now that I see what it can do!

  32. jenpartridge says:


    That’s an awfully nice frame for $3!!! 🙂 Your (husband’s) aunt is going to love it! You (& so many others out there) are making me want to get an Imagine! How much ink do you go through?

    Thanks for sharing,


  33. WOW love those birds and the patterns too

  34. this is gorgeous! adding Lori’s Garden to my wish list!

  35. harleychickx2 says:

    So elegant!

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