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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’ve left it alone for weeks and it was very sad. 😉

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 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! 😀

5 winners who’ve left comments on non-give away posts will be chosen at the end of NOVEMBER for some crafty prizes. Of course you can still leave comments on Give Away posts too!

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38 Comments

  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, Emma;)
  2. Love this Joy, I so wish we could use these cartridges in our regular cricuts to. Love those birds. angel hugs Debby
  3. I love those cute little birds. I love the arrangement you did on the glasss container also. Very cute idea
  4. love the birds, has anyone figured out how much it costs in ink to print on the imagine? kacee mcvicwif@yahoo.com
  5. 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! -tanya thomfam at inreach dot com
  6. 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
  7. Joy - these are all so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your talent.... Deanne G dgutierez1@msn.com
  8. This is beautiful Joy! I can not wait until my Lori's Garden cartridge comes. Thanks for sharing all your incredible projects with us. Lori http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/ got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. wow...these are beautiful projects! I love the vase with the jingle bells in it. The birds are beautiful!
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Joy, 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, Jennifer

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