Straight from the Nest Cricut “Hello Friend” Card

I wish my photo looked as good as the card does in person!

I am SO GLAD I bought the Straight from the Nest Cricut cartridge!!  If you’re looking for it, you’ll find it only at HSN.  I just had to try it out today, so I made this card.  Let me tell you about it:

  • I made the background (green dotted paper) by using my Gypsy to weld the border from page 35 to a card from the Sweet Treats cartridge.
  • The “Hello Friend” is stamped using Stampin’ Up paper, Chocolate Chip SU ink, an SU word punch and the stamps come from Mega Mixed Messages by PaperTreyInk.com.
  • The pink polka dotted ribbon is also from PaperTreyInk.com.
  • All printed paper is from Carolyn Gavin Designer Paper by K & Co.  I found it at Michael’s in a 8.5×8.5″ pad.
  • The bird and cage are from pg. 35 and I used the shadow (white) the cage with shift and again without.  I embossed the shadowed (white) layer with the Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder.
  • The cute little bird is covered with yellow Stickles and I made his eye by using just a dot of Dark Blue Stickles.
  • The corners are also from the SFTN cartridge on page 35.  I tried to use most of the elements from one page for this card.

Well, whaddaya think?  I like it! 😉  You know what else I like?  Those super fat (Jumbo tip) Zig 2 Way Glue pens.  I just got one and I LURVE it!!  I used it more than my ATG gun on this card…and that’s sayin’ somethin’. 😉

Have a Great Day!!

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  1. Love your card, I purchased this cartridge from HSN on Sunday. I hope to have the cartridge very soon. Can we twist your arm to do another project from this cartridge while I wait.

    1. Thanks Katsews!! Umm…I think my arm could be twisted. 😉 First I have to do a post on Shrinky Dinks before my Facebook Friends beat me up, LOL! If you haven’t joined us on Facebook, I hope you will. 😀 I’m “Joy Joyslife”.

  2. I am with you also on facebook–have you received your custom crop order yet–I waiting on this also.

    1. Oh! I’m glad you’re with me there! No, I haven’t gotten it yet. It’s so frustrating!! They said they’d ship it today, but … I haven’t heard a word and the status hasn’t changed. Grrr…

  3. Love the card. I can’t wait to get this cartridge too. There are so many I want.

  4. Very pretty card! My husband is upgrading me to the Expression, and I’m awaiting my Straight from the Nest cart from HSN – can’t wait to start playing!

    1. Oh, you’re going to love your Expression AND Straight from the Nest!! Congrats on your new E!! 😀

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