This little card was created for another team challenge swap. I sent this one to Lynn, whose talent has been a true inspiration to me. (You can see her blog here. )Our instructions were to use the Cricut AP cartridge to create the card shape. There are so many fun shapes to choose from on the AP cartridge! I first selected a rounded square with a fancy window cut in the center. I cut it from Colonial White cardstock then I random stamped it with a tiny flower. I backed the window in the sweet leaf dot from the Dotty for You collection and added the sentiment on the same paper cut out to mirror the window cut. I cut a frame of the same shape with the bold patterned paper and attached that. The bird was inked with desert sand then rolled in sweet leaf, lagoon and chocolate before coating it in liquid glass and left to dry over night. I had it all put together and then-- gasp!-- I bent the card! But, as I tell my students-- if you mess it up, dress it up! I cut the card as close to the patterned frame as I could (don't look too closely!) and then went back to the Cricut and cut the fancy shape card out of Kraft cardstock. It was challenging to cut around the branch-- I had attached it firmly with liquid glass and it did not want to come apart from the paper. I mounted the whole extravaganza on the new Kraft base. Honestly, I like the fixed up version better than the first. But of course, it has been made to look even better by Lynn's fabulous staging and photography! I love how she nestled it among some decorative branches and berries before snapping the photo! Hope you enjoy it!