Cute Alligator Birthday Card

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2 the challenge is to create a project using any cute animal Cricut cut.  Well, I don’t know if there is anything cuter than a dancing alligator, do you?  I needed to make a birthday card for a young girl and I think this one will be perfect!  The cute little alligator came from the cartridge Twinkle Toes, one I have never used before.

I embossed the white background with a Happy Birthday embossing folder and used a stamp from Close To My Heart for the sentiment.  The only embellishments needed were a few white gems, some coordinating banners and little white glitter paper.

Head over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the cute animal projects made by my design team sisters to get your own creative juices flowing.  Then share your own projects with us at BBTB2–the world could sure use a few cute animal projects these days, don’t you think?

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!   Laurie


Heart 2 Heart Challenge–Black and White

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I am pleased to host the challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart.  It’s a Black and White Tuxedo theme!  I have always loved the simple elegance that a black and white color palette can give to a project and this was no exception.  I created an all occasion card using the Hello Lovely Day to Day scrapbooking stamp set for the rose and leaves and the “hello” Thin Cut for my sentiment.

To embellish the Black and White Daisy cardstock card, I embossed the background panel with a vertical stripes embossing folder (now only available on Clearance), Black and White Shimmer Trim and cut the “hello” from black glitter paper.

Please take a look at the other stunning black and white projects created by the Heart 2 Heart Design team.  Then join in the fun, create your own artwork and share with us!  We really love to see what you all come up with!

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you need any of the supplies I used for this project, please shop HERE!


Red and White at Bitten by the Bug 2

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At Bitten by the Bug 2 this week the challenge is to create a project using RED and WHITE.  I made this simple card from Flower Market and Art Philosophy(retired) cartridges by Close To My Heart.  It was really hard for me to stick to only two colors so I just had to add a splash of green for the flower’s stem.

I used two retired embossing folders which are on clearance from Close To My Heart (Diamonds and Dots) to add more interest and texture to the card and popped up several elements using dimensional foam.  The white layer behind the flower is cut from glitter paper.

Please hop on over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the beautiful red and white projects created by my design team sisters.  Then get busy making your own projects to link up for us all to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Eat lots of chocolate this week in honor of Valentine’s Day!   Laurie

 

 


Valentine Card–Take 3

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Today I made a very non-traditional Valentine’s Day card.  No reds or pinks in sight on this one!  Instead I used the Rustic Home paper collection from Close To My Heart and the new Hello Lovely Cardmaking Bundle which includes stamps and coordinating Thin Cuts.  This is seriously a gorgeous set of goodness that I can’t wait to play with lots more in the future!!

Isn’t that floral spray amazing?  I must say that using this stamp and die set on kraft paper in Chocolate ink was not my original idea.  I saw a beautiful card made by another CTMH consultant and that was my inspiration.  Check out the entire Hello Lovely Cardmaking Bundle in the photo below.

This card is going in the mail today as a Valentine greeting for my husband.  I haven’t seen him in in over a month now since I’ve been spending the winter in Florida helping my son and his family after their second son was born and I miss him!

Here’s wishing you a wonderful, relaxing weekend with plenty of LOVE!  Laurie


Valentine Cards–Take 2

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Here is another Valentine card that I made from a free cut recently available on Cricut Design Space.  I always enjoy trying out some of their projects and this was a fun one to make!  If you want to make a fancy, swirly Valentine card for someone, this is just for you.  You could even add a little glitter to make it even more “blingy”LOL!

This card used all three features available with the Cricut Explore–cutting, scoring and drawing–all on one project without having to reload the mat!

I hope you are having fun looking at all the beautiful, cute and clever Valentine’s Day cards that are floating around on Pinterest and other blogs.  Get some inspiration and make your own cards for a one-of-a-kind way to spread the love this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!   Laurie


Valentine Cards–Take 1

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Valentine’s Day is next week!  Do you have your cards made?  Here are a couple that I played around with today.  Have I ever said that I LOVE Design Space?  It is so easy to search for images, design online and actually see what your project will look like before you cut!

The cuts came from various cartridges and I honestly didn’t keep track of which ones I used.  Cardstock is from Close To My Heart and the heart embossing folder is also from CTMH.

Thank you for visiting the blog today!  Spread a little sunshine wherever you go!   Laurie


Fisherman’s Birthday Card

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My dad’s birthday was last weekend and he is an avid (that’s putting it mildly!) fisherman, so of course his card had to be related to fishing.  For his card I used paper from the Rustic Home Fundamentals collection along with Chocolate cardstock and ink. The stamped images are from B1535 Hooked on You.  I colored the fish with watercolor pencils and added some square metallic embellishments which are now retired.

The sentiment for the inside will soon adorn the majority of my future birthday cards because I think it is awesome!  It’s called One in a Million (A1201) and is only $6.95!  I will get lots of use from this one, I’m sure.

To purchase any of these items, please shop HERE!

Thanks for visiting the blog today!  I hope your day is FABULOUS!!   Laurie