Christmas Gifts and Boxes at BBTB2

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Paper crafting is so much fun, especially at Christmas!  I love to make handmade gifts for my friends and family and there are so many great ideas out there from which to choose.  So I was happy to see the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week which is all about Gifts and Gift Boxes/Bags!  I found a video showing how to make this awesome woven snowflake and you can view it HERE.

I used Beary Christmas paper from Close To My Heart to make my snowflake.  You definitely need double sided paper for this project.  The embellishment was cut from the Artbooking cartridge along with circles from Cricut Basics Shapes

Please stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the amazing projects from the design team.  You will be sure to find some inspiration there!  Then link up your own projects because we love it when you share.

Thanks for stopping by–do awesome things today!   Laurie

 


2017 Advent Calendar

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Last year I made a fancy 3D advent calendar shaped like a tree for my almost 3 year old grandson.  He had learned his numbers and I thought it would be fun for him to find each number while counting down the days to Christmas.  I loved the tree shape, but it was sure hard to mail it to Florida!  So for this year I needed to make something easier to mail and this advent “gift” was perfect.

I made 25 boxes with my Cricut Explore, lined them up to make a square and attached them with hot glue.  I then wrapped a ribbon around the entire set of cubes and made a fancy bow for the top.  I decorated each box with a Christmas image and the numbers.  (Yes, I fixed the number 15 LOL!)  Inside each box is a little treat I hope he will enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by today!  The change in weather here in Nebraska makes it seem a little more like Christmas!    Laurie


Christmas Tree Challenge at BBTB2!

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At Bitten by the Bug 2 this week the challenge is to use a Christmas Tree cut on your artwork.  I cut trees from the Flower Market, You Are Here and Christmas cartridges.   I have been seeing a lot of these “bridge” style cards online lately and thought it would be a great way to display those tree and deer cuts.

The paper is from the Beary Christmas collection from Close To My Heart along with New England Ivy cardstock and lots of white glitter paper.    The sentiment is from the Silver and Gold Cardmaking stamp set, also from Close To My Heart.

Now it’s your turn!  Stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 and check out the other design team projects with Christmas Tree cuts.  Then make your own artwork and share, share, share!

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome week!   Laurie


Silver and Gold at H2H!

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The challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week is Silver and Gold!  You can use the Close To My Heart Silver and Gold paper pack or just the colors of silver and gold.  Use metallic or glitter papers or both!

I added a bit of all of the above!  The papers are from the Silver and Gold paper pack along with silver and gold metallic paper and glittery silver shimmer trim.  The stamped image (First Noel C1688) is embossed with gold embossing powder and the black ribbon is even trimmed with gold.

Please stop over to Heart 2 Heart Challenges to see more beautiful Silver and Gold projects!  Then link up your own artwork for everyone to enjoy.  You have until the end of December to play along with our challenge.

Hope your first full week of December is off to a wonderful start!   Laurie


Time for Warm Winter Clothes!

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It’s time to start digging out those warm winter hats, gloves, scarves and heavy coats!  Those of you who live in warm climates, will just have to miss this “fun” LOL!!  The challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to use a Winter Clothes cut on your project.

My son and his family came to Nebraska for Thanksgiving this year and his 11 month old son had never experienced a cold Nebraska wind.  They live in Destin, Florida, so he had to get used to socks, shoes and long pants too!  In this photo, he looks like a fish out of water in his warm winter clothes!

I used the Winter Woodland cartridge for the large stocking cap that I placed in the background and Three Birds on Parade for the title.  The subtle patterns of the Whimsy Fundamentals from Close To My Heart were the perfect papers to use.  It is hard to see in the photo, but the snowflakes and the words are cut from white glitter paper.

I hope you stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to check out the other design team projects.  Then link up your own artwork with Warm Winter Clothes cuts!


Thanksgiving–Anything Goes Challenge at BBTB2!

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It’s Monday and that means another challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2!  This week the theme is Thanksgiving–Anything Goes.  I will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my house later this week and thought it would be fun to make some decorative napkin rings.  I was inspired by a recent Close To My Heart blog post where they showed several ways to use paper crafting for your Thanksgiving décor.

I used a leaf cut from the new You Are Here cartridge by CTMH and clustered the leaves on a gold foil band which was embossed with the Leaf embossing folder.  Everything is tied together with some retired lace ribbon.  I think these napkin rings will make my Thanksgiving table very festive, indeed!

Now it’s your turn to create some type of Thanksgiving project–Anything Goes–and share with us at Bitten by the Bug 2.  Stop over to see the fabulous design team projects for even more inspiration!

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used to create these napkin rings, please shop HERE!  Thanks for stopping by today–I am thankful for YOU!!   Laurie

 


Feeling BASHFUL at Heart 2 Heart!

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I am hosting the challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week and it is all about BASHFUL–the color, the feeling or even Snow White’s dwarf friend!

I chose to make a non-traditional Christmas card using Bashful, the CTMH Color of the Year along with some paper from the Silver and Gold collection.  I just love the look of the pale pink Bashful paired with Black and Pewter.  I cut the poinsettia from the new You Are Here cartridge and added some Bashful glitter paper and Bashful pearls as embellishments.

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart Challenges to see the other beautiful design team projects.  I hope you can squeeze in a little crafting time this Thanksgiving week to enter our Bashful challenge.  You have until November 30 to link up your own projects.

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used to create this card, please shop HERE!   Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!   Laurie