Make Waves Peek-a-Boo Cards

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Today I’d like to share a couple of Peek-a-Boo cards that I made with the Make Waves paper collection by Close To My Heart.  The Peek-a-Boo idea is simply to somehow feature the front AND back sides of our double sided paper.  Enjoy!

The above card has a “collar fold” created by making a slit in the paper and then folding each side back.  The sentiment is from the February Stamp of the Month called “Sunny Thoughts”.

The second card uses one of the PML cards which are included in each paper pack.  Isn’t that just the cutest mermaid?  Both cards are embellished with CTMH ribbons, glitter gems and those adorable flower shaped sequins.  Having all those coordinated Close To My Heart products make creating so quick and easy!

You can purchase the supplies I used to make these cards HERE.

Be sure to check out the fabulous February Stamp of the Month below!



Here a Heart, There a Heart!

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It’s Valentine’s Week and we are celebrating at Bitten by the Bug 2 with a HEART challenge!  I chose to make a layout to hopefully house a Valentine photo of my grandsons.  I used only three colors of cardstock:  Cranberry, Bashful and White Daisy.  The random hearts overlay is from the Paper Lace cartridge, the photo mat from Elegant Edges and the sentiment from Artbooking.


There are lots of other Heart projects over at Bitten by the Bug 2–you better check them out!  Then link up your own artwork because sharing is caring, right??

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope your Valentine’s week is full of fun and LOVE!   Laurie

I Love, Love, Love You Card

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The challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week is TRUE LOVE!  I have been making lots of children’s and masculine Valentine cards lately and so I finally decided to make a glittery, floral card that is feminine through and through!  I have always loved this heart overlay from Artistry and it looks even prettier cut from Bashful Glitter paper.

I also used Gold Glitter paper, Juniper and Blossom cardstock and the Rose Embossing folder for some background texture.  The sentiment is from a retired Stamp of the Month from last year and the flower and leaf cuts are also from Artistry.

Please visit Heart 2 Heart to see the other beautiful design team projects.  You are always welcome to link up your own TRUE LOVE artwork for everyone to enjoy.

To purchase any of the supplies I used to make this card, please shop HERE.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!    Laurie


All Things Valentine at BBTB2!

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This week is Anything Goes for Valentine’s Day at Bitten by the Bug 2!  I bought this pop up matchbox card SVG file from Lori Whitlock recently and thought I would give it a try for this challenge.  It was very easy to put together, especially after watching her assembly video LOL!

I used Close To My Heart cardstock, patterned paper and stamps to make this awesome 3D matchbox card.  When the drawer is closed, the sentiment panel lays flat, but when the drawer is pulled open, the sentiment panel pops up as shown.  There is also an additional gift card holder that can be placed in the drawer, but it would be just as great filled with chocolate!!

Be sure to head over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to check out the other great Valentine projects!  And we always love it when you link up your own projects to share!

Hope your week is just LOVE-ly!!   Laurie

Valentine Cards Galore!

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Today I had so much fun making a bunch of cute Valentine cards!  I used a lot of different Cricut carts and Close To My Heart stamps along with some Valentine paper I had in my stash.  Hope they give you a little smile!







Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you can fit in some crafty time too!    Laurie

Kid’s Valentines

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I bet almost everyone will need a Valentine card for a child very soon and that’s what we are creating at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week.  I created these bobble head valentine cards for some special kids from Create a Critter (lion), Boys Will Be Boys (frog) and Artistry (heart border).   I cut the images apart and popped the heads with a spring so they bobble and wobble all around!  I think they are pretty darn cute!

You can find a lot more Valentines for Children at the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog.  Check them out!  Then create your own valentine cards nd link them up for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today!    Laurie

Fine and Dandy at Heart 2 Heart

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At Heart 2 Heart this week the challenge is Fine and Dandy.  I had a little trouble deciding how to interpret this challenge, since I picture an old fashioned dapper man when I hear the words “fine and dandy”.  So I decided to do a classy, masculine birthday card.

I used Silver and Gold paper to create this card.  The word “you” was cut from the black background paper using the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts.  I backed the cut outs with Gold Foil paper to make it really stand out and embellished with some gold glitter gems.  I think this card qualifies for “Fine and Dandy”, don’t you?

Head on over to the Heart 2 Heart blog and check out how the other design team members interpreted the Fine and Dandy challenge theme.  We always love it when you share, so please link up your own artwork!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  You are ALL Fine and Dandy in my book!    Laurie