Spring Flowers at Bitten by the Bug 2!

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This week the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to use a spring flower Cricut cut.  Well, I immediately thought of tulips since they are blooming in full glory in my garden right now.  However, I also love daffodils, so that’s what I decided to use for my design team project.  I chose cuts from Flower Market by Close To My Heart to make this cheerful Mother’s Day card.

The paper is from the Dreamin’ Big paper collection, also from Close To My Heart.  I accented the papers with Juniper and Sea Glass cardstock and added a ribbon from my ribbon stash.

If you love spring flowers as much as I do, you need to stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other design team projects!  Then link up your own projects for us all to enjoy.  We love it when you share!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don’t forget to stop and enjoy the beautiful spring flowers this week!   Laurie

All Creatures Great and Small

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At Heart 2 Heart this week the challenge is All Creatures Great and Small.  I decided to pull out a stamp set called Circus Birthday (B1533) from the Annual Inspirations catalog that I had never used.  It has some very cute creatures that I think fit this challenge perfectly!

I used the Some Kinda Wonderful paper collection to make this cute birthday card for a child, or a child at heart!  The cute little tiger image is colored with Shin Han markers.  I love how the black cardstock really sets off the vibrant colors of this paper collection.  Bet you just can’t help but smile!

Please stop over to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog and see the other projects made by the Design Team about All Creatures Great and Small.  Then link up your own artwork for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!   Laurie

Whale Card for a First Birthday!

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I know a sweet little boy who will be celebrating his first birthday very soon!  He is the grandson of a good friend of mine.  His birthday party has a whale theme, so I started my card by looking for whales in Design Space.  I found a “ready to make” whale card, but I didn’t care for the whale it had.  So I just removed it and found a different whale that I thought was a whole lot cuter.

I tucked the whale between the two wave layers and attached the water spray to a piece of acetate so it really makes the water “spout”.  The second whale serves two purposes–an image and a sentiment.  I love how it all came together and the wiggle eyes add the perfect final touch!I hope you have a “whale of a time” today!!   Laurie


Thank You Cards

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The other day my husband asked for a few simple thank you cards, so I took off for my craft room and started designing.  I never need much of an excuse to hide away there!  Since I was making a dozen cards, I wanted something simple to reproduce and he likes a more classic style, so this is what I came up with–

I used some retired Close To My Heart paper and Chocolate cardstock and ink.  The sentiment panel is from Art Philosophy, also by Close To My Heart.  I added a simple brown ribbon trim and called it good.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make someone smile today!   Laurie

Something Sweet for H2H!

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At Bitten by the Bug 2 this week we are celebrating all things SWEET!  That means sweets to eat or things in our lives that make life SWEET.  My design team project this week hits on both of those themes! We recently celebrated my mother’s 80th birthday, so I made this card with a sweet birthday cake image from the Simply Sweet Cricut cartridge.  That’s a lot of sweetness, for sure!

Please check out the other design team projects at Bitten by the Bug 2.  Then you can link up your own projects about anything SWEET for everyone to enjoy!  We love to see your artwork!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!   Laurie

April Card Workshop!

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It’s time to make some cards!  New Graduation, Mother’s Day, Birthday and Wedding cards are now available!  You can personalize your cards by choosing colors to match the graduate’s school colors or a wedding’s color theme.

Come to my house and choose the cards you’d like to make–$2.00 each or make 10 for $15.00.  Card Workshop dates are Sunday, April 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 and Monday, April 24 from 6:30 to 9:30.  Please RSVP so I can have space and materials available!

If you can’t attend the Workshop, you may order any of the cards and I’ll send you card kits by mail.  Same prices, but add postage.  Contact me at 2craftysisterscreations@gmail.com for details.

Thanks very much!!   Laurie



Baby Girl’s First Birthday Card

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I was recently asked to make a birthday card for a little one who is just turning one.  I just love to make special cards like this!  Especially for a girl since most of the cards I make for my family are for boys.

I used some birthday themed paper and embellishments I had in my stash, various Cricut cuts, and some stickers to make this card.  I think it turned out pretty cute!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make someone smile!   Laurie