It’s a Birthday Celebration at BBTB2!

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2 we are celebrating BIRTHDAYS!  I chose to get out my new Little Dreamer  Paper and Cardmaking Thin Cuts bundle for the first time to make this cute birthday card for a little girl.  I used the Artistry and Artbooking cartridges from Close To My Heart to make the birthday sentiment on the front of the card.

The card design is a center panel step fold and I found the directions on Pinterest.  I thought the center panel would be the perfect way to feature that adorable unicorn!  What little girl doesn’t love unicorns?   Everyone needs birthday cards to have on hand, so here is your chance to replenish your supply!  And while you’re at it, link up those cards at Bitten by the Bug 2 to share with everyone!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Something WONDERFUL is about to happen!!   Laurie


Sugar Rush Birthday Cards

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I know, I know!  Sugar Rush is retired paper now and I should be making things with the new paper, but I just can’t seem to let it go!  It’s just the cutest paper for whimsical birthday cards and paired with the cute donut Thin Cuts, what’s a girl to do but PLAY??

Here are two versions of a card using the same basic elements.  One is horizontal and one is vertical.  I know a couple of people who might be getting one of these cute cards for their upcoming birthdays!

Tomorrow I’ll be on to projects with the new Close To My Heart paper packs, I promise!  Have a wonderful day!   Laurie


Live Beautifully Birthday Card

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I’m getting very excited for National Scrapbooking Month and the gorgeous Live Beautifully paper pack which will be available May first!  It has a beautiful rose floral print, two gold embossed prints, several classic black and white papers, an ombre design and papers with basic neutral tones.  That’s a total of 14 papers for $14.95!  Check it out here–

I made a birthday card for my daughter in law and used the beautiful floral paper as well as a rose stamp from the accompanying Live Beautifully stamp set (shown in photo above).  This Live Beautifully stamp set is available for $17.95.

As the mother of two sons and the grandmother of two little boys, I always jump at the chance to make a totally feminine card!  I’m so thankful for my wonderful daughter in law and was happy to use this gorgeous paper for her birthday card!

You can purchase the Live Beautifully paper pack and stamp set beginning May 1 at my shopping site HERE.  Check back tomorrow to see some other cards and a layout workshop that I created with this fabulous paper pack!  Make is a wonderful day!   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

 


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