Some Kinda Wonderful Thin Cuts

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Since Thin Cuts are 25% off this month at Close To My Heart, I’ve been making lots of cards with these awesome products.  I shared several last week and today I’d like to show you one more.  It’s super easy and I love that cute little fox!

I used the Some Kinda Wonderful Stamp and Thin Cuts bundle for the fox and the speech balloon.  The background paper is a PML card from the Some Kinda Wonderful paper collection and the heart paper is a zip strip.  I cut several Thin Cut hearts from glitter paper because who doesn’t need a little more bling in their lives?!!

Get your Thin Cuts now while they are still 25% off!!  Shop HERE for Thin Cuts and any other wonderful Close To My Heart products! Thanks very much!!   Laurie


Another Masculine Birthday Card

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This week’s Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge is Birthday Bash.  I made a masculine birthday card using the Southwest Cricut cartridge for my design team project.  But I also made a second card that I want to share with you today.

This card was made with older paper from Authentique, my second favorite paper company besides Close To My Heart, of course!  The Cricut cut is from Birthday Bash.

I love the simplicity of this design and the colors are perfect for a guy!  I added a diagonal strip of various textiles as the only embellishment and DONE!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I appreciate every one of you!   Laurie


Celebrating Birthdays at BBTB2!

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We are celebrating birthdays at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week!  With a husband, two sons and two grandsons, I am always needing masculine themed birthday cards.  So I took advantage of this birthday theme to create a few.

This card is made from Simple Stories paper and Close To My Heart cardstock.  The Cricut cut is from the Southwest cartridge.  I really love how the colors are bright and cheerful, yet it still looks “grungy” and perfect for a guy!

If you need some inspiration for your birthday projects, head on over to Bitten by the Bug 2.  My fabulous design sisters have some great projects to share!  Then link up your own birthday projects for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Share your sunshine!   Laurie

 

 


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


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


Pirate Birthday Party Cards

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My grandson just turned 3 and his birthday was all about Pirates!!  I had so much fun making his party invitations a couple of weeks ago and this weekend I made thank you cards to send to his friends. Enjoy!!

The card base came from the Cricut cart Pirates and Mermaids and the other images were from various cartridges that came up when I did a search on Design Space.

Here is the inside of the card.  I’m so glad they will be sending thank you notes. I think this is sadly becoming a lost practice these days.  Am I sounding like an old grandma?  LOL!!

Below are the pirate invitations I made for the party.  I posted these a few days ago, but thought you might like to see the invites and thank you cards all together.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I’ve got to scurry off now to get ready for the pirate party.  I sure don’t want to have to walk the plank if I’m late…. Arrrrrgh!!   Laurie


Sugar Rush Card Kit Now Available!

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I had a blast creating the card kit this month using the new Sugar Rush paper from Close To My Heart!  The papers are so cute and lend themselves perfectly to Birthday and Valentine themed projects.  This kit contains 16 cards including 8 Birthday and 8 Valentine cards.  I will precut, stamp and emboss all pieces so all you have to do is open a bag and assemble–so easy!!  I hope you have as much fun working with this paper as I did when making the cards!

Cost for the kit is $25.00 plus shipping.  You may pay through PayPal (I’ll send you a link when you order) or cash or check if you want to pick them up at my home in Crete.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope your day is truly AWESOME!!   Laurie