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
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
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.
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
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
This week I am double dipping! My project is for BOTH the Heart 2 Heart challenge (COLD HANDS, WARM HEARTS) and the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge (SNOW MUCH FUN). Unfortunately these challenges are way too appropriate for those of you in the Midwest dealing with the huge ice storm slowly making its way across your area. Ice is so much “trickier” than plain old snow, so I hope all of my family and friends back in southeast Nebraska stay warm and safe! On the other hand, I will be enjoying the abnormally high temps here in the Florida panhandle! (Sorry, couldn’t resist…)
Now back to the challenges at hand–wouldn’t this layout be perfect for a special wintry photo?
All of my Cricut cuts are from the Flower Market cartridge by Close To My Heart. The background paper is from the Whimsy Fundamentals collection and the cardstock is New England Ivy, Glacier and White Daisy. It is hard to see from the photo, but the snowflakes and the “Winter Wonderland” were cut with white glitter cardstock.
Please stop by the Heart 2 Heart Challenges site and the Bitten by the Bug 2 site to check out the winter themed projects created by the two talented design teams. Then link up your own projects to share for even more inspiration! We love to see your artwork!
Thanks for stopping by! Do something AWESOME today!! Laurie
I stamped an image from the January Stamp of the Month (see below) and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. The image is mounted on a black mat trimmed with Gold Foil tape. I finished it off with a bow made from black and gold ribbon.
Now it’s your turn to create with Silver and Gold! Please link up your project at Heart 2 Heart–we love to see your artwork!