Trees for Arbor Day at BBTB2

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2, we are thinking Arbor Day and Trees!  The challenge is to use a TREE cut to make a project.  Since we always seem to need sympathy cards, I decided to make one to have on hand.

I used paper from the Hello Lovely collection from Close To My Heart to make this card.  It paired nicely with Fern cardstock for the tree image from Artistry, also from Close To My Heart.  It is hard to see in the photo, but I attached the tree image to a rectangle shape and then used the Slice feature to make a window in the top card layer that has the tree image.  I then cut a separate tree image in Fern cardstock to attach over the trees cut in the window.  The sentiment is from a retired stamp set, also by Close To My Heart.

I hope you can take a minute to stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 to see more TREE projects created by my talented design team sisters!  Then join the fun and link up your own projects for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!  Do something AWESOME today!   Laurie


Simple Sympathy Cards

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Today I’m sharing some quick and easy sympathy cards.  I used the paper from last year’s National Scrapbook Month paper pack by Close To My Heart and an embossing folder I recently purchased from Joanne’s.

The stamp is from the CTMH Hello Lovely Cardmaking Bundle.  I simply stamped the image on my cards, but it would have added even more interest if I would have used the coordinating Thin Cut first and then stamped the image.  I could even have popped up the image with dimensional foam.  Hmmm…might have to make a few more of these with the Thin Cut too!

The coral paper has gold embossing so I chose to heat emboss my stamped floral image to match.  On the other card I simply chose coordinating cardstock and ink to match the Glacier print on the patterned paper.  Using Close To My Heart products makes it so very easy to find the perfect match!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I appreciate you all very much!!   Laurie

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Using Up Scraps!

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The other day I shared a card that had several Thin Cut heart cutouts.  The insides of the hearts were just laying around on my craft table.  I picked them up this morning and had an idea for another card.  The colors fit with the Dreamin’ Big paper collection by Close To My Heart, so I grabbed my adhesives and went to work.

I used the retired Beyond Awesome stamp set for the sentiment, layered a zip strip over some black glitter paper and popped up a few of the hearts and the arrow.  I love it when a project comes together so easily–makes me think I actually know what I’m doing!!

To purchase these or any other supplies, please shop HERE!

Remember there are only a few more days to take advantage of the 25% off sale on Thin Cuts or to get your amazing March Stamp of the Month.  Don’t miss out!!


Paper Pack Throwback Layouts!

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I was lucky enough to attend a crop last Saturday and I worked hard to finish some layouts that have been “in progress” for quite a while.  And by quite a while, I mean a couple of years!  Please tell me I’m not the only one this happens to…

Earlier I had made a couple of single page layouts with the retired Blossom and Jackson paper packs showing pictures of my grandson when he was about 13 months old.  So I was determined to finish up these layouts this weekend.  Well, I needed a bit of time at home too, especially since I’m making two of each layout–one for me and one for my son and his family, but here they are!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blast from the Close To My Heart past!  I had so much fun revisiting these old paper packs and it sure feels good to get these layouts completed–FINALLY!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make it a great one!    Laurie


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


Oh, Baby!!

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It’s Baby Week at Bitten by the Bug 2!  We are celebrating all things babies from cards to layouts and everything in between.  And boy, do I have a baby to share!  My new grandson was born on December 29 and here is one of my first scrapbook layouts to celebrate this new little sweetie.

I used retired Georgie paper from Close To My Heart along with Peacock, Canary and Juniper cardstock.  The Cricut cuts are from Wild Card, Flower Market and Artbooking.  On the right side of the layout I layered the coordinating Picture My Life cards behind the photos.  The journaling block is another PML card.

Be sure to check out the other design team projects at Bitten by the Bug 2.  Then make your own baby project and share with us for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make this an AWESOME day!   Laurie


Another Thin Cut Idea!

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Yesterday I shared a couple of cards I made with the “thanks” Thin Cut and today I’d like to show you another fun way to use your Thin Cuts.  This time I used strips of Shimmer Trim to make a colorful and dramatic “hello” cut.

I used the whimsical Dreamin’ Big paper collection to make this card. The black mats make the colorful paper stand out even more.  Black, Aqua, Gold and Red Shimmer Trim were chosen to coordinate with the colors in the paper.

I adhered layers of Shimmer Trim to a scrap of white cardstock, then positioned the Thin Cut over the strips and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  The paper and Shimmer Trim were quite thick, so I had to run it back and forth several times.  In the future I will put the Shimmer Trim strips on a piece of thin paper like vellum instead of cardstock.

The resulting cut is quite festive and fit nicely with the bright colors in the Dreamin’ Big paper.  I’m sure I will use this technique again very soon!

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I so appreciate you stopping by the blog today!  Hope your day is AWESOME!  Laurie