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
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
The Bitten by the Bug 2 design team was asked to create projects using a Banner or Sign this week. I recently saw a canvas project with a cute bunny and the words “hippity-hop” at a store and used that as my inspiration. Instead of putting my cuts on a canvas, I decided to put my design in an old rustic frame that I had laying around in the basement.
I used the beautiful Hope paper collection by Authentique. There is just something about soft blues and browns that appeals to me lately. The bunny was cut from the Easter 2010 cartridge and the banner and “hippity hop” were from Artistry by Close To My Heart. I think this cute bunny will make a fun addition to my Easter décor!
You really should check out the other projects containing a Banner or Sign at Bitten by the Bug 2 and then get busy crafting so you can share your projects too!
Thanks for stopping by today–I hope you have a fabulous week! Laurie
I know that these advent calendar trees have been around for quite some time and originated from a CTMH “competitor” LOL, but I thought it would be fun to give them a try this year. I made 26 boxes from the Artiste Cricut cartridge by Close To My Heart from a Michael’s paper pack. I arranged them on a covered 11 inch chipboard circle with layers of 7, 6, 5, 4, and 3 boxes. The final 26th box on top does not have a number and is for decorative purposes only.
I used a hot glue gun to assemble the tree and attach a bow at the top. The numbers were stamped on scalloped circles and heat embossed in gold to match the paper. Each day in December, the correct box is opened to reveal a treat!! I’m glad I gave this project a try and so happy with how it turned out! Now who to give it to…??
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