I Love, Love, Love You Card

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Hello, Friends!

The challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week is TRUE LOVE!  I have been making lots of children’s and masculine Valentine cards lately and so I finally decided to make a glittery, floral card that is feminine through and through!  I have always loved this heart overlay from Artistry and it looks even prettier cut from Bashful Glitter paper.

I also used Gold Glitter paper, Juniper and Blossom cardstock and the Rose Embossing folder for some background texture.  The sentiment is from a retired Stamp of the Month from last year and the flower and leaf cuts are also from Artistry.

Please visit Heart 2 Heart to see the other beautiful design team projects.  You are always welcome to link up your own TRUE LOVE artwork for everyone to enjoy.

To purchase any of the supplies I used to make this card, please shop HERE.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!    Laurie


Kid’s Valentines

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I bet almost everyone will need a Valentine card for a child very soon and that’s what we are creating at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week.  I created these bobble head valentine cards for some special kids from Create a Critter (lion), Boys Will Be Boys (frog) and Artistry (heart border).   I cut the images apart and popped the heads with a spring so they bobble and wobble all around!  I think they are pretty darn cute!

You can find a lot more Valentines for Children at the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog.  Check them out!  Then create your own valentine cards nd link them up for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today!    Laurie

Emoji Challenge at Heart 2 Heart

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This week at Heart 2 Heart our theme is EMOJIS!  Close To My Heart has a very cute emoji stamp set that unfortunately I didn’t order, so I decided to use a Cricut emoji cut instead.  Sometimes I have a bit of a wacky sense of humor so this is what I came up with!  Please don’t judge!!

This card has Prickly Pear paper and Lemon, Emerald, Black, Chocolate and Cranberry cardstock.  I used the Artistry cartridge to create the speech balloon and the sentiment banner.  I know just the perfect person to receive this card and I hope he gets a chuckle from all this silliness!

Please stop over to Heart 2 Heart to see the other, probably more traditional (HA!) interpretations of EMOJIS by the design team members.  Then get crafting and create your own emoji project.  We would love to have you share your artwork with us!

Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!  Laurie

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

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

Banners and Signs for BBTB2

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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

Advent “Calendar” Tree

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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…??

There is only ONE MORE DAY to place an online order to be eligible for the drawing for a FREE Flower Market Cricut cartridge!!  Shop HERE!!