Whale Card for a First Birthday!

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I know a sweet little boy who will be celebrating his first birthday very soon!  He is the grandson of a good friend of mine.  His birthday party has a whale theme, so I started my card by looking for whales in Design Space.  I found a “ready to make” whale card, but I didn’t care for the whale it had.  So I just removed it and found a different whale that I thought was a whole lot cuter.

I tucked the whale between the two wave layers and attached the water spray to a piece of acetate so it really makes the water “spout”.  The second whale serves two purposes–an image and a sentiment.  I love how it all came together and the wiggle eyes add the perfect final touch!I hope you have a “whale of a time” today!!   Laurie

 


Baby Girl’s First Birthday Card

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I was recently asked to make a birthday card for a little one who is just turning one.  I just love to make special cards like this!  Especially for a girl since most of the cards I make for my family are for boys.

I used some birthday themed paper and embellishments I had in my stash, various Cricut cuts, and some stickers to make this card.  I think it turned out pretty cute!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make someone smile!   Laurie


More Easter Cards!

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Here are a couple of Easter cards that I recently made for a customer.  I love the sweet images and beautiful colors of the Easter/Spring season.  These cards were both made in Design Space using various images and paper from my stash.  Enjoy!!


Fifty (or Three) Shades of Green!

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2, the challenge is to use three different shades of GREEN!  My project is home décor that will be framed and hung in my three year old grandson’s bedroom.  His walls are aqua, so my shades of green have a hint of blue.   I used Sea Glass, Lagoon and Peacock cardstock from Close To My Heart.

I was so excited to find this cut on Design Space from Intricate Cut Quotes since it’s the words to the song “Skidamarinky Dinky Dink” that I have sung to my oldest grandson since he was an infant.  In fact, the other day this song came up on a children’s CD that was playing in the background at daycare and he immediately said, “Hey, that’s Grandma’s song!”  Made my heart melt!

When cutting this intricate cut, I was again reminded of how amazing Close To My Heart cardstock is for use with the Cricut.  The first time I cut the top layer, I used cardstock that I got from a craft store.  I liked the color just a little better than the Lagoon, so I gave it a try.  But the cuts were not clean and I would have had to spend a bunch of time trimming and clipping to make it look decent.  So I threw it away and reached for the CTMH paper which cut perfectly!!  Lesson learned–again!!

Please stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 and check out the other design team projects using shades of GREEN.  Then “think green” yourself and share your projects with us–we always love to see what you create!

Hope your week is off to an awesome start!   Laurie


Valentine Cards–Take 2

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Here is another Valentine card that I made from a free cut recently available on Cricut Design Space.  I always enjoy trying out some of their projects and this was a fun one to make!  If you want to make a fancy, swirly Valentine card for someone, this is just for you.  You could even add a little glitter to make it even more “blingy”LOL!

This card used all three features available with the Cricut Explore–cutting, scoring and drawing–all on one project without having to reload the mat!

I hope you are having fun looking at all the beautiful, cute and clever Valentine’s Day cards that are floating around on Pinterest and other blogs.  Get some inspiration and make your own cards for a one-of-a-kind way to spread the love this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!   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


Thanksgiving “Anything Goes” at BBTB2!

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2, ANYTHING GOES–at least if it relates to Thanksgiving!  You can make anything from cards, scrapbook layouts to home décor and table decorations, as long as it goes with Thanksgiving.

I have had my eye on these intricate Thanksgiving cuts which are included in the Make it Now section of Design Space.  I actually had my Middle School Crafting girls make the pumpkin pie box last week and they loved it!  I also loved that sweet little acorn so they both became my “Anything Goes” design team projects!

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If you haven’t tried any of the Make it Now projects, I would suggest you do!  They are so easy–just click cut, put in your paper and you are ready to assemble.  You are still able to change the size or edit the project like you can with any of the Design Space cuts, but the beauty is that you don’t have to!

I think I’ll find a place on my Thanksgiving table to display my little paper beauties!  Please stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other design team projects.  Then share, share, share!  We love to see your projects too!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make it a GRATEFUL week and focus on those little moments that make life wonderful!    Laurie