We are celebrating Mothers this week at Bitten by the Bug 2! The design team was asked to create a Mother’s Day project and nothing says “mother” to me like roses. I found this beautiful row of roses from A Walk in My Garden and a Mother’s Day card was born!
I used various colors of Close To My Heart cardstock since I know it will ALWAYS cut perfectly on my Cricut and patterned paper from my stash. The sentiment is also from CTMH. I think any mother would enjoy receiving this pretty card!
Check out the other design team projects at Bitten by the Bug 2–you will be sure to find some great Mother’s Day inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by–always remember something WONDERFUL is about to happen! Laurie
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
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
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
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!