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


Happy Fourth from BBTB2!!

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Happy Independence Day!!  Appropriately the challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 is Fireworks.  The design team was asked create a project that contains a firework, firecracker or sparkler Cricut cut.  I had the perfect pictures for this and a layout idea was born!

Last year our son and his family were able to spend the July Fourth holiday with us in Nebraska.  We had lots of fun introducing our grandson to some simple fireworks like parachutes, sparklers and poppers. He especially liked stomping on the poppers.  It was great fun and I have so many special memories of that weekend. Thank goodness I’m a scrapbooker and those memories are now recorded forever!

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I used the Independence Day-Celebrate Cricut cartridge for the fireworks and rocket cuts. The beautiful Authentique paper and coordinating embellishments that I had been saving (hoarding!) were just perfect for this project.

Now it’s your turn to join the fun!  Create your own projects that have a firework themed Cricut cut and link them up at Bitten by the Bug 2 for everyone to enjoy!

Hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend and thanks for stopping by today!   Laurie


Father’s Day Cards from Design Space

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I often browse through Design Space while watching TV and I ran across these great Father’s Day cards.  Word art is all the rage right now, so I thought I would give these trendy cuts a try!  What do you think?

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I used Close To My Heart cardstock because it always cuts so well on my Cricut and a CTMH Father’s Day stamp for the sentiment.

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I love how they turned out–so easy and colorful!  If you haven’t made your Father’s Day cards yet, you might want to give one of these a try!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Always be your own kind of WONDERFUL!!    Laurie

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Easter Cards Part 6

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Welcome to my final installment of Easter cards for 2016!  I loved making all these cards and look forward to a fun and inspirational Easter week!

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This first card is from Artfully Sent by Close To My Heart.  It is a cute pop up card with a bunny inside and the appropriate “Hoppy Easter” sentiment.  There are so many cute pop up cards on this cartridge for all kinds of occasions–you can check it out HERE!

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The next card was so easy to make!  I simply searched for Easter images in Design Space and designed away!  I love how you can even change the colors of the images and layers so that you can see exactly what your project will look like even before you cut.

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I hope you have all enjoyed my series of Easter cards and as always, thanks for stopping by today!  Now it’s on to Graduation, Mother’s Day, Weddings…!!    Laurie

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Easter Cards Part 2

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Thanks for stopping by!  Today I have some more Easter cards to share.  I really love to make cards for this holiday because of the cute images and soft spring colors.  I hope they make you smile!

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This first card is made with the Penelope paper collection from Close To My Heart along with coordinating cardstock colors.  The bunny in a car Cricut cut is from Baby Steps and the stamped sentiment is from the CTMH stamp set Hopping By.

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The second card has the sweetest little bunny from the Cricut cartridge Kate’s ABC.  The sentiment is also from Hopping By by Close To My Heart.  I embossed the white paper with my Cuttlebug to create a more interesting background for the simple bunny images.

While many people skip Easter as a holiday for card giving, I would encourage you to give them a try!  What’s not to love about darling spring animals and beautiful pastel colors?

Choose to be happy today!!   Laurie

 

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