Summer is the time for flowers and that’s what the theme at Bitten by the Bug 2 is about this week–FLOWERS! I decided to go simple and make some floral Sympathy cards. The flower cuts are from Flower Market by Close To My Heart. I used a woodgrain embossing folder on the white background and popped up the flowers to add some texture and interest.
To create the layered ovals for the sentiment panel, I used a set of nesting dies that I had in my stash. The sentiment is from a retired Close To My Heart stamp set that I use all the time. Some stamps are just too great to ever give away or sell and this is one of those for me!
Please head over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see all the beautiful flower projects created by my talented design team sisters! You will be sure to find some inspiration. Then link up your projects there to share with everyone.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope today will bring you lots of smiles! Laurie
I love happy occasions and one of the happiest is the birth of a new baby! My friend had a new granddaughter recently and I wanted to make a special card for her family. Then while I was at it, I decided to make a baby boy card with the same design as well! I used the Flower Market cartridge by Close To My Heart for all the Cricut cuts on this card. It’s really an amazingly versatile cartridge with images for all kinds of occasions–not just flowers! I embossed the white layer with a baby themed embossing folder that I had in my stash.
The pink gems and blue enamel dots are also from Close To My Heart. I was undecided about whether to add the ribbon and bow to the bottom of the card since that little elephant is quite cute on his own, but I’m happy now with the results. If you would like to purchase the Flower Market cartridge or any other products from Close To My Heart, please shop HERE!
I’m so happy you stopped by today! Remember to do something AWESOME today! Laurie
At Bitten by the Bug 2 this week the challenge is Birds of a Feather which means you are challenged to create a project using a Cricut BIRD cut. There are probably hundreds of bird cuts on the many Cricut cartridges, but believe it or not, there are not many peacocks! I found this one on French Manor and I think it is very elegant.
I used paper from my scrap pile for the background and the top layer of the peacock. The bottom layer is glitter paper and the purple cardstock is from Close To My Heart.
Here is a close up of the proud and glittery peacock that sits front and center on my card! I think he is a beauty!
Stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 and check out the other design team projects using a BIRD cut. After you create your own bird project, please link it up at BBTB2 for everyone to enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by today! Laurie
Today I’m sharing some quick and easy sympathy cards. I used the paper from last year’s National Scrapbook Month paper pack by Close To My Heart and an embossing folder I recently purchased from Joanne’s.
The stamp is from the CTMH Hello Lovely Cardmaking Bundle. I simply stamped the image on my cards, but it would have added even more interest if I would have used the coordinating Thin Cut first and then stamped the image. I could even have popped up the image with dimensional foam. Hmmm…might have to make a few more of these with the Thin Cut too!
The coral paper has gold embossing so I chose to heat emboss my stamped floral image to match. On the other card I simply chose coordinating cardstock and ink to match the Glacier print on the patterned paper. Using Close To My Heart products makes it so very easy to find the perfect match!
Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate you all very much!! Laurie
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