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

 


Birthdays All Around at BBTB2!

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2, our challenge is to create a birthday card.  The beginning of a new year is a great time to get a few cards ready for upcoming birthdays.  I don’t know about you, but I make tons of cards through the year, but am the WORST at actually getting them sent to people.  A new year “hope” is to be much better at sending out cards–on time!!

I used images from an old favorite, Birthday Bash, to create my card.  The cardstock, stamped sentiment on the inside and the Buffalo Plaid embossing folder I used are all from Close To My Heart.  I love that little mouse peeking out from the package!!

You should definitely check out the other birthday creations at Bitten by the Bug 2.  You’ll be sure to find some inspiration to get working on your own birthday cards.  Then link them up for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I appreciate you all!   Laurie

 


Belated Merry Christmas Cards

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It’s not too late to post a few more Christmas cards, is it?  I sure hope not, since I still plan to send out the rest of my cards now that all the company is gone and life is a bit closer to “normal” again!

These are all made with the Vellum paper that Close To My Heart is selling again–love it!  I used embossing folders on two of the cards and heat embossed in white on the third card.

Don’t forget about the Boxing Week Sale at Close To My Heart!  Each day this week there is a collection of products 30-40% off including CTMH Cricut cartridges!  Click HERE to see today’s offerings.


Thanksgiving–Anything Goes Challenge at BBTB2!

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It’s Monday and that means another challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2!  This week the theme is Thanksgiving–Anything Goes.  I will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my house later this week and thought it would be fun to make some decorative napkin rings.  I was inspired by a recent Close To My Heart blog post where they showed several ways to use paper crafting for your Thanksgiving décor.

I used a leaf cut from the new You Are Here cartridge by CTMH and clustered the leaves on a gold foil band which was embossed with the Leaf embossing folder.  Everything is tied together with some retired lace ribbon.  I think these napkin rings will make my Thanksgiving table very festive, indeed!

Now it’s your turn to create some type of Thanksgiving project–Anything Goes–and share with us at Bitten by the Bug 2.  Stop over to see the fabulous design team projects for even more inspiration!

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used to create these napkin rings, please shop HERE!  Thanks for stopping by today–I am thankful for YOU!!   Laurie

 


Stronger Together

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Wow, has the weather been crazy lately!  From hurricanes and floods to wild fires and earthquakes, it seems like Mother Nature has been on a rampage!  Close To My Heart has created a special stamp set called Stronger Together as a fundraiser for victims of these recent natural disasters.  One hundred percent of the proceeds of this exclusive stamp set goes to the Red Cross to help victims of these disasters across the U.S.  Take a look at the great sentiments on this amazing stamp set!

I just got my stamp set a couple of days ago and had to use it right away!  I made a pop up box card and used one of the sentiments as a focal point for the front of the card.  I also used the new leaf embossing folder on gold metallic paper to make a decorative border on the sides of the card.  The paper is from the Falling For You collection.

If you would like to help with the disaster relief with a donation to the Red Cross, please consider purchasing one of the Stronger Together (C1716) stamp sets.  I’m sure you will get lots of use from the awesome sentiments on this set.  The cost is only $13.95 and 100% of the proceeds (no commission for consultants) is donated to the Red Cross.  Shop HERE to get Stronger Together.  Thanks so much for your donation!   Laurie


Flowers, Flowers, Flowers at BBTB2!

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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


Flower Market Baby Card

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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