The challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to use an INSECT cut on your projects. Well, I have recently been playing with the Dreamin’ Big papers from Close To My Heart and it has a cute bug print paper, so that was my inspiration! There is a Thin Cut/Stamp set that goes with this paper, but I wasn’t able to purchase one before they sold out, so I went to my old friend, Design Space instead! And there are a lot of bugs on Design Space, let me tell you!
I chose insects from Garden Soup, Dinosaur Tracks and Potions and Spells to crawl up the side of my layout. I think they go great with the papers and the “totally boy” photos of my grandson. All the other embellishments are from the Dreamin’ Big Complements package. Unfortunately, this collection retired on April 30 and is no longer available.
For the right side of the layout, I chose flowers and the “explore” title to go with the photo of my grandson examining some early spring flowers. He seems to enjoy flowers as much as his grandma!
Stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 and see the other design team projects with INSECT cuts! Then help us celebrate spring by sharing your own “buggy” projects!
Thanks for stopping by–make today awesome!! Laurie
A few months ago when I was in Florida with my son and his family, my three year old grandson discovered a big stick in the yard after a storm. He had such a good time poking and prodding and reaching with that stick. I took a few candid shots of his investigations and decided that the Dreamin’ Big paper by Close To My Heart would be the perfect paper to use to scrapbook these cute photos.
A series of paper strips of various widths provides the background for the photos. Using the black background really sets off all the colors of the papers and photos. I also used a couple of the Picture My Life cards included in the paper collection as well as some of the Dreamin’ Big Complements.
It’s so easy to create with Close To My Heart papers and coordinating embellishments since all the colors and styles fit together seamlessly. There’s no searching through my stash anymore to try to find papers and embellishments that may or may not fit together. CTMH makes my crafting so much easier!!
The Dreamin’ Big paper collection will retire in just a couple of days so don’t miss out on this wonderful paper pack suitable for so many events and situations. Shop HERE to get all of your CTMH goodies! Thanks very much! Laurie
This week the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to use a spring flower Cricut cut. Well, I immediately thought of tulips since they are blooming in full glory in my garden right now. However, I also love daffodils, so that’s what I decided to use for my design team project. I chose cuts from Flower Market by Close To My Heart to make this cheerful Mother’s Day card.
The paper is from the Dreamin’ Big paper collection, also from Close To My Heart. I accented the papers with Juniper and Sea Glass cardstock and added a ribbon from my ribbon stash.
If you love spring flowers as much as I do, you need to stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other design team projects! Then link up your own projects for us all to enjoy. We love it when you share!
Thanks for stopping by today! Don’t forget to stop and enjoy the beautiful spring flowers this week! Laurie
It’s time to make some cards! New Graduation, Mother’s Day, Birthday and Wedding cards are now available! You can personalize your cards by choosing colors to match the graduate’s school colors or a wedding’s color theme.
Come to my house and choose the cards you’d like to make–$2.00 each or make 10 for $15.00. Card Workshop dates are Sunday, April 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 and Monday, April 24 from 6:30 to 9:30. Please RSVP so I can have space and materials available!
If you can’t attend the Workshop, you may order any of the cards and I’ll send you card kits by mail. Same prices, but add postage. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The other day I shared a card that had several Thin Cut heart cutouts. The insides of the hearts were just laying around on my craft table. I picked them up this morning and had an idea for another card. The colors fit with the Dreamin’ Big paper collection by Close To My Heart, so I grabbed my adhesives and went to work.
I used the retired Beyond Awesome stamp set for the sentiment, layered a zip strip over some black glitter paper and popped up a few of the hearts and the arrow. I love it when a project comes together so easily–makes me think I actually know what I’m doing!!
To purchase these or any other supplies, please shop HERE!
Yesterday I shared a couple of cards I made with the “thanks” Thin Cut and today I’d like to show you another fun way to use your Thin Cuts. This time I used strips of Shimmer Trim to make a colorful and dramatic “hello” cut.
I used the whimsical Dreamin’ Big paper collection to make this card. The black mats make the colorful paper stand out even more. Black, Aqua, Gold and Red Shimmer Trim were chosen to coordinate with the colors in the paper.
I adhered layers of Shimmer Trim to a scrap of white cardstock, then positioned the Thin Cut over the strips and ran it through my Cuttlebug. The paper and Shimmer Trim were quite thick, so I had to run it back and forth several times. In the future I will put the Shimmer Trim strips on a piece of thin paper like vellum instead of cardstock.
The resulting cut is quite festive and fit nicely with the bright colors in the Dreamin’ Big paper. I’m sure I will use this technique again very soon!
To purchase Thin Cuts at 25% off this month, please SHOP HERE!
I so appreciate you stopping by the blog today! Hope your day is AWESOME! Laurie