Here's my 4th of July project for the Bitten by the Bug2 Design Team. I used quite a few images from Cricut and Miss Kate Cuttables. I used Summer Celebrations for the "4th of July" and rocket images. I also modified All Occasions Box Cards' Anniversary box card. I spliced off a layer off the inside strip and used the base box card for this 4th card because I liked the size of the file. From Miss Kate Cuttables, I used a free (at the time) banner and firework image - just sized them a bit differently for variety. I was surprised at how well the cricut cut such small, thin images in my glitter card stock. Check out the fantastic projects from the design team, and hope that you can join this fun challenge!
Monday, July 2, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
For Bitten by the Bug's weekly challenge, we are doing a summer swim challenge. I wanted to use up some patterned paper that reminds me of tiled pool walls. I used images from the Summer Celebrations and Pack Your Bags cartridges and coordinated the diecut color card stock to match the paper. It's been a layout on my to do list and glad that the blog pushed me to finish it. Hope that you can do this week's challenge!
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
Here's a few local graduation cards -- using the high school colors and cricut images from Graduation. I think that owl is adorable. I did print the school mascot and tried to use the print and cut feature in Design Space, but my cricut couldn't read the cut lines for some reason. And not enough time, it was quicker to fussy cut than call cricut support. Next time I try to print and cut again, I hope that I will have more time.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
I found this image on the internet, uploaded into Cricut Design Space, and turned into a cuttable file. I blinged out a girl on the silhouetted graduation card with gold stickles. I love the "movement" of the graduation caps against the ombre sky colors of the patterned paper, showing a perfect day for a graduation.
Monday, June 4, 2018
Join us at Bitten by the Bug2 challenge this week, graduation, which I am hosting. Here is a set of graduation cards that I made. I used two cartridges:Happy Graduation (#M3E826) and Paper Dolls Teen Scene: (S-Occssn #M3F5E7 and T-Occssn #M41465). The paper dolls image titles don't say anything about graduation - and "teen" or "scene" didn't come up in a keyword search -- as well as graduation. I remembered seeing these images from a search months ago. So you are welcome for finding these these images ;)
Monday, May 28, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018
It's time to celebrate! Here's a novel challenge from Bitten by the Bug2: create something special that involves dancing. I found a Gone with the Wind SVG (as am working on a movie ATC for a swap), and cut the image in vinyl. I adhered it to glitter cardstock and matted it on special handmade damask patterned paper. You can see that the material is soft and doesn't cut clean - but I like the frayed edges.For my ATC, I simply matted the image on white glitter card stock onto black cardstock.
It looks like a wedding dance - or a romantic embrace - so I added the sentiment "For the Newlyweds" from Stampin' Up!'s Teeny Tiny Wishes. I embellished the with a Webster's tassel that falls above the woman's dress and pinned it up with a small brad.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Of course I had to show you a bright and cheery fiesta-themed card for Cinco de Mayo. I made a Happy Birthday Fiesta Pop Up Card for a friend -- and she loved it! The cut file that I used is from SVGcuts.com: Box Card Kit. Of course, I could have scored and then cut a 12x12 sheet of card stock, but that would have taken me far more time to do. The time-intensive cricut die cut images are from the Ole cartridge. Each image is two inches tall - and some of those cuts are minute. I cut the sentiment in black adhesive vinyl -- using Black and White free fonts from Font Bundle "Brilliant Bundle." What a great font - and the cricut successful cut it as the distressed font it is. The number 1 was fun to make - I glued on layers of shredded cut cardstock over a cricut cut 1, following the same color pattern as the outside patterned paper. I used retired patterned papers from Stampin' Up! And of course, Stickles.
Here is a view from the top:
The outside of the card box is flat.
And it fits nicely in the envelope:
Monday, April 16, 2018
Let's get creative with our die cuts on the Bitten by the Bug2 challenge! Choose any image and use color, glue, glitter, anything that makes the die cut a little different. Hope that you will participate -- can't wait to see what you come up with!
For this card, I used Tinkerbell from the Disney® Classics cartridge. I matted her onto glitter cardstock - to show that fairy dust sparkle that she has in the movies. This is a very difficult image to cut - so when I cut the hair ribbon and lips, you could hardly see the cuts as they were so tiny! So I stickled on the items -- a much easier solution. I also added glossy accents on her wings and shoes to make it seem a bit translucent.
The stamp is from Stampin' Up!'s retired set: Endless Birthday Wishes. It's a keeper!