Friday, April 12, 2024

Tiny Teacup Box Card

This tiny Teacup Box Card is a perfect, feminine gift for a friend — or Mom — next month for Mother’s Day! You can find the SVG from and the file is Teacup Box Card.

I love the tiny details in this project — from the silver thread looping the tea bag on the front to mini flowers inside and outside the cup. Look at that gorgeous shimmer on the base of the cup!

The card stock paper for the teacup and envelope that I used is DCS Shimmery Textured Wedding Cake 8.5x11 inch White Card Stock. The reason why I chose that paper is because it is a sturdy thick paper and has a beautiful canvas teture and shimmer shine.

The other papers are from my supplies, including a glittery pink, pale yellow, metallic green, and a navy and white floral patterned paper that reminds me of Fine China.


For the sentiment on the back — “You are my cup of tea!” — I did a print and cut using the writing font Fudge, found in Cricut Design Space. 

I enjoyed putting this project together -- give it a try and let me know if you have any questions.





Saturday, March 30, 2024

Springtime Tulips Box Card

Did you know that tulips represent deep, unconditional love? This early springtime flower is perfect for someone you love, whether a romantic love, a family member, or a friend — and this card will delight anyone you give it to.

It seems unlikely that such a dimensional card would fit inside an envelope, but when you open it, out pops cheery tulips cut in Astrobrights Solar Yellow and Lessebo card stock in Hunter Green. The envelope is made with Wedding Cake Shimmer card stock.

I used a shimmer pen to highlight the layered papers on each tulip. I love the way that they shine in the light.

The fence is also made of Wedding Cake shimmer paper and it is a durable, textured paper that catches the light — and it looks almost like a lacquered garden fence.

The side profile shows you how sturdy the card stock is — there is no bending or falling over as the flower stems stand tall. There wasn’t a reason to glue additional card stock as supports even.

The digital cut file is from and it is called Tulips Box Card. I hope that you will be inspired by this project. Let me know in the comments!

Friday, March 15, 2024

A Box Full of St Patrick’s Day Luck 🍀

Feeling lucky? What an adorable gift box filled with chocolate gold foil coins! 🍀

For this project, I used CutCardStock 74-pound Gold Glitter card stock; 80-pound textured, shimmer cardstock in Wedding Cake (white); and Lessebo card stock in 83 cover Hunter Green, as well as cardstock from my supplies, like the light green glitter paper.

I have a Cricut Air die-cut machine, as opposed to the Maker, because I only cut paper and vinyl. For this project, my blade was quite dull, so I used more pressure on the following settings: heavy 100lb cardstock and glitter card stock. I also used the following images from Cricut: Rainbow(#M44FB3), Clouds(#M370A7), Pot of Gold(#M41789), and Leaping Leprechaun(#M46B47). The box, the clover, and the Claddagh ring are from Lucky Day Bags SVG Boxes and Kit.

I also use Art Glitter Glue with the fine point tip on card stock die cuts — I won’t use any other glue anymore. I placed half of a paper doily and glued it under the top of the clover. 

I also used 2d foam adhesive for the die-cut images, so they would pop.

What I loved about CutCardStock paper was that the gold glitter paper, as well as the solid green and white shimmer papers, cut like butter on my Cricut. I have often had trouble cutting glitter because other brands can make a mess, clogging up my cutting blade and leaving glitter on my cutting mats. My machine was as clean as the cuts.

If you like this project or have any questions, please leave a comment and go to the CutCard Stock blog.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

I'm on the CutCardstock Design Team!


I'm excited to share that I am now on the CutCardstock Design Team!

What does that mean? I get a box of awesomeness (card stock) and make pretty things with it. I post my work 2x a month on FB/IG and my blog. Take a look at the other Design Team Members for the year:

Monday, June 10, 2019

For Father's Day

We have a BBTB2 challenge for Father's Day, so come by the blog to check out the projects. Here's mine: a box card for hubby.

Father's Day: Tools, Superdad
Summer Celebrations: Happy Father's Day, Shoulder Ride 

Monday, May 27, 2019


Bitten by the Bug2 is featuring a graduation challenge. I created what I think is an adorable graduation box card. I just love the little girl graduate and the owl. The patterned paper, believe it or not, are old left over scraps that were laying around, begging to be used! The card stock is American Crafts. The metallic card stock is from Hobby Lobby. The background patterned paper is the sky - a fun element in the throwing of gratin caps into the air.

The images are:
Create a Friend: graduation and happy graduation
Happy Graduation: caps, confetti, owl, congrats grad
Font: Cricut sans original 

I hope that you will join in on the new challenge!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Gray Ombre Quilled Paper Flower Shadow Boxes


I've been working on quilled paper flower shadow boxes lately. They are very time intensive, but I love the final result. The shadow boxes are 8x8 and from Michael's. I used Recollections card stock - the ombre colors were in a pack, but I changed one color group with another Recollections paper pack's gray, so there was more of a contrast between grays. The cricut-cut "friend" vinyl is "My Best Friend" image from the Phrases cartridge. 

How did I make it? I followed the instructions from this video by CrystalAnn and tweaked a few things for my purposes (for example, I needed one extra flower per row and had to make the flowers tighter to make it fit the frame). CrystalAnn provides the cut flower image, so the sizing is correct for an 8x8 frame. I used a regular (old) quilling tool and then switched off to using the tool in a drill. It did not work! The flowers were way too loose, not to mention getting a hideous paper cut. You need highly wound flowers to fit in the frame, so I had to rewind them. I also ordered new quilling tools after making this lol! I used a glue gun and adhered white card stock to the shadow box backing. Overall, I think it came out nice, even though some flowers are not quite the same size, but that's a beauty of handmade, right?

Monday, May 13, 2019


The next BBTB2 challenge is music - what a fun challenge host by the talented Caroline.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

Celebrating Easter

Let's celebrate all things Easter at Bitten by the Bug2! From Easter eggs and bunnies to religious sentiments, create a project with your cricut on this theme.

For my project, I cut some Siser vinyl using the Skinny font from It was such a fun project to do! The words that I used for one set were: Happy, Easter, Faith, Risen, Jesus, and Blessed. For the other set: Happy, Easter, Bunny, Hip, Hop and Peeps. I think that they will make great gifts!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Something Green Challenge

Our next challenge at Bitten by the Bug2 is something green. I made a St. Patrick's Day box card. Here's the images that I used - and I cut all on the intricate card stock setting.
  • Clover, St Patrick's Day - Designer's Calendar
  • Grass border - Easter 2010
  • Leaping Leprechaun, Pot of Gold - Simply Charmed
  • Rainbow - Noah's ABC Animals
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Monday, February 25, 2019

Thank You Challenge

At Bitten by the Bug2, we are having our next challenge - make a Thank You Card. We can always use a thank you card in our stash. So please join us, and use your cricut to create something that someone will love to receive in the mail.

I used a border from Creative Cards and the Thank You cut from Paper Lace. I welded the border to the top card base, which was a rectangle shape. I then contoured out the lace holes in the border strip. I cut the image on shimmer cardstock on the light card stock settings. I cut the Paper Lace layer using American Crafts card stock on the intricate card stock setting. I then matted the cuts onto a purple background. Now it goes into my card stash, waiting for the perfect occasion to say thanks.