Monday, September 17, 2018

Bridal Shower Box Card


I made a bridal shower box card for my husband's cousin. I used a lot of reds and purples because those are the color theme for her wedding. I also matched the couple's hair and skin tone - a fun way to customize a die cut. I added a rhinestone for the engagement ring - and it looks like a big rock! I hope that she likes it!



I used:

  • Winter Frolic for the gifts
  • Sweethearts for the words, umbrella, and the "will you" image of the couple 
  • Box Card SVG

Anything Goes Challenge


Here's my Anything Goes Challenge from Bitten by the Bug2. This box card was made using Simply Charmed (chimney), Winter Frolic (Santa), and a Quilted Christmas (sleigh). I also have my own "Santa Stop Here" SVG file and the box card itself is from SVGCuts.com. I am just in love with this card -- not even sure if I could part with it! What I love most is how the cricut cut the glitter paper so beautifully and there is such detail even in a two inch die cut. I use the Cricut Air and used the intricate cut setting on the gold sleigh and Santa belt buckle.

Monday, September 3, 2018

In Honor of Labor Day...


Here's a two-week long Bitten by the Bug2 challenge: in honor of Labor Day, let's create some projects that celebrate what we do and how we do it - from a last day of summer BBQ to what we do for work.

Here's what my husband has been "working" on -- a new bridge to replace an old one. It's hard work, and I am proud of him -- working in all sorts of weather in a physically demanding job. Not for those scared of heights, for sure! 

I used a "System Font," which is Arial Black for the title, and the Handy Man (for the tools, construction horse and tool box) and the Destinations cartridges. I cut the bridge and title on silver foil paper. I also used intricate cut on the cricut settings - shocked that the toolbox lines cut so well (my glueing, not so good, lol).

Hope that you will join in on this challenge. And Happy Labor Day!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Hit the Beach - Or the Lake!


I am hosting this week's Bitten by the Bug2 challenge - "Hit the Beach - Or the Lake!". This was a fun project to make - I knew that I would have the perfect photos for it (as I took them to fit the layout lol). 

I used a combination of images - the title is from Miss Kate Cuttables - and I love the retro font. I added beach elements like the the waves (part of the surfer image from Create a Friend), starfish and shells (Pack Your Bags), hermit crab (Pet Shop) and sunglasses with flip flops (Pack Your Bags) - and the guy on the blanket (sunbather on Pack Your Bags) and Bracket Label (Phrases) for the journal box.

I wanted to share my layout process, just for fun. I began with some beach photos from this summer and found a patterned sheet of paper that reminds me of sand:


Then I chose my cricut cut shapes and priced them together. This is the part of the process that relaxes me. 


 

This is the drying time because I added stickles and glossy accents. I am starting to see the layout come together now.

But I hit a bump in the road with my textured sand. Either one would have worked out, but it's all dried out! I wanted to use it on the word beach in the title and on the bottom, next to the waves.


Here is my finished layout:




Monday, July 2, 2018

4th of July Box Card


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, June 25, 2018

Summer Swim Challenge


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

Gold Graduation Card



Here's a gold glittered graduation card. It is a classy yet generic card that can commemorate any high school or college graduation.



Monday, June 18, 2018

Local Graduation Cards


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

Father's Day Tool Box Card


Here's my project for the Bitten by the Bug2 design challenge: Father's Day. I used Handy Man and Father's Day cartridges for this project. Here is a view from the top:


And the view while it lays flat. 



Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Congrats Graduation Card


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

Graduation Card Challenge


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 ;)



S-Occssn
#M3F5E7


Monday, May 28, 2018

Animal Challenge


I am hosting this week's Bitten by the Bug2 challenge: animals. This includes our adorable pets, furry feathered or even scales! Just fell in love with this pup!