Monday, February 19, 2018

Character Challenge


Here is my challenge for the Bitten by the Bug2 blog. So break out the Disney and other carts like Hello Kitty! It's so fun to make cards and layouts with these characters, even though they are usually intricate cuts. My card uses a Hello Kitty SVG from ETSY. I matched her to my cricut patterned paper and stickled her dress and flower. I then added a "celebrate" stamp from Stampin' Up! and punch the banner out with a matching punch. I love using that bundle -- makes card sentiments so easy to make.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sending Birthday Wishes


Sending birthday wishes with Lots of Lavender from the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration catalog. I love the color lavender - and the flowers - so I had to qualify (free with $50 spent) for this limited edition stamp set. Matted onto Wild Wasabi green and Wisteria Wonder lavender, I added some splashes of blue for the background, rhinestones here and there,  and some stickles onto the Bushing Bride soft pink ribbon.





Monday, February 12, 2018

Hearts for Valentines


Here is vintage-style layout that I made for Bitten by the Bug2 Hearts for Valentines. I used "Hearts and Love" from Love Struck 2010. I still love this mini cartridge. I also used the "Stamp" from Phrases on red card stock and stickled the edges to make it pop a bit. The Coordinations chocolate pink cardstock die cuts go nicely on the page, and I sanded the edges to show the pink color. I added them to discontinued Graphic 45 patterned paper (Place in Time Collection), which also gives these die cuts an antique look. 

Below is page 2 of the double layout. All that I need now are photos!



Saturday, February 10, 2018

ATC-Style Seed Cards


I came across these seedlings ATC-styled "journal cards" on a 12x12 sheet of patterned paper and fell in love. I used quite a bit of embellishing to make these mine: stickles (of course), Wink of Stella in clear, Glossy Accents, washi tape, and the most fun: microbeads. While going through my craft stash, I discovered that I have a lot of unused microbeads, and most of them I acquired through swaps with my crafty friends. I adhered the mircobeads with Glossy Accents, and I love how they gave the cards a multi-dimensional look. I will be using them in a lot more future projects!




Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Bohemian-styled Card with ATC


After making my bohemian-styled ATC, I decided to make more because they were a lot fun to make. I matted the ATCs onto beautiful patterned papers from Cosmo Cricket's Fleuriste that made the brown ATCs pop and matted the card fronts onto Stampin' Up!'s expresso card stock. If I can say so myself, I am just in love with these cards!


Bohemian-styled Monochromatic ATC Card


Here's an ATC that I made for a monochromatic ATC partner swap. I started off with a beautiful patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket's Fleuriste. I stamped two corners with an old stamp set from Pink Paislee's Indigo Blue. I also stamped the wood button and threaded some twine through it. Also, I stamped "Just Be" from Stampin' Up!, which was a nice touch for this bohemian-style ATC. I then added an old Prima flower (which I stamped in the center), brad, and sequins. And I distressed the edges. Hope that my partner likes her ATC!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentines Anything Goes



This week's Bitten by the Bug2 challenge is to create something on the Anything Goes for Valentines Day. I made an ATC card for a swap. My base is cardboard, as you need a thick, sturdy base, and covered with cherubs from Basic Grey paper that I hoard. As you may know, it is hard to find discontinued Basic Grey papers. Cutting into my paper hurts, but I have a lot left on that sheet!

I used vinyl because, especially with the delicate arrows, I was concerned that card stock paper wouldn't cut as well. And it was easy to use the transfer tape. After adhering the image onto the tape, I cut the tape into pieces, so I could place the image parts where I wanted them to go.

The couple is “couple4" from 563 - Sweet Love Couples from Svg Cuttable Designs. The set of images on this design are adorable silhouettes - and as of writing this blogpost - are free! I didn't use the I love you part because I wanted to use the “Love You More" with the arrows from cricut's Holidays through the Year Iron-on cartridge. This is a really cute, modern image.

Also, I used "Lovey Dovey Hearts" from Sweethearts. I just deleted the outline layers and some of the hearts - keeping only the pink ones. I would have added art more hearts, but I did not cut enough vinyl to fit, so I used what I had lol. Love combining cuts for my own design.