Monday, November 26, 2018

BBTB2: Cricut - From the Movie Frozen, Sister's Forever

I love to make a few personalized ornaments each year, mostly for kids or someone's first Christmas together.  This year I have a few planned but have only made one so far.  This one is for my sister, I might add a picture of the two of us inside if I can find a good one.  Maybe one from our childhood.

At the Bitten by the Bug2 blog, we are having a challenge for the next two weeks and the theme is "Ornaments".  You can make a card, layout, or an actual ornament.  Here is my contribution to the wonderful ornament related entries from our design team.  I used an image from the Disney Frozen cartridge, which I brought a few years ago, when my granddaughter was into that movie.  I used purple vinyl and the cut is only 2.5" x 2".  I had to cut it twice as the tiny swirls came up on the first one and stuck to other parts of the vinyl.  It was the smallest weeding of an image I have ever done, some of the cutouts were just a tiny blip of vinyl.

Monday, November 12, 2018

BBTB2: Cricut and Stampin' Up Birthday Card

This year marks the 8th year I have gone with the same crafty girls to our annual crafting retreat.  This year we are doing a 'card swap' among the 10 of us.  We bring 10 cards, and go home with 10 different cards.  We are going to have a contest to see if we can ID who made what card.  We know 8 of the 10 participants pretty well, and know their styles, so it might or might not be easy.  However, this year, mine is a little different than my usual.  The give-a-way may be that I used Cricut cuts and most of the other girls do not.

Our Bitten by the Bug2 challenge for the next two weeks has a theme of "BIRTHDAY".  My card leans a little bit to the masculine side, but I just gave one of these away (I made 12 of them) to my neighbor who loves wine for her birthday.  I used the Ornamental Iron Cricut cartridge for the 'gate' behind the wine jugs and the free circle for the round cut.  I stamped and embossed the word 'friend'.  I used colored pencils to highlight a bit of the olives and jugs.  Ink all around.

Join our challenge and show us your birthday cards, projects, or layouts.  Have a great day.