Bitten By The Bug 2 – Let’s Get Outdoors

Join the challenge at Bitten By The Bug. This challenge is perfect because my grown children and their families love the outdoors so I have lots of papers and accents in this theme.  While they camp out all the time, I prefer ending my hikes at the cabin where there is a hot shower and a soft bed, lol.


Here is my card open (the card holders on the sides are just to hold it open).  I searched Pinterest for ideas on a pop-up tent card.  The item that came up the most was a die set by Karen Burniston with lots of little details.  Since I have my Cricut, I don’t tend to buy shaped dies like this because they are expensive and limited in their use.  I looked at it and also some other sites that gave basic information on designing a pop-up element in both cards and books and came up with a design that works using only basic shapes.  It should be in the Cricut Community in Design Space under 3d tent.  I always like a challenge to see if I can translate what I am thinking into Design Space.  I also used the cartridge Camp Out for the fire and logs.  The paper for the tent and card base is from paper by Parkland called Wilderness.  I used several different brads from Eyelet Outlet as decoration as well as some buttons from my stash.  The sentiments and front of the card were from a Photoplay collection called Campfire.

tent_front     Here is the front of the card.

Tent_top_view    And a top view.

tent_protoHere are my prototypes. Practice cards are a good way to use the ugly paper you have and won’t use, lol.  These brown roses just don’t get it for me.

Here is a second card I made using the same paper packs as the first plus Photoplay’s Lakeside. I used eyelets on the top of the tent instead of brads because I actually thought about doing it before gluing the tent together.

Join us for the challenge and add your own outdoor themed project made using your Cricut machine here.  I hope you are all able to get outdoors and stay safe as we get through this time of COVID 19. – Denise


11 thoughts on “Bitten By The Bug 2 – Let’s Get Outdoors

  1. I have to agree regarding the cabin and hot shower!!!! The pop up tent is SO VERY COOL!!!!!!!!!! What an amazing job you did figuring out how to make it just using basic shapes!


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