A Die-lirious Holiday Season at Bitten by the Bug 2.

We have a Holiday theme that runs all month long over at Bitten by the Bug 2  and is partnered with Double Trouble.  The challenge is to use your favorite die cutting machine (of course mine is the Cricut) and make something for Christmas.  There is an extra twist if you want to add a bow to your project or use patterned paper.  Here is my project.


Every year I make special ornaments for my immediate family that celebrates something that happened or a new accomplishment from that year.  This year both of my grown children started raising chickens, so there are two chicken (from 50 States) ornaments for my daughter and daughter-in-law.  My son bagged an elk (from Teresa Collins Holiday Silhouettes) with his bow and arrow.  My granddaughter’s school year is different with masks (from Spread Kindness, not Germs – free on Design Space).  My future son-in-law purchased a house this year with a beautiful view of the mountains (from Handy Man and an altered image from Design Bundles).  And finally my husband won a pilot award from the FAA.  This image was one I ended up downloading from an image and cleaned up quite a bit.  The font is Cricut Sans.  All of these were cut out of Heat Transfer Vinyl on my Cricut and then pressed onto fabric using my Easy Press.  They were put into 3″ embroidery hoops and the fabric was trimmed on the back.  I hot glued various greenery, tiny pine cones, and berries at the tope of each and around a few of the hoops.  The bow part of the challenge can be found on my ties for hanging the ornaments.

Here are some cute boxes I made for to put the ornaments in using some of the mounds of patterned paper I have and some cute Unity stamps on the bands around the boxes.Box_topbox_side

Have fun and you have all month to link your project over at Bitten by the Bug 2 . You will also find an link to Double Trouble there which you can also enter your project on.  Remember that for this time only, you don’t have to use your Cricut, but can use any Die Cut (no fussy cutting).  There is lots of inspiration on both sites, so take a look.

Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday Season. – Denise