The challenge for the next two weeks over at Bitten by the Bug 2 is Easter or bunnies and I have a project that incorporates both.
SVG Cuts is one of my favorite sites for some amazing 3D projects. The owner Mary had a baby last year, so new projects have slowed down, but she released a new group of projects called Hoppy Easter a few weeks ago that included this adorable Chocolate Bunny Bag. (it is also available as a separate file). I knew it would be perfect to send to my two children and their families. The patterned cardstock was from Authentique’s Best of Springtime pack. The solid cardstock was from my stash to match – one blue and one yellow. It took three sheets of 12 x 12 solid color for each bag. I used a Fiskars Texture plate (Grass) for the textured parts of the rabbit. I purchased these plates when I was first getting started in paper crafting and before I knew about about embossing folders. I still like some of the patterns they have, so I use them occasionally. Some ribbon for the handles and I was done. The second bag went together more quickly than the first, but Mary makes awesome videos for each of her projects, so you know exactly what to do.
Here are a couple of other views to see the dimension and the two colors.
I purchased a bigger egg at the Dollar Tree and put all of the candy for each person in each one. I also personalized these eggs with their names. The fonts were Library and Plantin Schoolbook. I was able to fit two eggs in one bag and three in the other along with some extra candy so that I could send one bag to each family.
Make sure to head over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to link up your own project using your Cricut by April 12 and see all the wonderful inspiration by the design team.
May everyone have a blessed time during this special time of year. – Denise
Our challenge over on Bitten by the Bug 2 for the next two weeks is Music or Dance. This thank you note will be perfect for our church organist. It was pretty quick to do.
The Hannah Montana cartridge is one that I have for quite a while and sometimes gets overlooked. That is because even though it is a font cartridge (there are several included) it does not show on the list of fonts when you use text. Instead you have to insert images for each letter. The easiest way to do this is to to search images and choose Hannah Montana as the image sets under highlighted categories. This is a little annoying to me because if I am putting in text, I forget about this cartridge unless I specifically want to do this note type writing. The other annoying thing is that the rest of the images on the cartridge do not show under the image set. If you search guitars, the ones on the set will pop up, but if you only look at the set, they don’t show, only the letters and numbers. Luckily I still have the booklet, so I know what all is on the cartridge set. I also pulled the Treble and Bass clefs from the cartridge Quarter Note. Once I put all the letters and blank lines close enough to touch each other, I welded everything and then cut it out of vinyl. I might try it in cardstock next time since I made it a little bigger and I don’t have to worry about small details.
Make sure to put your own project using your Circut with a music or dance theme and link it up at Bitten by the Bug 2 . – Denise
We are starting a new challenge today over on Bitten by the Bug 2 called Anything Goes. This is one of the easiest to do since you can do any kind of project on your Cricut to link up on their site for the next two weeks. I chose to do a wedding card for my niece and future nephew.
I love cards that move and this is called a sliding triple tier card. There are several tutorials on this kind of card if you search the internet or Pinterest. Since I was going to use this to look like a cake, I wanted the tiers to be more rectangular than square and I ended up making my own pattern on Design Space. To make it big enough to put on a 5 x 7 card base, the bottom tier ended up being 13.5″ x 3 “. I used some 11 x 17 card stock that I had on hand and used my 12 x 24 mat. I don’t know about you, but I rarely use that size mat, then am always glad I have the option when I do. The three pieces are just rectangles with score lines and slits cut in them, which means anyone can do it with the basic shapes. If anyone would like the link to my pattern, I will make it shareable and send you the link. To dress it up, I used swoops from Wedding Cake Pop-up (this is a Close to My Heart cartridge). I saw a sketch of her cake and this design will be somewhat like it. I also used a monogram “H” that a friend of the bride designed and sent to me as a svg file. The decorations were cut with gold vinyl and that is my go-to for such thin designs. The font for the “forever” is one that was on my system and isn’t a Cricut font. The cake plate was cut in a gold foil paper and is from Create a Critter 2. I cut a slit in it so that the cake would fit down into it and look like an actual cake plate. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Art Deco to emboss the front of the card base. The dusty blue color and Art Deco style are a part of her wedding. The trio of flowers at the top serve as a topper for the cake and a pull tab to pull out the layers. I feel like it still needs something, but I am not sure what yet, However I do have just under two weeks to fix it.
Make sure to dive into a Cricut project and add your link to the challenge here. – Denise