BBTB2 – Witches and Ghouls

As we start October, Bitten by the Bug 2 has a new challenge called Witches and Ghouls.  I will admit that I just don’t get that into Halloween, but decided to try and make my own shadow box card.


I have made a few box cards before, but this is a little more difficult because the inside tabs run the whole length of the box.  It took two tries to get the card so that it would fold flat, and isn’t perfect, but the depth effect looks good in person.  I started with basic shapes and sliced a circle into the middle of each layer.  On the front I welded a portion of the Spooky Tree from Monster Bash to the side of the circle opening. The witch is is from Autumn Celebrations and I tilted her slightly so that the end of the brooms and the very tail of her robe would overlap the circle slightly so that I could weld it the opening of the circle.  The background paper is from The Paper Studio and putting it over a circle cut in the back lets the light shine through when held up.  My original plan was to use gold velum, but I found out that I didn’t have any left, pretty hard to imagine given the size of my stash, lol.

Head on over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to link up your own Cricut project with Witches or Ghouls and get some great inspiration from the other designers. – Denise

BBTB2 – Celebrating Grandparents

Over at Bitten by the Bug 2 we are celebrating Grandparents.

I was struggling with this challenge but in remembering my Nana, I thought of her Oatmeal Cookies.  We lived about three hours away from them and whenever we would go for a visit, she would have a batch of these cookies made for us.  Sometimes she would just be taking them out of the oven as we arrived.  They were so delicious, warm and gooey.  My brothers, cousin and I still make them, especially for special occasions when we are together.


I used Country Life for the top line and Cricut Sans for the second line.  The second line is cut from brown vinyl which I like to use for smaller fonts.  The platter is from the Sweet Shop cartridge and I resized it slightly by taking off the ratio aspect and making it taller without making it wider.  The cookies are from Sesame Street Friends  I only used one layer from the cut which was the solid layer. Running them through my Cuttlebug with a Sizzix 3D embossing folder called Cobblestone.  I think it did a good job of giving them texture close to real oatmeal cookies.  I touched the edges and tops of the bumps with Distress Ink on my blending tool.

This is a 8.5 x 5.5″ page that will go into a cookbook I am making for my children, hopefully by Christmas.  I plan to use a mini three ring binder and page protectors so that I can make personal pages for each of their favorite recipes.  This recipe card isn’t glued down yet because I am hoping I can find the recipe in Nana’s original handwriting.

Celebrate grandparents using your Cricut and share your project over at  Bitten by the Bug 2 by September 26th.  – Denise.