Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Roses are Pink Card

I just love this new Roses are Pink design from BirdsCards.  As is typical with one of Bird's designs, this was very easy to cut out and put together and has such a lovely end result!  I was inspired by her use of a black and white pattern for the base card and think the other colors really pop. I'm thinking I might have to try it in red, yellow, lavender, etc.

Not sure if I'll use this for an upcoming birthday card or maybe a Valentine's greeting.  I think this would also be gorgeous done as a wedding card in white pearl papers.  So many choices!

Bird also posted a new FREE Retro Rose Heart Card which is so pretty. I'll have to make that one next.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016


As part of my 2015 SVGCuts Spring Challenge entry, I made this ladybug out of the owl from the Enchanted Autumn kit by SVGCuts.  I'm a big fan of ladybugs and just HAD to have a 3D paper version for myself.  

Ultimately I just modified some of the panels on the head and body to eliminate the 'feather' cutouts and add some dots to my bug. Had I been really ambitious, I might have added wings, but I was really pressed for time!

The antenna cutouts came from the Peace On Earth card from the Joyful Christmas Cards kit, also from SVGCuts. It's actually the the swirly foliage on the dove piece but snipped, duplicated, reversed and ultimately welded together.  

I think she's the perfect addition to my Valentine's decor as a little lovebug.  It would be cute to create this using hearts instead of dots on the wings too.  So many possibilities!

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Ladybug Love Shack and Love Lantern

Last year I created this little ladybug love shack using the Hugs & Kisses kit from SVGCuts.  I'm a lover of all things ladybug, so the cute little fox was replaced with Ms. Bug which I cut from the Cricut Create A Critter cartridge. I had fun picking out all the polka dotted papers and bling for this project. Now that I've got it out for display again this year, I might see if I can add some hearts puffing up out of the chimney. As if there's not already enough glitter and bling!!! 

I also had fun altering the Damask Lantern from the Mistletoe Manor kit, also by SVGCuts.  I kept some of the damask pattern, but moved it around to fit in some of the swirly hearts from the For My Valentine kit.  I just love how this came out. I always look at things down the road and want to add more. I think this needs a glittery ribbon bow and/or maybe some flowers on top.  Adding it to my To Do list!

It's so much fun to decorate for Valentine's Day!

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