The latest challenge at Jitterbuggin is to follow the sketch and put a Cricut “B” somewhere — either a “bee” or a “b”. Oh, we also were supposed to use up some scraps.
When I saw the sketch with its patchwork background, I immediately thought of a quilt. So what better use of a bee and some scraps than a quilting bee. I made this card for a dear friend — we have known each other for 50 years. OMG — it has been that long! We both love to sew, so I know this card will be perfect for her.
When I looked at my scraps, I found a huge pile of plain white cardstock. I decided to run some of the pieces through my Cuttlebug for the background. To add color, I inked the inside of the embossing folders before I embossed the cardstock. I used four different folders — Plum Blossom from the Asian bundle, Birds & Swirls, Perfectly Paisley, and Textile Texture.
The white doily-looking circle is cut on the Cricut using one of the new Lite cartridges, Lacy Labels. This cut has slits going around the inner circle that are perfect for threading ribbon. I ran this piece through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. The pink flower-shape that the bee is on is from another Lite cartridge, Bloom.
The cute little bee is from the Create a Critter cartridge. Because I wanted him to sit on the spool, I added some little legs to his body using Cricut’s Design Studio. The spool of thread and scissors are from Happily Ever After. I bought this cartridge especially for these two cuts — and for the cuts of the mice from Cinderella, Jaq and Gus. I’ve had the cartridge forever, but this was my first time using it. I used shiny silver foil cardstock to cut the needle and blades of the scissors.
I did lots of doodling on this card using some new poster-paint Sharpie pens that I recently bought. I love the way the paint went on the cardstock. I found the font I used for the sentiment by doing an online search. I wanted something that looked stitched and found a free download. I cut the scalloped circle the sentiment is on using my Cuttlebug and Nestabilites dies by Spellbinder.
After entering my card in the Jitterbuggin challenge, I discovered it also qualifies for the Cricut Cardz Challenge, so I am really thrilled about that. Their challenge is to make a card using scalloped circles, scalloped ovals, scalloped squares or scalloped rectangles, and any cartridges or colors you’d like. It is my first time entering their challenge.
I embellished the inside of the card with another pair of scissors cut from the Happily Ever After cartridge.
Provo Craft Cuttlebug embossing folders: Plum Blossom, Birds & Swirls, Perfectly Paisley, Textile Texture and Swiss Dots
Cricut Lite cartridges: Lacy Labels and Bloom
Cricut cartridges: Create a Critter and Happily Ever After
Cricut Design Studio
Spellbinders Nestabilites — Scalloped Circles
Sharpie poster-paint pens
Ink and ribbon from my stash