Jitterbuggin Challenge – “Bee Creative” and Cricut Cardz Challenge #40

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. 

Quilting Bee Card

 I embellished the inside of the card with another pair of scissors cut from the Happily Ever After cartridge.

Quilting Bee -- Inside of Card

  • 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



  1. That is soooo adorable!! Love the lacy look of it!

    Thanks for Jittebuggin’

  2. Sew Creative and Sew cute I love all the detail.

  3. Just beautiful…I love all the embossing and stitching they really made the card pop.

  4. That is soooo cute how you used the Spellbinders die along with the Cuttlebug machine. I’m glad I found this. The bee is really cute. Thanks for the post.

  5. WOW! This is super creative.

  6. This IS creative! Love the colors and the layout! Thanks for playing with us at CCC! 🙂 Janis

  7. This card is adorable, so cute! Great Job!! Thanks for joining us at CCC.

  8. This is adorable! Love all the components! Thanks for playing along at ccc!

  9. AMAZING!!! I love all the details in this!!!

  10. This is fantastic. Funny thing–I just used that same scissors and needle and thread cut today for a DT card I’m designing. Never even looked at them before today and here I see them on your card. Wonderful job. Thanks for playing along at CCC.

  11. So very cute. Got to love it when one challege qualifies you for another. Great job and thanks for joining us at CCC this week.

  12. This is too cute. One of my favs so far! Thanks for playing along with CCC #40.

  13. What a cute card! I need that Happily Ever After cart, it has such cute cuts.

    Thanks for playing along with us at CCC!

    Ruthie 🙂

  14. Soooooooo cute! I love the ribbon, and I have this cart, and didn’t even know those scissors were there! Thanks for playing with us over at Cricut Cardz Challenge!

  15. Your card is great. I love the different embossed looks you came with by inking the folders. Lots of great detail.

    Thanks for joining us CCC


  16. This is really pretty,great card
    Thanks for playing CCC

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