Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Bug Bytes Design Team Project...

Hey Ya'll,
Well, have you ever had one of those stamp sets that has bunches of bitty stamps and you didn't really know what to do with them?  Hopefully today's project will help with that.
 For this card, I did a half size out of craft paper.  I used a green color for the bottom mat cut at 5 1/4" x 8 1/4".  The butterfly mat is cut at 5" x 8".  Everything was inked with Cocoa Ink.  I used the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge for all of the cuts in this design.  The stamps that I used for this came with the starter kit with CTMH.  You could use any stamps that you have.  I cut several round 1 inch scalloped circles.  Then I cut several different flowers from the cartridge.  The inner petals of the flowers are cut at 1.50 and the outer petals are at 2.00.  The butterflies (both layers) are cut at 1.20.  The leaves are cut at different sizes from 2.00 down to 1.20.  The vase cut is from a vase with flowers.  I used the Gypsy to contour out the flowers and stems, just leaving the vase shape.  It was cut at a height of 7.20.  
 I used 3D adhesive to pop everything at random until I was happy with the arrangement.  I used baker's twine on the vase and then added the second butterfly.
On the inside, I added a 3" x 6" sentiment mat and an extra flower from the extra cuts.

Overall, I loved the way this card turned out.  I hope you like it too!  If you didn't know, Close to my Heart is having a special during the Month of March where you can get the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge free when you sign up as a CTMH Consultant!  To read more about this, please check out the Announcement Post.  The stamp set I used in this card was also from the starter kit.

Thanks so much for visiting today and Thank you to Pam over at The Bug Bytes for letting me play today!  I would love to hear your comments!


  1. Oh WOW,just LOVE this!! Completely fabulous and I love the stamps you used. I definitely didn't get those in my starter kit!! long til payday?! lol
    Jayne x

  2. It is great Bobby and what a fabulous idea to use those stamps that way, what an inspiration you are. I am working on my first AP project and hope to get it posted tomorrow.

  3. This is very pretty. Great idea for those small stamps.

  4. OH love the new blog look! This card is gorgeous - I love how you've offset the vase just a bit to show that gorgeous butterfly too! Beautiful!

  5. Just as cute as can be... love all these fresh ideas.... hope I can have a few on my own too! LOL
    All kidding aside, I love this card, brilliant idea that I will have to scraplift!

  6. This is beautiful! So much to look at on this card!

  7. What an awesome card .... never get tired looking at it =) Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. This is fantastic!! I love all the layers and dimension - and the colours and paper... Everything!