Monday, June 24, 2019

Let it Shine...Bitten By the Bug 2 Summer challenge

Hello, it's time again for a new challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2.  The theme for this challenge is Summer Fun!  I chose to use a cut file from Cricut Simple Pop-Up Cards.  The cart has so many great cards, I have to admit I made several designs. The best part is the write feature with some great sentiments that fit each card perfectly! I hope you are inspired by this card reminding me of the summer nights of my childhood.

I love add the special touches that really make a card pop.  My husband doesn't like it when I get him sucked into my projects, but I did consult him on the "lids" I created.  I had a few manual die cuts of mason jars but none really worked for the size card I had cut.  I ended up embossing a metallic piece of paper and fussy cutting the lid to fit the top of the card.  I cut the center one to fold easier.

I am also very fond of using negatives.  The fireflies I decorated the envy and front of the card with came from the original cut.  

I stamped and embossed the sentiment before die cutting with a manual die.

Finally, I added a touch of gold Wink of Stella to some of the "lights" and the printed sentiment.  I also added some yellow bling.

Cricut Simple Pop-up Cards cartridge
Misc papers and card stock
Versamark embossing ink
Close to My Heart Illuminate stamp sentiment
Metallic Blue embossing powder
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink Midnight Confessions
metallic card stock
Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder Stripes
Spellbinders label die
Cricut yellow pen
Wink of Stella gold pen

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by this week!  Don't forget if you use a Cricut to play along at Bitten By the Bug 2



  1. Alicia, your card is truly awesome. I have done something very similar for mason jar tops before and yours turned out great! I also like how you used the fireflies that you cut out for the front to create your card. Best ever! TFS, Janet

  2. Such an adorable card! There are so many great memories of fireflies and growing up. Definitely a fun part of summer.

  3. Great card and great use of the negatives.

  4. fabulous card. I love anything that's not a traditional fold. love the play on words - You sure did shine with this one.

  5. Quite the clever card and just perfect for our "more than one fold" challenge twist! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
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