Monday, August 8, 2011

Bright and Fun Birthday Cards

Two in one!  My Craft Spot and Fantabulous Cricut projects!

This week's challenge at My Craft Spot is "It's Hot Out There" - use hot, bright colours on your projects.  It's also time to "Get Buggy" at Fantabulous Cricut.  I decided to make some fun birthday cards which fit the criteria for both challenges!  (It's not actually my design team week at Fantabulous Cricut but I decided to join in anyway!)
I used Paisley for the ladybird and bee and Mini Monograms for the scalloped square frames.  I embossed the top layer of the frame with my Cuttlebug Seeing Spots folder.  I added some pearls and gems to insects as well and then popped the insects on the mats.  I used a My Craft Spot "Happy Birthday" stamp from Inside and Out Set #2.  I finished things off with the some absolutely fabulous, bold crinkle ribbon, using Caribbean and Hot Pink.  I LOVE the new colours!!  

If you haven't checked things out recently, be sure to look over all the amazing crinkle ribbon at My Craft Spot.  There is sure to be something to suit your style!  And if you are ribbon challenged (like me!), you'll find crinkle ribbon so easy to work with and very forgiving.

I invite you all to check out the other design team crafts and then link up your own "It's Hot Out There" projects at My Craft Spot this week.  Also, please head over to Fantabulous Cricut to check out the design team creations and link up your buggy projects too!

PS  Happy, happy birthday to my middle guy who is 14 today!!  Also, we're leaving tomorrow for a camping holiday but I'll look forward to catching up with your blogs when I return.

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Coming soon!  Get ready for lots of fun with My Craft Spot during the week of August 22.  The design team is busy working away on creating some fabulous projects using new stamp sets!  You'll get to see them all during the release week, with a new stamp set released each day (Monday to Thursday).  Plus, to end all the fun, Kimberly has organized a blog hop for Friday and the the entire team is taking part - with My Craft Spot prizes to be given away on EACH of the design team blogs!  You won't want to miss it!!
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34 comments:

Cathy said...

I love both your cards, cute and very bright!!

Trina said...

Very cute cards. The bright colors are so fun.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

love the cards Kate, the colours are great!!Have a fun time camping!!
Kristan

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Kate, these are the cutest bugs ever! Love the bright colors! Enjoy your holiday camping trip!!

Hugs,
Saundra

Amy said...

These are great! I love the bright and cheery colors- such happy bugs! :)Amy

Rachel said...

These are fabulous! Paisley is the 2nd cartridge I ever got, but I don't use it because I got too many at once. This really makes me wanna pull it out with some bright, cheerful colors! Thanks!

Tara said...

I just love the colours you used! So bright and cheerful!
Tara

My Lil' Bits said...

Such happy, cheery cards these are! And adorable too :)
Lisa

Jayne said...

Fun,bright cards Kate.Love the ribbon you've added.
Have a great time.
Jayne x

Sarah said...

Yowza! Way to get buggy :) Love it!

Amy C said...

These are both wonderful!! The colors are so fun and happy. Great job!!

Hugs,
Amy
Scrapping Mommy

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Look at how adorable these are. The color combo is so bright and fun. Love! :)

Cindy Vernon said...

Wow these cards are bright and fabulous!

Besthobbyeva said...

Awesome and fun cards!! So darn cute.

Happy B'day to your son! Life goes by so fast doesn't it?

Have a wonderful vacation!!

Laurie

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Great bright cards. Love the bright colors and the cute bows.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun! Great colors on these!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Arlene said...

Kate, I love the bright cheerful colors that you used. Very cute cards!

Rhonda Emery said...

these are so cute these would brighten up anyones day. beautiful as always

Janis said...

Beautiful! I love card sets like this!!

Sherrie K. said...

Great bright and cheery cards!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

April said...

So bright and cute! I love them. great job!

Shelley said...

So cute, bright, and fun! Love 'em! There's so many things to make on the Paisley cart!

Shelley
http://carleys-closet.blogspot.com
shelleymace21@gmail.com

MiamiKel said...

Delightful, Kate!! Such a yummy card collection- beautiful in design and colors!1 Fabulous! x0x0

AmyJRockstar said...

Oh Kate, these are so adorable! I love the bright colors you used. Thanks for posting even though it wasn't your week. Makes up for my absence I hope!

Hugs,
Amy Jo (FCCB Coordinator)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Adorable cards, Kate!! I love the bright colors you used and your bows are fabulous!! You are one talented girl!

Kimberly

GreenScrap said...

I looove those cards!! Those colors are so cool!! This cart is in my wishlist and I love those cuts!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

~Tammy~ said...

Hope you are having a blast camping and enjoying a much needed break! These are fabulous and fun and I love the bright colors!

Linda Kaiser said...

Super cute! Hope you summer is going well! Love the colors!

Linda

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Kate, these are so incredibly cute!! I LOVE the bright colors you used in them and the little bugs are adorable! The crinkle ribbon looks fantastic! They are great cards to have in your stash! I hope you and your family are enjoying the summer! Have a great weekend!
Amber

Carissa said...

Love your cards! So great! Just love the bright color combo.

ChatterScene.com said...

I love these! And the colors you used are awesome:)

Scrapper69 said...

OMGOODNESS! They are soooo cute! I love the bright cheery colors and the cuts just make the cards! Wonderful work! :o)
Theresa

Jenni said...

This is so cute! The colors are just perfect! I love all of your projects!
Hugs, Jenni

Sabrina said...

Very cute and cheery cards! Love the colors you used. Happy birthday to your son and I hope you had a nice vacation!