Monday, March 25, 2013

bittenbythebug2 card feature challenge

happy monday :) this week over at BBTB2 sweet brenda has chosen our challenge, to use the card feature from any cartridge. be sure to check out the fun cards/projects the rest of the dt has sampled and be sure to play along this week we love when you do!

for this card i used paperpups. this is the first time i actually used the card feature from this cart. i know theres a little confusion on how to get the background or layered cuts since there is actually no layers on the cart. its way easier than the tutorials ive seen that tell you to use real dial size etc.
for this particular card i just cut the card at 5 1/2 inches. then i cut again using ivory colored cardstock. i didnt let my cricut cut the entire card though. the center window and dog are the first things that cut so when my cricky cut that i hit the stop button. so of course that gives me the dog face and arm/body. i took my b/g paper (cut at 3X3) and adhered it to the inside of the card and then glued those "spare parts" onto the front, in the silhoutte of the dog. does that make sense?im a visual gal and not a very good explainer in writing, sorry about that. if you use this cart it makes sense once you do the cuts ;)  to make the pups eyes black i just used a little hole punch then glued them on the underside before adhering to the b/g paper. the corners i used are sizzex, then i added a couple of buttons. i wasnt sure if i really liked this one, but the more it sits the more it grows on me.

so... hope ive inspired you to play along:)
thanks a ton for the visit today and thank you for your sweet words they always make me smile :) have a great rest of day  and happy crafting! xxxshelly

11 comments:

Brenda said...

I love this card Shelly! the colors and papers are so great together and I love that little doggy waving!! I just may have to lift this card to send to my son in Afghan, this will be a great one! Hugs!

melanie said...

So cute! You just cannot go wrong with a little puppy dog!

Susan said...

Shelly you doggy in the window card is adorable. Love that puppy face and your wonderful paper choices.

xxSusan

Nana said...

Too cute. Love the doggy.
Nana

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

So cute. I love the puppy and the blue and brown combo is one of my favorites.

Caroline said...

I love your card and the paper that you used. That is such a cute doggie!

Sharon said...

I think it is adorable Shelly! Simply adorable!!! I haven't used the card feature on this cartridge. Maybe I need to pull it out really soon. Great card!!!! :)

Scrapping Girl said...

Your explanation of how to do the layers made perfect sense! Love the blue and brown together-one of my favorite color combos :)
Michelle

Kim H said...

Shelly ~ Oh my goodness! I need to try this because I LOVE this card! The colors are so PERFECT together and so is the pattern paper! I have this cartridge and maybe used it once! ADORE it!

DIANA L. said...

Great card I love this one, I do not have this cart and always kick myself for not getting it.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Shelly, love this card. Great paper and I LOVE that pup. Adorable.