Monday, February 2, 2015

LOVE bug

Mornin' hens!
I spent the weekend in my craft room and boy did I have FUN!  I forget how much I enjoy crafting until I've been away from my coop for awhile.  If only I could have a JOB crafting.  Now wouldn't that be the ticket?  Uh - yeah!
Ok, so here's one of the cards I made.  This is Jaxon's 5 month birthday card.  Remember me telling you that I celebrate his birthday each month?  Well, this is the card for February.  Ain't it cute?  Lil' Chick calls him "bug" so I thought this image was perfect. 

I saw this framed scalloped circle idea on Pinterest and thought it was so clever.  I've always used the inverted scalloped dies as is (you know - with the points sticking outward).  It never occurred to me to use the negative space!  Duh!  I love the way it frames the inner circle with scallops.  Too cute!  I used a piece of DP from MME Love Me collection (which sadly is no longer available) on top and used the printed word LOVE to my advantage.  I just stamped the word "bug" and cut it out with my tag die and the sentiment was complete!  To finish, I added some homemade enamel dots and a bow made with some dotted organza ribbon.  Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a MARVELOUS Monday!  {{{hen hugs}}}




  1. Aww so Sweet. I bet he is a little Love Bug. hugs to all...

  2. Such a great card! Love that ladybug!

  3. Oh this is just Too Cute.... love how you used the negative of the scalloped circle. and that little ladybug is so so cute too....

  4. So glad you had some crafting time. I love your adorable card and the way you used the negative of the scalloped circle.
    Have a great week. (((Hugs)))

  5. Adorable card! I have those SB dies and have never thought to use the negative either, now I will! TFS.

  6. Loved! Quick question....what did you mean by homemade enamel dots? Thanks

    1. Hi Sue! The blue enamel dots that I used on this card were made by "baking" mini pony beads in the oven. Can you believe it? I've included them in my supply list below if you're interested. I line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake the beads at 400-425 degrees, for 8-10 minutes. Easy peasy and they're perfect and CHEAP! I've baked the regular size pony beads too, and the dots are just a little larger than these shown here.


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