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Monday, March 30, 2020

Easter Boxes, Bags or Baskets, Oh My!

Hi Cricut Friends!  This is Kim and I am up as the lead of this challenge.  Today we are challenging you to create an Easter box, bag or basket.  

My second favorite holiday is Easter, next to Christmas.  Even though we do not have any littles in our family right now, we can still celebrate with more intricate crafts.  I have always wanted to make this egg from Dreaming Tree for a while now.  Today's challenge allowed me to create this exquisite egg.

You do not have to have a blog to join the challenge.  Just use your Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram account and link it up to the challenge. 

Here is what I created.  It was very much a labor of love.


Kim- Dreaming Tree

Connie-Chick Box by Simply Crafty SVGS

Caroline-Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2
Miss Kate Cuttables

Alicia-Dreaming Tree Simply Stripes Bag

Maureen - Miss Kate Cuttables, Basic Shapes


Michelle-Easter 2010


Stacey - My Scrap Chick


Dorlene - Tags, Bags, Boxes & More and Simply Charmed



Denise  SVGcuts.com  Hippity Hoppity Basket


Now that the Design Team has shared their projects, now it is your time to come join the challenge!  Don't forget to let us know where you have used your Cricut machine.  Thank you!

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Anything Goes...Except a Card Winner!

A big thank you to everyone who played along with us for our 
Anything Goes....Except A Card Challenge!

The winner of the challenge is.....

Love how she transformed a box by simply adding some pail die cuts to the front and back and creating a beach themed bag! So clever and pretty!


All of the entries were fabulous and we thoroughly enjoyed looking and each and every one!
Thanks again for joining us and playing along!

Don't forget about our current challenge.....
(click the above link to be taken to the post)




Monday, March 16, 2020

Spring Equinox and Double Trouble Collaboration Challenge

Hello and welcome to our latest challenge Spring Equinox.  The planet marks a seasonal change in the coming week depending on where you live on this planet you may or may not be seeing the signs of Spring bud.  Wherever in the world you are we encourage you to create a spring inspired project.  And now for a twist...we have collaborated with  Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge Blog for this challenge.  Therefore, we are opening up the normal golden rule to use a Cricut machine.  So for this challenge only, you can use any electronic die cutting machine, manual die cutting machine or punch.  They have several layers to their challenge and I have shared their post below and encourage you to play along with one, two or all three of the layers of this challenge.  
Here is Double Trouble's post:
WELCOME to Challenge #52
Let the Troubles Begin 

"Die-lirious and Punchy"



THING 1:  Trouble Maker


says, "I'm feeling Die-lirious and Punchy!  Include at least one Spring item on your project made with  punches, dies, cutting machines and even fussy-cutting (i.e. hand punches, die cutting machines, Cricut, Silhouette, Scan & Cut, scissors, etc).    


You can stop here...

OR, you can choose to use Twisted Sister's Optional Twist below. 


THING 3:  Twisted Sister
says, "Winter is behind us and Spring is just around the corner what many believe to be the best season of them all!  Hope I'm not bugging you; but it's time to put some sweetness in our projects and why not include a bee, the makers of honey, or their honeycombs.    


This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random draw if you include this twist in your project.

THING 2:  Double Dare
says, "Bitten By the Bug is a challenge that usually requires cuts from your Cricut machine, however, we were able to CUT a Die'al." 
For this challenge Bitten By the Bug is accepting the use of hand punches, die cutting machines, but NO fussy-cutting! Besides using a Cricut you are free to use Silhouette, Brother Scan and Cut or other similar devices. Be sure to tell us in your blog post what you used.  

So, if you have used a Spring theme and at least one cut from any of these machines, you can click on Bitten By the Bug "Spring Equinox" Challenge and enter your project.  You don't need to use Twisted Sister's optional twist to enter and you will still earn an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw.
And now for our Design team projects...

Alicia-Box it Up and Sentimentals

Dorlene - Miss Kate Cuttables

Stacey - Life Outdoors & Spring Has Sprung

Connie- Happy Easter and Seasonal Characters

Caroline-Flower Market

Maureen - Anna Soiree, Heart to Heart, Create A Critter2, Paper Pups

Kim- Dreaming Tree


Michelle-Flower Market, April Showers


Denise - svgcuts Tulip Box Card, Cricut Art Noveau and Spring Cottage

Normally we require the use of a Cricut machine but for this challenge only, you can use any electronic die cutting machine, manual die cutting machine or punch to play along with our Double Trouble collaboration.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Monday, March 9, 2020
Winner from the "For the Men in Our Lives Challenge"

The winner from this challenge is Martha H of Martha Creates..  She did a great job by making this cut cupcake very masculine with its mustache.  The shiny striped paper for the bottom of the cupcake was an added bonus.  


Thank you to the great entries we had and as always the design team for such great inspiration.

Make sure to join in our current challenge Anything goes, except a card.  This challenge ends Sunday March 15.  - Denise

Monday, March 2, 2020

Anything Goes.....Except a Card!



Hi Bitten By The Bug 2 fans! 
Stacey here with you today bringing you the new challenge for the next two weeks and it is.....

ANYTHING GOES....Except for a card!
It can be a 3D project, a tag, a scrapbook layout, pretty much anything your heart desires as long as you use your Cricut machine and it isn't a card :) 

Here is a look at what the Design Team came up with to inspire you.
I hope you will turn on your Cricut, get crafty and play along with us!

Stacey - Pot O' Gold by SVGCuts





Connie- Used circle shape from Cricut and Rolodex SVG files



Caroline-Strong Like a Mother



Dorlene - Design Space, Varsity Font & Custom SVG


Michelle-Pagoda, China, China Town font


Alicia-Dreaming Tree Lucky 7's Slot Machine

Kim- Dreaming Tree Tea Pot Luminary Gift Box


Denise  Svgcuts  Large Celestial Lantern



Maureen - (Framed Baby Gift) - Boys Will Be Boys





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