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Welcome to The Bug Bytes a site/blog mainly for Papercrafting and some photography and other stuff thrown in here & there. Add in some die cutting machine, scrapbooking tools, cameras, scissors , glue and...... My name is Pam. If you have been redirected from Papillon Digital Design you have come to the right place.Hope you get inspired by the projects, videos and files. Would love it if you could leave comments and become a follower. (Word verification is turned ON to avoid spam. Sorry for that inconvenience.) Would love it if you would also share your project here . If you find a linky under the post do share your project by posting link there or if you do not find a linky post your link in the comments.Thank you for visiting. The website Papillon digital designs has changed to Papillon Digital Design so if the link gives and error or takes you to page with chinese characters then please drop the 's' in the link at the end of papillondigitaldesigns and try . That is change papillondigitaldesigns to papillondigitaldesign and try the link.

December 12, 2011

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

We are coming off of a wonderful Bug Bytes Blog Hop and Linky Party weekend.  If you missed the hop and want to see the awesome projects please go HERE!  You can also play along and link up your Holiday project ~ any Cultural Holiday project OR any project using the colors RED or GREEN or SILVER or BLUE by December 17th at Midnight for a chance to win a prize!!

Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway with a project that I started 2 years ago.  I am great at starting things, but not always great at finishing them!!  I was given a quilt years ago by my Mother-In-Law that had a similar design in it with these words.

I took a star from George and the font from A Child's Year and built this tree shape.  My original idea was to make this to put on a card so it was sized 6 inches tall.  I copied it onto another layer and enlarged it to fit on a plaque (7x9) that I bought at the dollar store.  The star is 1.55 x 1.39 and the letters are 1.46 inches tall.  I copied the star so I could cut it out in yellow.  I copied and flipped a second tree so I could cut out two at a time.

I cut out the tree and star in vinyl.  I set my cricut to 3~3~3 (speed, pressure and blade depth) to do a kiss cut.  I used my dental tool to weed away the extra vinyl.

I roll the vinyl to prevent it from sticking to my project.

I then weeded out the inside pieces.

Here are the word trees.  I am leaving them on the paper backing until I put the yellow star on the top.

I took some clear contact paper and dirtied it up a bit on my jeans to de-stick it a bit.  I put a small piece over the star and burnished it with my scraper.  I placed the star on the top of the tree, burnished it again and peeled off the contact paper.

I repeated the contact paper ~ this time covering the entire tree.

I covered a plaque with some Christmas paper and placed the tree in the center of the plaque.  Here you can see my awesome bandaid!!  I cut myself on my spatula (who knew how sharp the end was??).  I tried to hide it in my pictures!!

Here is the plaque, but it needs a little finishing...

I added a glitter ribbon trim, some gems and some ornament stickers (Recollections from Michaels).

Here is the other one I did with different paper and trim.

These will make nice little gifts! 

Thank you Pam for having me over today!!


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