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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.

January 21, 2012

Introducing Cricut Couple...

Hey Ya'll,
Well, today is a very exciting day.  Bobby here from Cricut Couple.  Pam has graciously invited me to design with her amazing team!  I hope ya'll love what I bring over each month!  So... Today, I have a card to share with you that is pretty "Girly".  Hee! Hee!  I have a book by Anna Griffin that shows a beautiful scrapbook pages with a lovely umbrella.  I thought I would give it a try on a card!
 This was quite a challenge to find the right shapes on the Gypsy.  It took over an hour to find what I wanted, so below are the cartridges I used to pull off this design.  I will have the Gypsy file available for you to download at the bottom of the post because there was some creative shaping and welding that went into this design.
 I also used the Imagine for this card.  I just love the prints available on the Blossom cartridge and that is what I used for this card.  Each of these papers come from it.  I wanted to use the expression to cut everything, so I just used the Imagine to print the papers.  You could use this file in CCR is you wanted to and then flood fill the shapes.  So far, I am not that big on CCR, so we will leave that alone for now.  Hee! Hee!
 You can see on the paper that I printed, that I didn't print edge to edge.  I really didn't need to.  I just set the machine for print only and flood filled the square shape that is included with the machine.  This way, it doesn't make a mess out of the mat.
 You can see here how I came up with the patterns for the umbrella.  I welded the shapes together at the bottom so that I had a base to work with.  Then the top shapes use different patterns so that you have contrast between the sections of the umbrella.  The "J" is from Botanicals and was stretched to make the handle for the umbrella.
 Above is how I loaded the mat with the printed papers for the above cut.
 This is what all of your shapes look like when cut.  I also used the green for leaves for the flower arranging with the card.
 Take one of your welded pieces and add the colorful layers to it.  On the other piece, I used 3D adhesive in the middle and then used ATG tape on the outer edge to give it a curve when it's added to the card.
 Then flip it all over and do the same again, but not as much 3D adhesive in the center and bring it more to the center.  ATG again on the outer edge.  When it's all added, it gives you a more realistic look
 You can see here how I added the mats to the card base, then added a doily.  You can see here how the curve happens when you add the umbrella.
 The second layer on the Gypsy file is rose flowers from the CTMH cartridge.
 Finally, I cut a couple of label shapes to add the sentiment to the bottom.  I used stamps from My Craft Spot called Friends and Neighbors for the Sentiments.  Stamp and pop all of your sentiment layers for the front, tie a couple of basic ribbons and include a couple of silk flowers here and there and VOILA!  You have a very cute umbrella card!
 I put this one together for a dear friend who has been having a rough time.  The Friends and Neighbors stamp set was perfect for the cheer greeting in this card.
 The inside was kept very simple so that I had room to write a little more.  I inked everything with this card with an Orchid colored ink.  I also used the same color for the stamping.
I added some stickles to the edges between cuts on the umbrella and on the border of the label shape on the front.  You could use whatever type of silk flowers you have.  These are from mini bouquets that I have had in the craft room for years!  Hee! Hee!

Well, I want to give a BIG BUG HUG and Thank You to Pam for letting me play today.  Stop by and check out our other designs anytime at Cricut Couple!  We cherish every single visit!!!

For the Gypsy file to this project, click the link Umbrella Gypsy File.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I would love to hear your comments!


papillon digital design said...

What a lovely lovely card. Thanks for sharing such detailed instructions. I am going to try making one of these.

Michelle said...

Oh Bobby this is such a pretty card - I love it.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Bobby this is such a beautiful card! I love it. And as soon as I get home from work I will download that awesome file! Thank for sharing with us today.

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Gorgeous card, Bobby!! I love all of the pretty flowers and the soft colors!


mfc.melissamade2 said...

OH MY GARSH!!! how fabulous and wonderful - lovely papers and such a great combo of soft colors!! Truly wonderful!

Jan said...

Beautiful Card! I just love your creations.

Unknown said...

Welcome Bobby!!! Your card is gorgeous!! Love the mini flowers!!!

SARA said...

Hi Pam THANK YOU for your visit my blog! sorry for my english!!!!!!! your card is very beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) hugs

JJewel said...

I love the doily on the back of the umbrella, such a sweet touch! This card is beautiful.

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! Congrats to The Bug Bytes for adding another fabulous designer to your team!

Beth said...

This is a gorgeous card, as usual. Great Job!

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