f The Bugbytes: August 2013

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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.

August 31, 2013

Joy Unconfined

This is one of the beautiful images released this Sunday at DS4J.  She's called Misteri mystical dancer

The pink doily is an imagine cut . Old cut as I don't think I used the Imagine in the past year. It was laying around in my stash and I decided it was perfect for this. The oval frame is an svg file in which  I used circles and ovals - just basic shapes. I still have to fine tune it a bit. I was inspired by Marianne die where the scallops are on the inside. But I did not want the bulky frame instead wanted a delicate frame like memory box. Hmm I like the ideas of designs on the inside of frame. Maybe I can play with AI some more and have fences and scroll work on the inside.

Here are some challenges I would like to place this in some challenges

  1. http://digihaven.blogspot.ca/2013/08/vintage-or-old-challenge-sponsored-by.html
  2. http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/creative-fingers-month-2-55.html
  3. http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/08/challenge-22.html
  4. http://www.samistamp.blogspot.com/2013/08/sami-stamps-challenge-004-anything-goes.html
  5. http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2013/08/draft-post-team-a.html
  6. http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.com/2013/08/midweek-papercraft-party-2.html
  7. http://hambochallenges.blogspot.com/2013/08/you-are-my-sunshine.html

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August 27, 2013

Tank Top Iron On Vinyl Project

Hello Crafty Friends, 
Sherri here from Sherri's Crafty Place, I am so happy to share with you today, I just LOVE this new Cricut Iron On Vinyl!!!!!
my son's friend ask if I could make her a shirt, She has wanted this shirt for a while so of coarse I said yes....

starting with the iron on vinyl I placed it on my mat, remember shiny side up, and when cutting your image or words out remember to mirror before cutting, the shiny side is actually the transfer tape and the dull side is what you will place onto your shirt, 
She choose her shirt and I ran the iron over it to heat it up, then apply your vinyl
Remeber to put a thin cloth over the vinyl, between the iron and the vinyl, and use a solid surface, and your muscles...lol alot of pressure is needed
and here she is with her new shirt on, I LOVE it, and so did she,
my son and her and a few others were going to see Jason Aldean, and she had to have her shirt to wear....
Thank you so much for stopping by today, 
and if you have any questions about Iron On Vinyl, please ask away, it is sooooo easy to do...


August 20, 2013

Challenge #74 at DS4J - Anything Goes

The challenge #73 this fortnight at DS4J is Anything Goes

Since it is summer here what comes to my mind is ICE CREAM
Yep and I got the perfect image called Summer Ice Cream

The cone is just hand cut and for the waffles I used Stampin up diagonal scoring board.
The for you sentiment is from paper trey ink - tiny labels ( I also used the corresponding die). Had fun stickling and using the plastic bead tubes (they are tiny like beads but without the holes. I think I got these from walmart way way back)
So make a project and link it up at DS4J

Here are done challenges I want to enter the card into
  1. http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2013/08/colourful.html?m=1
  2. http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/2013/08/challenge-131-anything-goes.html?m=1
  3. http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/2013/08/ttcrd-august-20-27-challenge.html?m=1
  4. http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/2013/08/98-fun-in-sun.html?m=1
  5. http://flourishes.org/2013/08/timeless-tuesday-234-dainty-doilies/
  6. http://scrap-creations1.blogspot.com/2013/08/going-grey-with-scrap-creations.html

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August 19, 2013

One stamp, diffrent look

Hello all, it's Danita from danitasdesigns.blogspot.com. This month I want to show you some cards I made with my new stamp. It's called "Calla Lillies".

August 15, 2013

Explore - New Progressive Challenge at PCP with Free Image!

Hi Everyone

Michelle here from Lady of Leisure Ink, thanks so much Pam for having me over to visit.  Today marks the beginning of a new progressive challenge over at Paper Craft Planet, the challenge lasts through 14th September so you will have plenty of time to play along.  This is the free image from Sassy Studio Designs available this month, and the theme is 'Stempunk'.

Here is my card.

I used my Cameo to print n cut the image and then coloured her with ProMarkers, I also printed the background paper and cut the 'cogs and label with my Cameo.

Hop on over to Paper Craft Planet to check out all the details and see a few inspiring projects from the DT.

See you next time.


August 12, 2013

Princess Gracie Birthday Banner

Hi - Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway and I am super excited to be on The Bug Bytes today!!

I made this princess banner for a very special little girl's 3rd birthday.  I am using my cameo a little more each week!!

I used a dress that I purchased at the Silhouette Online Store and created an offset layer.

On the left, you can see the card that I made by welding two of the offset layers together.  I cut out the pieces for the invitations for mom to make.  I accidentally cut too many glittery princess dresses and decided to make a banner out of them!

I cut out the offset layer in light blue since Cinderella is her very favorite princess (Princess Sophia is a close second)!

I have 8 dresses and only need 6 for her name, so I cut two of these princess crowns out of hot pink cardstock.  This cut came from a princess crown card layer that I purchased from the Silhouette Online Store as well.

I added pink gems to the crown.

I used one of my fonts from my computer to cut out her name.  I added clear gems to her name.

Last month, I won a very cool prize from The Buckle Boutique.  These rhinestones are actually an iron on product, but I used liquid glue to adhere them to my paper dress.  I loved that they were multi colored!!

Here is another shot of the dress.

I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in the sleeves and strung the banner together with white tulle.

The camera does not do this banner justice!!  It is very sparkly!!

Happy 3rd Birthday Gracie!!!

Thanks for having me over today Pam!!!

August 9, 2013

A Car Thank You Card

Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here sharing my project for this month. Thank you Pam for having me and I hope you are doing well. I must say this card is way overdue. My son attended driving school and his instructor and the instructor's mom were so awesome. He did all of his lessons with the instructor and the driving school with the mom. He had class on his birthday and the mom surprised him with a homemade cake that the whole class shared. I thought that was so sweet of her.

So, we decided to make them a homemade card to mail to them thanking them for everything. Of course I'm just getting to it now with everything else going on. In a way, it's nice that it is late because that way they will be surprised when they receive it. I don't think they would expect anything now. So I got out my Gypsy and found a car on the Just Because Cards cartridge. I enlarged it to 9.87 width and 7.00 height, copied it and welded it together. I cut it out on white card stock. Then I cut them out separately so that I could adhere them onto the base along with the car parts. For the front of the card, I used stickles on the windows and muffler. I printed out the name of the driving school from my computer. On the other side of the card, I put all the car parts on but just used a marker for the windows.

I think it came out ok. I have a hard time making manly cards. LOL Thanks for stopping by. I know I really have to find the time to start posting more. Sorry about that. I do a lot of commenting on others blogs though :) Have a great day and Thanks again Pam.

August 7, 2013

Mini Mister Storage

Hi there.  It's Karon, from Karon's Krafty Korner, to share a little storage idea with you.  Thanks for having me visit each month Pam.

I expect you have already come across this idea, but I was playing around with some florist foam the other day and realised you really can use this for so many things.

I decided to make a little storage square for my Mini Misters.

First off you need a piece of florist foam.  Depending on how many misters you have, then you can choose what size you want.  I used a piece that is 3.5" square and 2.5" deep.

Now all you have to do, is get your mini mister and squash it down into the foam.  I made 9 holes.  It's great, because it really does just form around the mister.

Next up is to decorate it.  I recommend putting paper around the four sides and on the bottom, to protect the floral foam, otherwise you will end up sticking a nail/finger or desktop objects in the foam and it will soon get tatty.  You could also make a small box to place it in if you wish.

I then added some more paper round all the side and bottom edges.  And then finished it off by stamping a butterfly.

And there you have it - a great piece of storage.  Just think of all the different items you could do this for!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting.

August 6, 2013

Challenge #73 - Make your own embellishments

The challenge #73 this fortnight at DS4J is to 'Make your own embellishments
Each month one of the  DS4J DT member will be sponsoring the challenge.
This month's challenge is given to you by Ursula
I used this cute cute image called Owl love you

Hoot Hoot! I decided to try quilling. I got a quilling book from amazon called Twirled Paper. Its so fun making them. The best investment if you want to try quilling is this hand Mini shredder .Use construction paper and let your kids have fun making the different shapes in the book.
My son helped me making the owl and the heart.
So here are a few challenges I want to enter this card in
  1. http://createdwithlovechallenges.blogspot.com/2013/07/cwlc-52-our-1st-anniversary-blog-hop.html
  2. http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/2013/07/97-123-1-image-2-patterned-papers-3.html.  (1 digi image, 2 patterned paper, 3 embellishments )
  3. http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/07/anything-goes.html
  4. http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com/2013/08/cch-151-anything-goes.html
  5. http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2013/08/challenge-31-anything-goes-optional.html?m=1
  6. http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/challenge-26-anything-goes.html
  7. http://kraftyhandschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/anything-goes-at-kraftyhands.html
  8. http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2013/08/challenge-155-anything-goes.html?m=1
  9. http://sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/08/anything-goes-4-kids-challenge.html?m=1

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Put A Little Sass In Your Shopping Bag

These are the lovely bags from TBBM, below are the same bags filled With Gifts - I Used Tags From Page 32 of our instruction booklet.

Aren't these bags just gorgeous? The papers are from Hobby Lobby.

And for those that would like a little something to carry into the office that has plenty of Sass, try this alligator inspired bag, coupled with matching tags, this will make a great gift all by itself.

Hello everyone this a re-visit of my first post as a guest designer on The Bug Bytes and Tuesday Treats just a little over three years ago featuring TBBM!

We are so fortunate as Gypsy owners to have  Pam of TheBugsBytes as it is an inspiring blog. It is designed to share, teach and guide us into getting all we can out of our Gypsy. I was soooo excited to have the opportunity to contribute just a little to such a WONDERFUL blog!

I really am honored to do this guest appearance knowing just how creative and talented Pam is, but I have to admit my knees are still shaking because when I look at the calendar of guest designers I am humbled by the talent…

I was asked to make the bag on page 114. It is a simple little shopping bag. Yet, after spending days wondering why they wanted this little bag I emailed MyaMagoo. ‘These bags are soooo little, why would anyone want such a small bag?’

I made the bag as large as I could on a 12x12 sheet and decided it was still too small. After all, what could you use a little bag like this for? Ladies, it’s a shopping bag and if you’re anything like me you want it BIG to fit all your goodies in it! So I enlarged the shopping bag. When you place this cut on your Gypsy it will measure 11.85wx6.17h when it is enlarged. I took it a step further by enlarging the height only to a 7.33h adding a full inch to the bag! 

Now we have a bag ready for a little SASS because I won't carry anything that looks like a plain ol' shopping bag!

This big little bag is a great gift by itself, but you can place many things in it. I chose to make gift tags from TBBM, as for many ladies, that in itself is a wonderful gift. I used the leftover space above the bag and placed a tag within the purse and enlarged it until it fit. The dimensions are 3.97wx4.16h. Look at my Gypsy Woman, she is such a diva, showing her dimensions and everything! I then duplicated the tag until I had 3 and lined them up accordingly.

I highlighted 1 tag, tapped the plus sign on upper left corner of screen, then moved to page 2 on my Gypsy Woman, and hit the duplicate button. Resize the tag to fit within the 1st tag 3.63wx3.84h, duplicated until I had 3, and lined them up on the screen. I chose the blackout feature as the holes will not line up properly when making 2 separate sizes. I chose artwork to fit within the tag from GW that I like. Because I was making 4 shopping bags, I chose an additional set of artwork. (Note: I did not use the flower cut that I planned too).

Here is the material for each bag. All I used was 1 -12x12 sheet of colored paper for the purse and 3 matching tag backs, 2 other sheets or scraps to make tags, ribbon, feathers for the edge and red tape to adhere, pop dots, zip dry glue, buttons or whatever you want to use to embellish, 2 charms (the cat was found on the sidewalk), and lots of rhinestones and skittles.

On the next purse, I used a beaded fiber to Sass up the bag. This is my favorite!

For the faux crocodile/leather bag, again, all I used is 1 - 12x12 sheet or paper, some ribbon, Primas and red tape to adhere.

Cutting was simple as my first page was all the same color. I did however use a very heavy stock designer paper requiring multiple cuts. I set the blade on 4, pressure med, speed slow and set # of cuts to 3. The cut still didn’t penetrate so I changed blade to 5 and cut 2 more times. Rechecked the paper and then unloaded the mat. Glitter is very hard to cut through so please check before unloading the mat.

On the second page, I used the accent color for the tags and another for the artwork. Again 1 cut. I repeated the cutting steps for 4 purses. After cutting the tags, I decided that I needed to place an actual layer up against the back to cover the back of the decorator paper as it had a peel back look to it. I went back to the 1st page, highlighted the tags, hit the plus and then duplicate button on page 3, allowing for an exact match to the tag. As I made 3 pink purses at the same time, I hit duplicate again, allowing 6 tags to cut at one time.

Below you will see what your score lines look like after cutting. Use these as guides to fold the flaps and adhere your edges on the bag. Because my paper was so thick I scored very lightly on the front and then again on the back of the paper. This allowed for a nice clean fold.

Putting the bag together was very easy. First score at all score lines as shown except for the bottom flap. This gives you a real close look where you will score. See the lines by the bone folder? That is where you will fold your paper.

This is the first purse I scored, and as you can see it is perfectly lined up with the lines they provided. Here is where I am going to change the directions..... Remember I altered the design, yet I did not adjust the score line guides so at this point you need to take out your ruler and score exactly 1" from the base of the purse, which in the photo below would be the line in the center or from the flap score marks. Notice my final flap is larger than the side flap due to the adjustment. You can adjust the sizing, just remember to measure the side score marks and match to that.

After scoring, adhere red tape to your flaps so that it will attach to the inside of the bag. If you are adding decorations use red tape to secure. Make sure that in cutting, you allow enough to tuck ever so slightly into the fold of the bag, being careful that it does not add bulk. Don't you just love the feathers?

Be sure to tuck flap under while matching the side of the bag. Press firmly without crushing. VoilĂ , you have a bag with plenty of SASS!

You will need to fold the edges as shown. Note, I didn't pull the red tape off and adhere it until after the photo was taken as you will need both hands to make sure your edges are straight. After my bag was put together, I took a very small scissor and cleaned my edges, as the paper I chose left little fuzz balls on the paper that I didn't like.

After completing all 4 bags, I then turned to the tags. After cutting, leave the matching tag to bag as is. The accent tags I ran through the Cuttlebug using my favorite, the paisley folder. Then I put them together using my Glue Glider Pro. Same size to same, back to back, then with the smaller size I positioned a short strip of ribbon and taped it to the back. I then glued the smaller tag onto the larger tag. 

Then I decorated my cuts with rhinestones and skittles and used dimensionals to adhere. Needing more goodies on the tags, I used a set of old letter buttons to decorate the first set and liked it so much I went to pick up more just like them. Of course I couldn't remember where I bought them and had already thrown out the tag, and could not find anymore. So I used brads. As you know, I had already put them together so I cut the back of the brad off with wire cutters and used the large glue dots to adhere. As I was making 4 sets I kept them separate by using Ziploc bags and kept them with me to work on whenever I had the chance.

A word of caution on adhesives, if you are using designer paper or ribbon you must at least use the red tape. However, in the brown purse even that would not hold the purse or the ribbon. I stopped at our local scrap store for the first time and met the owner, India at Scrapbook Mania, and she told me about Zip Dry glue. It worked wonders and the brown purse is solid now!

Skittles need to be placed on 1 at a time. Notice though the excess glue from the glue dot. I then used my fingernail to push the excess up against the skittle to give the tag a nice clean look.

After deciding how much ribbon you need, measure and cut enough for all the tags you are making.

Adhere the ribbon with tape on the back then use your glue gun to adhere to the tag.

I used left over rhinestones and some that I got on sale (wish) for only 39 cents. I again used the tweezers and applied one at a time. By the time I got to the third set I was using their rows applying 1 strip at a time!

I think the rhinestones add a little Sass! After I embelished the tags I punched a hole in the top and added matching ribbon.

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