f The Bugbytes: March 2021

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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.

March 31, 2021

Flower Shutter rocker card

I always wanted to try to make a shutter card and when Diamond press came out with the die I so wanted to try out the die set.
I missed out on the hidden messages die autoship but when just the mechanism was on the website I grabbed it and so glad I did.
Even though I have an svg file and have done it using cutting machine for this I prefer the die as it cuts clean the small tiny tabs and prongs? needed to assemble this mechanism. 
I love interactive cards and thought why not combine a rocker card with the shutter opening.
The big flower has been drawn and cut out by hand. 

March 25, 2021

1st Snow Experience

Storm Uri left thousands of Texans cold- without electricity and water problems for days amidst a Pandemic.

Broken pipes, drinking water boil notices..

Texas was ill-prepared and most of the buildings' plumbing poorly planned built to cope with cold weather.

But there were some fun moments and that was snow play..

It was the 1st snow experience for my 2 Aussie pups - Chronen and Sierra.

Their first hesitant exploration. Chronen enjoyed it a lot. Sierra who is scared of rain needed to be convinced 😁 and then she too started frolicking.

I am more of a card maker than a scrapbooker. But this year I am going to try making layouts.

For now you can say my style is Organic.

For this layout of course I had to whip out the diamond press dies and stamps - puppy love, pet border and even the slimline dies - I think pawsome.

I have even stamped and used alphabet stamps and dies for parts of the title.


Some of the stamps without dies are fussy-cut. 
One of the stamps - "life is ruff" - I masked the ruff word out and added Pawsome stamp in it's place.
Paper Stack used is DCWV - The Pet Stack.
I loved the slimline dies and stamps. A closer look

Since my dogs are red merle and blue merle I tried coloring the stamps that way too. 
And since my pups tails are docked 😔 - poor pups
I docked the tail in the stamp too.
Since I wanted one of the stamps also to face the reverse way ie facing the opposite direction I used a juicy ink pad - stamped onto acetate and then laid the paper on it. Thus giving me a mirror image


loved the border dies. perfect for the page.
But it still needed some pop. So I used an adhesive glitter foam pad and cut out an icicle border freehand and added to the top. Also sprinkled some snowflakes (cut out from holographic mirri and white cardstock) throughout. Scribbled some notes and a double-page layout complete.
Thank you for reading.
Hope you enjoy the pics of my 2 little monkeys 💓💓

March 22, 2021


It's been a long time since I last posted. It has been a long time since I crafted too.
Opening the window to crafting again hopefully with this post. 
Hubby won't be that happy as that means crafting supplies bills 😁
Made this card with diamond press dies and stamps. One of my 6 fav companies.
I have used the window view sets.
I am rusty in blogging and crafting. hopefully will clean up soon.

Love the window view sets. it was an autoship and I think I have mixed 2 sets from that. 

The trees and bunnies were fussy cut by hand while the flowers , pot, grass, sun, cloud, and windows are die-cuts.

Lol have to say that the card has more flowers than my garden right now after the Texas Freeze.

I wanted a bit of texture so used paper clay brick wall ( made using brick wall silicone mould/mold).

Thought that a center step card would be the apt base to display the die cuts. You know how I love interactive cards.

Just added a sentiment and a simple card is ready.

Thank you for reading. 

Will try to post more and share.