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Monday, February 15, 2016

Goody Goody Gumball Birthday Card

Hello friends, welcome to this weeks Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge.  My sweet, sweet Design Team sister, Emily, selected the Cricut cut for this week's challenge.  Emily discovered that today is National Gumdrop Day and she challenged the team to use candy on our projects.  As you can see, I changed the wording of the saying from Goody, Goody Gumdrops to Goody, Goody Gumballs and used this fun gumball machine cut on a birthday card!

I used three cartridges to create this card, as well as lots of scraps from my scrap stash!  The gumball machine was cut using the Wrap It Up cartridge, the Happy Birthday banners were cut using the Martha Steward Birthday Cake cartridge, and the swirl frame was cut using Close To My Heart's Artbooking cartridge.  

For some unknown reason the color is off a bit in my photos.  The frame outline is actually a much brighter red than the photo depicts.  And the pink is a pretty bright pink color.  If you compare, the upper and lower photos do not look like they are the same colors.  It must have been a bad day for photography.

I do hope you plan to go by the Bitten By the Bug 2 blog, if you have not already done so, and view the amazing candy projects - more that just eye candy this week - that the design team has made.  We also hope that you find time to join us for this week's challenge and create your own candy project!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I have posts planned for each day this week so be sure to stop back by.

As a reminder, we have two specials this month at Close To My Heart:

Get this D-Size February Stamp of the Month set for $5 with a $50 purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart for full price ($17.95), or with a $50 order add the stamp set during checkout at the promotional price!   

Share The Love in February

Close To My Heart is giving you the opportunity to help us support an amazing cause, Operation Smile, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children all over the world.  With the purchase of this special stamp set, SHARE THE LOVE, you will be helping to share the love with children world-wide.

Filled with adorable icons and sentiments, this stamp set will be a great addition to your stamp collection.  Not only will you get a swoon-worthy stamp set for taking part in this special promotion, but Close To My Heart will donate $7 of proceeds from each stamp set sold to Operation Smile.  I hope you pick up this adorable stamp set and spread a smile on a child's face!!   


  1. I absolutely love all of the different papers you used on your gumball card, it looks great! I am too chicken to try and do something like that. I really like the balloon animal stamps, too. So cute.

  2. This is just so sweet ... wonderful job!

  3. Very very cute-love the gumball machine! Love the frame-somehow I've overlooked that cut on art booking and now I wanna find some way to use it!

  4. I love all the pretty bright colors on your card. The swirly frame is so much fun! I love your play on words...gumdrops-gumballs. Very sweet card!!

  5. what a colorful and bright card. that swirl frame is great.


  6. What a fun card Susan! I love the colors you used on this one and I love the die cuts. The frame looks fabulous, love that houndstooth paper! Such a fun and festive card for anyone's birthday. Hugs, Brenda