Monday, September 26, 2016

Retro Card

Hello friends.  Welcome to this quick Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge post. Our design team sister, Emily, is back from her moving break (everyone cheer - YAY!!!), and is handling this week's Cricut challenge.  Emily has issued a Retro project challenge - use your Cricut to create a project representing the 50's, 60's, or 70's.  I created this card to represent the 1960's, the era of my childhood.

I used three Cricut cartridges to create this card:  The new Close To My Heart digital City Sidewalks Christmas cartridge, Groovy Times, and Suburbia.  The funky patterned background is from City Sidewalks.  I love this fun cut as it reminds me of the big city Christmas lights of my childhood. My mom used to take my brother and I from our safe neighborhood in the suburbs into downtown Detroit to see the Christmas lights and window scenes at J.L Hudson's.  It was always a snowy, fun day for us.

The 45 rpm record and the word Groovy are from the Groovy Times cartridge.  I cannot tell you how many 45's I had as a child!  The girl on the telephone is from Suburbia.  She looks like a retro teen to me.

I hope that you have enjoyed my Retro Card.  If you would like to see more retro projects - really, really good retro projects, head on over to the Bitten By The Bug 2 blog and check out the Design Team's fabulous Retro projects.

We hope that you will consider joining us in this week's challenge.  We do love it when you play along!


  1. This is great, very retro indeed! I love all of the little added extras you put on, they really finish this to perfection..

  2. I love the colors and papers that you used. I like how you used the 45 record. I remember getting together with a friend that had the most amazing collection of 45's. We had such fun listening to them. I love the lady dialing the vintage phone.