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Monday, March 13, 2017

Donut Birthday Party Brunch

Hey there.  Welcome to this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 Birthday Challenge post.  My sweet and talented Design Sister, Marti (who is out on break), chose the theme of this week's challenge - Birthdays.  This worked great for me as I had photos from Avaleigh's second birthday party in January to scrap.

Avaleigh's mommy did a fabulous job planning Avaleigh's birthday party. Avaleigh's favorite thing is Donuts! So how fitting was it that she had a donut themed birthday party brunch?  There were glazed donuts, frosted donuts, jelly filled donuts, and donut holes!  Of course there were other yummy brunch foods, but lots and lots of donuts!

As luck would have it I had the perfect Cricut cuts and the perfect paper to scrap Avaleigh's party photos!  I used two cartridges, Love You a Latte and Cricut Alphabet for the Cricut cuts.  There are other donut cuts on different Cricut cartridges, but I really liked the sprinkled donuts on the Love You a Latte cartridge.  Avaleigh's favorite donut is the frosted with sprinkles donut. So perfect.  I also had the perfect paper for this layout, this adorable paper is from Close To My Heart and is called Sugar Rush. It has donuts printed on one side, and ice cream cones on the other side. 

I  used the very basic Cricut Alphabet cartridge for the title cut.  I like the double layer title - the shadow is always a nice touch.  There was so much else going on with the layout that I wanted a non-complicated font.

In addition to the Sugar Rush kit, I also used Close To My Heart thin cut dies and matching stamps for this layout, the Sugar Rush thin cuts bundle.  The thin dies cut the smaller donuts (both layers) and the stamps gave pattern to the tops of the donuts. I used the three colors of sparkle gems from the paper kit to embellish the die cut and stamped donuts.  As an added bonus, ALL DIE CUTS are ON SALE for 25% off this month at Close To My Heart!

If you have not already gone by the Bitten By the Bug 2 blog and viewed this week's challenge, please do so.  The design team has come up with a variety of Birthday projects to inspire you.  Also, we would love to have you join our challenge this week.  Everyone needs birthday cards and birthday layouts!!!

March Specials @ CLOSE TO MY HEART

As I said above, during the Month of March Save 25% on all Thin Cuts and Thin Cuts with stamp sets! Thin Cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25%-off! Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on, so you can get precise, dimensional shapes in no time! The dies (and stamps) are pictured below with links to each set. If, like me, you are a thin cut lover, this monthly special is for you.

While you are shopping for your favorite Thin Cut sets, remember to snag this adorable March Stamp of the Month set.  It is perfect for Mother's Day, birthday, or encouragement cards.  This versatile stamp set can be your for $17.95, or with a $50.00 order, you can add the stamp set during check out for only $5.00!!


  1. Awww, how cute is Avaleigh! I can't believe that she is 2 years old already. It looks like she had a fun time...gotta love when they get that yummy stuff all over their face. The paper sure is perfect with the donut theme.

  2. Happy Birthday Avaleigh! What a wonderful idea for a kids party, in fact I would love a donut party too. What cute layouts that grandma made.

  3. OMG, the cuteness! The donut cuts and paper could not be more it was made for your project!!!! So sorry to see your post on FB on the decline in your mom-I cannot imagine how painful it is. I just placed an order through your CTMH website-since it was not big enough to qualify for any special goodies, but I'm running short on a couple of paper colors (especially white!).