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Monday, May 8, 2017

Happy Mother's Day Spring Wreath Card

Hello friends. Welcome to this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge.  I have been absent from blog land for over a week due to illness.  My family was sharing a serious case of gastroenteritis (the dreaded five day stomach flu). It was pretty horrific and I am so happy that we have all recovered.  Yay!

Since Sunday is Mother's Day, my sweet Design Team sister, Caroline, is hosting our BBTB2 Happy Mother's Day challenge.  While anything goes with the challenge - create a card, layout, or other project for mom - I chose to make a Mother's Day card.

I used five cartridges to make this card:  Flower Market, Artistry, Artiste, Creative Cards, and Cake Basics. 

The wreath, all of the floral elements, and the banner were cut using CTMH Flower Market cartridge.  This is the first time that I used the succulents cuts and I think they are darling!

The two butterflies were cut from CTMH Artistry and CTMH Artiste.  To give you an idea of the detail the Cricut Explore can cut, these two butterflies are 1 inch tall!

The Happy Mother's Day phrase was cut using Cake Basics.

The card elements - the doily, the light pink matting, and the card shape were all cut using the Creative Cards cartridge.  The base card is 5.5 in x 4.25 in with the fold.

There are many little touches on this card.  The tiny pearls on the butterfly heads, some of the lilac centers, and edging on the banner.  Mid-sized pearls were used for center of the light pink flowers.  Assorted pink dots were sprinkled about.  Lilac petals are falling.  White ink frames the light pink matting.  And finally the pink binding ribbon was added.

I hope that you decide to join this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge. Create a new project using your Cricut and link to the original Happy Mother's Day blog post at BBTB2.

I am very late sharing the May Specials at Close To My Heart.  We have an amazing National Scrapbooking Month Special! 

Because you Live Beautifully, this National Scrapbooking Month is the perfect time to celebrate you beautiful life with these exclusive products, which will be available through May 31 while supplies late.

Live Beautifully Paper Packet

Item Number: CC1212B $14.95
16 – 12" × 12” sheets (2 each of 6 double-sided designs and 2 each of 2 single-sided gold foil designs)
Featured colors: Black, Dark Green, Dark Pink, Grey, Pink, Sea Glass, White Daisy, Yellow

Cut Above® Layout Kit— Live Beautifully

Item Number: CC1212A $44.95
Materials to make five coordinating 2-page layouts, including die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, and instructions. Includes six 12" x 12" Memory Protectors™.

Live Beautifully Stamp Set

Item Number: CC1212C $17.95

Live Beautifully Post-bound Album Bundle (Grey Album)

Item Number: CC1224 $68.95
Includes the following:
1 – Cut Above™ Live Beautifully layout kit (materials to make five 2-page layouts and six 12" x 12" Memory Protectors™)
1 – Grey My Legacy™ post-bound album
1 – Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ journaling pen
1 – Tombow® permanent adhesive

Live, Laugh, Love—May Stamp of the Month

Item Number: S1705
Retail price 17.95 OR $5.00 at checkout with a $50 CTMH Order


  1. Gorgeous card! You know I love pink! Glad you are feeling better!

    Happy Mother's Day!
    Glenda's Cards

  2. Your car is beautiful Susan! I'm glad you all are feeling better!!

  3. Oh, your card is so beautiful! These flowers are stunning and I love all the little details. I am glad you are feeling better. I can't imagine having the stomach flu for 5 days. I would surely die. I am sure you must have felt like it!

  4. Gorgeous card! So happy to be a part of the BBTB2 team with you.

  5. Each one of your flower market cards for projects has been prettier than the last. I love them all. Happy Mother's Day