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Monday, June 12, 2017

Father's Day Time

Hello friends!  Welcome to this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 Cricut Challenge. As next Sunday, June 18th, is Father's Day, I am hosting a Father's Day Cricut Cut challenge.  We want to help inspire all of your Father's Day crafting and the Design Team has created a nice variety of projects to do just that.  

While Cricut has quite a selection of Father's Day card designs, which are easily personalized, I decided to make my own design. I began with the pocket watch cut from the Old West cartridge.  I used three of the pocket watch cuts, welded together, to create this bi-fold card.  

I used a combination of cut pieces and Cricut draw elements to create the card. The front of the card is the face of the pocket watch.  I used the Cricut write feature to add the circle around the frame and to add the watch "brand" - BWTC (Busy with the Cricky) Productions.  The Roman numerals were cut using the Roman Numeral cartridge in Design Space.  I added the inset of gears to give a hint of the watch insides.

The gears (from the Paper Lace 2 Cartridge) were also add to the middle layer of the watch.  I considered gluing the front and middle layers together back to back, but instead I decided to stick with my original bi-fold design.

The back section of the card features the Best Father Ever layered cut from the Cricut card Daddy.  I like how the sentiment fits the pocket watch design. 

I made a matching envelope for the pocket watch card.  I used a basic envelope from Cricut and added a smaller version of the pocket watch to the corner of the envelope.  Overall I am very happy with the card and envelope set.  I hope that Doug likes it as well as I do.

Have you been by the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog yet?  The Design Team created a selection of awesome projects this week, I hope you enjoy each of them.  I also hope that you will share your new Cricut created Father's Day projects with us by linking to the original post at Bitten by the Bug 2.


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  1. This is an amazing card! You are so creative.

  2. Oh, I love how you created this card! The watch shape card is just amazing with the gears, writing and the sentiment. This is just perfect for Father's Day!

  3. that's a time-piece all right! Brilliant card. My father was in the wholesale watch business many years ago, he would have loved this card. Very special.