Cricut Maker Machine

Monday, June 26, 2017

Fireflies in a Jar

Hello friends!  Welcome to this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 Cricut challenge, Summer Nights. Our sweet and talented Design Team sister Laura selected this fun challenge. Laura told us to use anything we associate with summer nights - camping, fire pits, fireflies, etc.  After using the search feature in Design Space, I chose to use this firefly embellished jar.

The jar is from the Summer Love cartridge.  I really liked the idea of the jar, but I wanted it to be more decorative than just the firefly cutouts. I copied the jar and removed the cut outs using the Contours feature.  I then copied the plain jar and using the Weld feature, I created the yellow base card.  

Using Cricut drawing elements from Everyday Planner Pieces and Photo Fun cartridges, I embellished the front of the jar. I chose three different colors of Cricut pens to do the drawing, silver, gold, and turquoise.  I colored in the flowers and dots with a metallic purple. I finished the front of the jar with some yellow/gold sequins. 

I  added the written sentiment to the inside of the card using the Be Mine writing font.

Using Basic Shapes, I created a matching envelope.  I used the Slice feature in Design Studio and cut out the fireflies and dots in yellow.  I attached those to the envelope.

The final element on the card is the jar lid.  I used hand drawing and Cricut drawing to embellish the lid.

Again this week my Design Team sister Laurie and I used the same cut. And again this week Laurie did it better!!  If you have not been by the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog, you need to go take a look. The team has made really cute projects and I fear I am this week's Weakest Link!  But when in such good company, I am fine with that!!


Remember that this is the final few days of our amazing CARDSTOCK CARNIVAL SALE.  All of our Cardstock Packs are 25% off through this Friday.

Hello friends!  I have a new sale to announce:  Cardstock Carnival!!! Now through June 30th all Close To My Heart cardstock packs are 25% off!! Now is the time to stock up on your cardstock solids!!

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  1. You are definitely not the weakest link! Your projects always amaze and inspire me. I love how you always customize your projects and make them so special. I love the lightening bugs on the jar and envelope. This set is really stunning!

  2. Just like your sentiment, so pretty!

  3. beautiful card - it just glows! (hahaha) - love the accents and ink embellishments - I wish we had fireflies here in CA - so fun to watch the glow.