Monday, June 19, 2017

Peacock Gift Set

Hello friends!  Welcome to this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 Cricut Challenge, Birds of a Feather, selected by our amazing Design Team sister, Caroline!  

I was not sure what to do with this challenge but then I decided to try something different.  I am still very much enjoying Anna's Gracious Giftables cartridge so I combined the gift bag with a card and used the peacock cut from the French Manor cartridge.

I confess that the star of my card is probably not the peacock, but the embossing and the lace drawing from Anna's Lace Cards and Embellishments.  I had a lot of fun with the lace drawings, though I have since then ordered the 30 Color Cricut Marker Set for the Explore! (Use the coupon code JOY for 15% off).

The card features a lace cut on the right, the color matching the peacock tail. The lace cut is from the Vintage Wedding cartridge. I forgot to photograph it (duh!) but inside this is a smaller lace cut trimming the gift card slot.

I had a lot of fun creating this set.  I was able to use cuts and designs that I had not previously tried.  I think maybe that is what the challenges are all about.

If you have not already done so, please do go by Bitten By the Bug 2 and check out the fabulous bird projects the design team has created.  They constantly amaze me with their creativity and talent.

If you did not already see my post from last Thursday, you need to know about the Close To My Heart Cardstock Sale!!!

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. Oh wow, I can't say "gorgeous" enough. Wow, this gift bag and card are phenomemal. I love the writing, embossing, the intricate images and the beautiful peacock. The card and gift bag are gift enough all by themselves!

  2. it's all so pretty. your arrangement is layered and displayed so nicely. I just love that peacock cut. (I just found my old thick short Cricut pens for the expression - still working - guess the kids can play with them)

  3. Oh Susan, what a great idea to cut the peacock in non traditional colors! Love it.

  4. Susan, your gift set is awesome! So many details and layers add quite the depth to your beautiful artwork!