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Monday, October 9, 2017


Hello friends! Welcome to this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 Cricut Challenge.  Each week a theme or specific cut is selected by a Design Team member and the BBTB2 team creates inspirational projects to inspire you to use your Cricut.  You are also invited to join our weekly challenge, with rules posted on the BBTB2 blog.

This week's Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge theme was selected by our very talented Design Team member, Laurie.  Laurie selected the theme, It's Beer and Pizza Day!  And as we have several birthday men in my family during the fall, I created this Beer Stein birthday card!

I used five Cricut cartridges on this card:  Close To My Heart Artiste, Germany, European Tour, Wild Card, and Basic Shapes.  The basic card shape came from the Artiste cartridge, though I did use the cut and weld features to modify the card shape to suit my project.  The word Birthday also came from the Artist cartridge.

The Beer Stein came from the Germany cartridge.  I did add the castle, Neuschwanstein, to the front of the stein - from the European Tour cartridge.  I also added strips of gold glitter cardstock to enhance the stein.  In addition to using Cricut Basic shapes, the word Cheers! came from the Wild Card cartridge.

Have you already been by the Bitten By the Bug 2 blog this week?  The design created some really fun Beer and Pizza Day projects.  I do hope that you go take a look and that you too will join us in this week's creative and fun challenge.


October has one of my favorite Stamp of the Month stamp set every single year, and this October Stamp of the Month does not disappoint. 


Get This Stamp for Only $5

October: Christmas Tunes
only available Oct. 1–31, 2017

Get the Stamp of the Month for only $5 when you order $50 in Close To My Heart products.

October is also a great month for this fabulous fall Workshop Your Way card making kit,  Happy Day Cardmaking Kit. The kit contains all of the materials to create 12 complete cards, including embellishments.  There is also a complimentary downloadable Workshop guide.


  1. Great card. Love the fold. The detail on that is just amazing.

  2. Wow, this stein is so intricate and beautiful. What a fabulous card!

  3. Your card is truly impressive! Once again, so many intricate details that complement the entire design so well. You are so talented!