Cricut Maker Machine

Monday, October 30, 2017


Hello friends! Welcome to this week's Bitten By the Bug 2's Cricut Challenge. My wonderful Design Team sister, Michelle, is hosting this week's challenge. Michelle has challenged us to use a word from the Cricut cut library.  You can choose any word, as long as it is an existing cut.  I chose the word JOY from the Anna's Christmas Cards and Embellishments 2 cartridge.

I used only the one cartridge and a couple of basic shapes to make this card.  That is SO unlike me - but I do love this card.  In fact, I liked it so much that when I was away at a crop last weekend (where I focused on finishing my 2017 Christmas cards) this one one of six cards I mass produced to send out.  I love the simple elegance of this card.

If you choose to join this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge, do not feel that you have to craft a Christmas card. My DT sisters have made Halloween cards and other single word cards.  I almost made a Thanksgiving card for this challenge. But whatever you decided to make, please do join us in this challenge!!


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only available Oct. 1–31, 2017

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  1. What a beautiful and elegant Christmas card Susan!!

  2. Ohhh, such a gorgeous card. It is perfection in every way! I love the sparkly pinecones, and the elegance of the wording and the card base.

  3. simple elegance? I think not - it's spectacular intricate elegance! Love those glitter pinecones. Beautiful card.

  4. Simple my foot! -It's got so many lovely details!!!!!! Especially the glittery pinecones! I am now eager to get started on some Christmas cards after seeing this and Laurie's Christmas card. I have been inspired by the projects from the team this week! Hope you had a blast at your crop. If I lived close, I would crash your crop and have fun too, lol!!!!!