G’day, well this is my second entry for July in the Cuttlebug Challenge. The new Cuttlebug folders look great, maybe next year I can get my hands on some when I go to a city to go shopping (There goes the credit cards again!). I found the theme quite scary to start with a colour theme of orange, lime green and turquoise blue with woodsy creatures and something from nature. I had to convince my 6 year old boy that did not mean snails, lizards or the mealy worms we feed to the bird! (He wasn’t impressed)
Now we ended up doing a double entry as the kids are on holidays (vacation) and walked in as I was reading the new challenge.
My card is made from cardstock from my stash. The green papers for the leaves were glued onto cardstock then embossed in the Provo Craft embossing folder that comes in the Cuttlebug Card Making Combos: Eveyday Greetings. I then cut the “leaves” out and inked the edges (while watching the boys go round and round on their scooters.). I then used a brayer (roller) to ink over the top of the raised embossing. I then sprinkled with clear, glitter embossing powder and heated until it melted. We used the Nestabilities Scalloped Large Ovals by Spellbinders through the Cuttlebug to make a place for the sentiment “So Kind” from a Stampin’ Up stamp in black then we clear glitter heat embossed that. Then we found the perfect stick... and snails, and slugs... and assembled the card with sticky dots and double sided. Then we added an owl stamped on cardstock and took it off again, I really didn’t like it so we added some woodsy creatures, a bird, bee and dragonfly from a Craft Value pack from Kmart.
Okay, now *the box*, our family often has an extra member during the day, an 8 year old girl who often brings with her bits and pieces and my boys often make things for her (awwww). I am forever finding things around the house that are *girl things* and you know they can’t be tidied into *boy territory*! So I made Ms 8 year old a box to put her things in. The papers and card stock are all from my stash, the box is recycled. The butterflies and bees are Cuttlebugged from the Cuttlebug 2x2 (4) - Garden Creatures dies and decorated by the kids with stash bling. The tree’s are Cuttlebugged using the Nestabilities Scalloped Large Ovals by Spellbinders. The Kangaroo (which IS a woodsy creature here) is Cuttlekids 2-Step dies Kangaroo – Charlotte. The grass is shredded green paper and the flowers were punched in orange from my Stampin'Up Spring Bouquet and decorated by the boys with bling and orange flower brads.
I am happy to report the box is already well in use and filled with gifts made by the boys. These projects were really fun to make with the kids.