Happy Thursday Crafty Friends,
We are almost to the weekend...Wahoo!
Today is Theme Day Thursday at My Cricut Craft Room...the Design Team members could either create something with an Egg/Grass Theme or use the cartridge of the day which is Create A Critter.
I just love this cartridge, so of course this was such a fun day to sign up for.
I wanted to use the Hap-Bee birthday sentiment from Pink By Design's Take the Cake stamp set and knew this little Bee from Create A Critter would be perfect.
First I created my own double sided paper using my Cricut Imagine and the Hey Diddle Diddle cartridge. I just love the patterns on this cartridge. I didn't want to print a whole sheet of paper so to make the paper I cut a rectangle out that would be big enough to make my 4.5 x 4.5 card.
I selected the 5:7 rectangle in the stock images and sized it at 8.0 . I filled this rectangle with the yellow pattern and print and cut. After this cut I flipped the cut piece on my mat keeping the 12 x12 piece on the mat so I know exactly where to put the flipped piece down. I then changed the pattern on the same rectangle to the floral pattern. I then reloaded my mat and changed the setting to Print Only and it printed in the same exact place as the last cut. This is the best way I have found to create double sided paper and it saves ink when you don't want to print both sides of a full sheet.
Using my Gypsy I found a square cut on Gypsy Font and sized this at 9 x 4.5 to create my 4.5 x 4.5 base. I then I placed the Bee Hive in the middle of the card so it would cut a Bee Hive window.
You can find the Hive using the Accessory Feature, Button 45, Cut at 2.5.
The Bee was created with Button 45, Feature Buttons Layer 1 & Layer 2. Each layer was cut at 2.25.
It's hard to tell in the picture, but I used glitter paper for the wings and Glossy Accents on all of the black parts of the Bee.
To finish my card I added some ribbon and doodled around the front of my card and around the hive on the inside of my card.
Hope you enjoyed my Create A Critter Creation (say that 10 times fast...LOL)
To see more fabulous projects using Create A Critter please go to My Cricut Craft Room.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by,