Monday, October 26, 2015

Going batty at BBTB2

We are going batty this week at BBTB2! The DT members were asked to incorporate a bit into their projects this week.

I used the chocolate box from the Fancy Boxes image set, and the bat from Creepy Critters to create this box. I ungrouped the two layers of the bat and deleted the back layer. Then I temporarily ungrouped the score lines from the box base so I could weld the bat to the front of opening in the box. I replaced the score lines and reattached them after I finished welding. It was a fairly simple process and it turned out pretty cute. You could use it as a treat holder, or as a tealight holder (battery operated only, please) as I did.

Here it is in the dark. I put vellum in behind the bat so the light would shine through.

It is fairly deep so you could get lots of treats inside. My version is almost 8" tall but you can adjust that to meet your needs. Here is the link to the Design Space file if anyone would like to try one.

Go batty with us this week and create your own project with a bat!

Fright Night at FCCB

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

Challenge #263 Halloween
Make a project featuring Halloween!

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

And, if you submit a project in our challenge that isn't a card, you will get two entries for a chance to win the prize instead of one!

I made this card from a couple of different image sets and some letters I made in Inkscape. I could have done them in Design Space but I was having too much fun playing. 

The tree and moon are from Creepy Critters and the ghosts are from Monster Bash. I did the ghosts in vellum. The letters in "fright" are on foam tape for some dimension.

Have a great Halloween and come share your "Fright Night" fun with us!

Monday, October 19, 2015

BCA - Pink Lingerie or Lady

We are acknowledging Breast Cancer Awareness at BBTB2 today by going PINK!
We were to use pink lingerie or a woman with pink in our designs.

This woman is from the Suburbia cartridge. I searched for "thought bubbles" in Design Space and this is one that came up. It's from a set called Word Bubbles. I did reflect it so it was going the opposite direct. Love that feature in Design Space! The Cricut wrote the words using a gray Amy Tangerine pen from American Crafts. The background is embossed with a Darice embossing folder that is covered in clocks. I have to remind myself regularly to make my appointment. I may keep this and put a list inside to keep track of the dates.

Come join us with your own pink project!

Diana shared that she is having a Pinky Linky party on her blog so I decided to link this up. Here is the link to the blog post: DLArt, go link up your pink!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

We are celebrating Thanksgiving with our friends in Canada today at BBTB2. In honor of the holiday we were to make a project with a turkey. I made a couple of different cards for the occasion.

This card has images from the Wild Card, Teddy Bear Parade and Destinations cartridges. I went with a plain white background with a red border to reference the colors of the Canadian flag. 

This card is from the Home for the Holidays cartridge. All I did with this one was create 3 layers 1/4" smaller than the others. It was really quick and easy. I did put the white layer on some craft foam for a little dimension.

Monday, October 5, 2015

It's Halloween at BBTB2

 This week at BBTB2, Melanie chose a Halloween as our theme for the week. I used the Tall Ghost Luminary from Monster Bash for my project. It turned out really cute and it's great with the lights off. 

I added a piece of vellum behind the ghost so you couldn't see the candle as much and to help diffuse the light. I also put a bit of Wink of Stella over the ghost so it shows up a bit better in the daylight.

Here is it with a spooky 3D tree from Happy Hauntings. It makes a cute little scene.

I also made a mini one that could be used as a small treat bag. They were really easy to do, and fun too!