Monday, January 17, 2011

Bitten By The Bug 2--Armadillo

It's a new week and time for another Bitten By the Bug Design Team Project. This week's choice was picked by my fellow Design Team member Krista! She chose the Armadillo on The Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge. It is on page 66. This is the second week in a row that I have had to do some research on my project. Last week hummingbirds--what the heck color are hummingbirds, LOL! This week armadillos! I didn't even know what an armadillo looked like more less the colors and as I have said before the "cutsey" stuff just isn't me....soooo, I took a man's birthday approach. BTW--My husband looked over my shoulder when I was doing this and said, armadillo, so I guess I was sort on the right track!
 I decided to use the image that had the armadillo with the Happy Birthday instead of the armadillo with the number 6. I welded two of these together in my Gypsy and came up with no card base...nothing new.
 I did some hand cutting up of multiple layers I made to get the different colors.
 For the inside of my card, I used the piece I cut away from the armadillo.
The cardstock I used was already textured so it went together pretty easy. Well now I know what a hummingbird and a armadillo look like! What are they going to throw at me next week! This is too much like school, LOL!
Please go over to Bitten By The Bug 2 and see all the other Armadillo creations!

Armadillo with Happy Birthday: Birthday Bash @ 4.25 inches
Hat: Birthday Bash @ 1.35 inches sized on Gypsy to fit his head
It's Your Day: Birthday Bash @ 2.50 inches
Stickles: Orange Peel
Patterned Paper: DCWV The Guy Stack


  1. This is a riot, chickie and I love your manly colors! Fab job! Aren't you glad you did the armadillo? xxD

  2. So fabulous I have always wanted to do that cut just had no inspiration love it and the card design is awesome thank you

  3. I just love your armadillo colors you chose. Great job making it into a shaped card, too. Do you feel like you need a zoology degree to create on this team? Love the textured cardstock, perfect paper pick!

  4. Maria I love your birthday hatted Armadillo, who would have thought working with this little armored beast would be so much fun. Hugs

  5. LOL Oh so funny you are but I have to agree, Designing on BBTB2 truly is a challenge each week, lol! Who would have thought, hee hee. But oh so much fun! And at least you cna say you learned something new, lol! I love your card and the colors are wonderful, Any Guy would love this card!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  6. Maria, your card is one of my favs this week...great job!

  7. This card is so cool! So creative! I love the colors you used too!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

  8. Maria, this is one cool card. I love the papers, and the design is fantastic. I keep saying it over and over...who knew that an Armadillo could be so cute?....

  9. Maria,
    Trust me... I was going to do the Armadillo and then too many people said they didn't have it or it was a pain in the butt..So I was going to pick something new and then Heather said do both because some already had their projects done...I am sorry it really was confusing...I hope you at least had a little bit of fun..I tried to make everyone happy by making both cuts the challenge:(
    Hugs, Krista
    Ps..At least your project turned out cute, so no wasted time:)

  10. This is super cute! I am glad I wasn't challenged to make an Armadillo themed project - I think I would have been stumped :)

  11. LOL! I love the story about your husband looking over your shoulder and recognizing it as an armadillo! This is so cute and fun and I can't help but smile when I look at it. :D


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