Monday, September 26, 2011

Bitten By The Bug 2 Blog Hop Week.....Wheelbarrow

If you are following the Bitten By The Bug 2 Blog Hop you probably came from Carri's Blog--what an adorable card she made! The challenge for the hop this week was chosen by my VERY, VERY talented friend Donna. She chose the wheelbarrow from Walk In My Garden on page, I hadn't used this cut before either--and yes, it was a challenge again this week to me.

As I was racking my brain I remembered my mom told me that wanted some small enclosure cards to go with some gifts. Ah...ha! An idea......
I cut a box from the Wild Card cartridge and put 6 small cards (3" x 3") and envelopes inside. The envelope is also from Wild Card. I cut these from velum. Just a little FYI...Scotch Quick Dry works fabulous on velum. Can't see it at all when dry :) 
For the cards, I cut the wheelbarrow with all its layers. I cut the green background square from Lacy Labels. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's new set Winter Treats and Sayings.

Next up on the list is my friend Agnes!!!  After you see the creation that Agnes has made, please finish the hop and then play along with us and upload a project you make with a wheelbarrow.
Before you go.....would you like to win this...
All you have to do is leave a comment (hopefully about my project) by Friday, September 30th at 10PM Central Time.
The only catch is that you will have to check back on Saturday, October 1st to see if you won and send me your contact information.
I will only send the prize if you contact me by Saturday, October 8th.

Cricut Cartridges Used
Walk In My Garden = wheelbarrow @ 1.06" on Gypsy
Lacy Labels = Green Scallop Square @ 2.82"
Wild Card = Box @ 6.71" and Envelope @ 3.32"

Stamp Line Used
My Pink Stamper = Winter Treats and Sayings

Paper Line
Echo Park = Little Girl and Hello Sunshine
Velum = unknown

Ribbon = Bazzill Basics


  1. Gorgeous box and set of cards,very pretty.
    What size did you cut the envelopes at to make them 3x3 as I seem to keep getting this wrong?
    Jayne x

  2. Fantastic set! Oh so very very pretty!!! :)

  3. Super cute gift enclosure cards. I love how you boxed them up. Great gift idea.

  4. Such a great gift! Beautiful and thoughtful all in one!

    Patti Ross

  5. What a gorgeous gift idea. Please do share your mom's response to it....Happy to be a new follower!

  6. Well my dear you may have trouble with this challenge, but it does not show! Your gift box and card set is just beautiful. Your Mom is going to be trilled! TFS!

  7. Hey lady, looks like you sailed through this one! Such an adorable little set! WOW! You must have cut those babies tiny! Fabulous job. Love it! Thanks for the tip on the glue for vellum, too! xxD

  8. Great ideas! Never thought to make envelopes from vellum and thanks for the glue tip! Great project!


  9. What a great set of cards!!
    salido99 at msn dot com

  10. maria, these are the most adorable set of mini cards in the lovely box. it is just amazing how we all have made so many different takes on the same image. i just love it and your mom will too and who ever receives them is a very lucky one. i have a sil who i give some of my cards and she collects them, lol. she do not give them away for nothing. she is my #1 fan. hehe

  11. Oh Maria this is so great and what a lovely gift! Whoever receives it is going to love it! And thanks for the tip on the glue for the vellum, I always wonder what everyone uses!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  12. Aww..this is so pretty. Just wonderful. Simple yet elegant.

  13. Great idea Maria, I love the color- green is my fav anyway, Thanks for the tip on the glue.
    I'm always looking for something that works well with vellum. I love coming to visit your blog.
    DIANA L.

  14. Great idea to make enclosure gift cards! Everyone needs them! I am glad you listened to your Mom! lol! Pretty flowers in those wheelbarrows too!

  15. Your mom is going to be so pleased with this set of cards. The color combination is really fun and cheerful
    katieoscreations at gmail dot com

  16. Like the mini card. I like using vellum. Thanks for chance to win.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  17. These are so sweet Maria! I just love mini cards! Perfect sentiment and great paper!

  18. What a terrific idea to make a box for your cards! You've jump started my brain! :-) Fabulous job!
    susanJ in Atlanta

  19. Great box & card set Maria! I love this wheelbarrow cut, and what a good idea using the vellum on the envelopes!!

  20. Awesome job on the box and card. You did a super job! Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. WOW!! your mom is going to LOVE this set Maria!! Fabulous

  22. I feel like a kid in a candy shop. Another chance to get out Wild Card again!! I forgot about the boxes and making some gifts like these cards for people. Thanks for the hint about the 3M and velum - hadn't tried this before either. Now, about those gorgeous cards... I hope your Mom knows how lucky she is to have you as a daughter! These cards are perfect to add to gifts. I appreciate all the ideas and advice. TFS

  23. i will have to try the box. such cute cards. i like wild card but have trouble using it sometimes. thanks for the chance to win.

  24. This is an adorable little set, 3" cards are just perfect as note cards and with the box it makes a lovely gift.
    Kim xXx

  25. This is so cute! Lovin your set! TFS CallyAnn

  26. What an adorable set of cards! Love 'em, and what a nice gift set this will make!--Pat N.

  27. So very beautiful My Creative Diva! love the idea of a gift set perfect for any occassion thank you for the fabulous inspiration :)

  28. Ah Maria, this is such a wonderful take on Donna's challenge...and what a wonderful gift for your Mother. Absolutely darling set of cards.

  29. What a great gift idea? The notecards are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Oh, how sweet! I love the design and what a great idea!!


If you are entering a GIVEAWAY, please add your email address in the event I need to contact you.

To avoid SPAM, please write it like this:

mariamcguirebdc (at) gmail (dot com)