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Monday, May 13, 2013

Buggin' Ya

Hello...and welcome to Day # 3 of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps May Release!  Hope nothing has been buggin' ya so far today, but after today's mini hop, you'll be seeing lots of creepy crawlies!  Now bugs are not particularly my cup of tea, but these adorable bugs are sure to grow on you!
Today's feature is:

This cute stamp set is for all those boy moms, grandmas, aunts, and babysitters who know what it's like to find critters in pockets.  There might even be a few girls out there who love creepy crawlies as well!  This is another one of those stamp sets that can be used year round!
  • Stamp set includes 6 images and 12 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4"x 6"
  • The worm image measures approximately 2" x 1"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is priced at $15

Here's what I came up with for Buggin' Ya:
Creative Nugget:  The Sweet Stop sketch for this week was used for the card design.  The cute parade of ladybugs were colored with Copic Markers.  The Grass Die helped to ground those marching critters!  To give a country feel, gingham was used for the top panel, the grass and the ribbon.  The sentiment was cut apart and matted with True Black card stock.The base layer was embossed with a Picnic Plaid Impression Plate, stitched to True Black card stock, and mounted to the Solar Crest card.  Pearls were added to finish the card.  These bugs I can live with!  LOL!

Here's another one:
Creative Nugget:  I got the idea to put all the bugs from this set in a jar, but I didn't have a jar pattern, so off to the drawing board.

Look...a clean desk space!  LOL!
I sketched the jar by folding the paper in half so both sides would be the same, then used the top of the jar pattern to create the topper.  The jar pattern was traced onto a folded card and cut out with the bottom corners rounded.  The topper was traced three times onto some Graphics 45 paper...one for the front, one for the back, and one for the inside of the jar.  The toppers were glued to the card after Copic Markers were used to define the folds. Doodles were added around the edges of the jar.  The bugs were stamped onto the jar and stamped again so they could be colored and popped up.  Some splatters were added to fill the white space.  A tag was made using one of the sentiments from the set and tied around the jar lid.  The ant from the set was used on the inside of the card.


Click on the thumbnails below to see more amazing samples created by the Sweet 'n Sassy Design Team!

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way because we're giving away this wonderful stamp set to one lucky commenter!


The deadline to comment for a chance to win is Friday, May 17 at midnight EST.  The winners will be announced on our website homepage on Monday, May 20th.

Thanks so much for hoppin' by!  Have a delightful day!

Bugs 'n Hugs, 
Cathymac

23 comments:

Sue D said...

Very cute bug cards. I like all the gingham on the first card and the jar shape on the second.

Heather said...

Oh, these are both so cute! Love the first with the little parade of ladybugs. And the checked grass die is adorable!

Kathy Colegrove said...

What a neat idea with the jar. Too cute!!! And I love the country feel with the gingham. Adorable!

Message Keeper said...

Like that jar shaped card!

itzamitzi said...

Two adorable cards! I lve the gingham grass under the bugs, tied in with another gingham piece behind the focal and then the ribbon too. That jar reminds me of when my son was little and I had to have those critters in my house! Please share your jar pattern. ;>}

Sandra said...

CUTE! Good idea for the jar card.
Sandra ltb

Jean Bullock said...

These cards are absolutely darling. Love the first one with all the delightful layering and embellishment. Love the jar shaped card too and how you popped up the little critters. Great coloring on both cards.

Shannon White said...

Awww, Both of these are soo Darned CUTE Miss Cathy!! Lov your sweet Laydbug parade on the fist one and the fluffy clouds! And I am Loving your Fun jar card too! Thanks for the how to's! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

K. Joy said...

These are adorable! I love your coloring, as always!! Yes, I think I could live with these bugs too. ;) Great idea for a jar!! A great way to showcase all of the creepy crawlies!!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

EEEP! Cathy! I LOVE shaped cards and this is adorable! I think I *NEED* this pattern. ;)

Marie said...

Love both cards, but the bug jar is my favorite, I know just the little grand-daughter who will love it.
Thank you for the chance to win one.

Gayle said...

Ha Ha....love the jar of bugs....so very cute.

Kris B said...

Super cute cards! The bugs in a jar is adorable.

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards especially the jar card.

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Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling cards Cathy. The jar looks awesome. What a neat idea! Fabulous coloring on both!

Lisa said...

What a cute idea on the jar, I would never be able to do it by scratch. I love this set and since we camp a lot this would be perfect for my scrapbook and cards. Both of the cards were nice and tfs

Terry said...

Trailing ladybugs how typical of a juice aphid hunt...guess who has a Buggin' GD! Now, to have a Buggin' set to craft with her! Yikes! Great times ahead! Thanks for sharing your fun with jar Buggin' home! So caught the bug!! colorfully!! Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatyaho

Scrappin' Diva said...

Both cards are so cute! Love the bugs in a jar card. TFS!

Gio Smith said...

Fantastic cards!! Love the jar one, very creative!

Conniecrafter said...

such cute cards, I so Love the bugs in a jar with your sentiment!!

Donna Jones said...

Hi Cathy,
Love the parade of ladybugs, the offline stamping gives them real movement in the grass. The jar of bugs is so cute, love the doodling around the edge :-) Donna Jones

Pati said...

Cute cards esp. the jar card!

Janis said...

Darling "caught a bug" card!!! So cute!!