Monday, September 30, 2019

BBTB Challenge; Sunflowers, Crows, and Scarecrows

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Hey there! We have another fun challenge at the Bitten By The Bug (BBTB2) Cricut challenge site. The challenges run for two weeks and you are encouraged to create any project as long as you use your Cricut Machine.

When it's 98 degrees outside, you don't really feel like making fall projects so I focused on using a sunflower. The problem is that I couldn't find one cartridge that I own with a sunflower image. Finally, I looked at my Cricut Sampler cartridge. Yup, I received this when I ordered my very first Cricut machine over 15 years ago. Do you remember these? This machine uses a 6x12 mat! I still have it because it still works, but never use it.
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Anyhow, whew, got a little sidetracked there! LOL

I cut the sunflower (although I used the Cricut Sampler cartridge, it is originally from the A Walk In My Garden cartridge) at 5.5". I was going to keep it simple but then I thought of trying the following background technique:

What I did is gather a bunch of washi tapes that had a fall color scheme. I added strips of washi to cover the 4x5.25" cardstock base. Once I did that, I adhered the layered and inked sunflower to the front.

 I love the way it turned out and hope to make more cards using this same method.

Be sure to click on over to the BBTB2 website and add your project to the link. Be sure to specify what cartridge you used or where your image came from in your blogpost.


  1. I love all of the washi tapes and the patchwork look of it. That sunflower really tops off this fabulous card!

  2. What a clever and beautiful idea to set off the pretty sunflower! Boy, your picture and description of the Sampler Cartridge sure brings back memories. Things have come a long way and yet your Cricut cut is still perfect. Thanks for sharing! Janet

  3. I wouldn’t have know those are washi. I’m going to try the stripes. Great card, I love sunflowers. I’ve had that cartridge forever too.


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