Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cute as a Bug!

I've been busy making the cutest bugs for my friend and coworker, Stephanie.  She's hosting a Cute as a Bug baby shower for a friend and I'm helping her with the bug decorations.  I never thought I'd say bugs and cute in the same sentence, but aren't these bugs cute? 
She purchased cupcake holders that look like grass and she will make these cupcake toppers.  The cupcakes will be placed on a cake plate with a bow (she's a pro at making bows) and used for both the dessert/cake and table centerpieces.  Genius!
Here are some of the bugs.  I made 40 all together, plus some basic blackout shapes of the bugs to use as confetti on the tables.  It's hard to tell, but most of these bugs have glitter paper and the dragonflies have vellum wings.

Now here's what I did with an old frame that I have:
Another photo:
Cartridges I used:
Walk in my Garden (bees, snails, ladybugs, butterflies and the grass at the bottom of the frame)
Pooh and Friends (worm)
Doodlecharms (beetle and dragonflies)
Just Because Cards (the words cute and bug)
Plantin Schoolbook (the words as, a)
The yellow oval was cut with my Creative Memories Oval cutter and the hearts are from a punch

I entered this project on The Paper Variety challenge blog.  This week just happened to be on bugs.  What a coincidence!  Check out the blog, there are great projects and challenges!


  1. All you bugs are adorable as well as your framed sentiment. It will look so cute on the nursery wall.

  2. Your bugs and frame are adorable. Such a cute idea!!

  3. These are adorable!!! I love that theme for a baby shower.

  4. yes....cute as a bug! that is going to be one cute shower. be sure to share pics if you can. thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety.


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