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March 8, 2014

It's a Lucky Day at Catch the Bug!

It's Saturday, which means a new challenge over at Catch the Bug today! This week's theme is definitely appropriate for the season! 

It's all about

We want to see you whip up a goodie 
that has anything to do with Luck!

I was going to create something with one of my favorite cowboy images, and use some horseshoes to convey the "luck", but I decided to really stretch my cut-file-making skills for todays card. I have been drooling over the latest Elizabeth Crafts die release, and really want the Lots of Pops die! I love that it's so versatile; you can keep some of the pop-ups folded down should you not need them. Well, the cost for this die is not currently part of my budget plan (plus, I pormised hubby I'd try to NOT buy craft stuff this year....ugh! So tough!). I can maneuver my cutting program software quite well (right now, I use Silhouette Studio Designer Edition), so I went to work to create something similar to the die, but as a cutting file. I am quite happy with the way it turned out! It was a lot of fun to jazz up the inside of my card (not something I normally do)! I kept the outside of my card CAS, as you can see. :)
(If you'd like to purchase the file, available in Studio format for Silhouette machines only, please visit the "Cutting Files for Sale" Tab at the top of my blog for info).

My card features the adorable Bugaboo Stamps critter, Edward Elephant! I used the 
Edward Elephant - St. Patrick's Day image on the inside of my card. The outside of my card, pictured first, has a sentiment on it that I created in my PSE program. A bit of embossing with a folder, a Martha Stewart punch and a strip of scrap paper is all it took for this part of the card.

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Now, here is the inside of my card! I have several pics for you, hoping to convey the dimension of the little scene I made. My Silhouette machine is a dream for printing and cutting my images! 

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I made the mistake of glueing the insert into the card base after putting some of the embellishes on it, which made it VERY crooked! So, I had to trim my card edges down to clean it up. It was intended to be a 5" square, but now it's a 4-3/4" square. lol!
Here are some additional photos, at different angles.

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Here is a closer look at my image. I just love that little chick in the pot! :)

So, let's see your card this week! Whip up your project and hop on over to enter it into the Mr. Linky!

By entering, you could win up to TEN Bugaboo images!
Head on over to Catch the Bug to play along!

Please check out the rest of the Design Team goodies while you're there! These peeps are filled with talent, full of good tips and ideas......and loaded with eye-candy-inspiring ideas! I am so honored to be part of the group!

Pick up this cute Bugaboo image, and others, over at the Bugaboo Stamps Store, and make sure you also jump over to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: it's where you can find out all the lastest "dish" on what challenges are happening and what other challenge sites that Bugaboo is sponsoring (more chances to win some free Bugaboo!). It's also where you can check out all the other fantastic DT projects, including the OBG (Oldie But Goodie) stuff, the ABC (Anything But a Card) items, and the Tuesday New so much more!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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Card Recipe
Silhouette Cutting File: By Me! :)
Paper: From Stash and Scrap Box
Punches: Martha Stewart, Ek Success - Mini Banners
Dies: Impression Obsession - Grass Border, Spellbinders - Small Circles
Misc: Pop Dots

Challenges Entered 


  1. Awesome pop up card! That elephant is adorable and I love the scene you created!

  2. Wonderful pop-up card Cheryl, I love it!

  3. I really like your pop up card. What fun! I am going to have to get busy on St. Patty day cards or I wion't make any in time. :-(

  4. cute and so fun. I don't own a cutting machine but I think what you can do with them is just amazing!

  5. So creative you are! This is awesome. A whole year with NO crafty stuf? Impossible!

  6. Wow, what an amazing card! I love all the detail and the fact that you designed it yourself. Fantastic!

    Thanks for joining our Green challenge at Cut it Up!

  7. Sweet card and love the layout. Great details. Love your fun card.

  8. Cheryl, I love this card! Great dimension on the pop-ups inside and wonderful spring colors.

  9. Fantastic!!! So creative and so many wonderful details. VERY cute card and love all the green.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!

  10. WOW! This is Awesome!! Super cute & FUN!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  11. Hi Cheryl Ann! I wanted to let you know we featured your ADORABLE pop-up card that you entered; this morning on our Get Inky! Facebook page & our Blue Moon Crafting Creation Station Page!
    We like the banner and the graphics;, especially the four leaf clovers and the chick peeking out of the pot.
    Please stop by and comment, share the post and enjoy the limelight!! Here's the link to the FB page...
    Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.
    ~Beth – Get Inky! DT
    Follow me @ The Crafty Scrap Yard

  12. I love this card, its great fun
    Thank you for joining in the Craft for the Craic challenge and good luck
    Pixie (Craft for the Craic DT team)

  13. Too cute!
    Thanks for playing in our "GREEN for St. Patrick's Day!" Challenge #87!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  14. Soooooooooo Cute, love it. Thank you for joining us for this months challenge, Sylvie, Craft for the Craic DT

  15. This is super cute! I love how you made your scene on a pop up card. Thanks for joining us at Silhouette Challenges!

    Silhouette Challenges DT

  16. Wow, I am impressed with your card. Love the pop up, it is great and your colours are beautiful :) Thanks for joining our challenge this month over at Craft for the Craic :)
    Lá Fhéile Pádraig,
    Eithne :)

  17. Wonderful card for St Pats Day - so many great details, an interesting card shape, and lots and lots of fun stuff. So well done. Thanks for sharing it with us in the Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  18. Beautifully done, and a sweet sentiment too :) Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

  19. Wow, what fabulous dimension! The whole scene just pops - pun intended!

  20. Just LOVE this pop-up card! It makes me feel happy each time I look at it . . . and I also see another GREAT detail each time, too. Thanks so much for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge for our "Green/St. Patrick's Day" challenge. Hope to see you join us again soon! (and GOOD LUCK!!!)

    Kathy - Get Inky! DT

  21. Cool pop up card. I especially like the fence and grass. The quote is fabulous too! Thanks for joining us during the "Green for St. Patrick's Day" challenge over at Pattie's Creations. I hope you will consider coming back and playing with us again soon.

    Lisa D., PCDC DT


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