Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Hey friends, happy Tuesday!  Tuesday means it's New Release day at Catch the Bug, and this one is a cutie you don't wanna miss!

This fun fella is Knobby Knees Ice Cream Scoop, and I will come back and link this once the link is available.   He sure seems to be a pretty strong young man, carrying that huge scoop full of 2 scoops of ice cream!  I colored the image with alcohol markers, and decided I wanted to make a swing card.  I *think* I may have made one of these a LOOOONG time ago, and if I did, I don't know that I have any pictures of it.  Just between us, we'll consider this to be my first one, OK?  😀

I consulted with YouTube before even making an attempt on my own, because why not check with the experts first?  😉  I do have one from Bird's Cards that I could have cut out with my Cameo, but I thought I would just go "old school," and use Spellbinder's dies.  It's really not that hard at all.  Here is a link to the video I watched: HOW TO CREATE A SWING CARD THE EASY WAY.  So, I used the largest of the Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles to cut my aperture in the card base, and then the largest of the Classic Circles for my image panel.  My cutting plates are pretty gunky, so I decided it would be best to cut a piece of patterned paper to cover the front panel of the card.  After cutting it to the desired size, I lined the paper up, put the die in place, and taped it to the paper.  Then I ran it through the Cuttlebug, and it came out perfect (whew!).  Thankfully, I still had the matching sheet of Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper to mat the inside right of the card.

Then I stamped this sentiment from The Paper Company Happy Birthday set with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink on the same size circle as the image panel, and glued it to the same size scalloped circle.  To ensure that this sentiment panel would be hidden behind the image panel when the card is closed, I added a small strip of Scotch ATG right underneath the word, and placed it directly on the back of the image panel cutout.  I then added glue to the back of the sentiment panel, and closed the back of the card onto it.  When the card is closed, it is perfectly hidden from sight, and when open, it's perfectly centered on the right side of the card.

Image close up after white gel pen details were added.


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #49:  ATG (4/5)
Mix it Up #40:  ATG (4/5)
Color It, Create It, Show It Off:  ATG with coloring (3/3)
613 Avenue Create:  ATG (1/5)
Daisy Chain #44:  For the Boys/Men
Paper Funday #20:  ATG (1/4)
Jan's Digi Stamps:  ATG (1/5)
Stamping Sensations:  Make it Masculine (1/3)
The Paper Girls #205: Summer Dreams (1/3)
Polkadoodles #32:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #32:  ATG (1/2)
Crafty Calendar:  ATG (1/3)
Simon Says Monday:  Summer Memories (I can remember many times of going to the Tastee Freez for ice cream in the summer)
The Outlawz Festive Friday:  Summer or Birthday, you choose!

Thanks for stopping by the old blog today!  I hope you are having a great week so far; oh and don't forget to stop by the Catch the Bug blog to see what my super talented DT buddies have made to inspire you!

Take Care, and God Bless!



  1. A cute image and pretty card, many thanks for joining in with our 'Masculine' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  2. What a cute card! Great fold too. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

  3. Fun card! Thanks for playing with the Paper Girls Challenge Blog's Summer Dreams challenge.

  4. Cool card!
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  5. Adorable!! Thank-you so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! 😊 Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  6. Lovely card and adorable image. Bugaboo is one of my all time Favs and I have an ice cream scoop just like the one he's carrying! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna, DT

  7. I love what you have created. I will be viewing the youtube link. Thank you for joining us over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck, DT~Jana Forrest

  8. Love this image, love the card you created!!

    Thank you for joining us at Mix It Up!!
    ~Michele, DT

  9. Lovely image and great card design.
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.
    Good Luck
    Rose DT

  10. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 32 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  11. Wonderfull Card. Thanks for joining the challenge. Greetings Helma DT Member

  12. Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry xx

  13. A sweet masculine card for Stamping Sensations! Thanks for joining us this month and good luck!

  14. Such a cute card thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday challenge blog. Hayley guest DT member. x

  15. What a cute card… your colouring is fantastic! Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Color It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge Blog. Hugs Neva

  16. Fabulous design. So cool. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  17. Fabulous Creation :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at My Besties International Challenge... Good luck! Hope to see you again :)
    Iza DT

  18. Wonderful card!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.
    Victoria DT

  19. Lovely card and cute image! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Maritza DT

  20. Lovely card, Thank you for joining the challenge at Jan's Digi stamps and A Bit More Time to Craft extra. Hope to see you again next time

  21. Fab design, such a cute image. Thanks for joining in this months 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  22. Looks great and love the vibrant colouring of the cute image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this month.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  23. Congratulations! You were selected as a Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create for the week of August 16-22, 2020. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge! Thanks so much for your awesome response and for supporting our challenge!

  24. Cute swing card! I have had 3 such dies for several years and haven't used them yet... After seeing your card I may have to pull them out and try my hand. Thank you for sharing your FUN creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)



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