Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Create A Critter - We Bee

Okay so this is probably my favorite out of the Create A Critter cards and I thought about saving it for the last post of the cards but then that would be out of the order I made them...so it gets posted today!

Those little bee wings about made me blind. I think I cut the little suckers at one inch so the wings were very tiny! I wasn't able to ink anything on them so I did add a little highlight with a Signo UM 153 gel pen.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression
Cricut carts - Create A Critter; Storybook; Walk In My Garden
Cuttlebug; D'Vine Swirls folder
Cardstock - Stampin Up, Core'dinations
Patterned paper - various
Stickles - Diamond
Janome Sew Mini
Stampin up markers
Cat Eye Inks
Studio G letter stamps
Fiskars Zingers

In the close up you can see the Fiskars Zingerz a little better. Also the sanded Core'dinations shows better. I really like the Paisley folder used on the beehive.

The green shape was done with Storybook and I used Design Studio to stretch the shape out to the size I needed, it needed to be a bit wider than what it was. I also cut a heart from George, after I stretched it to the size I needed to overlay on top of the heart that was on the bee hive since there wasn't a layer feature for it. Or if there was I didn't see it.

I used the Janome Sew Mini to stitch around it and also the striped paper in the background *okie thinks she might have wasted her time on it since it doesn't show very much*.

The word "friends" was done with Walk In My Garden. I tamped a cat eye ink pad on top of it so it looked a little distressed and not so stark.

I couldn't help but think of my friend Carmen "Scrappinbee" the whole time I was making these cards! Of course I am sure she will want one and I will tell her "you can make one with your Cricut!" *okie cracks up laughin*

Tomorrow I will be featuring the horse from Create A Critter.

If you would like to make this card you can find the cut file here... WE BEE FRIENDS.


I added the .cut files to this post and also the So Dear card. I will be posting the link to the .cut files for the next two cards as well. Thanks for your responses!!


  1. FIRST! (I always wanted to do that).

    Okie that card is so flippin cute now I have to go and get it. Darn you!!!! :)

    Kathy Wyatt

  2. I think the striped paper helps with the brown beehive and then it all works together, you did good. Love the honey.

  3. LOVE how you embossed the hive!

  4. What a super cute card--well done!

  5. Okie
    What a great card! so glad you decided to keep blogging!!!

  6. Great card. Those bees were prob a BEE*&^ but they look great that size!

  7. Nice card. Love the cartridge and the little bees:)

  8. very cute card okie. all your creations are great. .cut files are always welcome..why reinvent the wheel? thanks for your generosity in offering to share.

  9. Absolutely BEE-utiful!!

    Kathy Brockman

  10. The little tiny bees are cute but I still say they're wearing oven mitts on their hands! lol!

  11. What a wonderful card. I haven't figured out the whole cut file thing yet, but sizes would be awesome along with the cartridges you already list. I love your cards and would love to duplicate them. Gotta get me some of that Coordinations paper!

  12. I would love cut files since I am an anti-Gypsite. :)

    Adorable card!!!

  13. Darling Card. It would be wonderful if you would share the cut files. I like making cards once in a while without having to do the "math" so to speak.

  14. Okie...I am gonna BEE totally honest with you! What a dumb question! Of course we want your cut files!! You make some awesome cards!

    Thanks for sharing....despite what you say, we all know you really are a sweetheart!


  15. That's an adorable card Okie! I don't know what .cut files are :o(

  16. Adorable! Can't believe you had the patience to get those tiny little wings on.

    I would LOVE it if you started posting cut files again.


  17. what is a Fiskars Zingers? Did I miss a new product? thanks

  18. Wow!!! Love this card!! It's soooo adorable!!

  19. Love your card ! The cut file would be great !

  20. This is one of my favorite carts because these big headed animals are so stinkin' cute. The card is great and so many details. I, for one, would love the cut files:)
    Thanks for inspiring us to create.

  21. Well DUUUHHH Okie! I certainly want those cut files! tehehhe I make 4 cards each time I make a card anyway... so multiples work for me! Ohhh and your card is ADORABLE!!! Love that bee! :O)

  22. The card is adorable!! Nice work, as usual:)

  23. Sooooo cute!! Love your adorable bees and the embossed beehive! Wow!


  24. Love, love, love this card! Too cute!

    Would love to have the cut file that has this card on it.

  25. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [06 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  26. Adorable card! Thank you soooooo much for sharing the file. I also love how you tagged it so I always know who to give credit to when using. TFS!! I hope you share more of your wonderful files!

  27. That is so stinkin' cute !!! Makes me buzz with happiness.

  28. Really cute! Thanks for sharing the cut files with you. Very sweet of you!


  29. Cute cute cute, I really need to get out my Create a Critter and work with it more TFS

  30. I love the card! The embossing adds so much to that beehive...now I need to get some coordinations cardstock. Thanks for sharing the cut file!
    Carol aka cyimbugbitten
    bugbitten at hotmail dot com

  31. This is an adorable card. I want one, but since you are not going to send me yours, guess I will have to make my own. *marjorie cracks up laughin*

    I love your little *quotes*. They always make me laugh.

  32. This card is too stinkin' cute! My opinion... it was worth going blind over! But, it does make me mad to look at it... I can't decide if I want to go shopping and get some core'dinations paper and make one like it or just give up scrapbooking all together because I'll never get my crap together to do something this good. Thanks for putting me between debt and depression! : D

  33. Now you know this master gardener thinks this is so so cute. Thanks thanks thanks for the cut files.

  34. Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing the cut file!