For me, the thing that always takes the longest, is figuring out the initial design of a project. Sometimes I have a clear idea in my mind, and other times I just wing it and see what happens. And then there are times like this, where I recycle a design I have used before. This buggy boy birthday card is still one of my favourites so I decided to do it again - but this time with a girly look to it.
Apart from changing one of the bug stamps (all still from the Bugs and Kisses stamp set), and of course the colours, I decided to keep the rest of the card - the placement of the different pieces and the extra embellishments (brads, crimped squares and paper pierced squares), exactly the same as with that first card. That meant I didn't spend time shuffling bits around and trying to decide what looked best (I can spend a LOT of time shuffling things around!)
Speaking of big girls, I have also made a more grown up version. No bugs this time, but still some fun elements, so that will be the next post.