Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Crazy for Cuttlebug!

I bought myself a cuttlebug a few weeks ago. It was on sale
for only $49! That is $40 off so...I felt justified. I have had SUCH fun with it! Here are few of the first cards I made with it.
The first is using pixie pink cardstock that
I ran through the CB and then sponged with craft
white ink. The background is so pretty...I didn't want
to cover it up! I punched out a white circle, stamped
the flower circle from seeing spots and stuck a clear
button over it with crystal effects. The white organdy
ribbon is wrapped around the pixie pink and the white
circle is stuck on with dimensionals. Very sweet!

The next card is made with the same CB folder but I ran a folded piece of vellum cardstock through this time. The vellum is thin enough to fit and it embossed both sides! Very cool! I stuck a piece of Pumpkin pie inside the card on the back side and stamped Happy Birthday right under where the front focal point was. The flower on the front is stamped with PPie and punched out with my biggest circle punch. I used a choco chip marker to add little dots around the edge of the circle for a little border and also to mimic the dotted circles in the background. The Brown ribbon is tied around the front flap of the card. To do that, I used a 1/4" circle punch and punched it right on the spine of the card. I secured the ribbon in a few places with the mighty mini glue dots. (don't you wonder how we ever did anything without those things? Love them!!)
This last card is just too much fun! I made all these cards after my watercolor class a couple weeks ago. Kim stayed late and we were in my office squealing over this awesome new toy! I don't remember what the CB fold is called but it looked like alligator skin to me! I ran a piece of green galore cardstock through the cuttlebug and then gently rubbed green galore ink over it with a sponge. The focal point is the alligator from Wild about you stamped in green galore as well. I added a bit of a shadow with some bashful blue using a blender pen. The red brads almost went in the alligator's eyes....we were getting punchy at this point, but decided to make him a nice guy and added them in the corners instead. Black gingham is the best thing ever and anchors this card as well as adds an element of fun. This is my kind of masculine card! Of course...we are talking about young boys...speaking of which, My 'baby' will be six tomorrow. How did that happen? No, I'm not having any more...

1 comment:

Aunt T said...

Great job. I just started with my CB and just love it!