Saturday, March 8, 2008

Creative Cuttlebugging!

I LOVE my Cuttlebug machine! And, I am always finding different things to emboss or fun ways to make it go even further.

The following two cards show some fun ways to use that darling green machine!

For the first card, I used the cutest set from Memory Box called "Penguins at Play." You can find this set at Stamper's Dream. The penguin is a stamp on its own and in the set there are TONS of accessories to dress the fella up! My next card is gonna feature him as a surfer!

I stamped the images and colored them with Copics. The paper is from Stampin' Up!

The fun Cuttlebug part on this card is......the number 5! See the number on the circle tag? Well, it is not a punch or a stamp----I used my Numbers embossing folder (also available at Stamper's Dream) and embossed a piece of orange cardstock. Then, I just cut around the embossed number five! What fun. I love the look of the numbers in this folder and I am so excited to have another way to use it!

Materials used: Penguins at Play by Memory Box; cardstock-white (SU!), orange (Paper Co.), designer paper by SU!; slit punch (SU!); Copics; circle punches (SU!); paper piercing tool; ribbon (SU!); Cuttlebug and Numbers embossing folder; dimensionals.

Then next card is a five minute one! (Always great for kid's cards!)

For this card, I used the Happy Birthday Folder in my Cuttlebug to emboss the background.

The fun Cuttlebug tip on this one is the dinosaurs. Well, they are the Cuttlekids dies (they ones that are only supposed to work in the Cuttlekids machine!) Well, I bought this set because my son LOVES dinosaurs and I thought this would be something I could use (if my plan worked!) to make crafts with him.

So, I bought the set and came home to try to use it. It didn't work......well, It didn't work the same way the other Cuttlebug dies do. All you have to do to get the Cuddlekids dies to work in your machine is use a C plate instead of the B.

For normal Cuttlebug dies the sandwich is as follows:
A plate
B plate
die facing up
cardstock
B plate

For the Cuddlekids dies the sandwich is as follows:
A plate
C plate
die facing up
cardstock
B plate

So go ahead and get those dies----they work! Woohooo!

The tag was created with a bling & dazzle tag from Gina K Designs. I covered the tag with orange cardstock and sanded the edges and added a Daisy Ds number rub on! Easy Easy!

Materials used: Cardstock-soft sky, ballet blue, old olive, orange (SU!); ribbon and silver cord (SU!); bling & dazzle tag (Gina K Designs); slit punch (SU!); Daisy Ds rub on number; Cuttlebug and Happy Birthday embossing folder; Cuddlekids die-dinosaurs; dimensionals (SU!).
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31 comments:

Andrea Leigh said...

thanks for the great offer. I need to get my hands on one of those cuttlebugs - it looks like SO MUCH fun!!

Patty W said...

SO cute !!!

I so want a Cuttlebug in the worst way! Unfortunately it's not in the budget right now...but I still want one! ...wahhh....

You are doing some really great cards! They're all great but these are extra fun!

Thanks for sharing your talents, tips and tricks :))

Dawn Easton said...

Great cards Carolyn! I have a cuttlebug and Chloe has a cuttlekids. I'll need to remember about the embossing number folder and cutting out a number! FAB idea. Especially since I don't own any number stamps(I know gasp eh?)

Christina Fischer said...

I love my CB too -- thanks for some great ideas!!! These cards are so cute and fun!!

Amy said...

These turned out great! I LOVE my Cuttlebug and can't wait to get some more of the embossing folders. The local stores don't seem to carry any of the newer folders. THanks for sharing!

JenMarie said...

OMGosh...these are FABulous!!

Momsnack said...

I love those embossing folders - just ordered 5 new ones for myself and 3 for a friend - J's & M's never have the new stuff & also they are 50+ miles away so I figure it's cheaper ordering online than paying $$ for gas! I got the kids alpha set at M's & they are so much cheaper than the CB alphas! and work fine.
NancyS (momsnack)

Juanita B said...

I LOVE the way the colors match on the first card, the card is adorable! You did a wonderful job with the penguin.

The second card is TOO COOL. You have worked magic as usual!

The tips you share are priceless.
Thank you for being so kind and generous.

Karen said...

super cute cards!! I just passed on that numbers folder too...need to get it now!!

Carla said...

Thanks for the reminder to be creative with my bug! These cards are both terrific-love the bright colors, and that penguin is just the cutest!!i

Carolina said...

Thanks for the cuttlekids dies tip Cammie...I've been wanting to get those for my nephew but didn't want to buy yet another machine; now with your tip I can buy the dies and use them with the Cuttlebug - woo hoo!

Also, thanks so much for the link to Jeremy's story and his effort to raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation, my father is a cancer survivor and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to donate to this. What a wonderful boy Jeremy is.

Melanie said...

ooh, so cute! i love this folder so much but haven't really had a chanc eot play with it yet! GREAT ideas!!

Lee said...

Cammie.....what cute cards!! I'm glad to know that Cuttlekids will work in the CB!! And I was so happy to be able to donate to Jeremy...what a wonderful kid!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Carolyn, these are ADORABLE! Oh my goodness! I have some of the Cuttlekid dies for my daughter. . not the dinosaurs, though! LOL

Jessie/knightrone said...

Both of your cards are so super cute,and I love the tips you gave!!!Thanks!!

Julie Masse said...

Fun cards!! Love those dinosaurs! We have the Cuttlekids and my children LOVE it!! I'll have to check those out! :)

Judi said...

Cute cards. Thanks for the Cuttlekids tip!!!!

Molly B said...

I got so sidetracked making a donation that I forgot to tell you how awesome those cuttled cards are. I love those dinos. Glad to know they work. My son will love them too. TFS -Molly B

Sara in WI said...

Hi! I just found your blog tonight reading through the sidebar on Gina K's site. I love your cards! The new releases sound like Monday will be a big day! Have fun!

Linsey said...

Oh, you are my Cuttlebug angel! I just was at JoAnn's and I didn't get some cuttlekid dies because I didn't know if they would work--but they were so cute and on sale, so I'll be making a dash for those in the morning before the sale ends! Thanks so much for the great tips and your quick kid cards are absolutely fantastic! I visited Wendi's blog too--thanks for sharing the info, it's such a wonderful cause! hugs till tomorrow...oohh, is Gina gonna give us a sneak peek of Cammie's new set---will be dreaming about it, hehe!

Lesli said...

Super Super Cards - I am a cuttlebug fanatic too. I think I have all their embossed folders!!!

Mollie said...

I love both of the cards! And...thanks so much for the tips. I just bought a Cuttlebug:o)

Janine said...

Fabulous cards Carolyn.. I love my Cuttlebug too. Best investment I made..

Carol said...

I think the embossing added some extra interest to these cards. TFS:)

cathy said...

Oh! Thank you so much for the tips! New to the cuttlebug and this helps so so much. Love the cards, too cute!

Rose Ann said...

Both of these are SUPER cute!! Fantastic!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

I just LOVE your Schtuff!!!!! This is so Dang cute!!!

Vicki

Ila said...

I love these quick cards. Thanks for the CB tips as well!

Elaine said...

Fun cards!

Lynda K said...

Love the Flower set!!! I keep saying I do not NEED one more floral stamps....BUT!
Thanks for the tips on the Cuttlebug, I too love this little green machine.

liannallama said...

What a darling dinosaur card! These are both great!