Friday, July 18, 2008

Some New Toys....

As I am sure many of you are aware, during the fourth of July week Micheal's had some 50% off coupons floating around. I decided that was a good time to make some purchases and take advantage of the opportunity to save some money!

I am now the proud new owner of a Cuttlebug and a Crop-A-Dile Big Bite! I went back a few days in a row with a coupon printed from my email and made one purchase each day.

I already own a Quickutz...but I am ashamed to say that I don't use it nearly enough! The amount of embossing that you can do with a Quickutz is limited because the dies and embossing plates are only 2 x 2 (for the Squeeze tool, which is the one I own). It makes it kind of tough to emboss the entire front of a card. I since found out that all of the Quickutz dies that I currently own are usable with the Cuttlebug, and Quickutz supplies are not readily available in my area (in a retail store). All of these things combined with my 50% off coupon convinced me that the Cuttlebug was a good choice. enough rationalizing about my spending habits and on to my card!

I have a neighbour who recently had a baby girl and I used my new Cuttlebug embossing folder (D'vine Swirl) to emboss the front of the baby card I made. My Coluzzle oval template and knife were used to cut out the stamped image of the baby boot. The scalloped edge (for those of us who don't have Spellbinders Nestabilities) was made using a technique I saw on Andrea Walford's blog. You use a small oval punch, cut the ovals in half, and then layer them around the edge of your image. The effect is that of a scalloped border. I then used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in each of the scallops. The papers are all from my scrap bins....the ribbon is from CTMH.

Stamps sets used were Little Angel from CTMH and Circle of Friendship from SU!. And there you have it!
Have a great day!

1 comment:

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so cute, congrats on your new purchases, I love my Cuttlebug!!