First Cuttlebug project; Owl’s it going?

Posted by on October 3, 2011 at 11:29 am.

Owl s it Going Cuttlebug 1

In my previous post, I mentioned that I’d purchased the Cuttlebug.

I have a lot of ideas bouncing about in my head, but with only two emboss folders, and four (Star) die casts. My creativity was limited. As I looked through my supplies, I realized that I need to purchase more paper. I’m still new to card making. I mainly got into it for my daughter. She loves creating with paper. I figured doing Cuttle projects together, will be another way I can bond with her.  Regarding card making… I didn’t purchase too many extras. However, since we’re enjoying this activity, I’ll replenish my paper stock this week.

This owl (along with the embossed background) was included with the Cuttlebug.  The star die casts was given to me by a friend. Although I didn’t have the paper I wanted (limited supply of color) it was fun playing embossing the paper, and adding it to my design. The silver stars were made with aluminum full. I cut a large piece of aluminum foil, and wrapped it several times to add thickness.

When I rolled the foil through the Cuttlebug the cutting process ‘sealed’ the edges. I’m going to redo the eyes. I have a few ideas that I’d like to try with them, it’ll be interesting to see how they turn out.

The words, Owl’s it going, will  be added to this card.


  • Jennifer says:

    Awesome first project! The funny thing about the Cuttlebug was I originally wanted it because of the die cut/fonts. When I first got it I didn’t think I would use the Embossing Folders much…and now…I used the embossing folders MUCH more than the die cutting option! 🙂 You’re off to an awesome start!!!!
    Jennifer recently posted..Green Thumbs!


    Opal Reply:

    Perhaps I’ll change my mind too. That’s the main reason I purchased it for the die cuts/fonts. However, I’m willing to play around with embossing too. Michael’s has a sale on the folders/die cuts so I’ll pick up a few today.


  • Rochelle says:

    Brilliant first project. Thanks for sharing this. 🙂 I need to invest in one too!


    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Rochelle,

    Thanks for stopping by. I’m having a lot of fun with the Cuttlebug. This past Sunday, I bought it on sale at Michaels. 🙂 Their sale ends on 10/08/11.


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