Fun with the Cuttlebug

Posted by on October 2, 2011 at 8:22 pm.

Today’s my birthday, since I don’t get into birthdays today was a calm affair.

Cuttlebug v2 die cutter and embosser

My daughter and I did go to a guinea pic ‘pignic’ that was hosted by a guinea pig shelter at a local park. Guess what? I purchased three dollars worth of raffle tickets, and I was the lucky winner! I let my daughter choose the prize.

It gets better, my daughters sweet little piglets won the cutest couple award. They received an award and got their pictures taken! They’re pictures (which I believe includes my daughter) will be proudly displayed on the shelters Facebook page.

Before we went to the piglet event I purchased the Cuttlebug V2 Die Cutter and Embosser. Micheal’s has them on sale this week (along with a whole host of other items that will make the typical crafter squee with joy). After the event, I made my first card design with the Cuttlebug, and will try to post a picture tomorrow. My daughter has been having fun with the Cuttlebug too.

Anyway, I had a lot of fun experimenting with a few dies that I have. (I’ll purchase more this week.) I used various material for embossing.

I can’t wait to post my first ‘Cuttlebug creation’. It’ll be nice to look back months later to see how much I’ve improved. I do think this design will be special, since it’s the first I’ve made with my new crafting gadget. I had fun playing with different embosses, layering, and I even included a common household item that I incorporated into the design.

I’m still a ‘newb’ when it comes to card making. I’m not a fan of frilly or overly girly cards, although I love seeing the ones others make. However for myself, it’s not something I think I’ll do to much.

14 Comments

  • Jennifer says:

    Hi there! 🙂
    Hope you had a nice weekend!
    Happy Birthday a day late! I knew I forgot something yesterday! Sorry about that!I can’t wait to see your creations once you start posting them! Congrats on the prize/pics! I’m not much for the girlie cards either and usually only do them if one of the teams I am on have that kind of a specific project due. Do you like grungy or aged or vintage looking things? Have you looked into Alcohol based inks? I’m starting to get into those a bit more 😉
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    Opal Reply:

    Thanks @Jennifer,
    I like grunge and very clean lines. It’s what I do with clothing design/jewelry making. I’m not surprised that I’m looking to achieve those results with card making.

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  • Jennifer says:

    Did you get the files I sent you, btw?
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    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer, Yes I did and thanks so much! 🙂

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