Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mothers Day Card

Pretty simple card. Rose is cut from "Indie Art" Cricut cartridge. White cardstock is embossed with "Swiss Dots" Cuttlebug folder. Some ribbon, heart stickers and few brads.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

First Tag

Here is my very first Tag. Actually it's my second tag. My first tag is in a trash bin because I completely ruined the hole in it.

 I cut the tag out from manila folder using blackout feature. Tag is from "Going Places" Cricut cartridge and I made it 3"x6" in my Gypsy. I inked it with Tim Holtz distress inks ("Milled Lavender", "Brushed Corduroy", "Frayed Burlap", "Antique Linen", "Tea Dye" and "Old Paper"). Stamps are Hero Arts "Antique Writing" and Martha Stewart wood mounted "Leaf" stamp. Flower is from Michaels jewelery section and it's attached with copper finish "Tigertail Beading Wire". I punched a hole with my hole punch and inked a paper reinforcement and put it in it's place.  As a final step I put a twine through a hole. Twine Is from "Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks" ribbon pack. First I dyed some jute cord with distress inks, but when it was STILL leaving ink behind after third day, I gave up. I accidentally found the Jillibean twine from my local craft store and it was just what I wanted.

It was fun making a tag from the scratch and not to buy one. I got 100 manila folders from Target around $4, and I had  paper reinforcements in my stash. They inked really nicely with distress inks. 


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Felt Flowers

I finally got my Cuttlebug flower die and made some layered felt flowers. Picture came out bit funky, but you get the idea. You can get a bigger picture by clicking on it.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Felt Cuts

I was trying to cut felt with my Cuttlebug and results were better than I expected. Hearts are cut with SIZZIX Originals die "Hearts, Tipsy", and leaf was cut with Cuttlebug die "Fall Leaves". I also tried SIZZIX Sizzlits dies but the die seems to be too thin. No matter what I tried I could not make it to cut all the way through.

"Sandwiches" are:

SIZZIX Original (fat die):

B plate
Die
Felt
Cardstock
B plate

Cuttlebug die:

A plate
B plate
Die
Felt
Cardstock
B plate

All Cuttlebugs are calibrated bit differently but this worked for me. I'm waiting to get  Cuttlebug flower die so I can make layered flowers.