Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Post Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving. If you half as good a day as mine, you had a great day. We spent the time with friends at various places. Since I didn't cook this year, I had time to stamp that morning. I made cards for the people we were visiting that day. Of course, silly me, forgot to take pictures of those cards before giving them away.
I asked Santa for a couple of new toys this year. One he bought a couple of months ago and it sat under the table since then. Santa gave me permission to take it out of the box early. If you do not have one yet, there is still time to ask Santa for a Cuttlebug. He got mine at Hobby Lobby with a coupon. He also got another present at the Black Friday Early Bird Sale at Walmart, but we will talk about that one another day.
I have the original Sizzix machine also. It is heavy and a pain to get in and out of it's box. I don't have anyplace to leave it out perminately. The dies for it were also pricy when I got them, so I don't have many. When I found out that I could use them in the Cuttlebug, it hightened my interest even more. I did a couple of test items the other day. It was so easy. The plates and embossing folders move through with easy. Even my 3 year old can turn the crank. The carry handle on the top makes it much nicer to move around. It doesn't weight near as much as the Sizzix, but the suction on the bottom helps to hold it to the table when you are working with it. I did cut once with the complimentary die in the box. It left a fairly good groove in my cutting plate, but no more than was left in the Sizzix. I would advice getting an extra cutting plate just for that purpose if you plan to cut alot. I plan to emboss a TON. That is why I wanted the machine. I still like my background stamps, but this gives things a nice texture too. It even works well on the thick cardstock of SU! with little effort.
Here is my latest Cuttlebug card.
The letters are colored in with markers, then with a 2 way glue pen and glitter. Everything else is straight forward, but please ask if you have any questions.
Stamps: Big on Christmas
Paper: Ballet Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Markers (Ballet Blue, Handsome Hunter, Real Red, Only Orange)
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Wide Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, 2 way glue pen, Dazzaling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals, Snowflake (Cuttlebug) Embossing Folder

1 comment :

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

Isnt the bug great! you can even use Fiskars embossing plates with it and the big shot plates! (the big shot ones come in packs are are realy cheap!) I even got the nestibilities! so fun!