- Mrs. Duckling
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
I have yet to decide how I will actually use my Cuttlebug for our wedding. However, I need to start using the Cuttlebug to get familiar with how it works and experiment with different ways I can potentially use it. Now, despite my love of craft/DIY stuff, I would not consider myself an expert. I don’t do scrapbooking, nor do I have lots of experience in making paper products. And although I love Martha Stewart, I am far from getting anywhere close to her league. I am basically in the process of learning and experimenting while I create things along the way.
I recently went to Michaels to use some coupons that were going to expire, and to take advantage of their sales. I bought the Fiskars 1/2 inch corner rounder that I had been wanting for a while after reading about Mrs. Penguin’s DIY Essentials.
When buying paper I try to buy paper pads instead of individual sheets, which saves some money. I love the big paper pads because you get a huge assortment, and some of it coordinates, making it easy to tie projects together. Also, if you are patient they sometimes go on sale for 40% off at Michaels.
I wanted to share my first two creations using my Cuttlebug and Cricut. I made two simple cards.
The first card was for some friends of ours that recently got married that we are taking to dinner soon to celebrate. Their initials are L & J. I used my “Cricut sampler” cartridge and “opposites attract” cartridge to cut out the lettering. I used a polka dot embossing folder with my Cuttlebug for the background of the lettering.
(The lighting isn’t the best so I apologize for the picture quality in advance.)
The next card is just a straightforward Happy Birthday card. The “Birthday Girl” is from my “Storybook Cartridge”, which is my favorite cartridge. I used this cartridge from my bridesmaids’ cards as well. For the embossing, I used this fun swirly folder that I got at Michaels.
I even made envelope liners and embossed the flaps for an extra little detail. To make the envelope liner, I traced the envelope flap onto the back of the paper I was using for the liner and cut that out. I snipped each side a tiny bit so that it would easily slide into the envelope. The liner itself only goes half way down into the envelope and I used a glue stick to put it in there. I also got to use my new Martha Stewart bone folder to make sure I had a smooth crease after adding the liner.
They aren’t the best, but they’re not bad for my first 2 cards. I really like embossing the envelope flap, so that is something we could possibly do for our invitations.