Friday, August 1, 2008

Cuttlebug Quick and Easy Cards

Okay - so I've had my Cuttlebug for almost a full year and I have to admit, I haven't fully experimented with it like I should. Admit it - how many of you have the Cuttlebug but don't use it as often as you intended to? I hope after you read this post, you're inspired to get it out and play.

I recently bought some new folders for my Cuttlebug wanted to try them out. I decided to challenge myself to make some cards with limited supplies. Cuttlebug has some new combo sets out. They are a combination of embossing template along with a die cutting plate. I used the "With Gratitude" set for these cards. Believe me, they are quick and easy! And my supply list is very limited: cardstock only!







For added visual interest, I used colored cardstock with a white core, and a piece of sanding paper on the embossed images.

Supplies for all cards:
Cuttlebug Combo Set: With Gratitude
Cuttlebug Die Cut System
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (2 sheets of white), 1 sheet of teal (Die Cuts with a View)
Sandpaper
Corner Rounder
Adhesive

To change things up a bit, I used a totally different embossing folder (Argyle) on one additional card and same die as used above.



I hope I've inspired you to dust off your Cuttlebug and make some cards. I had fun and am already imagining different color combinations to use on future sets.

Have a great Friday!!

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10 comments:

Linda Beeson said...

I saw where they were coming out with these new embossing pieces - wowie did you ever show them off wonderfully! I so want some and I love how simple you kept the cards!

Adrienne said...

Awe I want a cuttlebug now! NOW! lol. I wish they weren't so expensive! I love those THANKS, especially the one with the letters all mixed. AMAZING cards!

Nancy Wyatt said...
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Nancy Wyatt said...

those are great! I use my cuttlebug all the time now! I waited till Michael's had a 50% off coupon then got it! I love how using the embossing folders and just a die can make an incredible card! I also like using it with my nestabilities. I will be sure to add you ladies to my blog list so all my gf's can find you too! i look forward to all the things to come!

Radiogirl said...

Awesome and simple cards. Nice color and now I just have to have the Cuttlebug embossing and die set.

Anabelle said...

Awesome cards, Mel!! I love how simple the design is as it shows off the beautiful textures you created!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

How neat Melanie! I love the fresh color combo!

DeeDee said...

These are so GREAT.....I will have to give that a whirl!!! TFS!!

Liz Weber said...

Hi Melanie, I just love the cards you have created using just the cardstock and embossing folders.. I LOVE my Cuttlebug and I love using that type of cardstock. Thanks for the inspiration!

Daria said...

Wonderful set of cards! TFS.