Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Cuttlebug Birthday card

This was the first thing I made with the Cuttlebug die-cutting machine. The background uses card embossed with bubbles, in four bright colours. The cake 'stamp' uses one of the dies that came with the Cuttlebug. The 'stamp' shape is first cut them placed in an embossing folder and run through the machine. I layered them up with foam pads and added a stamped greeting on an un-embossed 'stamp'. A really simple card which would probably benefit from a bit of chalking and of course some glitter - must try that next time!

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Baby Boy card

This uses the cutting and embossing shapes that come with the Cuttlebug. I embossed the pram in three shades of blue card, then sanded them to reveal the white core. I cut and layered them with foam pads and mounted the image on a square of blue check paper I've had for years - it was one of the first papers I bought when I started scrapping back in 1999! The pram wheels are buttons, to give it a bit of texture and dimension. The small card measures about 4 inches square and was made from an oddment of Bazzill. Quite a simple little card, but I liked it.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Baby Girl card

This uses some of the cute stamps from the small Fiskars stamp press. I’d been sent a roll of pink ‘broderie anglais’ style paper ribbon from Paper Cellar as a prize and realised I’d better use it when I discovered it bleaching in the sun! The tag used the ‘twanger’ eyelet setter from Fiskars too, which is such a handy tool - nothing to lose off the edge of the table! I love how wee bits of things that I’ve saved for ages can make such pretty cards.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Hot Off The Press

This is made with the HOTP Citrus paper pack and embellishments which I won as part of the 'Cardmaker of the Year'. I love bright colours so the citrus pack was my favourite. There are punch-out shapes to match so it's easy to combine elements to make quick and pretty cards.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

'Star of the Week'

This is a little beach scene card which saw me being picked as 'Star of the Week' on http://www.fiskarettes.co.uk/. I used one of the new 6-inch punches with orange paper to create the mat, then layered torn paper to make the sea. I added some eyelets from the 'Nature' set and two punched shapes from the Teeny Tiny punch set.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Shabby Princess

The shabby princess website has some lovely papers for digital scrapping, but that doesn't mean they can't be printed out and used for ordinary card-making. This is from the 'Urban Kiwi' set of free papers, using one of my favourite shades of green plus black and cream. I added some gems but otherwise kept it pretty simple.