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This was a bit more figity than I normally make & would probably not make these for the whole of the children’s classes, but I must admit it was fun.

I had picked up a few new Cuttlebug embossing templates & was itchin’ to use them. My boys, well & dd too, LOVE the spider, they’ve used it before I even had tried it.

I know it’s August, but here’s a card for October. I feel so ahead of things!

The Black Paper is actually just the case the Cuttlebug Embossing folder came in. It was nice Card stock & I didn’t have the heart to through it into the recycle bin.

Here’s the inside:

Stamp: Web Wishes (S.U. retired), Cuttlebug Embossing Die cut, Embossing Folder, More Mustard CS, Pumpkin Pie Cs, Stazon Ink, Acetate (well okay, it’s just packaging that I cut up), Dimensionals, More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie Markers for Candy Corn & outside of Cardstock edging, Black Embossing Powder, Versamark, Square Coluzzle.

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Thank You Tiles

I picked some new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders this morning at Heather’s here in Ottawa.  I only picked up a few, I would have loved to pick up ALL the new ones, they’re so much fun.  Not like the old’n days of using the embossing pen & light table.  Now it’s quick & easy.  

Check out all of these new cuttlebug Embossing folders.  Ahhhh.  Too much fun.  I bought the new pumpkin harvest embossing folder.  I will probably regret not getting a few more, because it seems like Heather just can’t get enough in, they fly off the shelf.  

Here’s what I made with my new toy:

The “You” is from ‘Vintage Postcard’ Stamp Set (S.U. retired), coloured with Old Olive Marker.  The PP is Sandylion CampFire, Taken With Teal CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, the Tiles (15 pc “Craft” Mosaic Tiles) were stamped with Stazon Ink pad using Martha Stewart Acrylic Stamps, Sponged on Wild Wasabi & Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Harvest Embossing Template, Tombow Glue (those tiles are heavy) Ribbon and some glue dots.

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The ArtInk Challenge this go revolves around making a “beverage card”.  So Martini’s or Margarita’s  it’s not, but mine is still is a beverage card.  This is the only drink stamp I own.  I really like the “Olive You” stamps from Artful Inkables, though.  Hmmm another set onto the wish list.  LOL

The tea cup is so tiny, like I said it’s the only beverage card I own.  I think it would have looked better larger, but here ya go!

Used:  Martha Stewart PP, Soft Sky CS, Close to Cocoa CS, Chocolate Chip ink, Close to Cocoa Ink, Basic Black Ink, Bashful Blue ink, Cuttlebug Embossing templates, Cricket “Base Camp” letters, Coluzzle (for cutting circles), Rubber Stamped: Tea Cup Stamp, dimensionals, aqua painter, sponge, cording, scallop punch (should have used a sanding block to tidy up the cuttings around the tea cup).

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I don’t have the New Stampin’ Up Catalogue yet, but have already started a new wish list. LOL. That new Curly Label Punch Bundle, well all the new punches, PP, Stamps, In Colours. (oh DH is shuttering somewhere).

I figured I should downsize my old wish list before I start a whole new one so I just, I’m mean, JUST got the (“old”) tag punch last week. (Thanks, SparkleDaisy!) I’ve been meaning to get it for a while, but had finally bumped it up to the top of the wish list.

I was playing around with the punch last night, and I realized (& yes, I’m sure I’m not the only one that has figured this out) that it makes rather cute curly brackets.

Here’s what I did with the tag punch.

Punch the CS upside down, as you do with those great handle punches

Now, with it punched out once, move the punch over to the right of the original punch, just a bit.

Just take off the bitty-bits, if there are any & then you have your bracket.

The Cuttlebug templates (Olivia) work well size wise with the brackets.

And Bob’s Yer Uncle:

PP: Sandy Lion: At the Zoo, Almost Amethyst CS, Only Orange CS, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals, Ribbon, “Olivia” Cuttlebug Die Template, Stampin’ Up Tag Punch, Mini glue dots to hold ribbon in place.

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This is a card I made fooling around with Embossing. I didn’t make up the techniques, but don’t ask me where I saw them, I’ve seen these 2 different kinds of embossing quite a lot lately.

The first method is using the crop-a-dile (see Tammy Mitchell‘s video if you want to see how to use the Crop-a-dile generally with eyelets) where the eyelet setter is for a “dimpling” effect. I thought it would be perfect with the circles that were in this PP.

I can’t quite read the setting, but I believe it is 1-D.

Then just have at it:

You can see a bit better the effect on the under side of the C/S.

Okay the next part is colouring using Embossing folders. It turns out with a neat effect in that the raised part of the image is the colour of the cardstock & is the negative colour of the ink. Like I mentioned above, I have seen this technique a bunch of different places, but when I googled it, I saw a video tutorial by Monica, so check out her tutorial, too.

Okay here’s what you need:

Brayer the part of the Cuttlebug that is Flat, with the image indented, NOT the raised bumpy sided where the image is. Does that make sense? Just use the 1 flat side.

Flat side only. That’s important.

I didn’t make it all that solid of a colour, depending on how dark/covered you want it.

Emboss as usual. I use the Sizzix machine. I’m not all that comfortable with the cuttlebug machine.

Paper in & squish the sandwhich in whatever machine you have.

You should press down (or roll it through your cuttlebug machine) a few times … I don’t think I did it as much as I should, but Liam is very close to the end of his nap & time is of the essence here. It turned out a bit sketchy with the So Saffron colour, but take your time & it’ll be more of a solid colour.

Taken out of machine, embossing folder still on …

Take it out carefully.

Okay, don’t forget to wash out your Cuttlebug Embossing folders in the sink, before you put them away or get distracted.

And here’s the card:

Stuff used: So Saffron CS, White CS, PP (yikes, from the dollar store, not sure what it’s called, I originally used it here), dimensionals, S.U.’s ‘a little love’ stamp set, Oval Punches, Taken with Teal Ink, TEXTILE Cuttlebug Embossing template, Sizzix Machine, Crop-a-dile.

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