Monday, January 10, 2011


My mojo is slowly coming back. One of the toys I got for Christmas was a Cuttlebug. I know they’re not the newest thing on the market, but every time I’m in Michaels or JoAnn’s looking at Expression cartridges, I stand there and look at the Cuttlebug dies and folders. And I knew Mr. Chocolate would understand that more than me asking for a Silhouette. Well, a little!
I needed to make a couple of Thank You cards for teachers who have written letters of recommendation for my son’s college apps. Perfect reason to play with the Bug!
Super easy to put together and doesn’t require any electricity. Sometimes low tech is the way to go! Isn’t it cute?!
And I got some folders to play with:
I used this one:
Since both teachers are male, I decided to go w/ a simple design. I love this folder!!! So many possibilities. I get to go all frou frou on the one I’ll make for his Counselor.
Chose a light gold metallic cardstock and cut to size and put through the Bug for a background panel. Mounted that on dark brown and computer generated the sentiment on cream cardstock:
Can’t help myself. Had to add a little bling…just a couple of coordinating self adhesive rhinestones.
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Christine said...

I heart my Cuttlebug! I love your cards--they are perfect for those "guys"

JC's Loft said...

Oh jealous! Those look great!!


Lori said...

Yay! You won't regret that purchase. Your cards are wonderful, and guess what, you can use Ten Seconds Studio metal in those, just sayin'. And here's a couple of other folders you might want, I just bought the clockworks folder today, cool! and you would probably like Victoria. Swirly, foliagy coolness. Swiss dots is another good classic one. Shall I continue? lol! Then there's the Holtz fades, dies, oh my!

Netty said...

Congratulations on your Bug, the best machine ever, so love mine...Happy Bugging. Annette x
Ooops forgot to say loving your cards.

Jocelyn said...

They are so fun aren't they? You can get lots of die cuts for it on ebay for really cheap!!!!

Vicki said...

I love the embossed paper. I'm intrigued it works on metal sheets. Fun!

Michelle L. said...

You are already so pro on that critter! I love that it doesn't plug in - even during a power outage, you can craft by candlelight. (I know you have lots of candles.)

Unknown said...

I have the Expression and I LOVE it -- I am really wanting a cuttlebug though. My sister has it and I think it would be an amazing addition to my crafting tools =)
LOVE the thank you cards!

Pamela said...

I love my cuttlebug and I'm sure you will, too. Your teacher cards are beautiful so I'm thinking the learning curve time will fast and easy.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Color me jealous! With all of the fun die cuts that Tim Holtz has out I've been thinking I need a non-electric die cut machine to add to my "collection" of gadgets. Love the cards!

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

What a nifty new toy !!

The Single Nester said...

What a fun machine. I had no idea that these machines existed until I started blogging. I thought the Cricut was pronounced CRYCUT :)