Why did I resist you for so long? I kept thinking to myself, what is the point of getting a cuttlebug when I had a Cricut? It is just something to take up more space, right? I knew the Cuttlebug cut and embossed but I had the best die cutter already. I don't plan on using it as a cutter at all. I kept seeing all the embossing though on other people's projects and thought how much it added to the finished look.
So...about 2 weeks ago I ordered one from HSN. I chose this one for 2 reasons. (1) I loved the color and cute butterfly design. (2) It came with a lot of embossing folders - all the ones that I wanted (and them some)!
So of course, the day it came, I tested it out and tried a few embossing on some scrap paper. Cool, I thought and then set it aside because I didn't have time to fully spend to make a project using it.
Well....I've been thinking of my friend Amanda quite a bit lately and haven't really talked to her in a while. Scott's sermon this week was about friendship and one of his challenges was to reconnect with a friend by calling, meeting or SENDING A CARD. Of course my mind then started to wander a bit thinking - hmmm, what could I make to send to Amanda? I wanted to use my new and cool Cuttlebug and also use my new i-Rock. This is what I came up with.
I thought it came out pretty darned cute if I do say so myself. Plus, a little bonus - I also got to use my Martha Stewart Scoreboard (which I haven't had time to use in a project before now) - I used it to make the envelope.
I cut a piece of 12 x 12 white cardstock in half (so I had a 6 x 12) - I folded that in half and used my handy-dandy Marta Stewart bone folder to sharpen the crease. Then I cut 3 x 3 squares from 3 different colors of scrap paper (I always save my scraps and use them a lot for cards). I punched the corners with a corner rounder punch (just some generic named punch I bought years ago at MJ Designs (gosh I miss that place). I cut out the purple "hi" using the Nursery Rhymes cartridge.
I ran all the 3 x 3 squares through the Cuttlebug (using different embossing folders) and adhered them to the card using my Glue Glider (see previous post). Then I used a zig glue pen to add the "hi" to the card and I used the i-Rock to add the gem that dots the "i". I just wrote a little personal note on the inside. I then made my envelope following the guide on the MS Scoreboard. All papers are DCWV textured cardstock.
I was pretty pleased with the end results - so much so that I think I will make a similar one to send to another friend of mine.