Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Congrats - Cuttlebug card

The 'CONGRATS' stamp for this simple card is from the For Every Occasion stamp set. For this simple card design, place just the top 3" or so of your background cardstock into the embossing folder and run it through the Cuttlebug machine. Then, place the opposite 1/2" into the folder and emboss. Using an embossing stylus and the grove of your paper trimmer, create the two straight lines which border the non-embossed area of the cardstock. Use a short sentiment that will fit in the area, add ribbon and adhere to a slightly larger piece of colored cardstock and then the card base.

The Perfect Paisley Cuttlebug folder was used along with Hollyhock ink, ribbon, and cardstock from Close To My Heart (CTMH). The neutral cardstock used is Colonial White. This is more of an off-white, or ivory color and blends more nicely with the warm autumn colors than the bright White Daisy.

This is a super quick and easy card that looks great with different color and embossing folder combinations.

Note the similarities and the differences for the same card design using the colors Cocoa, Bamboo, and Twilight along with the Traffic Jam embossing folder. The word 'DRAMA' is from the cute Doodle Art stamp set. This card was used as a party invitation, with the details on the inside. So the word 'drama' on the front does make sense for the card, even though it seems to be a strange sentiment for the front of a card if you don't see the complete card.


  1. What a great idea!!! I love both of these cards Sheila.

  2. Nice cards! I love the clean look.
    Thanks for the nice comment about my card. The butterfly and the sparkles are right from the CTMH Idea book page 49. I love looking at all the wonderful creations in that book. Someday I hope to by the card book Originals or Wishes. I wish I could check them out of the library.

  3. These cards are very simple and clean look shown in this post.These cards attract people to make this kind of simple card. Keep sharing more and more card like this.

  4. Fun cards - thanks for the split embossing tip for the Cuttlebug - I just got mine this week and can't wait to use it. I have enjoyed your blog - TFS!


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