Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  SURPRISE, I found out last week that I was accepted on The Cuttlebug Spot Design Team, YAY!!! I'm so excited and hope you'll join us in the Challenges.  I'm still familarizing myself with all the information I need to post, so bear with me if I forget something this time around, lol.

Challenges are posted each Tuesday, and you have 1 week to complete your project with the required elements, and of course you'll need to use your Cuttlebug!  You will need to go to the current challenge post and link your creation.

Challenge - Use 3 Different Embossing/Diecutting Items

Journal Size:  6" x 9"
I'm preparing for a Craft Show and I have been covering notebooks to be used for journals.  Here is one I was working on right when I was notified of becoming part of the DT, it was perfect for the Challenge.  I even have a little Tutorial on how to emboss with a Spellbinder and an embossing folder.

The 3+ items I used:
1.  Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8
2.  Spellbinders Floral Ovals
3.  Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large
4.  Craft Concepts Budding Vine Embossing Folder
5.  Nellie Snellen Corner Die
6.  Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish
YES, I love my Cuttlebug!!!

Recipe: PP-My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart "Be Happy" Striped Pink Paper, CTMH CS-Sorbet & New England Ivy, Windpower Vellum Bristol Cream CS, CTMH SS-Treasure Life, CTMH Ink-Black, EF-Craft Concepts Budding Vine, Spellbinders-Decorative Labels 8, Floral Ovals & Classic Ovals Lg, Nellie Snellen Corner Die, Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish, Foam Squares, Prima Flowers, Copic E95 & 0.

Here is a close-up of the center focal point.

I love to use foam squares for layering, but with a journal you don't want to layer it too much because anything not adhered really well may snag on something and be accidently ripped off.

Here is a short explanation on how I used and embossing folder and Spellbinders together.  As you can see, my plates are well loved:)
The sandwich I used is labelled in the photo.  You may not need a shim, or you may use more shims, it all depends on how loose your Cuttlebug is.  The important thing to remember is that you are using the embossing folder while it is OPEN.  The embossing mat is what will be embossing the design on your paper.

Here is what the embossed design looks like before taking your cardstock out of the Spellbinder.

Here is my embossed die cut piece.  If you find that you embossed design isn't as defined as you want it to be, you can mist your cardstock lightly with water before embossing (while it is in the Spellbinder die).  You will want to let it dry before adhering to your project.

If you need more inspiration, you can check out the rest of the DT creations at The Cuttlebug Spot



Anonymous said...

Gorgeous hunny love the tutorial too! hugs me x

Jannie said...

Love your notebook ánd tutorial, it is gorgious!

I am so glad to have you in our Cuttlebug DT!!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Rach83 said...

What a wonderful project, Deneen. I love your embossed die cut and tutorial. I must give that a try soon. Lovely colour combo too.

Rachel x

Mystic Jenn said...

Love your journals.. would love to know how you completely cover your journal. Seems like the wires would get in the way...



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