The Cuttlebug–It’s Love
I have recently come into possession of a Cuttlebug. No, it isn't an insect or a cute new pet. It is a die cutting and embossing machine manufactured by Provo Craft that I really didn't think I would have any use for. My niece owned it but wanted a different machine that Stampin' Up! carries. She insisted that I would really, really love this machine and should have it, so I reluctantly took it. And there it sat in my workroom unused for the longest time.
I stamp and this machine didn't stamp, so why would I use it? Well....let me tell you why. I finally tried doing a few things with it and still wasn't that impressed. Sure everything came out great but the problem was that I was making the same things that everyone else was and that just isn't my style. I like "doing my own thing" and this wasn't it.
Then I saw something on a blog called Stampin' With Di. This blog is written by a friend of mine, Diana Gibbs, who is a Stampin' Up! rep and a very talented artist. Diana teaches classes, and in every class she teaches you get your money's worth. Here is her URL if you would like to check her out:
Recently she posted a class she will be teaching this month and it made me start thinking. I got out my Cuttlebug and started experimenting. This is what I came up with:
I am not going to post my directions in fairness to Diana, who will post hers after her class sometime this month, but I can tell from her supply list that my card is made differently. I will give you a hint though. I have been using foil stamp in my Cuttlebug for many projects like picture frames and Christmas balls. These do not include stamping, but my point is this; you can incorporate most non-stamping devices into your stamping creations with just a bit of experimenting. I really do love my Cuttlebug and use it all the time.
Now go experiment and send us some of your creations.