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Cuttlebug Christmas Cards

Completion of Cuttlebug Christmas Cards

By: Nancy Thaut, Artistic Guide

In October I showed you six different ways that I used my Cuttlebug for making backgrounds and the different techniques I used to accent each design.  (For those who did not see my first blog, a picture of Cuttlebug  Christmas designs before making the cards is shown below.  To see the entire blog article, please go here.)  To see a larger version of any photo, click on it.

Today I’m showing you the finished cards I made with the Cuttlebug designed background paper.

All 6 of the cards are 5.5” x 4.25”.  For making these cards I used stamps, solid and printed papers, inks, die-cuts, punches, ribbon, brads, pearls, rhinestones, Glitz Spritz and sparkler dots.

The first row card starts with the Polar Bear by Memory Box, the circle is by Nellie’s Multi Frames.  The middle top card stamps are Poinsettia by Heartfelt Creations, Joy Wreath by Inkadinkado and text Unknown.  The diecuts are by Spellbinder.  The blue Angel is Unknown.  The punch is by McGill.

The bottom row begins with an owl stamp and text by Inkadinkado,  I sprayed the owl with Glitz Spritz by Moon Glow.  The center is a Poinsettia by Heartfelt Creations, text by Recollections.  The diecut is by Nellie’s Multi Frames.  On the last card the angel and text are Unknown.

Hint:  Years ago, when I first started stamping, I would go to shows, buy rubber, and never mark the designer.  I now make sure that each stamp is marked; otherwise I couldn’t come home and look at their website or know where to purchase additional stamps I enjoy by the same designers.

I’ve really used my Cuttlebug a lot this year for my cards.  Here are a couple more samples for you.  You don’t have to have holiday embossing folders to make a Christmas card.  Anything will work.  (Stamp Credits: Kings by Heartfelt Creations; deer by Inkadinkado).

 Using embossing folders can be fast and an easy way to create backgrounds.  Have fun playing with it.


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7 Responses »

  1. Beautiful cards Nancy. Thank you for sharing.

  2. What a wonderful display of creations using the same tool in different ways! I love that you showed that not all of the cards had holiday embossing folders! More bang for your buck is wonderful for crafters!!

  3. Thank you everyone. I've been having a great time doing my Christmas cards this year. Linda, the Christmas ornament does have a die cut, but I don't have it. The shape was easy enough to cut out. The background embossing folder was by Sizzix which is new this year. The only embossing tool that I have is the Cuttlebug.

    Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Great embossing, you created two beautiful card. We have so much to choose from today this is endless. Also the 6 you have also done turned out wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow, it's something how they all got put together for so many different looks. Thanks so much for the inspiration and TFS

  6. These are so, so nice!
    Great job on all of them. TFS & Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  7. I Love the way You put them all together !! What was the embossing tool You used on the Christmas ornament card ( In the background ? And was the ornament cut out using a die ? I think they are so neat !! Thank You , Linda D.