Um Buggin’s Cricut Cuts & Stamps: Challenge #2 – Beyond Birthdays

I made this card for a challenge on Um Buggin’s Cricut Cuts & Stamps.  Lillie challenged us to use the bird cut from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge and to also include a stamped image or sentiment.

Front of Card for Um Buggin's Cricut Cuts & Stamp Challenge #2

 

When I looked at the bird cut, it reminded me of a dove and I thought it would make a great Christmas card.  I used Bazzill cardstock throughout, with a border of silver mirror cardstock.

I cut the white pendant and border using my Cuttlebug and the Spellbinders Kaleidoscope dies.  The world in the center of the pendant was cut using my Cricut and the Going Places cartridges.  I cut three layers of the bird and inked around the edges.  To add some dimension, I did not glue the wing down on the top layer of the bird.  I mounted the bird on the card using 3-D pop dots. 

I used a Martha Stewart corner punch on the top right corner of the card.  I heat embossed the sentiment using a clear stamp and silver embossing powder.  The tag is from Spellbinders, cut using my Cuttlebug.  I used some Liquid Pearls on the leaves of the branch.

Inside of Card

For the inside of the card, I cut four of the branches that the bird is carrying.  I layered them and added Liquid Pearls for the leaves.  The corner piece is from Spellbinders Kaleidoscope pendant die.  I also inked the inside edges.

The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge: Christmas in July

This is a card I did for a challenge on The Cuttlebug Spot.  The only requirements were to make a Christmas card and use the Cuttlebug to emboss it.

Front of the Deer Card for Christmas in July Challenge

I recently received one of the new Cuttlebug Embossing Plus folders which cuts and embosses at the same time.  I thought this would be a good time to try it out.  The one I have is called Lace Door, and I used it as a frame.

After cutting out the Lace Door, I inked the edges and heat embossed it using some sparkly embossing powder.  Behind the cut I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set called Gothic Arches.  On the top and bottom of the frame I added a border using one of Spellbinders Borderabilities, Fleur de Lis.

Inside the frame, I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the snow and added some cuts using my Cricut.  I cut the little deer from Cindy Loo and the trees and poinsettias are from Winter Woodland.

Everything except the deer is cut from plain white cardstock and the color is inked on.   I edged the flowers using a silver leafing pen and added Stickles for the centers.  I also added some Skittles as accents on the top corners of the frame.

The inside sentiment is cut with my Cricut using Cindy Loo.  Again, lots of inking on the inside.

Inside of the deer card

–Posted by Linda