Calling ALL beginner Cuttlebug Users!

Welcome to the Cuttlebug Blog. We are excited you have stopped by to visit. So relax, kick off your shoes and enjoy your stay here. We have decided to dedicate this site to beginners! (Seasoned Veterans welcome too!) As I am a beginner Cuttlebug'er I have looked around other blogs and get kind of discouraged by all the very advanced (and fabulous) designs. So I thought to myself, beginners need a place to feel welcome, make mistakes (as I am sure I will ;) and grow with creativity! So lets join together and Create, Inspire , Teach, Grow!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Challenge #2

Hey all you Cuttlebug'ers! Its a new month and so we have a new challenge! Since it is March we decided that the challenge would be all about GREEN! You can put a little or alot of green on your cards but it must have green! It also must have Cuttlebug usage somewhere! 
This months scrumptious grab is :
3- 12x12 Making Memories paper
1- Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Bloom Dots
1- Making Memories velvet stickers - Spring White
1- Making Memories flower shop tin collection - Pastel Glitter

Here is what our DT came up with for inspiration:

Technique: I embossed paper flowers with Swiss Dots folder & I embossed the clear "U" with Swiss Dots folder. Technique: I embossed white Bazzill cardstock, then rubbed my ink pad over the raised dots to create a inked effect I also applied ink to the outer portion of the card.
Recipe: D'vine Swirls & Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folders, Bazzill White Cardstock, Wasabi Stampin Up ink, Mambi Green Bling, Lil' Davis "u" glitter clear alpha, Lime green prima flowers, creative imaginations printed paper, autumn leaves swirl stamp & close to my heart chocolate alphabet stamp set.
Recipe: Cuttlebug embossing folder=Tiny Bubbles/ Cuttlebug die=Scallop Flower (trees)/ stamp=Hero Arts (sentiment)/ patterned paper=K & Company/ cardstock=SU! Certainly Celery
Technique: I embossed paper with a white core & then sanded it lightly to create the white dots.

"Friends 4 ever" I used DCWV embossed paper, and various other patterned papers. All three critters were cut out and paper pieced together. I embossed the turtle shell with diamonds in the rough , the turtle body was embossed with spots & dots, and the bee wings were embossed with d'vine swirls. I also used color bok olive ink and QQ-green w/envy ink pad. The lettering was cut from Hippie Chick die set, and the paper flowers are from Making Memories.
I bought this little wooden "purse/bag" from Michael's for a dollar!! I painted it and added some gold glimmer mist (I wasn't sure how it would be on wood but it is okay)..I used my scribble flower cuttlebug die to cut my flower.. the inside layer is some flocked paper and then the outside is just white card stock. I used some rik rac to make the "stems"...I think this would be a great way to give a gift to someone.. instead of the traditional gift bag..
Cricut Carts: Paper Doll Dress Up (leprechan), Mini Monograms (circle)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Traffic Jam (background) and Argyle (hat) Offray Green ribbon
Paper: lt and dk green cs, yellow cs, black cs, peach cs
Ink: Studio g (dk green), Martha Stewart (white)
Pens: Crayola (black-face/hat), Jelly Roll (white-eyes), atyou Spica (blue-eyes/gold-hat) computer generated saying w/ swirl stamps from studio g doodlecharms bling (green)
All you have to do to win is submit a card using Mr. Linky below (please use a direct link back to your submission) and on March 31st We will put Mr. Randomer to work !
We can't wait to see all your creations! So get busy with all that GREEN!< For more green theme inspiration click here


  1. Do the Challenges go until the end of the month? And how do you pick a winner?

  2. the challenges do go until the last day of the month. We use Mr. Randomer to pick the winner.

  3. Sorry if I double linked! thanks for the opportunity!!!

    Caroline (aka Doxieluv01 on Cricut MB)

  4. Love the green theme. Fit perfectly with what was rolling around in my head.