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, April 1, 2010

Challenge #3

APRIL is here! That means a new challenge here at the Cuttlebug Blog! This months THEME is FLOWER POWER! Create anything you would like with flowers and your Cuttlebug. We are all so excited that spring is on its way we thought what a perfect opportunity to share some spring inspiration.
This months yummy prize is from the new Kioshi collection from Basic Grey is absolutely beautiful and perfect for any spring theme. Oh! and don't forget the Flower Soft to give your flowers the power! Thanx to our sponsor CrazyScraps for offering up this SWEET spring package!
1- Basic Grey Kioshi 12x12 Single Paper- Rebun
1- Basic Grey Kioshi 12x12 Single Paper- Water Lily
1- Basic Grey Kioshi 12x12 Single Paper-Anason
1- Basic Grey Kioshi Glazed Brad (24 ct)
1- Flower soft Ultra Fine - Raspberry Fizz (20ml)
1- Cuttlebug Pop Culture Embossing Borders

Here are the Design Teams FLOWER POWER projects... Inspiration Galore!

I used the Pop culture borders on the easter egg sections, and the Chicky was embossed with the Textiles embossing folder and paper pieced together. I added lots of silk flowers with metal brad centers and the corners were cut from the Fancy Corner die cuts and stickled. I also used the Pop culture borders embossing folders on various areas of my picture frame borders.

I chose to make a stair card..I have fallen in love with making these cards and using the Pop Culture border embossing folders are great for these types of cards!! I used my cuttlebug to emboss the front paper..and used my cricut for the rest of the cuts.

Recipe: pop culture borders cuttlebug embossing folder, Bo Bunny pattern paper,
Bazzill cardstock,CTMH blank small goodie box, prima flowers and my around the block paper tagger.
Just a little side note... i love flowers, but like them to "move" on my projects.
By paper tagging them they can "wiggle" just a little. It is my favorite way to attach flowers to any project!

RECIPE: Cuttlebug embossing folder=Pop Culture/ Cuttlebug die=Flowers/ cardstock=So Saffron(SU!), Cool Mint(Coredinations)/ patterned paper=Paisley & Petals(SEI)/ stamp=Bloom(SU!)/ ribbon(SU!).
TECHNIQUE: I embossed the Coredinations paper then sanded until enough blue came through and I cut out the flowers and curled them to stand away from the paper.
Cuttlebug embossing border: 2 Pop Culture(flower pot, flower, trim), textile (flower pot)
Cricut Design Studio: Hello Kitty Font, Opposites Attract font, Walk in my garden.
Cricut Carts used: Walk in my garden (flowers, caterpillar)
Doodlebug Bling
Martha Stewart border punch
For more information on projects made by our DT check out their blogs to the left!

So, now you know what the prize is.... And you know how to win. What are you waiting for? Join in!
Note: *don't be afraid of our new linky! It is just like Mr. Linky - But you get to see the projects posted! YAY!!!! Click on the "add your link" button and the link boxes come up just like Mr. Linky!


  1. Lynne, Do you have instructions on how to make the stair card.. They look super cute..

    I love the embossing on the egg.

  2. Lynn that card is GREAT thanks for sharing ...

  3. Wow, some of those projects did not look like it came from a beginner.

    Nice stuff.

  4. Here is the scoring parts of the card:
    start with a pc of 10.5 x 5 cardstock
    score 1.25" - 2.5" - 4.25", 6" and at 8.25"
    Then fold them back and forth like an accordian and decorate!

  5. Wow every single creation in this post is just awesome!!