Sunday, August 31, 2008

NEW Cuttlebug Sample's

Happy Labor Day...
Before I start with my post today I would just like to thank all of you for ALL of your warm comments on my blog yesterday! It was so nice to read each and every post so I thank each and every one of you, it really warms my heart! :)


Today's project is using the NEW Christmas Cuttlebug embossing folder's from Cut At Home. For this project I used the Christmas Ornament embossing folder. To start, I cut out two circles for the embossing and two more for the background. To add a little detail, I stitched the two circles together and added a middle layer of chipboard for stability. To hold the twine, I used the tab punch and inserted it in the middle layer. Once the pieces were all adhered, I sponged on some white ink to make the ornaments pop.



All six ornaments fit in this custom box I made. To make the box I used an 8 1/1 x 11 piece of cardstock.

Here are the instructions ~

Score the 8 1/2 x 11 at 3/4" (long ways) and again at 4 3/4. Turn and score at 3 3/4, 3/4, 3 3/4, 3/4 and the rest can be folded in. Depending on your box, fold in all of the scored area's and put the box together. Once the box is folded, you will notice what area's need to be cut off. Since I wanted my box to close, I kept the middle section and used it for the flap of my box. For those that are interested, I will try to post a template for the box in the coming week.


For the decoration of my box, I used the Winter House embossing folder from Cut At Home. Since I LOVE to use my Janome sewing machine, I added some fun stitching to the front layers as well. **For those that are curious about this machine, I totally recommend getting it! It's so small and compact and for those that have little experience sewing, no worries, they have step by step instructions too. Just so all of you know... I have not done any kind of sewing since the 7th grade, if I can do it, so can you!! LOL :)

On Tuesday I have will be posting some other fun samples using these embossing folders from Cut At Home. Please stop by then and let me know what you think...

Don't forget to sign up for the Blog Candy Giveaway, I will announce a winner on September 6th.

BIG hugs to all,

25 comments:

Shirley said...

Whoa! What a gtreat way to use the Ornament folder and what a great slip tie. The folder for them is just wonderful too.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this folder card is stunning. The embossed village scenery with the snow mountain is gorgeous. This is going to be one lucky recipient. Warm regards.

texasjodylynn said...

Awesome projects! I passed on that embossing folder you used on the ornaments and now I want it! grrrr! LOL Very pretty!

Amanda McIlhatton said...

Fantastic ideas for the folders. I love the baubles and the snowy scene. (I decided to stop eating chocolate today and then I spy your delicious banner and I can't get chocs out of my head!!!)

PAS said...

Love the stitched details on your items. I haven't had the nerve to try stitching yet, but your snow scene inspires me to give it a go.

Cindy Haffner said...

How coool are these Jen, love em!

Marlou said...

fabulous ideas!!! love them!! :) thanks for sharing :)

Paula said...

I absolutely love the Winter House card. Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Love what you did with the CB folders.
Could you give some details on the sewing machine you used.
Thanks
Lindalee

Bunny B said...

Gorgeous folder card! I love it!

Sally said...

Wonderful gift idea - the ornaments and the holder to put them in. These are really beautiful, and you've gotten me thinking about what I can come up with. Thanks so much for the idea.

Sally

Jennifer said...

I love this idea! What a fun project to do as a little gift for the holidays.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh jennifer. you are so talented. I love both projects

Vicki

Radiogirl said...

Yes, I do love stitching. I like the use of the white ink too.

Viv said...

Noooo HATE sewing! Don't encourage me!!!! LOL I've looked into getting a Janome and might pluck up the courage after seeing these gorgeous ideas of yours.
Happy Crafting! Viv xx

Ann said...

What fabulous designs. Wow and double wow.

Ann xxx

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow, Jennifer, these are just gorgeous! Love the ornaments, and the little box. I have no idea how you sew so evenly around a circle - it just totally amazes me! Just beautiful.

Nancy said...

Oh my...these are just gorgeous! Now I will be on the hunt for the holiday folders.

Lynda Benden said...

How cute are these and how did I miss this post?!?!? Oh my gosh, now that I am out of my hole ~ these are all AWESOME girlfriend!

Sarah Elliott said...

You are soooo talented, I absolutely love those ornaments!

Kristine said...

WOW...these are so beautiful!! I love the softness of blue/white and that cb folder--WOW! ;)

Anonymous said...

Those are great ideas for using the embossing folders! Thanks for showing us.

Swedie

Chris said...

oh I'm so happy you stopped by my blog because that made me visit YOUR blog and it's amazing!! So many wonderful creations - you are so talented! :)

These would be awesome as gift tags.

Jenn said...

Your embossing is beautiful! I really need to try it!

Thanks for sharing!
Jenn
http://www.LearnHowToMakeHolidayBows.com

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