Sunday, June 16, 2013

New card using the Cuttlebug!



I'm mainly a big Cricut user but sometimes, they just don't have what I need in a cut. So I have bought a few dies for specific cuts to use in my Cuttlebug. This card uses 2 Cuttlebug folders, one for the 3/4 front page and the second for the inside page. The flower is a Sizzix cut from their beautiful die called Tattered Florals. Then I found this video that takes this cut to a whole new level.

Tattered florals tutorial on Youtube

The inside button of the flower is just a thin strip of light cardstock cut about a quarter inch wide and a couple inches long. I then cut thin strips along the length of it, rolled it up around a toothpick, glued the end to the roll and then glued this tube to my flower. Once the glue was dry I pressed back the little cuts to make the middle of the flower.

The leaf is a new die by Cottage Cutz. I bought a butterfly die and leaf die because they are very pretty. I went to their website and watched a video on how to use them in my Cuttlebug. I tried paper, thin cardstock and thick cardstock...all with the same results, the die does not cut through or evenly. I tried researching my problem but I just can't find much info on the die itself. Just to make sure, I tested some of my Spellbinders and Sizzlets to make sure it wasn't my Cuttlebug, it wasn't. First time I have so much trouble cutting with a die in my Cuttlebug...never had a problem before.

Anyways, I really like how it all came together, thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Saving the baby

This was taken just a few hundred feet from where I work. I love photography! This beautiful baby barn owl suddenly disappeared this week....I had just taken a bunch of photos on Saturday night. It fell down three stories and was found unhurt. We tried calling the conservation officer and got no answer. So one of the girls at work was putting her in a kennel and bringing her to a farm that had an unused barn. Don't know if they will save her. Her twin and mother disappeared. We can't even get up there to check to see if they left or somebody was cruel and killed them. We just don't know. In the meantime, we will keep an eye out for the other two and try to save the baby that fell....

Friday, June 7, 2013

Knifty Knitter Raffia Flowers

I was surfing Pinterest this morning and found this pin (see link) on using the flower loom to make raffia flowers. I have made the flowers with yarn and ribbon but never raffia. What a great idea! Just had to pass this onto my readers! I see new door wreaths in my future for the fall! Now I just have to find some colored raffia!

Make raffia flowers with the knifty knitter loom