Monday, August 18, 2008

two kraft cards

I decided to make some cards using kraft cardstock for a different look.

This first one uses the With Gratitude Cuttlebug A2 embossing folder. I also embossed the patterned cardstock using the Distressed Stripes folder and accented the stripes with some Memento dye ink. The stamp images are all by Chatterbox and stamped using Mementos. I embellished with a couple of Robin's Nest dew drops.

This card was made using the Sizzix XL scalloped card die. I embossed using the new Argyle Cuttlebug A2 embossing folder and one of the new border dies. The patterned cardstock was cut using a scalloped rectangle Nestabilities die and the white layer was cut and embossed using a regular rectangle Nestabilities die. The stamps here were also Chatterbox and stamped using Memento dye inks. I embellished with leaves and a flower by Prima and a Robin's Nest dew drop.

Here are a couple of tips I'd like to mention here:
  • Usually 12" long cardstock needs to be used with the XL scalloped die. I cheated since I only had 8 1/2" by 11" kraft cardstock. I used the 11" length, scored, and folded it in half, that is, at the 5 1/2" mark. I then placed the prefolded card so that the fold was parallel to, but about a 1/2" below the scoring bar, and the rest of the card covered the blades. The scallops were cut out, but the fold was left untouched. You could do this using the Cuttlebug as well as the Big Shot. Just a way to "cheat" a little if you don't have 12" X 12" cardstock.
  • This next tip is one that I touched on before, but it's worth mentioning again. If you have the Sizzix crease pad, you can use it to simultaneously cut and emboss using your Nesties. That's what I did here and it really is a time-saver! Just use it in place of the clear plate that you'd normally use on top of your stack.
That's it for now. I'll just add that anyone is welcome to enter my celebration giveaway. Feel free to scroll down to see the prize and put your name in for a chance to win if you're interested. And thanks to all who've had such nice things to say in the comments. :-)


  1. I love your blog! You always have such great ideas. Do you know if it is possible to simultaneously cut and emboss the nestabilities in the cuttlebug or just in the other machines.

  2. I LOVE this blog!!!! Every time I come here I get more great ideas. I actually spent a few hours yesterday getting everything in any way connected to my CB organized and all together- so I can try out this fabulous ideas here.

    Thanks for a GREAT blog!

  3. Love that first card! I gotta have that embossing folder!

  4. Fabulous cards ... love the embossing on kraft.

  5. These cards are lovely! I love that you embossed the DP - it came out beautiful! TFS


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