Tuesday, July 14, 2009

my new Cuttlebug embossing folders are here!

I knew that the new folders that I'd ordered were on the way, but I didn't dream that they could possibly arrive so soon! Imagine that thrill of hearing the dog bark and seeing the Big Brown Truck out front! Yes! The box was imprinted with the HSN logo! Hey, it was a deal that I couldn't pass up, eh?

They arrived in a fairly small box with these 11 folders each wrapped in its own plastic sleeve. I like that there wasn't a lot of extra waste, though I usually do manage to put the backings to good use.

Here's another look at them. Just had to look up all their names so I could label each one.

This card was debossed with the new Moroccan Screen embossing folder then inked with Memento Dandelion ink. Just as a side note, this folder debosses rather than embosses if you place it inside the folder with the Cuttlebug logo facing the front. I then embossed with the Owl Flourish folder--double 'bossing--and accented it with Memento inks and added the die cut sentiment, also by Cuttlebug. The decorative scoring on the card front was made using the Scor-It.

I've always liked the look of embossing on decorative card stock and papers. This is some DCWV Taj Mahal card stock that I embossed using the new C'bug Victoria folder. I accented the embossing with white craft ink. The sentiment is by Hero Arts. The flowers are Primas and the decorative pearls are by Kaisercraft.

This is the Celtic Knot embossing folder that I used on some polished stone card stock. I accented the embossing with Memento ink. This is one of the folders that is supposedly only available if the new folders are purchased as a set. I think the other is the Harlequin design. The stamps used are by Scottish Borders Stamping. The die cut was made using a Spellbinders scalloped circle Nestabilities die and the accent scores near the sentiment were made using the Scor-It.

I can't say that I would have purchased all of these at the regular price, but for what amounted to just a bit more than $3 per folder, including shipping and handling, it seemed worth it to go for the bundle. These were delivered very quickly, too! Kudos to HSN for that. I was very pleasantly surprised. :-)


  1. your blog is very inspiring.Lots of great ideas.I'm drooling over the new cuttlebug folders.Can you tell me whereyou got them? What does HSN stand for? Does some one have them in stock & ready to take orders & ship? I'd love to order them. Thanks.

  2. Those are cool! I couldn't find them on the HSN site.What is the item number? LOve your cards too....loooooovvveeelly!!!

  3. Help! I could not find them on the HSN site either...Can you give details or order number?
    BTW, loved what you did with them!


  4. Thanks for the comments, everyone! HSN is the Home Shopping Network. Just add a dot com to find it. Unfortunately, the new Cuttlebug bundle of folders was a special event with the special pricing, so it's currently sold out. I don't know if they're planning to run a special like that again. With CHA coming up before too long the folders should start showing up in stores soon. I know a lot of online vendors are offering them for preorder. None for quite the bargain that the HSN bundle was though. I'll keep my eyes open and post if I hear anything though.

  5. Hi Jay,
    If you wouldn't mind giving us the HSN item number, I could put it on a wish list...
    Thanks, Sandi

  6. I have no problem with giving you the item #. The reason that I didn't is because when I put it in the search box on HSN, it shows no matches for the item #. From my invoice, it was item #486-000. It may have been pulled after it sold out during their special event. One time deal maybe?

  7. YIPPIE for me too. I got in on that special too and happily received mine on Wednesday. I've been playing all week. I like your idea with the double embossing. I think the one you referred to as Victorian or Harlequin is the "Floral." I don't believe the Victorian is in our package deal. I TV'od the show, so I would get the folder names which wasn't mentioned often. Then I checked a few sites that had them for pre-order to get close-up pics. Like you, there are 2 or 3 I probably wouldn't have bought, but who can beat that smokin' deal they had. I hope they'll be back with a Christmas goodie special.BTW,I so enjoy your blog.

  8. Hi Erica. It was fun to get in on a great deal! I'd ordered my folders the night before they previewed them, so I didn't get a chance to see them in action, not that it would have made a difference. LOL! But I did get the list of the folders that were included in this package from the information that HSN had posted on their site. The Victoria folder that I have looks like the ones on the other sites that are offering it for preorder, so I'm reasonably certain that I labeled that one correctly. I will say that it looks a lot like the Floral Screen folder from the last release. Maybe that's the one you're thinking of?

    Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you've been having as much fun playing with these folders as I have! :-)

  9. OY VEY! (sp), DUH! Mia Culpa...what made me think I knew more than a CB designer from The Cuttlebug Challenge blog? You are 100% correct. I do have the Victoria. I'm gonna copy your idea (and list) and label them. Please forgive my presumptiousness.
    Erica (me and my big mouth...thank you for your gentleness in setting me straight :)

  10. No worries, Erica, and no need for forgiveness. I appreciate it when people bring possible errors to my attention. I try to post accurate information, so if I mess up, I'd rather hear about it so that I don't end up misleading anyone or sending them on wild goose chases.

    Thanks for dropping by again, and I hope that you've had some fun crafting this weekend. :-)


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