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. :-)