Cool new website

Anyone interested in what Heidi Swapp, Rhona Farrer or Janet Hopkins has to say or their digital designs will love their new website called House of 3.  I see some cool digital designs already available by Rhonna Ferrar.

I am soon done

I sure am having fun playing with the cuttlebug and embossing folders, along with my spellbinder dies.  Some of the cards I got finished today show that.

Embossing with Spellbinders on Cuttlebug

I just got my first spellbinder die and decided to google my computer for using it with my cuttlebug.   I found some neat Utube demos and read a couple of articles and I found this new information at this blogging site by Elle Hutson. See here. I really found the use of spellbinder dies and cuttlebug machines very informative on her site.  I never knew that you could emboss using your spellbinder dies.  However, since I did not have the Spellbinder magnetic mat or their tan emboss mat, I found of different ways to emboss my dies.  More explanations for use of spellbinders on  cuttlebug here

I tried two methods and they both worked very well.  I took the rubber backings that came with my Unique Boutique stamps.   So I used A plate, B Plate, 2 rubber mats, card, spellbinder die facing down and then B to get an embossed edge.  The unfortunate part is that these rubber mats are small.  So I had an old mouse pad here and cut it the size of the plates for the cuttlebug and instead of using 2 rubber mats, I only used this alone and it worked with amazing results.

i already knew the combination for the quickutz dies on my cuttlebug which is A, B, Cardstock, die, and C.

I am off to play some more and will show some after I have finished.

Cuttlebug and spellbinders dies

It’s unbelievable the techniques and instructions all about scrapbooking that you can find at UTube.  Wendy from SF shared this with us and I wanted to share it here.  I am in the market for a new diecut machine even though I own a quickutz tool and a cuttlebug and the more I learn about which dies are adaptable for which machine, it will make my decision making easier.   Click here for a video



Coolest technique

This technique was taught by Lovebug Stephanie on Lovebug Scrapbooking and it is so cool.  I had a Scenic Route chipboard bird that I painted with metallic silver paint.  You can use any metallic colour that you wish but I only had silver.   We then covered the painted chipboard with glue.  We were told school white glue can be used but  I choose Aleene’s tacky glue.   We then held our chipboard over a lit candle and let it burn the glue to a charred and wrinkled effect.  It is supposed to give you a metallic embellishment.    I had a generous layer of glue so had to make sure the glue was dry first.   After that we buffed the chipboard piece with paper towel and sealed it with a fixative.   I did some minor modifications to mine.  Before I sealed  it, I wanted to add a bit of colour so I chose green metallic rub on to give it a hint of colour.  I also added a Kaiser Craft pearl for the eye.   I loved my class at Lovebug where they are offering more classes in the future.  Thanks to Stephanie I will use the technique again.  Also mentioned here