Saturday, August 8, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #43

At the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog they are celebrating digital stamps. If you play along, Maggie will send you some digital stamps to use in your creation. I got so excited over the challenge I made a box and three cards to put in it.

This is the top of my box which is made from light blue card stock. I used a patterned paper and embossed with the Argyle embossing folder. The digital stamp is in the middle outlined with yellow card stock. I added some felt flowers.

One the side of the box I used the same patterned paper but embossed "with love" with the embossing folder of the same name. It ties in with the cards which you will see next!

On this card I used kraft card stock for the base and the same patterned paper from the box. Now here's my "duh" moment with the stamp embossing folders and the die cut that you get when you buy the Cuttlebug. Until today I didn't know those two things went together. I was reading my email today and someone asked should you emboss first and then die cut or should you cut first and then emboss. And I'm thinking to myself, "What's she talking about?" Then the light returned to my brain and I realized what the die cut was for. So I had to try out using the two together, which of course I had never done until today. DUH! The digi is great "You R the Best!" And I used a friendship sentiment on the inside.

I decided to stay with very simple cards for this project. This color combo is very different for me. The base card stock is almost a pumpkin color. Since the patterned paper had that color in it I went with that. I embossed the With Love and a line of dots. I sponged the digi with pumpkin colored ink but it's difficult to tell in this picture. And last but not least (cause this one is my favorite!)

This one is definitely more my style. Very simple. I used a Martha Stuart punch and used both sides of the punched patterned paper. I embossed the stemmed flowers from the With Love embossing folder and added the digi. I sponged the digi with blue ink but it's difficult to tell in this picture. This one definitely looks much better IRL!

Well, there you have my creations for today! Thanks so much to the challenge blog and Maggie at MlamarreDesigns for the digital stamps and all the fun I had using them. I'm looking forward to the next Cuttlebug Challenge! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Take care and thanks for stopping and reading this book today!

Happy inking,


Michelle said...

wow donna! you have been SO busy! everything youve created is wonderful!.and i love the embossed looks super!

TFS! and Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!

Christine said...

Lovely box! I love how you used the "manly" arglye folder with a bunch of "pretty" stuff! And you cards are just gorgeous! :)

Angie said...

These are fabulous hun,
Love all the cards and the box,

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna:)
Your cards and box are `gorgeous`
Great use of those stamps...
`Thanks` for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenge


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow donna! these are all fabulous! love em!


Maggie said...

omg you just rawk those stamps. I luv luv the cards, so versatile :)

June Houck said...

Wow, wow, wow! You went to town on this challenge :)

June Houck
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog

Alysabeth said...

Great cards:o) Thanks for subscribing to my blog and good luck with my candy:o)

Cassie said...

wow! lots of projects - so fun!! the last one is esp. my favorite! i love the way you have the embossed daisy and then the image. great design! thanks for joining in the fun at CBC!

Jenn K said...

Cute Cute!!

Meda said...

Oh, Donna! This is awesome! I love the different look o the 3 cards. They are usually coordinated. And I really like the first two of them.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This set is fantastic! I love the colours and that box is SO sweet with the embossing on the side & the felt and bling. Ultra adorable! :o)

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