Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Say Hello To My Little Friend!" and Get A Prize

Ok, cheesy title, however, true it is! I would like you to meet my little friend and newest workspace do-dah-


This little critter embosses and cuts out paper for scrap-booking and all kinds of other paper projects!!  You might ask yourself, "Why would Cayton need that?", well, I enjoy it because you can use it not only for paper but for fabric too!! I have been using it to cut out applique shapes for my scarves and hats and also to make cute headband adornments! Remember the flower headbands from the latest shoot-

Yup, my trusty Cuttlebug cut those out for me!! I love how versatile it is. I can not only cut out paper, felt, and fabric but I can use almost any embossing or cutting plate out there on the market today!! SOOO many options and so little time, if you know what I am saying.

These plates cut and emboss; I used them for the flowers on the headband and they aren't for the CuttleBug at all! The following is an awesome video that I found which inspired me to make my fabric flowers and actually get a CuttleBug in the first place(project is on the top of their main page, customcrops.com- link below)-

I love that video series and also their website. Custom Crops has great products and specials which make many scrap-booking supplies very affordable. The other website for Cuttlebug items that I really like is ohmycrafts.com. They have the green Cuttlebug (color before the blue one) on sale for only $40!!! I purchased the blue Cuttlebug because it came with some other supplies that I needed, (refer to picture at top of post) it was $80.

One, thing I should mention that caused me a bit of frustration was that when you cut paper or fabric with the CuttleBug the shape of that die gets impressed on the plastic spacer plates that come with the Cuttlebug. I thought that my Cuttlebug was messed up when I ran a die through it for the first time so I called Provo Craft (makers of the CuttleBug) and asked them if this was a normal occurrence and and they assured me that it was. So, I'm telling you so you do not have to call them like I did! :) Also, depending on how often you use your CuttleBug, the spacer plates that come with it do need to be replaced and are easy to find at retailers near you!

**Because I love my CuttleBug and YOU my followers I will be giving away one of my lovely  flower headbands!!All you have to do to get entered is leave a comment under this post. Your comment can be about anything you want.. love comments...they kinda sorta make my day! The winner of this giveaway will be announced in the beginning of next week so get yourself entered now!!**

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