Welcome to the Cuttlebug Sketch Hour!
My name is Lori Boyd.
A few weeks ago, I was putting away a pile of Cardstock Scraps (I never throw scraps away).
I was thinking, there has to be something I can do with these long strips of Cardstock. Then, I remembered a fun little craft project my class had done way back when I was in elementary school. Weaved Place mats! Remember, those? I am sure we all have made one at some point!!! Excited with my idea (this may have already been done, but I haven't seen it) I got right to work and Voila!! This was the outcome of what I thought was one of my grandest of grand ideas!!
A Weave Card
1 to 2 Cuttlebug Folders of your choice
Card stock or Designer Paper
Colors of your choice. Length depends on the size of card you want.
Quality is important to me so I use Stampin' Up!
Paper Cutter For nice long neat, even cuts
Sizzix Bigz Top Note Die
(or any other tool that would allow you to make a frame for your woven art)
Stamp Set or Embellishments of your choice
The length is up to you. I cut mine 8" long.
Start your weave by lining up all the strips of one color of card stock or designer paper.
Until it is as big as you want it to be. Push the strips of paper together as tight as you desire, then place a few pieces of scotch tape on the back to hold in place.
Simply run through your Cuttlebug machine.
Now, you are ready to assemble your card.
I used Sizzix Bigz Top Note from Stampin' Up! for my frame.
And YES!! These do work with the Cuttlebug!! Yipee!
Here is the sandwich you will need: Plate B, Die(facing upwards), Card Stock & Plate B
Using your Snail Adhesive, adhere your woven art piece to a pre-cut and pre-folded piece of card stock(your card base). Then, affix your frame (can be a circle, scallop, square, etc) with Stampin' Dimensionals over the edges to hide the mess! And you are now ready to embellish!!!
Tah-Dah!!! I decided to embellish my card using the Dreams de Jour Stamp Set from SU!
I heat embossed the sentiment and the butterflies with black embossing powder, then adhered them using Stampin' Dimensionals. And topped it all off with a little loose sponging effect using Versamark.
I hope I have offered a bit of inspiration!
Now, for the fun part!!
I am super excited to see your versions of my tutorial. So, go start weavin'!!
Then come back here and show off your masterpieces!! And let me know what you think of my first ever tutorial!!!
I will draw a winning card or project next Saturday. The winner will receive a custom made personalized small By LORi Designs Plate and $5 off your next Stampin' Up! order through ME!!
This is so exciting and your comments have made me so happy, that...I have decided to award
3 - 2nd place winning cards as well, each of the 3 winners will also receive $5 off their next Stampin' Up! purchase through me!! So there you go more chances to win!! NOW run to your supplies, it's Cuttlebug Time!!!!
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Thank You all for joining the fun!