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April 24, 2014

An Oldie But Goodie and Another Studio Cutting File


Hi, everyone!
Thursday's are Oldie But Goodie Days at Catch the Bug Blog
I love OBG day because I can break out some of my favorite Bugaboo Stamps to play with, and have an excuse to show them on my blog! lol! (As if I need an excuse, right?!)

Today I am using the Mini Set Spring Stuff from Bugaboo Stamps.  I know you have seen me use images from this set before: it is definitely one of my favorite go-to sets for all things springy! These little bees and honeycomb are so cute, I think!

I am on a major spending freeze for craft stuff, and actually doing okay with that. It has forced me to learn to use my cutting machine more, as when I see new dies that are released, you know, the "must-haves-seldom-used".....well, I do my darndest to figure out a way to make them cut files. I love, love. love the Elizabeth Crafts dies that are pop-ups, and the Sizzix Flip-Its dies are awesome! I just can't fork over $20-$30 for a die (even when I'm NOT on a spending freeze!) 

Anyhow, this is my card, which I created the card base cut file in my Silhouette Studio Software. (Visit my Cutting Files for Sale Tab to find out how you can purchase this). It is inspired by a Sizzix die. I actually thought I had this cut figured out, made a card base, and realized it had more cutting areas on it than needed, so I had to revamp it to get it right. It was a learning experience. It has been a while (three years) since leaving my job, so being able to use my mechanical skills was fun! :)

This is a tough card base shape to photograph, so here are a few pics to help you visualize what's going on with my images on this Z-Fold.

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It didn't help that I made the mistake of using two thick card stocks, layered, before adding my image layer. It made it difficult to lay the card completely flat (though I did manage, eventually). 

I used my Silhouette machine to do some Print and Cut for the image layers and shapes. I didn't add any dp, or any bling. Amazing! Almost never happens for me! lol! The inside circles, which I didn't manage a great photo of - sorry, say "Just", "Buzzin'" & "By".

Please feel free to browse my blog, I'd love to be your inspiration for your next project! :0) If you're not already a follower, and like what I create, please consider following me! :0) ====>>

Pick up this cute Bugaboo image, and others, over at the Bugaboo Stamps Store, and make sure you also jump over to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: it's where you can find out all the lastest "dish" on what challenges are happening and what other challenge sites that Bugaboo is sponsoring (more chances to win some free Bugaboo!). It's also where you can check out all the other fantastic DT projects, including the OBG (Oldie But Goodie) stuff, the ABC (Anything But a Card) items, and the Tuesday New Releases......plus so much more!

One more thing before I wrap this up....be on the lookout for the upcoming Bugaboo Christmas in July Week Long Celebration! This is always a favorite, with lots of FREE images given away for participating in our challenges that week! I'll have more details on that as the date draws nearer.
 

Also, I am now assisting the DT Coordinator with some of the more routine things at Catch the Bug Blog to fill in some time for our wonderful Ms. Min, who is expecting Baby #1, and is happily preparing for the arrival! I'm helping out with some posting duties, and I'm also helping out by choosing a Bugaboo Stamps Fan of the Month! So......if you're a fan of Bugaboo Stamps (and who isn't, right?!), make sure you're posting your Bugaboo cards on your blog because I'm poking around Blog-land looking for YOU! :)

Happy Crafting!

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6 comments:

  1. Just adorable Cheryl Ann. Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINGS WITH WINGS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  2. Cute card. Love the layout and the fold.

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  3. Ditto! I love this card file...you did a great job creating AND decorating it!

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  4. What a fab card, love the great design, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

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  5. Such a fun card, I love that flip flop style it makes for a unique surprise when you give someone the card.
    Thanks so much for playing with us at Creative Moments this fortnight! We hope to see you again soon!

    Lisa - CM DT

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  6. This is really impressive! I've had something like this on my to-do list for my MTC. Maybe once finals are over and Beanie is out of school, I'll have some free time.

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