Greetings, crafty girls! I am so excited to be a guest designer today for Die Cuts R Us! My name is Amanda Profumo (aka: Crafty Paper Girl) and I have been crafting for a long time! As a child I was always coloring and making things and the passion has followed me through life! I started stamping/card making at 16 and scrapbooking began in college. So, I have been into the thick of things for about 15 years! I have three small children, which are usually my scrapbook subjects and my card making has actually become a fun and lucrative business! Enough about me...
And now, for some craftiness! My husband gave me a Cuttlebug for Christmas. I had never used one before, but all my friends said I needed one! Well, they were right! I LOVE it! I ordered some Cuttlebug embossing folders and a set of Spellbinders dies from the DCRU store and as soon as they arrived, I started to play! And now, well, lets just say I'm hooked!
I used the swiss dots embossing folder on this card (it's my favorite!) and some leftover scraps of my Cosmo Cricket Snorkel paper. I hand cut the red hearts and the sentiment banner. The zig-zag strip is from Bazzill's, Just the Edge. I dressed up a few of the embossed dots with Basic Grey's Opaline half pearls. The card measures 5 inches square.
Other sentiments you can use with fish: "Birthday Fishes" and "Best Fishes".
After experimenting with my super cool Cuttlebug on various sheets of cardstock, I decided to try vellum. I got out a piece of green scrap and ran it through with the number embossing folder. Take a look...
Loved the way it turned out! And it was scrap paper! I made it into a birthday card for a special 3 year old and wanted the number "3" to really stand out. I flipped the vellum over and took my brown marker and colored it in. Then, attached it to my card with vellum adhesive. I also added that fancy label die cut that I also used the Cuttlebug for! I inked the edges, added some rub-ons, a chipboard "3", twine and a cute fabric covered brad and viola! A fantastic birthday card is born!
I hope you enjoyed my show and tell and feel a little inspired! Get out your Cuttlebug and make some cards, and if you don't have one, GET ONE! You won't be sorry!