My New Toy

I am still recuperating from VACATION LAUNDRY, one of my least favorite things to tackle!!  So while I am wrestling whites, darks, and lights.... Let me introduce you to my new toy.
I am lucky enough that two of my close friends (who happen to be married to each other!) both work at Provo Craft ... you know the same company that produces the Cricut!  They are both the experts of craftiness!  They just happened to have an extra Cuttlebug and offered it to me for nothing short of a dinner date!
I am so excited to try out this little guy!  The Cuttlebug is an embossing machine, and I really think this has been the missing link in my card making.  Now I think I will enjoy card making that much more!!  Hip hip hooray!  I am having way too much fun shopping for the different embossing folders that create the different embossing patterns.
Do any of you already own a Cuttlebug and have any favorite embossing folders?  Any tricks or tips for me?  I have never been a huge paper crafter, but maybe I just needed this new toy....
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  1. The Henderson Family says

    I've had mine for a while and love embossing. My favorite folder is the Swiss Dots. Also – if you ever use it for cutting you'll want a separate set of spacer plate thingies. Once you have cut with them, they get slice marks, and those marks transfer to your paper when you are embossing. Enjoy your new toy!!!

  2. LuckyStarErin says

    that is really cool! I am excited to see what you make with it:)

  3. Jen @ says

    How lucky!! What fun projects you are going to make. I can't wait to see!


  4. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says

    Oh, you lucky little stinker! A Cuttlebug is on my list of things to get one day. Tim Holtz has some fabulous new dies out that I am pretty sure will work with this machine. I am uber jealous! Now we really do need to be neighbors… 😉

  5. You are one lucky girl! I have been wanting one of those! I can't wait to see what you create with it! Just know I am drooling over here while I am trying to control my jealousy!lol have a great day girlie!

  6. I love how easily this "dresses" up a plain card. I am lazy so I just purchase the pre-made cards from Joann's/Michaels (with my 40% off of course) and then just run it through. SO easy and SO cute. I have only had it a few months so haven't done anything crazy yet! Looking forward to see what you make! Oh, and like the Henderson family said…probably wise to use separate plates for embossing and die-cutting.

  7. Roo @ NiceGirlNotes says

    What does it do and do I need it!? 🙂

  8. Oooh I can't wait to hear about it! I'm making wedding invitations soon – would it work for that???


  9. Oh you'll just love it! I have one and it's great!!

  10. Yay! That is so exciting!

  11. I have to agree with The Henderson Family…my fav is the Swiss dots. So many uses for that one. I also have one that looks like handwriting. I've use that one quite a bit when making cards for guys.

  12. Amy @ Positively Splendid says

    I have always wanted a Cuttlebug! You are going to have so much fun!

    Alison, I am so thrilled to see how quickly your blog is growing! You are doing such an amazing job!

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