Sunday, September 30, 2007

Spilling creative juices.

Melanie came over yesterday to play with my new cool tool, the Tag A Long. She already loves doing handmade cards, so introducing her to yet another way to decorate them, well, she was all a-quiver. (Is that a word??)

i had emailed Sizzix to ask them whether or not i could use the Cuttlebug dies in the Sizzix machine, and got the reply that, yes i could, but i might need to use a shim. (Not to be confused with a "shiv" though i expect you could use a shiv as a shim, if need be.) Cuttlebug has these cute 2 part dies that punch out a background shape and then the shape of a hand-drawn outline. They come in butterflies, hearts, flowers, etc. Being the good little consumer i am, i went to my local Michael's and bought the flower die set. So not only did Mel get to experience the Tag A Long for the first time, she got to share in the experience of the new 2 part flower die. It reminded us of 2 part rubber stamp sets by Stampin' Up! and Close To My Heart. ANYway, a good time was had by all!

At the top: Mel's 2 cards, which i love! and my first card. Below is the second one i did, which i ruined when i tried to use embossing powder on the petals. This is as close a look as i'm gonna let you get.


equichick8 said...

Hey Julie,
I really liked your cards that you made. And since you are my neighbor in the real world as well as in cyberspace, I get to come over and see the card you will only let the cyberfolk see from 10 feet away. Besides, I want to finish my card too...

Thanks for sharing the joy of card making and scrapbooking supplies with me.

julia said...

You can see the card, but it's rather disappointing. But by all means, come finish your card and make more!!! Pretty fun, eh?

limbolady said...

YIPPEE! I actually feel semi-famous ;P That WAS an awful lot of fun, and you have definitely won me over to the idea that die cuts can be more than just flat cut-out shapes. I'm ready for another invitation, any time!!