Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot Double Embossing with Nesties and Happy Birthday Lillie!

Today is my dear friend and DT sister Lillie's Birthday so before I say anything else I want to wish her a super fabulous Happy Day! Love ya, girlfriend! Pop by HERE to do the same! Oh, and don't forget to comment for a chance to win her fabulous Cricut and Cuttlebug covers. She's drawing tomorrow! Click HERE!

This week at The Cuttlebug Spot we have a technique challenge. I have to say this has been one of my favorite challenges to date. Nilda has done a super video HERE to show how it works and I've been playing ever since. You create a chipboard cut out to help you emboss only partially with your folder, and then use that cut out to help you emboss ONLY in the blank space with your Nestie. Cool huh? This is actually the second card I created because I was so excited I actually STAMPED on it TWICE without messing up. Yea for me! Honestly it usually takes me 4 or 5 times to get a decent image when I stamp, and yes, I know all the tricks but I stink at it so I was thrilled that I didn't screw up (of course the stamps were pretty tiny, but hey, it's a start!) I used the Allegro Cuttlebug folder and a Labels Four Nestie. The kitties dancing are an ancient Boynton image stamp that I've had since dinosaurs roamed the earth and "dance" is from a set of words stamps in different fonts that you are supposed to make up poems with and for the life of me I can't find the darn box. (I just had it! Grrrrr!) The musical notes are also Cuttlebug with the bottom parts embossed with the tiny dots from the butterfly cut and emboss combo and the border punch is EK Success.

Be sure to pop on over to The Cuttlebug Spot to see all of the cool cards done by my DT sisters and be sure to leave a comment. We have a new sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, and you can win a $50.00 gift certificate to their store just by saying something nice. ;-D WooHoo!


  1. Hi Donna,
    Wonderful card. I love the embossing and the detail is fantastic. The images are so cute and sweet.
    Fiona x

  2. Hello there!
    More rain huh? Well I guess that just makes the walks to school that much more exciting! LOL!
    This card is darling! Ancient stamp and all! LOL! The idea to do music with the dancing kitties stamp is so smart (like everything you do!)
    of course there is a wee bit of shame that you struggled to get the parts down for the technique and then I got to benefit with no work...but thats what friends are for!
    Hope to see ya soon!

  3. Your card is beautiful Donna. Love the embossing!

  4. Simply a-dorable Donna!

    (-: Heidi

  5. Love those dancing cats, girl! The music notes look great and I love how you managed to emboss the little bits of them. Wish I had old stamps as cute as that. When you're finished pampering Leah, maybe you can do some stuff for me too! LOL! Oh, I left something on my blog for you. I noticed you've already received it, but this one I just had to share.

  6. Such a sweet little image Donna and the embossing looks super!
    Lana x

  7. Such a cute card Donna! Love the little kitties so cute. Love your choice of embossing folders.

    Kaye x

  8. Darling card Donna! I hear you about stamping - I too am stamp challenged. I call it my love hate relationship :) LOL

    I am going to have to check out that video - it sounds cool!

  9. What a cute card! I love Sandra Boynton. DD and I love to sing along with her CDs while we drive, Philadelphia Chickens is da bomb BTW : ).

  10. Donna, this looks great! What an intriguing technique!! The card is beautiful!


  11. Donna, I LOVE this card.

    I have a little something for you at my blog - because you inspire and amaze me every single day!!

    xx Susan

  12. Wow Donna....
    This is a great card , I love that embossing I really have to try that!
    Love the white on white and that image just pops.
    Hugs Wanda:-)

  13. Wonderful technique - I'll have to give it a try - fingers crossed.

    BTW - Donna, I have left you an award on my blog. Thanks for your inspiration!


  14. What a cool challenge...double embossing! I'm going to check out the video and see how it's done, but I'm guessing it's not as easy as you make it look!

    Love the dancing cats!

  15. Donna-
    I love this technique! How inspiring. There's nothing you girls don't think of! Very cool! This card is the cat's pajamas!
    Can't wait for more examples!

  16. Donna, this is so pretty and cute! Very lovely!

  17. that is such a darling image and I really love how you double embossed your card...you go girl!!! Awesom card!!!!

  18. Great card Donna. Love the image! I love the double embossing, I really need to try it!

  19. Oh how cute! I love it! Your embossing is awesome and the image is just too cute!


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