December 16, 2010

Card Surprise with Mickey

Welcome to She's A Sassy Lady
 and to my first post as a Sassy Lady Designer
Today I want to share a couple of techniques I taught my daughter who is visiting and just arrived from Texas for the holidays.
1-How to use a Cuttlebug Die/Emboss combo plate to make a card.
2.How to use Cuttlebug dies and matching embossing folders with a die embossing machine.
3-How to make a glue dot bling.

First cut a 10"x7" piece of cardstock,
Score at the 5" mark (half) and at 5 1/4,
Fold at the 5 1/4" score line - you will end up with a 5"x7" card (and a little score mark on the back side. I don't mind it and it is not that noticeable)
And place on top part of the Cuttlebug die/emboss plate,
Run through die cutting/embossing machine (I used my Sizzix Big Shot)
We used vellum and die/embossed cut an additional 5"x7" piece to use on the inside. Additionally we cut a piece of 5"x7" festive pattern paper for the right side to cover the very minimal markings that you end up with after running through the die cut/emboss machine. Most people would not mind at all.
We die cut and embossed all the Mickey and accessories with the Cuttlebug Mickey and It's a Party set. 
Since the Mickey die is just the silhouette, we cut Mickey once in black, yellow, white, red and hand cut the pieces with the exception of the face.  For the face I used my Gypsy and the third try was the charm! Face cut using hide contour for mouth and eyes at 1.31" w x 3.70" h so that we could use a Peachy Keen face stamp.
We added a glittered glue dot to Mickey's party hat!

All we did (that is my daughter's finger) is dip a glue dot straight to the glitter container.  You could pour some on a container and go from there, but I find this method to be the easiest.  After dipping into glitter you press against a non-stick mat to make sure the glitter sticks good, and voila! you have a glittery embellishment!
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