Wednesday, July 20, 2011

First Cuttlebug Card :)

Hope you all are having a great day! I didn't have to work or go to class today, so I've been enjoying my day off by catching up on some things around the house and of course, crafting. :) This is the first card I've made using my cuttlebug, I incorporated both die cuts and embossing. Because stamps are too expensive for me (I only work part-time and put at least half of my paycheck into my savings account) I can't afford to  start a stamp collection just yet, so the sayings on the front of my cards are usually pretty basic. I don't always like the way typed quotes look on the front of the card, so I plan on investing in some fun stickers and chipboard letters to make up for it. :) I'd also like to purchase a C plate for my Cuttlebug so that I can buy some Sizzlits alphabet die cuts. Enough of my rambling, here's the card: 

Here's what I used to make the card:
- Willow Flowers paper by The Paper Studio
- Light blue, brown, pink and white card stock
- Light purple origami paper
- iRock with white gemstones
- Cuttlebug
- Asterisks die cut
- D'vine swirl embossing folder
- Paper trimmer
- Elmer's glue pen
- "Cloud" decorative scissors 
- Get well soon word stamps in blue ink 

My work and class schedule is fairly light these next few days (finally) so I plan on getting a lot of card making done so that I have cards ready for posting the days I'm super busy during the next 2 weeks. It's the last two weeks of my summer classes and a heavy work schedule, and then finally I'll have a 17 day break before the fall semester starts. :) I just hope I have enough time during the school year for crafting!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. This is absolutely adorable! I noticed that you started blogging fairly recently :) welcome!! Hope to see you around sweetie!

  2. Congrats on your cuttlebug and yay! for embossing:) Beautiful card!

  3. Love the card! I have yet to use my embossing folders. Now you have me excited!!

  4. Beautiful Card! I Love it! Now Following you too!!


  5. Isn't it amazing what that extra touch can do for a card? I can see your style evolving (emerging?) already. Keep up the good work!

  6. Thank you for stopping by my blog. We both almost have 200 followers. You will love embossing. pretty card

  7. This card looks great! Awesome job using the Cuttlebug, and incorporating it perfectly! Love it! :)

  8. Great card, Ashley! Love the details and color combo! :)

  9. Gorgeous card Ashley! Love what you did with your Cuttlebug! If you email me (on my blog!) your addy, I would love to send you some stamp sets!! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog too!!


  10. Your first cuttlebug card is adorable!!


  11. Ashley congrats dear! Did you have fun? Waiting to see more embossing and cards with your new love![I mean the bug!]

    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  12. This is a wonderful card, you did awesome with your new toy. Just a suggestion, Get a plate of inspirational stamps and a black ink pad, find something that has a bunch of everyday and birthday, thinking of you, your special day, stuff like that. It's re-usable and cheaper in the long run than stickers or chip letters, or just use your computer. If you generate the sentiment it can say whatever you want. Hugs, Pam at

  13. This is such an adorable card, I love my Cuttlebug too. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope to see you again soon...I am your newest follower.
    Hugs, Eva :0)


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