Monday, June 4, 2018

The Cricut Cuttlebug & teatime paper crafting

So here's what I made this weekend!

My birthday was last month, and I used the Amazon gift card my husband gave me to get this Cricut Cuttlebug machine for die cutting and embossing.

And then a gift from my oldest niece funded the purchase of the prettiest tea-themed dies I have ever seen, this Vintage Tea Party line by Sara Davies of Crafters Companion, founded in the UK but with an office in the US as well.  I ordered my goodies on eBay from a seller in the UK when I found that I couldn't get all the ones I wanted on Amazon, but I have seen some of the line there and some in the Paper Wishes catalog, in case you happen to like them as well!

It's taking me a while to learn the tips and techniques of this brave new world of what I consider "fancy" paper crafting, but I'm up to the challenge since I am so enamored of all the pretty tea-themed dies I have discovered. This lacy one from the Vintage Tea Party line has so much detail! I'm having lots of fun with my new toys, and I plan to share some of the notecards and other crafts I make in the days ahead. If you happen to be a Cuttlebug user,  or perhaps you've long advanced to one of the larger electronic  Cricut machines, please share any tips and links you think might be of interest. I do know that my friend Joy got a Cuttlebug about the same time I did, so I'm quite happy I know at least one other tea lover who is exploring this form of paper crafting!

4 comments:

  1. Oh, my, that is beautiful! You'll have great fun with those pretty dies, and I'll look forward to seeing your creations. I don't have any tea-themed dies yet but soon I will, and I'm looking forward to playing with them.

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  2. Your lacy teapot is very pretty! My youngest sister, who lives in Tennessee, has a Cricut machine of some sort, and produces beautiful cards, of which I am the lucky recipient at my birthday and holidays. I will have to let her know about those cute tea-time dies you have found.
    --from Vernona in DC

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  3. We have a brand new Cricut machine my husband bought to embellish some of the armour he makes. I have never used it. I think I am really missing out and may need to learn this. Your stuff is awesome.

    Thanks for the reminder of it in a closet upstairs! It's only been used a few times - really needs to be dusted off! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Hope to one day get a pretty card from you. ♥

    Hugs.

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