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!


  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.

  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

  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. ♥


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