Friday, October 30, 2009

Paper Parade Part 1

So the secret new toy we got?
A Cuttlebug! Hurray!

Bought at 40% off at Michaels, huzzah! But there was one little problem. I didn't like any of the embossing folders they had at the store! And none of Provocraft's current line really worked with our theme.

So I ordered an embossing folder from a different company, Sizzix. To be specific, a Sizzix folder made exclusively for Stampin' Up.

Here's what we're going to do:
First, I cut a sheet of linen paper down to an A2 paper size.

Then, I stuck the paper into the embossing folder!

Stick the embossing folder between the two plexiglass plates, and roll it through the Cuttlebug!

Pop the folder out the other side, and open it up for some sweet relief!

Yeahhh, that's what I'm talking about!

Pretty awesome, much?

Anyway, this will serve as one of the building blocks for the invitation. Much of it is still very conceptual, but it'll look something like the scribbled-ideas below:

Did you have an overall design in mind for your invites? Or did you use the "build-as-you-go" method?

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