Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Paper Shelter Funny Easter Bunny

I have a couple of cards to share with you today and a very simple tutorial, Embossing with a Spellbinders die & Cuttlebug embossing folder. 

My first card is for the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps Midweek Throwdown challenge "Go Dotty".  Our challenge is being sponsored by The Paper Shelter so I thought I'd use one of their images.  

This cute Easter Bunny is one of their pre-colored digital images, I really liked the colors in this.  The papers I combined with it are Stampin' Up! Taken With Teal & Pixie Pink along with Via Linen Violet and Mohawk Bright White.  I used Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders because I didn't have any patterned papers or digital papers with this color scheme.  I'd love to see The Paper Shelter start making digital papers to go with their images!  My sentiment is also a digital image that I picked up as a freebie and I'm not sure where.  If you recognize it, I'd be happy to give the person credit so let me know in a comment. 

My second card you saw this last weekend if you came by on the Operation Write Home Bunny Hop.  As I was making it I took a few pictures to show how I embossed the Spellbinders circle to use as a tutorial. 
I used most of the same cardstock as the above card with the exception of a scrap of Stampin' Up! Brushed Gold.

My tutorial is very simple.  I first cut out the purple circle using a Spellbinders die and embossed it using my Spellbinders Wizard and then moved over to my Cuttlebug.

I've opened up my Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder and placed the Spellbinders die blade side up flat on my "B" plate.  The portion of the embossing folder it's on is the indented side.  Be sure your blade on your Spellbinders die is facing up so you don't damage your plastic embossing folder.

I next placed my Spellbinder's Wizard embossing mat over the circle.  It's a little thicker than the others I have, you can use what works for you.

My other "B" plate goes over that.  

It's being rolled through the Cuttlebug and you can easily see that the embossing folder is open.

It's gone through the Cuttlebug and I removed the embossing mat and "B" plate.

There it is with the Spellbinders Circle die still on it showing the embossing.

And a close up of the embossed circle.  I like the way the embossed rim around the circle looks with the embossing on the inside of the circle too.  

There you have it, how to use a Spellbinders die and Cuttlebug embossing folder together.  

I hope you have time to join in our Midweek Throwdown "Go Dotty" challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps this week!

Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps - Go Dotty
 Annabelle Stamps - Say It With Love
Digi's With Attitude - Anything Goes
Stamping Vacation - Make Your Own Challenge
Card Cupids - Anything Goes


Tami B. said...

Thanks for the tutorial. This is such a great idea, and your cards are adorable.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards Jan. That bunny is so cute.

Shirley G said...

beautiful cards and great tutorial! Thank you

jimlynn said...

Adorable cards! Love that little pre-colored cute.
Thanks too for the tutorial.

Jen M said...

Great cards, Jen! I love the embossing. What a great tutorial!

Dawn Frost said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your tutorial! I was wondering how to do that, lol!

Dawn said...

Great tut! Fab card! Love that bunny! Thanks for playing along at Digi's With Attitude!
Dawn xxx

Chrissy said...

AAAWWW that bunny is sooo cute. I love his front teeth....hoe cute.
Great tutorial, Ive just bought a mat for doing that, so now you have taught me something else to do with it.Thankyou.

Andrea said...

Both are gorgeous cards! Loved the tutorial!!
Thanks for playing along with us this week :)

Bonnie Weiss said...

Cute bunny card and an excellent tutorial. Thanks Jan.

paige said...

Fantastic and colorful cards and loved the sketches you used!

Susan S said...

Thanks for the tutorial because I love the way that embossed circle looks. I'll have to figure out if it works on my Boutique

Unknown said...

Cute card! The sentiment is one Sandy Allnock had a few weeks ago with her bunny digi.

Carol L said...

I was thinking that your coloring was over-the-top on this one, when I read that it's a pre-colored image! I love how you matched the cardstock to the image and that tutorial is so cool, I walked away thinking "gees! Why didn't I think of that!?" Great cards!

Sue said...

Brilliant card, the image is super cute! I love the tutorial, thank you for sharing!
Thanks for playing along at AnnaBelle stamps Say it with love challenge! :)

Kylie said...

Two gorgeous cards and I LOVE your cute image!
AWESOME tutorial too!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

ThePurplePlace said...

Adorable!! I have never thought about embossing my shapes while they are still in the "die" have inspired me to try something new!!

Thanks Jan and thanks for visiting my blog too!!


PS: Your cards are always so bright and happy...they make me SMILE!! :)

Velda said...

Great tutorial. I love learning new things. Thank you.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Didn't know that little trick....will be sure to try the card and colors....never met a card I didn't love of yours...haha

Liz Weber said...

Such a fun and hoppy card Jan, loving the gorgeous bright colours and LOVE the embossing. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Patricia H said...

Great job matching the cardstock to the precolored image! Thanks for the tutorial, too - I'll have to remember that!

Carrie said...

what a great tutorial and the effect is fantastic. I love the way it looks on the card. Cute bunnies :)

Sherry H said...

Hi Jan, I love the funny bunny in combination with your elegant papers and embossing! Thanks for the neat tutorial; the circle looks beautiful embossed. I'm not sure what the Spellbinders Wizard is. Thanks, also, for your very nice compliment at my blog!

A Consuming Passion said...

You're right this is a beautifully coloured image and both layouts are perfect!!! Thanks so much for joining in with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week and we look forward to seeing more of your creations soon.......Good Luck!

Dolores A. said...

Learn something new everyday! and you've certainly done that here for everyone by sharing your expertise.

I was surprised to see that the digital image is pre-colored, cause your coloring is always so good with the copics, and you coordinate the papers so well.
Thanks, Jan.