Monday, March 10, 2008


Well, why not make up words that work? Using Cuttlebug dies in the Wizard, "wizard-bugging"! I have been waiting anxiously for the release of the new cuttlebug 2-part cut and emboss dies and they are here! I bought Mickey:

This is the embossing folder.

It's a 2-step process. You cut the paper first. For the Wizard, the sandwich will be:

White emboss mat
Die, cut (foam) side up
White cut mat

And then you place the cut out die inside the embossing folder and run that through the Wizard. You just put the paper inside the folder and place the folder between the white cut mat and the white emboss mat. Doesn't matter which mat is on the top of bottom, but for consistency, we'll put the sandwich as:

white emboss mat
embossing folder with paper inside
white cut mat

Be sure to spritz your paper with Lucy McGoo Wonder Goo. Yes...that's a commercial...but hey, it really does make the embossing pop!

Look at the detail that you get! I used some Basic Gray solid paper for this.

Next, place the diecut on a Ranger non-stick craft sheet. Using Broken China Distress ink, tap a 1" x 2" square of Ranger cut 'n dry foam onto the pad and ink it up.

Starting on the craft sheet, rub the ink side of the foam on to the diecut. Rub as much or as little ink as you like:

I also bought the flower petal 2 part die from Cuttlebug. Same technique. I cut out 5 sets for this flower:

I embossed each of the scalloped petals identical, but gave each of the center petals a different look. All of these designs come with the same die.

I used Ranger distress ink with the same technique as above, just different colors. You can layer this on top of each other:

Matching colors on top of each other:

Fan them out:

And even curl the edges up a little for a 3D look:

You really should give these a try. They go through the wizard so easy and the embossed detail is absolutely fabulous! Now that I have this great flower and this cut Mickey, I'll have to decide what to do with them next! Stay tuned!!!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Great tutorial, Jen!

I like seeing the dies and what the die cuts look like when embossed.


Amy - must...get...dies...