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I did it. I finally got a Cuttlebug. My husband said, "Welcome to the age of Guttenberg!" He is less than intrigued by the low-tech capabilities of this machine, but I, however think it's fabulous, and so do my kids. Oh well. He's striving for a paperless world, and this is my hobby. Yin/Yang.
Here are two sets of cards I made for my SIL's birthdays. The top one features my Cuttlebug goodies--Swiss Dots embossing folder and ribbon slide dies. BTW, I love that ribbon, too. The bottom one uses Guide Lines in Fresh Snow on Enchanted Evening paper. Delish.

Card #1:
Paper: PTI White, SU Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Stamps: PTI Trajan Mono
Other: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, slide dies, Offray ribbon

Card#2:
Paper: PTI White, Enchanted Evening, Scarlet Jewel
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, Enchanted Evening, Versamark
Stamps: PTI Borders & Corners Mono Ed., Ambassador Mono
Other: PTI Scarlet Jewel twill, circle punch, SU scalloped punch
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  1. Yay! So glad you got it-you'll love it! Now you can start collecting Nestabilities- if you're interested I can tell you the cheapest place I found for them.

    Your cards are beautiful! I love the white guidelines on EE, great job!

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  2. Beautiful! I LOVE that second card, the blue and white together is definitely delish!! Have fun with your new cuttlebug, I haven't made that leap yet. I'll be watching for more of your embossing!!

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  3. I can see your husband is quite a jokester. I have a wizard and yes, we can all enable you in terms of gadgets and dies to help you spend, er, create more things! Very nice cards.

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  4. Great job on the cards. Your SIL is going to love them. Congrats on getting a bug. I just love mine and use it on almost every card.

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  5. Love that first card, the ribbon is perfect! I love my bug too... so much fun to cut stuff out! Now you will need a full complement of nesties

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  6. Haha, love the new card with the bug! :)

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