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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Monday, 7 June 2010

Cuttlebug Tutorial for making a 14cm x 14cm card

I'm unable to post today, but thought that some new Cuttlers might be interested in this post from last February 2009, which is really useful for a larger card. 

Hi Cuttlers, hope you have had a good week and are ready to come a cuttling with me.
This week I'm concentrating on making a 14cm x 14cm square card using the Swiss Dots folder. I have been using this technique for some time and I have seen others using similar methods with which some of you might be familiar, but this is the way I discovered while messing around with my buggy pal. It works for me and I hope will work for you - it is a basic card, but even basic can look stunning by a few bits and pieces from your stash - as I hope you'll agree when you reach my card!

You will need

A4 cardstock
Scoreboard and pen
Swiss Dots folder



Cut your card to make a 14cm x 14cm card and score centre fold

(or 5.3/4" x 5.3/4" if you are working in inches)








Now position your folder right up to the centre fold and emboss
You will notice that I do not wrap the card round the folder - I feed it through open.
This way you will be able to position the folder better.





The next step is to reposition the folder carefully matching
the pattern. You will find that in order to match the pattern on
the folder some of the dots from the first emboss will be overlapped.
No problem. Emboss again.




This is what will happen

Your will have a row of missing dots. No problem.





Turn the card to the back and with your pen push the row of dots through to the front.





You will see that the pattern has reappeared! This will be your finished card.









To complete your card the possibilities are endless, but this is what I used next.

Scoreboard, Round edge punch, Nesties labels, Harmony Alphabet, ribbon and gems, and Dufex decoupage.










I scored two lines across the bottom of the card and rounded the
corners of the card







Cut two Nesties labels and letters.

Made an decoupage embellishment, added ribbon and gems








My finished card




From a basic card I now have a pretty and elegant card. Hope you like it!





If you have any messages, or problems, please leave a comment. In the meantime, wishing you happy cuttling. See you next week.

20 comments:

Eisbärin said...

It's a lovely card! I did already know about the technique but I think lots of people will find it useful!

Lors said...

Thank you so much for that i was wondering how to do this and yur instructions are very easy and clear to follow...thanks again..Lorsxx

Anonymous said...

i too wondered how to do it... now i know, great tutorial as always, im now a ikkis closet cluttler!!!
shazzalou xxx

Anonymous said...

I knew how to do this one, shame it doesn't work so well with other folders because of the pattern repeat. Im sure lots of people will find it helpful it is so well explained. Your blog is looking very professional.
Julie Mae x (DC)

Anonymous said...

Great card. Fab idea with the embossing folder. Louisescore - DC

Chrissie said...

Great instructions Ikki!
Do you think if enough people contacted Provocraft, they would make more folders with a repeating pattern?
When I do this I overlap a bit further but don't take the sandwich through the machine to the edge of the folder, but go into reverse once I've reached the previously embossed section.
Brilliant post, and great card.
Chrissie

Hunnybunnycards said...

Well done Eileen, very clear instructions and that card, even better in the flesh!

Barbaraxx

tracy said...

great tutorial, will be giving it a go thank you

Rica said...

This is such a beautiful card - I've sat here for several minutes just gazing at it.
This is one technique I can actually manage (lol) am still trying to produce a flower worthy of a card.
hugs Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for showing that technique! i did`nt know how to do that, as i`m a newbie bug owner, look forward to the next lesson!
lots of love angie babe xx

*Linda* said...

Knew of the technique but nice to see it explained in diagram, the finished card is gorgeous, thanks for sharing Hugs, Linda x

Christine said...

Great tutorial ikki you make a simple card look stunning.

Christine xx

Anonymous said...

Hi, your card is beautiful, thanks for tuition, less is always more !!!!!!!
Tilly Trotter DC

Eija said...

You have done so good tutorials. Thank you. I put a link on my blog, I hope it´s ok.

Eija

sassy said...

just found your b log and wow i love my bug..and try and use it loads...up to now i designed my own paper flowers...but now my nesties have arrived i will defo have a cuttlebug try.....there prettier than my efforts..will return and to make sure im adding myself to followers hope thats ok hugs sassyx the card is stunning too...

sassy said...

just found your b log and wow i love my bug..and try and use it loads...up to now i designed my own paper flowers...but now my nesties have arrived i will defo have a cuttlebug try.....there prettier than my efforts..will return and to make sure im adding myself to followers hope thats ok hugs sassyx the card is stunning too...

Sallyann said...

GREAT BLOG..THANKS FOR HELP....WONDERFUL CARDS. XX SALLY XX

Sallyann said...

hi again thanks for all the help you give. this is the first folder i ordered and after one day with my new bug i am already messing about having fun...not getting any cards done however. love this card, love them all. xx

mrs ann said...

It's such a great card, I have seen it before on here, but it's good to be reminded, thank you. Annx

Julia Dunnit said...

Ikki I'm sorry, it's late and I can't work out how to contact you rather than leave a comment - I have a teeny nothing-to-get-excited-over gift for you to say thanks for the WOYWWAC.....so please can I have your address? Eme!
Thank you!