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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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Sunday, 24 May 2009

Cuttlebug - Adapting Folders

Cuttlebug folders can sometimes be adapted to make a different embossed pattern. If you have not seen my tutorial on MFP's (Modifying Folder Pads) you will need to check here

Materials used
Cardstock 6" x 8" scored to make a Tall Slim Card
Cuttlebug Stylized Flower Folder

The first emboss

Sandwich: A B Folder and card MFP 1Shim
You will NOT need the second B plate
(less pressure is better than to much - or you will get crease lines! So start with l slim)

Now emboss another piece of the folder with another MFP

You will now have this pattern

To finish the card you will need a few bits and pieces

The bits and pieces I added

My finished card

How different this looks! Hope you like this idea, love to hear if it works for you!


Chrissie said...

The possibilities seem endless to an expert cuttler like yourself!
Another gem.
There's a little something for you (with thanks for your advice) on my blog.

Bettythebaglady said...

Ikkie I love all your great ideas. Thanks for sharing. Think I might try splitting a little folder and creating an adjustable hingey thing so that you can emboss them wherever you want to. Let you know if it works.Hugs BettyXXX

Tracey said...

Oh you are so cleaver. your instructions are so clear im going to go put them into practice now.
thank you so much for sharing .x

Anonymous said...

Thanx for sharing xx jo xx