Hi, Thanks for dropping by.

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!

In the Cupboard you will find ideas, news, tips and techniques to help you get more from this fab little machine. So come in - join the fun and Cuttle with me!

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Tippy Thursday - Nellie Snellen and tips on how to avoid lines

Hi, Today I'm going back to my TT. (tippy Thursday) post. I started this post wayback to help  new and experienced Cuttlebug users overcome promblems and also to learn of new ways of using the Bug. In this post I also pass on info on new products, tips and techniques that I heard about and think will be interesting to fellow crafters. I'm also pleased to pass on your tips and comments, so if you have something you would like to share...just let me know...and it will be done!

Today I thought I would show you a few pics of the new Nellie Snellen Frame Dies.

I have used the Rectangle - this gives a very fancy die-cut frame,

but you could also be used to the die to make a mat. Indeed, you could die-cut a mat, then a frame to fit over the top, add your embellisment inside the frame and you have a super topper!  I have just thought of this and will have a go later and see how it turns out!!!

Recently, I received a query from Jo (Kinglake) on how I avoided join-up folder lines when using a folder to make a second embossing on a card..   The way I overcome this problem is to make a Modifying Folder Pad (Check out the tutuorials  under Labels on MFP on the side bar).  The pad is slightly smaller than the folder so that no pressure is put on the edges of the folders when embossing. Bit a bit of a nuisance to do, but once done you can save for future use and the bonus is NO LINES!  This was a technique that I developed  back in Feb/March because I hate line marks, so if you go back you will see that you can utilise this method for borders, or for making borders with the 2 x 2 folders.  Hope this helps Jo. 

Now I'm off to see if I can make another card using the NS frames and mat?!?!? Have a good day and thanks for dropping by.

PS: If you are interested in the NS dies - check out my supplier on the side bar. I can recommend this lady as a fair, competent and reliable trader.


Alex said...

very good idea to use them in this way! THANKS for sharing this idea!
Hugs, Alex

Lynne K said...

Those frames are gorgeous, and your card is lovely. Looking forward to seeing what else you make with them.

Christine said...

Many thanks for the tips Eileen off to check out these dies.

Hugs Christine xx

Andrea, said...

Great tips these dies look fab, think I'll have to try and save a few pennies!!! See you on Weds


Hi Eileen
fabulous tips on how to make use of these just bought two sets,thankyou for sharing,
hugs Dianne xx