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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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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Nestabilities - Squares, Snowflakes and Crfts 2 U folder

My tutorial today is based on Nestie Squares and finding a different look.

To make this card you will need:
A4 Cardstock: Cream Hammer
Decorative paper
Nestabilities: 2 large classic squares (size 4 & 5)
                    2 Create a Snowflake dies

Crafts 2 U: Snowflake embossing folder
Gems, ribbon

Base Card:  cut a 6" strip from the A4 cardstock and centre crease.  Place the embossing folder to the centre crease and emboss.  With scoreboard create two lines to finish the pattern.  I have debossed the folder so that the inside of the card is more interesting.

Place the smalliest snowflake die in centre of the plain panel (low tack tape will help hold it in place) and cut out.  Reposition and make two further cuts. Save the cutouts.
Cut a strip of DP and add to the inside of your card.

The embellishment:
Cut l square from the largest die in a matching cardstock to your decorative paper.
Cut l Cream square from the smaller - you can cut this from the strip left over from making the base card. 
Cut another of the small squares from the decorative paper used on the inside of the card. 

From the cream square - cut out the snowflake and add the decorative paper behind, then layer on coloured cardstock....

You will see I have used one of the cutouts from the base card and a red gem in the centre of the snowflake.
With a red gem added to the centre of the small snowflake cutouts your card will look like this.....   

As I said yesterday, an easie peasie card, but classy.  AND, a great way of using those leftover bits of decorative paper that you just cannot bring yourself to throw away!

Hope you like this one.   If you use the design and blog it, I would apprecaited you linking back to the cupboard - I started the Cuttlebug Cupboard to share my experience and knowledge with you - please help me to share it with others by spread the word.


PepPop said...

I love it! So simple but incredibly stylish! Jaqui x

Deborah Frings said...

This is great - so nice to see you making cards again. I like the clean and simple lines. Very festive too!

Aquarius said...

Thanks for sharing this grat idea for a card - must have a go soon.

cardmaking bird said...


Sorry - couldn't find any way to contact you other then commenting. Thanks for all the info that you share with us, it really is useful and has become a reference guide for me before I buy anything to put through my bug, so I really do appreciate it!! Was wondering if you could tell me whether the Tim Holtz 'Mover's and Shapers' and 'On the Edge' dies work with the Cuttlebug? Many Thanks, Marie x (marieb1976@hotmail.co.uk)

cazlan said...

another simple yet striking card. will give this a go as i have loads of small pieces of pretty DP i could use up. thanks for inspiration.
x Carole

craftimamma said...

Lovely elegant card Ikki. White with just a touch of colour always looks so classy and as you say a great way of using up the bits of which I have a huge boxful, Lol!

Lesley Xx

Unknown said...

I humbly tried to case your card. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration