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Now on to my brand spankin' new Cuddlebug machine!! Yesterday I spent the afternoon playing with it. I had a blast! My machine didn't come with any cool embossing plates-only the tiny stamp set, and I wasn't up to shopping, so I decided to try my Fiskars embosssing plates. First I went out to You Tube and watched a couple of video tutorials on how to use them. Then I got started.
Now, mind you, I have no supplies other than the Cuddlebug and my Fiskars plates, so I needed to improvise and use what I had on hand. The tutorials called for rubber mats used with Spellbinders, I believe. In the absence of those, I found an old mouse pad which I cut to the same size as the Cuddlebug plates (a, b & c). I then sandwiched everything together, along with one extra piece of cardstock, and voi·là, I had embossed cardstock!! Yippee!!!
I was thrilled that I was able to do this, however, upon close inspection, I did notice that the impression left by the Fiskars plates wasn't very deep. It will look better enhanced by chalks or paint or even a stamp pad. I'll play around with them and see what works best. I never throw anything away, so I will find a use for the many "samples" created.
In the interim, since I'm still too weak from the pneumonia to actually shop for Cuddlebug embossing folders at my favorite local stores, I decided to let my fingers do the walking and shop online. I was able to bid on some folders on ebay and they'll arrive sometime next week (hopefully)! I'll be anxiously awaiting the arrival of the mailman every single day! :o)
If any of you can direct me to websites which offer good deals on Cuddlebug embossing folders (or any other supplies), please let me know. I am always looking for affordable prices so I can splurge in other areas of my papercrafting! :o)
Have a great day!