YAY! It’s the 14th! That’s always Super Joy Loves her Super Friends day!
I started Super Joy loves her Super Friends day last February. It’s a day I set aside every month just to tell you how much I appreciate you being here, because I really do. It’s also the one day set aside especially for a Give Away and this month I’ve got a GREAT one! But first…
ZIPPY the Hamster
If you’ve been following my posts and some of my comments about Zippy then you know that he was banned from my site for a few days because he did some online shopping without permission while I was away. He was very tight lipped about what he bought but I knew sooner or later I would find out. Sure enough TODAY it arrived! He bought a Santa suit for himself on eBay! Well, he was so excited and looks so cute in it that it was hard to stay mad at him for long. So, he’s back and being very helpful bringing me paper when I need it. The only problem now is that he keeps trying to get in all of the pictures. 😉 He’s very proud of his new suit. He wants me to tell everyone that he bought his suit from deer123 on ebay. She has a lot of cute outfits for Zhu Zhu pets. She’s great to work with and has the cutest business cards Zippy or I have ever seen!
You CAN Use Sizzix Dies in the Cuttlebug
Zippy!! You’ll need to move or you’ll be really flat!
After using the Sizzix Create-A-Bow (that’s a link to it on Amazon) in my Sizzix Big Shot in these two posts POST 1 and Post 2, I had a lot of questions about whether or not the dies could be used in the Cuttlebug. They can!
Here’s how you do it:
First put in the B plate, then add your die face UP, lay your paper over than and then sandwich the other B plate on top of that. You’re all ready! Now you roll it through. If you’re new to using dies in your embosser I want to prepare you for the fact that the newly pristine and lovely B plate that goes over the top of your die will soon be cut up, marked, marred and otherwise ugly. Don’t worry about it. You haven’t done anything wrong and there’s no way to keep them looking pretty except not to use them. If it really bothers you and you’d like to have them clear for your embossing only uses, you’ll just have to buy an additional set. 😉
Those words say, “Wishes, wishes.” They’re left over from this project.
After cutting out 5 sets of bow pieces I decided that this time I would try making a smaller bow by leaving out the 5 largest pieces. It works just fine! I suggest using a double sided for best results. Thick cardstock doesn’t work as well as paper because it wants to crease. Each time you make a cut you also get those buttons. I think that’s a great added bonus because I was actually considering buying a Martha Stewart button punch, but when I looked at it on Amazon it had gotten bad reviews. I kept going back and forth and … well, now I don’t need it! 😉
I used a brad to hold the leftover pieces together. Next, I used a red Copic marker to color the brad from that boring brass to red! 😀
I thought this looked pretty and has many functions. You can use it as candles in a scrapbook or on a card. Use it to give some interest to a page or as a picket fence. I’m actually using mine as a bookmark or you could have 5 bookmarks if you take them off the brad. 😀
Now for the Super Joy Loves Her Super Friends Give Away!
I bought this for my give away because I love mine!
It’s a Cuttlebug with all those accessories! FUN!! Super Friends please leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win. How can you become a Super Friend? Just register so you can leave a comment…that makes you a Super Friend! I’ll announce the winner on Monday, Dec 2o. Good luck and thank you for being here!
And the Winner IS:
# carrie Says:
December 14th, 2010 at 12:16 PM
What a fabulous give-away! Thanks for the chance to win. I am so glad I discovered your site. I love the Cricut info that you share. Enjoy seeing Zippy in your picture presentations and he looks so cute dressed for the holidays.
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