Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cuttlebug Fun

I decided it was time to organize my Cuttlebug folders, so I searched for a way to use my Cricut to make file folders. Needless to say, I was excited when I found that Okieladybug’s Scrap N’More had created Cuttlebug folders using the George cartridge and posted them on her blog for everyone to use. She also created a version using Plantin. Thanks Okie for designing and sharing these files. Please check out her blog while you are there….it is amazing!

Next, I decorated a white tin container using left over buttons. For this project, I used the Cosmo Cricket Material Girl paper stack and tons of buttons. Here are a few pictures of the final project.







I love my Cuttlebug and use it frequently. However, when I used it on thinner papers it would always crack the paper. For a quick and easy way to prevent your paper from cracking please check out the video below.






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36 comments:

Lolis said...

Great project and what a great idea. I might do the same with my folders.

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks Lolis I so appreciate your comment! Have fun!

Linda

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Such a cute project. I love altered stuff!

Ladybug said...

Beautiful project!!! TFS! :-)

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks Cokie and Ladybug! I so love hearing from you!

Linda

Anonymous said...

Fun project! Looks like a great way to organize my folders.

Shawnee said...

Love this idea. I needed a way to store my folders.This is perfect! Great job!

Traci said...

I just found your site & HAD to try the cuttlebug folders. Spent 2 hours trying to convert my 64 bit Vista into something compatible with Design Studio so I could cut them, but it was SOOOO worth it. I LOVE how they turned out! (as it is 5:45 in the morning & I couldn't go to sleep until I finished them, should be your 1st clue how much I love them). :) One question though. You said you ran yours through Microsoft Word. What size font did you use & how did you get it to line up/print on the tabs correctly? I would love to replicate that part as well but can't figure it out. Thanks for any hints you can give (if you could spell it out for me that would be even better, as I am a computer nimbwit). Thanks again to you & Okieladybug for sharing!

Linda Kaiser said...

Traci: Wow! I am so glad you got DS to work. I would love to provide directions on how I did the labels. If you email me with your email address I would be happy to explain. Here is my email
lkaiser@bresnan.net Get some rest:)

Linda K

Connie said...

Great idea. I'm glad I was directed to your blog!

Stacie (hestiashelper) said...

would it be too much to ask for those label instructions, please!?! I can't EVER get MS Word to do anything I want and I'm constantly wasting paper printing things sideways and half off the page and well, I'm a MS Word disaster. So, if you wouldn't mind, I'd appreciate the same tips you offered Traci.
Thanks, stacie (hestiashelper): hestiashelper at gmail dot com

Carol said...

Great idea! thanks for sharing!

iluvmybugs said...

Great project Linda!!! How many folders can be stored in the tin? TFS!!!

Ms. Jen said...

Linda - thank you so much for this tip. I blogged about it for my friends with links back to you and Okie for directions.

Thank you!

Amy K said...
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Amy K said...

This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing, and for your video.

If it's not too much trouble, I would love the e-mail explaining how to do the tabs as well. Thanks again!

the.k.krew(at)gmail(dot)com

Ann said...

Real cool. Like that idea a lot.

Linda said...

Oh my goodness that is a great!!! idea for the bug folders!! I love it. I love Okie's blog. I don't have DS can I make the floders on my Gypsy? Did you print the titles before you cut them? I think I could get clear labels for my label maker. I love the font. I wish I could send you the names of the folders I have and have you just cut the folders, but then what would I do each time I get a new one. LOL I will figure it out. I love making stuff like this. Thanks so much and for the tip to keep paper from cracking.
Big Bug Hug,
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks everyone for your questions and comments. Here are the directions:

First,I create a text box in Word approximately the same size as the folder. You will need to readjust the text box for all three cuts. I then use removable tape and taped the folder to a white sheet of printer paper. Next, I ran the card stock taped to the printer paper through the printer. Be sure to adjust your printer to accommodate thicker paper. Also remember to remove the border from the text box before printing. Lastly, I score and then emboss. I do not have a Gyspy so not sure this will work with gyspy but worked great with DS.

I used a similar process on my video decorating the inside of my card. Here is a link. http://paperboutique.blogspot.com/2010/06/quick-and-easy-ideas-for-decorating.html

Please let me know if I can help and thanks so much for your kind words on my blog. PS It will hold over 20 folders.

Anonymous said...

Great project! Love it!

Amy K said...

Thank you Linda for your directions!

Wendy said...

What a great project! It's sooo cute!!!! Thanks for the video too!

BeeBeebabs said...

Great video you did a nice job tfs!

Karen said...

What a cute project. I first saw it on Obessed With Scrapbooking and had to pop right over to check out your video. Thanks for a great idea and for the links needed!

Jennifer said...

Linda,

What a great idea!!! :) I love your little tin! How did you use word to do your labels (before cutting on the Cricut)?

Thanks so much,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

Oops! I see that you answered my question already (here in the comments)...

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your talent! :)

Disneypal said...

I love this !!

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks again for all your nice comments!

Linda K

Kiki said...

I have heard that if you spray the paper with a spray bottle/water it helps the paper not crack ;0)

Anonymous said...

Your project on doing a holder for the cuttlebug folders is fantastic. I recently started card making and it seems like my collection is growing so I know that I will be making this and sharing the link with my paper crafting friends. Thanks a million for this great project.
MH

Jeanene said...

Linda,
Could you tell me where did you find that little box. I love it but have not been able to find one anywhere. Great idea! pinkribbonjaygee@gmail.com

Thanks

JustYolie said...

I LOVE THIS PROJECT!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Cami said...

This is a wonderful project! TFS and I love the file folders embossed for each embossing folder. You have also helped solved the "tearing" when embossing thin cardstock.

Sheri Bell said...

where did you find your tin??

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Melanie O'Bryant said...

This is great, I covered a tin a long time ago. I just recently purchased a cuttlebug, and was trying to figure out a good way to store the folders.

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