Monday, July 27, 2009

Moroccan Screen Embossing Folder

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend, and had your "Wheaties" this morning because we are going global today :) what am I talking about??? The new embossing folder from cuttlebug **Moroccan screen** Its beyond beautiful! Are you ready to take a little visit.... to my craft room for a tutorial, Come on lets go {no luggage needed} Today I will show how to make this exotic looking gift box, faster than a trip to World Market!

I started by cutting out the scalloped edge gift bag from sizzix, it is a bigz XL die, so you will need 4 cutting plates to run it through the cuttlebug, 2 on top 2 on bottom butted up together, and slowly run it through.

Emboss all pieces with folder of your choice, then fold score lines. Assemble bag with strong adhesive.

I wanted the bag to have a more traditional Moroccan shape, so I hand cut the "flap", and trimmed off all the scallops.

Cut out a shape with your cuttlebug die for a window in your bag. with sticky strip adhere acetate or cellophane to inside of bag.

For the faux metal trim along the bottom of my bag I used another cuttlebug die and glued to the bag. Tie ribbon to top of bag for a closure, leaving flap in upright position. add sentiment, bead, and decorative button and done!!

This is the lamp that inspired my creation...pretty close huh?
Please be sure to check out my team member Jackies' tutorial today here at cuttlebug challenge blog, she has another brand new folder to show you!


Andra Donbrook said...

I was so excited to see your tutorial today. I did not know the BIGZ XL dies could fit in our Cuttlebugs! So, you just use two B plates underneath and two on top and keep them butted against each other? Too awesome! Have you tried this with several of them? I thought they might be too wide - but I guess they're not.

I'm a SU demonstrator also, but haven't bought the B.Shot because I have my Cuttlebug. I'm excited to think I could use a B.Shot XL die now! I'm busting for the Fancy Favour box.

Can you let me know if you've tried any of the other XL dies in your Cuttlebug?


Unknown said...

Ok, this is a new one on me... talk about seeing the "big" picture now! Thanks so much - you inspire me!