Argyle – New Cuttlebug Embossing Folder!

Yes, I am loving, loving, loving the new Cuttlebug embossing folders.  This one is called Argyle.  I’m trying to keep things simple, but I feel a little bit naked without layers.  To emphasize the dimension on this embossing folder, I used soft chalks to add a little bit of color.  The background is then popped on a piece of metallic blue paper then attached to the background.  I’ve been using Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor paper because it gives such a deep impression when embossed.  It has a rough texture and takes chalk very differently than the smooth white Georgia Pacific cardstock I normally use.   I’ve also tried to use a little bit of depth with the border punch used at the top – it reminds me of a fancy valance.

I hope to have more this week using Cuttlebug items!

Stamps:  Stampendous – Baby Boy Clothes, Scrappy Cat Stamps – Sentiment
Paper:  Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor, The Paper Company – Metallic
Ink:  Black Brilliance, SU Brocade Blue, SU Barely Banana, SU Bashful Blue
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Embossing Plate, Nestabilities, IKandee Chalks, Fiskars Border Punch, Brads, Ribbons


  • HBJuly 24, 2008 - 4:38 am

    Oh Becca, this is so darling! I love the way you popped up the layers! What an impact that creates! DARLING!ReplyCancel

  • JanineJuly 24, 2008 - 4:52 am

    Fabulous card Becca… The watercolor paper does take on such a nicer impression that regular cardstock.
    Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • BarbJuly 24, 2008 - 6:26 am

    I love this card! I didn’t order this embossing folder, but I just knew that someone would make me regret not ordering it :). Now I will have to get this too ;). The card is just beautiful, but all of your cards are.ReplyCancel

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  • StefanieJuly 24, 2008 - 9:33 am

    This card is absolutely stunning !! Every detail is perfect. I sure hope it ends up in someone’s baby book to be looked at for years to come ! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kerry FitzpatrickJuly 24, 2008 - 10:35 am

    Becca….is that Three Layers to the nestibilities with the cute little boy jumper? It looks almost like a button effect, the way the top layer stands out and the scallop looks like it’s underneath. Darling card… usual.ReplyCancel

  • JoaniJuly 24, 2008 - 11:16 am

    How adorable :) That’s a keeper for sure! I can’t wait for the day I get a cuttlebug!

  • TiffanyJuly 24, 2008 - 11:18 am

    Absolutely adorable! The argyle background is perfect for this card.
    Great job!!!

    God bless.ReplyCancel

  • claireJuly 24, 2008 - 11:43 am

    I lopve this one. It is stunningReplyCancel

  • claireJuly 24, 2008 - 11:43 am

    I love this one. It is stunningReplyCancel

  • GiovanaJuly 24, 2008 - 12:15 pm

    This is so cute!!!!
    God bless

  • katieJuly 24, 2008 - 12:59 pm

    This is awesome. The coloring and layout are great. Plus You have to coolest new toys. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Troy LouiseJuly 24, 2008 - 3:08 pm

    Wow, I just found your blog and love your designs. Everything is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonJuly 24, 2008 - 10:40 pm

    Oh, Becca! This is so gorgeous! I love the chalked texture and that punch. . . Hmmm–might need another punch now! ;-DReplyCancel

  • Joan BJuly 25, 2008 - 4:38 am

    Every detail is perfect. I’m so so so glad I found your blog!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cathrine StClairJuly 25, 2008 - 1:00 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. I am totally impressed! Wow.ReplyCancel

  • stampmonkeyJuly 25, 2008 - 8:49 pm

    Darling baby boy card, Becca! All the details on here are wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • BabetteJuly 26, 2008 - 9:02 am

    Becca, I love your designs. This card is stunning! I have never seen theat punch before. I think I need it… What is the name of it? Thanks and I look forward to more of your ideasReplyCancel

  • DariaJuly 26, 2008 - 3:10 pm

    I love this! I knew that I wanted that folder as soon as I saw it. Now I have to find it. Your card is wonderful. I appreciate your detailed explanation. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • SharonJuly 27, 2008 - 2:31 pm

    This is just precious. The layout, the border, the little romper…all adding up to one fabulous creation. Thanks for sharing on SCS and for the details there and here.ReplyCancel

  • kim/ohradiogirlJuly 28, 2008 - 10:00 pm

    Love the colors and the bow and the argyle is so appropriate.ReplyCancel

  • patJuly 29, 2008 - 1:54 pm

    I have just purchased this folder and was looking for some ideas, I never thought of baby cards but this works so well, I hope you don’t mind me borrowing your idea – not the whole card just the background.ReplyCancel

  • liannallamaJuly 30, 2008 - 11:43 am

    Oh this is lovely! Thanks for the tips of all the details–they really do make a difference as shown in your work!ReplyCancel

  • PatJune 20, 2009 - 6:13 am

    I am new to your site and am amazed at your talent. After seeing your work with the argyle folder and your tips on the paper, I am anxious to try this method. Many thanks for your generosity to share ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Elisabeth StahlNovember 22, 2010 - 1:13 am

    baby books should have as many pictures as possible because babies like to see pictures .:~ReplyCancel