Dec 19 2007

Cuttle-Pal Chick and Answers

Published by at 3 37 am under Baby Cards,Stampin' Up! Projects

I am so sorry to bore you folks to death, but I just can’t get off this kick! I am *so* into these super simple and quick cards lately using a combination of the Cuttlebug and Scor-Pal, and I can’t seem to put Nursery Necessities away – I just love it!!! Here’s my latest:


This is made in a similar fashion to the cards in my previous posts. White panel is 4 x 5.25″. The small folder was used to emboss with the Cuttlebug. Place the folder in the center, run through the CB, then do each side, so it is going through the CB 3 times. Then take it to the Scor-Pal, turn it upside down so the embossed squares are facing the table (wrong side up), line up the top of the embossed square on the4 1/2″ line, then score at the 4 1/4 and 4″ lines, pressing hard and going over it twice to get a good impression. Turn it over and it should look like the above. Stamp as shown, attach ribbon to panel, attach completed panel to card base — done!!! Another super quickie with the use of good and fun tools!!!

  • Stamps: Nursery Necessities
  • Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
  • Ink: Pretty in Pink and Basic Black Markers, Black Stazon
  • Accessories: Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Stitched Squares Embossing Folder, Scor-Pal

ETA: And now that I see this on the monitor, I notice my little chickies need some eyes –a little black dot will do it — so often I think I’m *done*, then when I see it on the monitor some *unfinished* aspect of it just jumps out atme!!! Oh well — easy enough to fix!!!

My last few posts have generated a lot of questions, so I guess that means I didn’t do a very good job of explaining things — so rather than answer all the emails, I’ll try to address the questions here — and there are basically only 2 questions, but they’ve been asked repeatedly:

1) A lot of you out there are unaware of what the small folder is – so here’s a picture — it’s on the same size display card as the full size folder, it contains 4 small folders, is about $6. I got mine from Michael’s, but if you Google search for Cuttlebug, a ton of places will pop up where you can order them online. The two sets I have are called Stitched Squares and Fancy Corners. Here’s the picture:


2) Everyone wanted to know the exact size of the box I used here. I will be the first to admit, the Clear Bagsite is not the most user friendly! The box you see in that post is 4 1/2″ x 5 7/8″ x 1″ thick. It is item number FB17, and is found on this page. From that same page I also ordered FB6, which is 1/2″thick, and FB3, which is 5/8″ thick, though I haven’t yet used either of those 2 sizes.

That’s it , once again!!! Stay tuned for some fun uploads at SCS on Thursday, the 20th. Not sure if I can say or if it’s a secret,so I won’t — LOL!!! But keep your eyes open, and I’ll post here very early on Thursday and spill the beans then!!! Thanks much!!!

41 responses so far

41 Responses to “Cuttle-Pal Chick and Answers”

  1. Connie Watson says:

    Good morning Sharon,
    Your work is never boring!! It is pure pleasure to go to your site in the morning and see what you have come up with. I truly miss the “personal contact” but this site is better than nothing. Connie

  2. Amy says:

    bore us to death? Are you kidding me? This card is adorable!!!


  3. Velta says:

    YOU bore us folks…a joke…I am so appreciative of your tutorials and am learning so much from you…This card is precious! Thanks for boring us 🙂

  4. Boring us?! No way, girl! I adore your work, and I also look forward to seeing what you have come up with. I think these little chicks are adorable. Great idea!! TFS with us.

  5. Dawn E. says:

    LOL @ boring us! Are you kidding!?! Seriously, nothing you make could bore me! I love seeing what you come up with! I need to make note of the Scor-pal lines and give that a go!!

  6. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    This set just keeps getting cuter and cuter. Love everything you’ve done with the Nursery Necessities stamps.

  7. Starla(star) says:

    I am soooo loving all the simple yet elegant, wonderful cards you are putting out lately!! I think I need some more folders for my bug!! And a score pal….and…….hehehe!!

  8. Kathie Tice (aka chattiekathie) says:

    Well, Sharon, you have pushed me over the edge on Nursery Necessities with this sample – on my order it goes!

  9. flossie says:

    This card is so cute, love how everyone is using the scor pal for embossed lines, I have one on my Christmas list.

  10. Sherrie says:

    You are not boring me you are killin’ my wallet!!! Gonna have to pick some of these up at M’s with my next coupon. They are truly inspiring!

  11. joyk says:

    Your chick card is ADORABLE!!!!!! I love that stitched square folder…….going on my list!! I made one of the cards in your post Cuttlepal notecards………it was so easy and I love it! So fresh and pretty in the white with just a bit of soft sky. Thanks for all your inspiration Sharon!

  12. joyk says:

    LOL……..just read the other comments and thought, boring?? LOL Sharon! When pigs fly backwards!!!!

  13. marisa (whiterockmama) says:

    Have always looked at these small folders and wondered if I could get creative enough to use them and have come up blank (that one creative gene shut down big time!). You’ve done wonders with them so may have to relook at them again. Love all the different cards you’ve made with that set and love the BC and Scorepal combo cards. May have to add a Scorepal to my list now too – good thing my birthday is in January!

  14. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    This card is simply adorable! Love the cards you used with the small Cuttlebug folders! I will have to give it a try. Do you like the Scor-Pal better than SU’s cutter with the scoring blade? Does it do anything else? I’m debating on whether I *need* one or not.

  15. Sherrie says:

    Oh my gosh, never bored when I read your blog!! Thank you for all your inspiration. I love what you have done with this set (and the small embossing folders)!!

  16. Nancy K says:

    I have those small square folders and never did seem to fiqure out how to use them in a card, so THANK YOU!! You’ve also enabled me to buy more of the smaller embossing folders….

  17. Rose Ann says:

    Your little chickies are soooo cute! I love your use of the CB folders and Scor-Pal!! Awesome, Sharon!!

  18. You are not boring me at all …. quite the opposite … you’re inspiring me! I’ve looked at these little embossing folders and had always wondered what one would do with them. You’re doing some pretty amazing stuff with them, Sharon! You’re such an enabler!!!!

  19. Donelda says:

    This is not boring at all…it is beautiful!! Keep them coming, I really love them!!!

  20. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz on SCS says:

    I have to agree with the other ladies here. YOU ARE NOT BORING!!! You give us endless ideas!!!!!
    Did you guys know that CreativeXpress has the Cuttlebug folders and dies STILL on sale. The 4pack of the little folders is only $ 3.00. The regular A2 folders are $ 2.50. I hope it is o.k. that I said that (Looking all shy).
    I Love all of your cards Sharon 😀

  21. Craol says:

    Oh Sharon – I didn’t think I’d ever need any of the small cuttlebug embossing folders. Just goes to show what I know! Now I’m on a mission to find them. Thanks for inspiring me once again and giving me and the recipients of my cards such fun! I love to visit your blog.

  22. Julie says:

    How do you emboss without having the lines from the whole folder to show. This card and all your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

  23. Laura says:

    Gorgeous again! Thanks for all the tips and enabling….subscribing to your blog is going to break me…I would have never purchased those small embossing folders if it weren’t for you LOL, now I’m sure I need those clear boxes! It’s all good, thanks to your blog I at least know how to use them! Love your little birds…even without eyes…I didn’t see them as missing something! I see it as a whole and the whole thing is awesomely cute!!

  24. Sharon in NE says:

    Are you kidding? I subscribed to your blog BECAUSE of your recent explanations on embossing, etc. I love this and I love your work, your sense of humor, your details, your simple and quick cards… You have become a favorite. Keep up the great work!

  25. Liz S. says:

    I swooneth!!

  26. Debbie Olson says:

    Love the simple beauty of this, Sharon!

  27. Tracy says:

    Okay now I must go to Micheals and buy myself some stocking stuffers!!!!Super cute card to btw…

  28. Jo Ann Shive says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Your embossed cards are beautiful and I went right to my stamp room to try them. However, I kept getting the lines of the embossing folder imprinted into my cardstock also. What do you do to prevent this from happening?

  29. Billie says:

    Sure, I know what the small folders are, I just didn’t know what to do with mine until I went to Notime!! I love your ideas.

  30. Stacy says:

    Very sweet little card!!!!

  31. LeAnne says:

    This is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! Santa brought me a Cuttlebug early, so I don’t have any folders yet….but I know which one is going to be my first!!! CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!

  32. Michelle (sf9erfan on SCS) says:

    Hi Sharon,

    OK, your cards are SUPER cute with the CB folders… I just HAD to try and case today. Went to Mike’s bought the folders and that’s were the similiarity ENDS! My card is a disaster!

    How do you get the impression without the folder lines all around the little square? I centered them all perfectly, but the folder impressions are all around each and it looks a MESS. Also, my 2 scored lines are not straight in proportion with the squares, but that will get better with time. Meanwhile, how did you get those 3 squares without the lines ruining it?! Ackkkk….

  33. Catherine says:

    Dang it! I just went to Michaels the other day to get the Fancy folders and now I have to go back to get the stiched folders =). Love your cards with these cuttlebug folders, love it, love it.

  34. leslierich says:

    This might be my favorite card yet with this baby set. So pretty with those three embossed frames!

  35. Michele says:

    [email protected]@K, I made a whole set of cards (; love the cards; thank you so much for the inspiration!!!

  36. Michelle (sf9erfan on SCS) says:

    Hi Sharon, here are some samples that I cased from your awesome idea! Not the best photo, but you get the idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

  37. AJ says:

    I have a set of these small folders, and get an edge around them when I use them….how do you not get the edge of the folder border to show up???
    I love this style card, clean and classic!!! fabulous!!
    any advice on using the small folders is appreciated!!

  38. Sherri aka sherristampsalot says:

    BRILLIANT! Brilliant, I tell ya! I just got a Cuttlebug in November and was wondering what I would do with those small little folders. Thanks to you I’ve whipped out some fast, elegant cards! THANKS so much!! *LOVE* your work, by the way!
    Sherri aka sherristampsalot on SCS

  39. Rae (RaeBobcat) says:

    Wow, wow, wow. You never cease to amaze me. This is so incredibly cute!

  40. Karen Wegner says:

    Love the use of these small folders. How do you avoid the lines from the edges of the folder? Please share with us.

  41. Mel M. M. M. says:

    What a great way to use the score pal. Your card is so lovely. Pure sweetness! :O)

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