Background Stamping & a question

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I have my entry for the latest Embellish challenge for you today. I struggled quite a bit with that colorcombo. – Ik heb mijn kaart voor de huidige Embellish challenge hier voor jullie vandaag. Ik heb wel een tijdje met de kleurencombinatie geworsteld.

I felt like making a boyish type of card (have to start practicing for all the upcoming layouts and cards for our little guy, right). – Ik had zin om een jongenskaart te proberen maken met die kleuren (ik moet me al een beetje beginnen oefenen, hé, voor alle komende layouts en kaarten voor onze kleine spruit).

The striped strip of paper is from an October Afternoon patterned paper. – De gestreepte strook papier is van een scrappapier van October Afternoon.

In a few weeks my birthday is coming up. And I might just cave in and ask/buy myself a die-cutting tool. Should I go manual or digital (or both – lol)? What are you using? What are your experiences and advices? Let me know. I read a couple reviews, but am still in doubt. – Binnen een paar weken vier ik mijn verjaardag. En misschien zal ik uiteindelijk wel zwichten en een stanstoestel vragen/kopen. Kies ik voor een manueel of een digitaal toestel (of beide – lol)? Wat gebruiken jullie? Wat zijn jullie ervaringen en adviezen? Laat het me weten. Ik heb hier en daar wel al wat gelezen en vergeleken, maar ik kom er nog niet meteen uit.

Thanks for stopping by! – Bedankt voor het bezoekje!



Stamps: Savannah Large Alpha set – 7Gypsies, It’s Official – Papertrey Ink; Inks: Versamark, Jet Black – StazOn, Patterned Papers: Garden Variety – Cosmo Cricket, Fly a Kite & The Thrift Shop (8×8 paper pads) – October Afternoon; Misc.: kraft cardstock – Bazzill Basics, button.

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  1. ~amy~
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    Such the perfect card for the challenge…love it!!!

    I’ve always had manual die cutters…don’t have the power outlet in my craft area…I’m currently using a Cuttlebug and it works perfectly for me:)

  2. Nora
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    Die kleurencombinatie is niet evident maar je hebt er een mooie kaart van gemaakt Els! En die pot met knopen mag er ook zijn allemaal yummie kleuren ;o)
    Ik heb zelf de Cuttlebug en kan hem niet meer missen, het is mijn beste vriend geworden.

  3. Cynthia Schelzig
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    Gorgeous card…..I know the doubt factor too with the die cutting machines….don´t own any probably cause of that reason too plus I really don´t know if I would use it all that much and I am already going bonkers in my artroom and if I add one more thing,,,well, I´d have to start knocking out walls so I cannot help you with your decision but when you decide please let us know which one you decided on….I would like to know what you think if it then. Good luck in your decision.

  4. Gerdine
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    Hele leuke kaart! Ik heb zelf een cuttlebug. Had hier goede verhalen over gehoord en tot nu toe ben ik ook erg tevreden. Werk er nu ruim een jaar mee en wil het niet meer missen! Prijs/kwaliteit verhouding vond ik destijds wel erg belangrijk. De cuttlebug paste mooie in dat plaatje. Succes met de keuze!

  5. Karen B.
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    Great congrats card, I love the row of patterns. I have a cuttlebug. Its compact and functions with most diecutting tools. I love it.

  6. Lynn
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    Hi Els, Great card…love the versamark numbers in the background. I have both a Cricut and a Sizzix and by far I us the Sizzix much, much more. It is much smaller and easier to store. I have learned to hook my Cricut up to the computer and use .svg files instead of buying the cartridges, but I still don’t use it often. I’d vote for a Sizzix or Cuttlebug.

  7. irene talaasen
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    hi els,
    that is a gorgeous card…!! as usual,
    for a quick and easy cutter , i like my cuttlebug, for more things and sizes the Cricut is great, but i think starting with a cuttle bug is a good idea. irene

  8. Jen W.
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    Love this card! Those strips of patterned paper are perfect. 🙂
    I have a Cuttlebug and I love it. I’ve never used a digital die cutting machine but I would almost feel like I was cheating if I used one – like it makes everything too easy. Just my opinion! Good luck with your decision!

  9. laurafadora
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    this card is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I saw it on the idol flickr gallery, really awesome photo, too!!

  10. wendy
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    Love your card, so simple and perfect for a boy. About a die cutting tool. The first crafting tool i got was the cuttlebug, and I love it! got a great deal over a, just don’t forget to get the C plate it was not in the package deal and you need it for die cutting with most dies like PTI, my favorite things, nestabilities and such, you just don’t need it for the cuttlebug brand dies. If you can get a digital tool too I would go with the silhouette SD. My hubby got it for me for Mother’s day and I love it because that way I don’t have to buy a die for everything…it can get very expensive but I love my cuttlebug for embossing and to have to little extra touch of embossed edge for shapes, labels, that you get when you get when I die cut with the cuddlebug.

  11. Dana F.
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    Love the simplicity and colors on your card! Perfect to use up some scraps.
    When I was thinking about a reply re: cutting tools, the word that stuck out in your text was “beide”… hmh… haha 🙂 Now, in all honesty, I had a hard time deciding myself and went with the Cuttlebug in the end. At least since PTI came out with their dies and impression plates, I am sure it was the right decision – maybe not for my wallet but definitively for my crafty heart ;o) In case you want to go the digital route, Kristina Werner had at least one video on her blog where she compared the different machines (I think it was the Silhouette SD, Cricut and a Slice). Maybe the side by side results help you with your decision making?

  12. Cristina
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    This is stunning. My idea of a perfect card.

  13. mariana
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    Simply Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us!

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