Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cuttlebug Quilling Dies - Flower Headband

Here's a sweet idea for a summer headband from the Mixology Crafts blog at Provo Craft. I can just imagine how cute a little flower girl would look wearing it on her way down a wedding aisle.The flowers and leaves are examples of what the new Cuttlebug quilling dies can do... true, these embellishments are made of thin embossing metal rather than paper, but a lightweight metallic cardstock or sculpture paper would be just as nice.A strip of paper or metal is run through the Cuttlebug along with a quilling die and is then simply rolled up to make a flower - that's it! If you'd like to add a bit of dimension for a more realistic look, shape each petal and leaf by placing it on something spongy like a mouse pad, and rubbing it in a circular motion with an embossing stylus or an implement with a rounded end, perhaps a paintbrush handle or small dowel.
The flowers and leaves are glued to a ribbon-wrapped headband and accented with pretty beads. Find the complete PDF How To at the Mixology site.

And here's a brand new video tutorial in which Kathleen Green of the New Zealand Scrapbook Company demonstrates just how easy it is to use the Cuttlebug dies.

4 comments:

Ann said...

I've seen those dies and I do have a cuttlebug. I've thought of getting one and trying it out.

Audrey said...

I think thais will bea tt he top of my list of things to find when I am in the States in July and August. Maybe I will be extra lucky and find them on sale!! Thanks for sharing!

jen'sbug said...

Hi, I have been having trouble with my new quilling cuttle bug die! Do you need a special mat to put it through machine? As mine doesn't cut it and it over hangs on the end's. Do you have to use 3 clearspacers and the white large one? Help I'm getting very frustrated. ;-)

Ann Martin said...

jen'sbug, I don't have a Cuttlebug, but found this link for you that might help: http://www.provocraft.com/products/index.products.php?cl=cuttlebug

If it doesn't, then you could email Provocraft or ask at one of the scrapbooking message boards.

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