Saturday, February 22, 2014

Have a Happy Day!

Here's a new image from Squigglefly artist Cheryl Alger called Backpack Maddie.  I made this card for the Squigglefly challenge this week which is to include a sentiment from Squigglefly on your card.  I added a sentiment that comes with another Squigglefly stamp called Just Flyin' By, an adorable bear stamp with four different sentiments for only $3.

Which die cutter type do you have?  Sizzix?  Wizard?  Cricut?  Cuttlebug do you have more than one?

I must confess that I have too many, lol!  Way back when, I got the smallest size Sizzix, then I got a Making Memories Slice as a gift.  That really made me want a Cricut.  I had a dear friend give me her old red Sizzix, the very first original one.  Eventually I got myself a Cuttlebug, as it seems to cut every die the best and it also cut different sizes.  Lastly and most recently I picked up one of the Sizzix Bigz as it was on sale for $29.  At this point I pretty much just use the Cuttlebug and Bigz, I keep them side by side right next to my crafting area.

OK, that's my confession for the day, how about you, what die cut machines do you have?



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71 comments:

Kaija said...

Happy day card, beautiful!
I have Cuttlebuk and actually two because the first blow, and I bought a new one.
Last July, I received a birthday gift from my son, Big Shot and it's awfully good :)Hugs Kaija<3

ionabunny said...

Hi Holley, love the card. Such a cute image. I started with the Sizzix original red machine. Still have it but it doesn't get used as I bought a Bigshot. A great machine I use almost every day

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card.
Gr Elly

KarinsArtScrap said...

such a sweet image and a beautiful card Holley.

I have a cuttlebug.

gr karin

Iris said...

I have a red Sizzix, the original small Cricut, a Cricut Expression, and a Cuttlebug. At first I used the Cuttlebug only for embossing but now I have a collection of dies and use the Cuttlebug more than the other 3 combined.
isoscia at aol dot com

Nikki C said...

Adorable Card I had the red sizzix but had to upgrade when I realized it wouldn't use alot of dies so now I only own a big kick works great with all my dies :)

rovianne said...

Cute card. I'm using the Bigshot, my first machine and I love it.

Anonymous said...

Love the Backpack Maddie image. I have a Big Shots machine and just love. I got it at a Ellison Factory sales for $25 and it came with a starter kit and extra dies. They had these on sales as they were in the old heavy plastic packaging and were re-doing their packaging. I only have 1 machine.
Virginia Montagna
montagnava@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love the Backpack Maddie image. I have a Big Shots machine and just love. I got it at a Ellison Factory sales for $25 and it came with a starter kit and extra dies. They had these on sales as they were in the old heavy plastic packaging and were re-doing their packaging. I only have 1 machine.
Virginia Montagna
montagnava@aol.com

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Holley and wishing you a Happy Day too!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Linda W. said...

I am pretty much using only my Big Shot anymore - hubby tried to fix my Cuttlebug but it seems it only cuts 1/2 way on one side. But it only cut about 100,000 cuts for me before dying! Great little machine. But I do like my pink/black Big Shot too. Yes, Feb. is going fast - congrats on your wonderful anniversary and thanks for giving to so many. Luv U.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is such a cute card. I just love the image.

Sparkly Engineer said...

another darling card. like the dark background makes your butterflies and image really stand out

thinkscrap said...

One if my favorite artists! Love seeing how you colored her! I have a personal cricut (6x12) as well as a gypsy which makes it so much more versatile. Sometimes I entertain the thought of a cuttlebug. But for the most part i'm content.

Melody Strahan said...

That stamp is pretty cute Holly!

I have the old red Sizzix machine that my sweetie picked up at a yard sale for $2. I had to order cutting plates for it. Last year I bought myself a Cuttle bug machine. I love it!

ShersL84bed said...

This is darling Holley, those butterflies are just too cute.

Smiles Sher

Lucie H said...

I have the original red Sizzix, but wore it out. The handle won't stay on and it doesn't cut well. Now I have the Vagabond and love it. I haven't find a die or embossing folder I can't use in it. I love your card...it's so sweet.

Kate M said...

Really sweet little image Holley.
Lovely colours and design.
I have an old blue Big Shot and wouldn't swap it - have tried others, but prefer this.
xx

cebelica said...

Great card. I really like the image you used and the butteflies are a nice finishing touch.
Wow, you have quite a few die cutting machines. I only have one - Sizzix Big Shot. And I LOVE it! I wish I had one bigger one (e.g. Spellbinders' Grand Calibour) so that I could be making shaped cards with grand dies, but that'll have to wait. Maybe once in the future. Right now I'm just enjoying my Big Shot. :) I don't think I'd be able to craft without it.
Hugs! xx

Glennis said...

Cute card Holley, - I have a cuttlebug and a Cameo Sillhouette, which I should use more!

Kathy said...

What a sweet card. I love Cheryl's Sassy images. I, too, have several cutters, but the Big Shot is my go-to machine. I still love the cuttlebug, especially as a "traveling buddy."

Natalie said...

very cute card and great coloring :)

I got a BigShot for Christmas and I just love it :)

bumblebee creations said...

so adorable!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Squigglefly!

Barbara said...

This is a lovely card, with a great image x I have a bigshot and an Ebosser xx

Anonymous said...

Love the card! Well, can anyone say hoarder! I have the original red sizzix, 2 cuttlebugs, big shot, craft robo, 3 cricut personals, cricut create, 2 cricut expressions, 2 cricut imagines, 2 zings, craft robo and gazelle. I'm trying to downsize! Yikes!!!!! And that dosn't include the 2 little cutters that I can't think of the names of right now.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So sweet card.
I have at home 2 Cuttlebugs-the first broken and the new model. I love my Cuttlebug.
hugs Tamara

Josephine said...

This is just lovely. It's a sweet image, beautifully coloured and it looks great against the dark background.

Laila B. said...

Wow...so beautiful and sweet!!!
Love it!!!
Well...I'm new to die-cutting. I recently got my fabulous Big Shot for Christmas. And I'm having a lot of fun with it!!! :)

Gilly said...

I have had a Cuttlebug for years Holley....BUT a few weeks ago, the local Haberdashery store had a brilliant special on a Big Shot...So, of course I had to have it (half price!).....and I LOVE it...it sits better on the table and doesn't move as easily as the CB....so now I have 2 machines...lol..the CB is handy to take on Craft days...as its smaller, but BS has won my heart. I LOVE all your creations....keep up the great work and the sharing...hugs Gillian XXX

Lisa Lucchese said...

Oh my goodness - this is one of my favourite - so sweet!
Have a great weekend.

Carolyn Cochran said...

Love the dark background on this card Holley! Really makes the images POP!

jackiep said...

lovely card and I just have the cuttlebug which I love
jackiep

Charlene Mitchell said...

So sweet Holley! Love the pops of colour on your dark background and those butterflies are awesome!
I have a Cuttlebug that I use a lot and also have a Big Shot - love both of them!

Anonymous said...

cute image again Holley the colouring you do is so great




Helen

Anonymous said...




Awww....Maddie is pretty darn cute Holley....I love her little face!....well done...tfs hugs Gillian X X

Brooke said...

Cool card Holley. Looks like my granddaughter.
I use the Cuddlebug.
hugs,
Brooke

Anonymous said...

I have a big shot, but would like a cricut, someday. Audrey R in austin

Vickie Kertz said...

Oh how cute. Love how the butterflies blend with butterflies. I have several cutters. I have big shot, slice and cricut.

Anonymous said...

Great card! I have a cuttlebug and an old Cricut. I don't use either one enough to justify all the money spent on cartridges and dies!

nancy bahr

Linda Wickwire said...

Very cute! Love the butterflies!
I have a Cricut (Anna Griffin) embosser only.

Hugs,
Linda

DitzyBlonde said...

I love the card! You are very talented! I have a Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Sizzix Big Shot and Cricut Expressions. The Big Shot is still in the box, I have 29 sets of Spellbinder dies so I mostly use the Grand Calibur. I live with my daughter & granddaughter and they both use and love the Cricut best.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is a gorgeous card. love the little stamp and the butterflies just set it off.

kaye G

Anonymous said...

Very cute Holly

Reta xxx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Very sweet card! Xx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

she s awesome real cute love her - have a great day hun x

alethea said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love this image and the addition of the butterflies!! I have a big shot.. which I only purchased in the last year so still gathering dies!! :)
HUgsxx

Holly Young said...

Super coloring Holley. I love how you did the butterflies too. I had the original cuttlebug for years and loved it, but it recently gave up the ghost and I replaced it with a Big Kick. I do have a cricut but I never use it - I think I need to learn it more.

Luvs2paint and Create said...

hope you had a happy day holley, great card, i have a knk zing and a cuttlebug, love my cuttlebug for doing the embossing, and absolutely love my new zing for cutting anything, have not played with embossing on the zing yet, have a great day

Luvs2paint and Create said...

hope you had a happy day holley, great card, i have a knk zing and a cuttlebug, love my cuttlebug for doing the embossing, and absolutely love my new zing for cutting anything, have not played with embossing on the zing yet, have a great day

Tracy said...

Beautiful card Holley xxx Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

Trish said...

Hi Holley,
Fab card and a really cute image. TFS.
I have the old Spellbinders Wizard, Spellbinders Calibre, Vagabond and then as a Christmas pressie from my kids, I got the mini Cricut!!
Jugs,
Trish xx

Shelley said...

Great coloring! I do not own a die cutting machine. Wait! Maybe I do. I have a cuttlebug, but I only use it to make the textured embossed backgrounds. I bet it would do die cuts as well.

Betsy said...

Oh, I have way too many, too, Holley! I have the original Cricut Expression, and Expression 2, and Imagine, and a Cameo. And I just ordered the new Cricut Explore. I also have manual cutters ~ a Cuttlebug and a Big Shot, and I almost forgot the embosser. Oh my! I feel so spoiled!
Love the image on your card today! So cute!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Cheremane said...

Such a sweet card xx

DJ said...

Very cute?

stamping sue said...

I have the big kick which I admit I use all the time whether for a die or embossing folders.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

postalorphan said...

This is such a cute card - love that image! I have a Big Kick and a Side Kick for the manual dies, and a Cricut electronic (although I rarely use it). And way too many dies ....

cathy said...

This is a darling card. I have the ebosser, a Grand Calibur, a wizard and a cricut. The ebosser is what I use primarily.

Ruth said...

Another gorgeous card too - I use a sizix big shot and a big cricut and LOVE them both!

Ruth
xx

Stempelientje Stempy said...

What a sweet card! I started of with a Sizzix years ago....then I bought a Cricut and quickly resold that one,we didn't get on together..LOL, and then bought a Bigshot and am still very happy with my Bigshot! :)

Christine said...

Cute card. Big girls would love it also. I have the cuttlebug and last week purchased the Slice from kijiji.

bissecat said...

Beautiful little girl.I have Big Shot and i like a lot.

Carmen M. said...

Too funny I have two die cut machines and an embossing machine. I have the big kick which is my latest purchase and probably the most used. I also have the Craftwell eCraft with is electronic not sure if it was worth the money but... And lastly I have the Sizzix embossing purse. Well now that collects dust up on my shelves really need to give it to someone or sell it.

Stacy H-W said...

Beautiful card Holley!! Love the image and those butterflies! I am like you and have multiple die cutting machines. I tend to use my Big Shot the most.

nwilliams6 said...

Hey Holley, your card is really cute and so cheerful - just like you! So glad you played in the challenge with us. I use the Big Shot- I have tried all the others and it just seems to work best for me with my dies. I have a lot of friends who use Cricuts and I tried, but I don't like to have to think about the cut when I craft - I kind of craft in a daze and that would not mix well with blades and computers - LOL! Hugz!

Leanne said...

Another cute card!

Cindy said...

Love the Card Holley!! I have a Cricut, Red Sizzix, Sizzix Sidekick, CuttleBug and would love to have either a Cameo or a Silhouette ...

KC said...

I have a cuttlebug machine and I love it! this card is awesome! I love the bright colors on the black!

Pat said...

Love this Squigglefly image by Cheryl Alger! Currently I have an Epic Six, a really old Sizzix with a handle that yuou push one way and then the opposite, and my new Cricut Expression (which isn't even out of the box yet)! I love the Spellbinders Nestabilities, too!

Phi said...

Only have the cuttlebug and I'm sad to say its dying. Something on the handle is broken so I use it very carefully while I save up to get a new one.

Karenladd said...

Awww, this is just adorable! LOVe this cute whimsical design. I have only ONE die cut machine and in fact I was the last person on earth to finally get one (last year!). I have the Sizzix Big Shot which I got instead of an electronic die cut machine because I love using embossing folders