Tutorial Thursday: Creating an extra large Cuttlebug background and Odd Bird Planet Sneak Peak Into the New Stamp Line

Many of us are in love with our Cuttlebug and long to create oversized cards with the Cuttlebug.  This card is 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, yet the Cuttlebug template is only 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″.  My tutorial will demonstrate one way to enlarge a Cuttlebug template background.

Before you glue your background down, make sure there is enough area to adhere corners, as seen in the photo above, where I added small pink corners.

Run two pieces of paper through your Cuttlebug.

Adhere a 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ (or size suitable to you) embossed paper onto a 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ background paper.

Trim smaller pieces of background to fit into the open space of the original background sheet (red in this example).

Trim overhanging pieces of cardstock.

Decorate corner cardstock as desired.  You may wish to stamp or emboss the paper prior to cutting into smaller pieces.

Add sentiment into open white white space.  I AM NOT a symmetrical person so I angled my sentiment.

Whalaa–we’re done.  Oh, you’re probably wondering about these adorable images–they are new images available at Odd Bird Planet very soon.  I’m providing you with a sneak peak.  You’ll be seeing a lot of gnome images from me and the other Design Team members–we’re all crazy for the gnome series.

To see more sneak peaks, visit the OBP gallery here.

Dianne’s sneak peak

Godelieve’s sneak peak (look at her cool new blog banner too)

Karrie’s sneak peak (penguin)

Laura’s sneak peak

Laura O’s sneak peak

Marnie’s sneak peak

Nicole’s sneak peak

Ryann’s sneak peak

Sparkle’s sneak peak (Owls)

Tanis’ sneak peak

Theresa’s sneak peak

Tiffany’s sneak peak

Tracy’s sneak peak

Tracy’s Gnome pillow box tutorial

Did you know my full list of tutorials can be found up top under my blog title?  There is a “tutorial” page that you can click on where all my tutorials are listed alphabetically.




Posted on : Dec 11 2008
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3 People have left comments on this post

Dec 11, 2008 - 11:12:17

Very cute – love how you did this Beth!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Dec 12, 2008 - 09:12:47
Kim H said:

This is so so CUTE! I love these colors together! Your tutorials are always fabulous!

Dec 12, 2008 - 01:12:55
Ila said:

Fabulous tutorial Beth….and your card is Super Cute and Gorgeous!!…Hugs, Ila


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