Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cuttlebug Tutorial – Die Cut Configurations (Part 3 of 3)

(Note: Click on an image for a larger view)
In the last two tutorials, I showed you some simple ways of combining die cuts created with Cuttlebug ® ’s Vintage die set. I hope you’ve done a little experimenting of your own with this versatile set. As promised, I am going to show you some of the combinations possible with the two die used to create the Filigree Medallion and the Mini Medallion.

(Please note that illustrations are not to scale.)

The dies in the Cuttlebug 2x2 Vintage set do not have individual names. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will assign the following names to make identification easier:
A - Scroll Corner
B - Stained Glass Square
C - Openwork Scallop Square
D - Tulip Corner
Only dies A and B will be used for the following configurations.

By way of review, this is the scroll corner with alignment holes indicated. All of the configurations that use this piece are aligned at the holes.

By combining two corners you can create this ornate square. It is shown here in two colors for clarity.

By combining four corners you create the base of the filigree medallion demonstrated in my first CB tutorial.

This is the “negative space” cutout from the scroll corner that I call double cane. This is a wonderfully versatile piece. Note: This is a rather small piece and creating some of the designs can be very tricky. I suggest using a bent nose tweezer for placement.

Here are some of the designs you can create with double cane:

Now add a stained glass square (die "B" above) and you can get combinations like this:

Okay, I think you can see where this is going. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Now let's see what you've got. Show me YOUR Cuttlebug die cut creations.

Click here to go to Part I of this tutorial series.
Click here to go to Part II.

I hope you liked my CB tutorials. Please leave a comment. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for stopping by.

Ballo ergo sum
- Gitana, the Creative Diva

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  1. Thank you so much for all 3 of these tutorials. They are awesome and so are you for sharing!!

  2. These combinations are incredible!!! Thank you so much for sharing all of this. I loved all three parts of your tutorial and I must get this die set soon!

  3. Wow - you have given a whole new dimension to this die set - thank you for sharing your talents - will be checking your blog often.

  4. Gitana you are amazing :) I have this set of dies and this gives me many reasons and means to enjoy them, thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

  5. This is great. Thanks so much.


  6. You are a genius. I wish you lived closeby. I'd let you borrow all my dies for awhile to see what you could come up with! :)

  7. Thanks for the Wonderful ideas using the Vintage
    Die set. You are a very talented lady.
    Thanks for sharing with us.