EK Success & Cuttlebug Spotlight

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Reviews

I’ve been busy crafting with all that great EK Success stuff – I absolutely love that daisy punch! Here are some fun things I have done with it so far:

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(Tools: EK Success Cutterpede, Fastenater, XLarge Daisy Punch, Provo Craft’s Cricut, Fiskars border punch)

I love flowers on my pages, and I don’t get to use them that much because I scrapbook mostly about my son. Since this is a family picture, I figured I could make it as girly as I wanted.

Once again, I love the size of the Daisy punch – it’s just right. And the EK Success decorative staples (applied with the Fastenater) were just right to set off my word sticker.

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(Tools: Crafter’s Companion, Fiskars clear stamp, Provo Craft Cricut, EK Success XL Daisy Punch, Making Memories Tool Kit II)

I use flowers on my cards always, probably because I don’t get to use them that much in my scrapbooking. One thing I love to do is layer offset vellum flowers over paper flowers and secure them all in the middle with a brad. I did this in both the card and the page above – in the page above I did two different colored paper flowers and then a vellum one on top. The vellum takes the edge off and makes the colors blend in and look more subtle.


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(Tools: Provo Craft Cuttlebug (Explore), Provo Craft Cricut (Accent Essentials, Walk in my Garden))

And I tried something new last night with my Cuttlebug – embossing right on my photos, and I love how it turned out.

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Here’s a closeup – I wanted to incorporate those words into my page, but wasn’t sure how to do it. Embossing right on the pictures was the perfect solution. I love the “Explore” package of embossing folders, which include these three words (explore, imagine, and discover) and then a 4th of a little boy with a dinosaur. It’s the perfect little boy set.


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{photo taken with the Canon Digital Rebel XSi}


1 Jingle March 10, 2009 at 5:40 am

These are great! I love how you embossed the sentiments on the photos! That looks so good!

2 Jackie March 10, 2009 at 5:45 am

I love what you did with teh daisy punch and embossing on the photos is just too cool!

3 StampinCathy March 10, 2009 at 7:26 am

What wonderful projects. Love the colors and layouts.

4 Jeannine S. March 10, 2009 at 8:58 am

I love the way the daisies pop off the page. I need to get one of those punches….it’s a flower my black thumb can’t kill. lol

5 Suz Gray March 10, 2009 at 9:18 am

Great projects. Those flower punches seem really useful & can layer with the store bought ones

6 baba March 10, 2009 at 10:24 am

The flowers look great, but I am really excited at how your embossing on photos turned out! Wow! Good Job! I would be kinda scared to try this.

7 Kellie March 10, 2009 at 11:47 am

What a fun way to add character to photos, I want one even more now ;) Really, I absolutely love how the pictures turned out! Thanks for the fun idea.

8 gisella March 10, 2009 at 12:07 pm

i love the embossing on the photos !! cute idea !

9 Mindy March 10, 2009 at 9:32 pm

I wouldn’t have thought of embossing on my photos but it’s super cute. I’ll have to give it a try.

10 deanne March 11, 2009 at 6:23 am

cuttlebug is awesome I love the embossing!!

11 Linda Slattery March 11, 2009 at 11:52 am

I would also not thought of embossing right on my photos. Scary thought…..so I’m glad you did it first!! Love the page of your Son, and also the card featuring the punched flower and vellum. Linda

12 Jen T March 11, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Love the daisy! I like how you double layered them. I have never heard of the embossing on the photo. I have never done embossing. I must be behind the times. It looks way cool, though! Thanks for the ideas.

13 Sue D March 11, 2009 at 8:19 pm

I never would have thought of embossing on the photos–that is so cool! I really like your vellum flower too.

14 Michele March 11, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Oh, your work is awesome!! I love your layout, and the embossing is perfect! The card is really pretty, too! Thanks for sharing your work with your readers!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
Butterfly Whispers

15 Julie B March 12, 2009 at 9:48 am

I never would have thought of that, its such a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing such great ideas!

16 LIz March 13, 2009 at 8:51 am

those are some cool projects. I hope someday I can get one!

17 lisa J March 16, 2009 at 6:10 pm

that daisy punch is great. I love my cuttlebug and haven’t tried to emboss on photos…..thanks for the great idea!

18 Annette March 18, 2009 at 9:22 am

The vellum really adds a lot of dimension…I will try it!

19 iluvbnamom March 18, 2009 at 11:30 am

You mention that you don’t get to use flowers a lot because you mostly scrapbook about your son. A fellow scrapbooker once told me that flowers and ribbon always make a scrapbook page, even if it is for a boy/man. I’ve been trying it and have found that indeed I can throw in a couple of flowers in a corner or some ribbon without making it any less masculine! It adds interest and color to the page. I suppose, however, if I went overboard with the flowers and ribbon, it’d be a different story!!!

20 Baba July 8, 2009 at 9:57 am

I would love to have a cuttlebug or cricut but just can’t invest in one right now. The daisy punch looks fabulous! I love the way you curled up the ends and layering them looks fun.

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