Saturday, July 5

Custom-Made Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Template

I have had it!  I've been wanting to have the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Template, and I have ordered it on an online store many weeks ago - my credit card already charged, and still I haven't received it.  I've been wanting to make cards with the embossed dots for so long, but I can't because somehow that online store still doesn't have it :(

And then suddenly... TING!!!  What if I make my own Dots Embossing Template?  I've custom-made my own embossing templates with Cricut last week (you can see here), so why can't I make my own dots template?  I searched for those metal sheets I bought from ReStore many months ago (10 cents each).  I have made albums out of them, but I know I could save them for something else.  I took out my worn out 12" scrapbooking ruler and drew lines on a metal sheet.  Then, following the holes in my ruler, I marked dots on the metal sheet.  Now time to make the holes.  With my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite, I punched holes on the metal sheet. 

This gets a little tideous, but it's worth it in the end!  After that, I took my Big Shot Machine out, and started embossing the same way you would with a regular brass stencil/template.  After looking at the final result, I started to feel weak in the knees.  I made my own dots embossing template.
However, I'm still frustrated that they still haven't shipped my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.  My order includes a pre-ordered item so I'll give them 'till this month to mail it to me.

Anyway, here are two cards that I was able to make with my very own dots template:

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