Thursday, October 9, 2008

Coluzzle

I just love all the different shapes you can make with the coluzzle. You can do circles and squares and ovals and rectangles and so much more. The coluzzle takes up so little space to store and with the range of lines to cut, you can almost always find a size that fits the image you have. Here are two friendship cards that show two different templates: circle and oval. The first is fun because a scalloped punch is layered on the card base and then the circle is cut with the coluzzle and an image is stamped in the "window". The nice thing is that if this were a scrapbook page, you could put the "window" anywhere on the page because you're not limited to the reach of a punch.


You may now be asking yourself - hasn't she written before that she's a punch-a-holic? Yep, it's true! I am! And, yes, I have circles and oval punches because they're handy to have too! But, sometimes it's just so wonderful to not carry all the punches and such to crops and classes as the coluzzle templates are soooo light and easy to pack because the templates are flat. What is a coluzzle? Well, it's a cutting system using a nested template, a coluzzle cutting mat and a coluzzle swivel knife . Here's what the small circle template looks like. The largest circle you can cut with this is approximately 4.5 inches.
There is a larger nested circle coluzzle that cuts circles up to 8.5 inches. The awesome thing is that if you cut a circle from each one, you can make an 1/8" border. Or, if you cut two corresponding circles from the same template, you get a quarter of an inch border as with the oval friendship card below.


So, if you have a cutting system you prefer, you're set. But, if you're looking for something that will give you a lot of options without taking a lot of room, the coluzzle might just be the way to go.

Happy Stamping!

11 comments:

  1. Fun cards! I love my Colluzzle! I have a Cricut too, but this is so much easier to pull out if I need a certain size :)

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  2. I'm like you, I have the coluzzle, punches, cuttlebug and nestabilities, but they are all so different and versatile! And when I go to crops I do tend to take my coluzzle because it is so easy! Love the cards too!!!
    Chris

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  3. Hi Seleise! Nice cards :) Thanks so much for playing in my BLOGIVERSARY contest! Good Luck!
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    x Kristine

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  4. LOVE the 2nd card!! Right now I'm on a punch kick so I haven't been using my coluzzle. Thanks for reminding me...maybe I'll use that on my next card!

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  5. Cute! Love how you did the window with the scalloped frame. I love my coluzzle. Use it all the time!

    Jane

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  6. Great lesson teacher!! I have to share something with you, and please don't tell anyone, lol!

    I was sooo stress because I wan to do a card like the one you did first! but I was trying to do it with the punch and I was like how people can do this window not so close to the border the punch can reach just a lil bit and I don't want til there!! I want to do it where I want to!! NOW I understand you need to do it with the coluzzle or whatever other system you have (I have coluzzle, CM and EK's) THANKS!! for making my day, lol!!

    Love,
    Diana

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  7. I have a circle and oval coluzzle template, too. I used this with my scalloped nestabilities when I started purchasing them, so I didn't have to buy so many nesties all at once. They are really very versatile, and easy to use. Btw, I love the hats off image peeking through your window card.

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  8. These are too cute! Loved the stamps you used and the way you stamped the cards. BTW, THANKS for the lovely card you made me and for your nice comments!!! It really made my day ;)

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  9. I actually have a couple of the coluzzle templates. I'll have to dig them out.

    What does ROFLMBO mean?

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  10. I really enjoy my coluzzle and love your projects!

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  11. I FOUND my coluzzle templates. I have diamonds and hearts and a puzzle teddy bear. Man it's been years since I tried using these things.

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Seleise