I used the swirl Cuttlebug plate on a light purple piece of cardstock (purple is this person's favorite color) then I added a simple band of paper in a darker purple with a patterned paper layered over that. The final touch . . . a teal colored butterfly cut from the Graphically Speaking cartridge on glitter paper.
I think it turned out pretty good for my first Cuttlebug card. If any of you are "pros" when it comes to the Cuttlebug and want to share some tips with me that would be great. I really want to learn how to make my OWN plates from images I cut. I tried to do this with some Mickey Mouse images cut from cardstock and layers about 5 deep but it did not make a good impression. If anyone has tried making their own templates and found a method that REALLY works, let me know . . . I will even share it with people here on this site!