I don't have a Cuddlebug but I did buy the folders because I was told they work in the Sizzix machine, which I did have. And they do.
On the background layer I used the brayer and covered the embossing in Bravo Burgundy. I started out lightly and kept working the paper until I got the color I wanted. I used the Coluzzle to cut my half circles. The background paper is the Recollections decorative paper by Stampin' Up!