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Wed 02

Double-Embossing the Lydia Ornament

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Details, details!  The new Lydia Ornament combines a delicate diecut design with an embossed texture that's even better when it's embossed a second time. Jean Okimoto here, with more from the just-released Holiday 2014 Collection - and another way to use the Grand Joyeux Noel Die.


Memory Box Products

  • NEW Lydia Ornament Die 98911
  • NEW Traditional Ornament Die 98917
  • NEW Ornament Hooks and Caps Die Set 98958 
  • NEW Grand Joyeux Noel Die 99027
  • Key Lime Cardstock        
  • Dove Gray Cardstock    
  • Graphite Cardstock    
  • Key Lime Distressed Dots Signature Print
  • Key Lime Envelope
  • Metal Adapter Plate

Cut Lydia Ornament from Key Lime Cardstock and leave it in the die.  Dry-emboss the textured design again using the embossing mats and/or plates recommended for your diecut machine.  I used the following sequence for the Grand Calibur:

  • Gray base plate
  • Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate    
  • Lydia Ornament die containing the diecut 
  • Rubber embossing mat
  • Light pink embossing plate

Think of the rubber embossing mat, together with the light pink embossing plate, as the equivalent of the cutting plate.  The ornament is already diecut and embossed once, you're just embossing it again for added texture.

Cut Traditional Ornament from red felt.

Cut the Ornament Hooks and Caps from gold mirror cardstock.  Cut the "noel" portion of the Grand Joyeux Noel from Key Lime Distressed Dots.

Cut an irregularly-shaped piece of Dove Gray Cardstock.  Attach everything to a Graphite Notecard and add sequins.  Coordinate the card with a Key Lime Notecard for a festive pop of color.

Looking for something creative to do on the 4th?  Join us for the Summer in Seattle class at the Tukwila Impress - they have special holiday hours of 9:30-3:30 on the 4th.   We'll make 6 cards reflecting the great summer sights, scenes and beauty of our special city - and sneak in a few of the new items too!  They've already arrived at the Tukwila Impress - do you think they've ordered enough?  

The new shipment will be at the University Village Impress by Friday, the 4th.  Update...they'll be at University Village later tonight!


Thanks for stopping by - join us again tomorrow for more projects featuring the latest and greatest from Memory Box!





What a beautiful card! The hook and cap dies just finish it off perfectly!

This is gorgeous

Great instructions - there are lots of supplies but over time the technique is worth the great impression a card like this can make!

Love the use of the ornament die, great card.

Love the colors together and the Lydia ornament is beautiful.

Your creation just amaze me. The composition is relatively easy, yet you make look so elegant. Gorgeous, just gorgeous.

Very lovely die design makes a pretty card. Like your choice of colors.

The Lydia ornament does give an Asian feel to the ornament...loved my year in Japan!

love these ornaments dies., they just work beautifully on their own

trop jolis ces dies! très belle carte! bises

Such amazing dies, you make it look so easy to create such beautiful cards that really can be put together rather quickly (if you aren't too fussy like me :-) LOL) and pack a real impressive punch when the recipient opens the envelope. Love all the little details too, hooks, caps, embossing!!!

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