96 posts categorized "Embossing Folders"


Mon 02

Nautical Birthday
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I have a lot of birthdays coming up, so I am sharing a simple nautical birthday card today.

Started by creating the life preserver.  Used two Circle Basics dies to die cut a ring from white cardstock and another from Ocean Blue paper.  Used scissors to cut sections from the blue one and adhered them onto the white one.  The ropes were die cut from white paper, then light gray dye ink was applied to the edges with a detailed blender tool.  Assembled the life preserver, then added shading to it with a cool gray Copic marker. 


 The background is Bristol paper embossed with the Waves 3D embossing folder.  I used the debossed side.  I also wanted the opening of the life preserver to be distinct from the waves background, so a circle was die cut from white woodgrain paper to back it.  The sentiment from Signature Greetings stamp set was white heat embossed onto black cardstock and fussy cut out before the card was assembled onto a white card base to finish.


Pretty straight forward.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week. 






Sat 23

Watercolor and Copic Florals
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends. Today I want to share a card I made with a quick and easy watercolor background as well as some die cut poppies I colored with Copic markers.

To make the background, I started with some Memory Box watercolor paper, an acrylic block and some Distress Inks. I inked up the acrylic block with blues and greens to give the impression of sky and ground, spritzed the block with water and then gently placed it onto my watercolor paper.

Hint...it is a really good idea to let the block sit for a bit on the paper so that the paint has a chance to absorb into the paper and you won't get ink splatters everywhere.


One thing I learned the hard way is that if you have an acrylic block with a grid and use that side for your ink, the grid will actually transfer onto the paper. I didn't realize this would happen because I couldn't feel the grid with my finger. Here are the two backgrounds I created. The one with the grid is on the left side and the one using the smooth side of the block is on the right:


I will save the grid background for another project.

For my poppies, I used the picture on the die package as a guideline for colors and shading. I didn't use the picture exactly, but it was a great inspirational piece:


The Copic markers I chose for the petals were R20, R35 and R46. For the leaves, I used G24, G14 and YG05.

To finish the card, I layered everything onto an embossed background. I purposely left the card blank because I haven't decided what occasion I will use for the card.

Have a fantastic weekend!







Wed 20

Masculine Best Day Ever
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome! I'm up on the Memory Box blog today with this masculine birthday card I made for a family member. I used the "Put in in Gear" 3D embossing folder with a sentiment from the "You Anchor Me."

Here's another look at my card:


Here's how I made my card:

1) Dry emboss a piece of Memory Box watercolor paper, then apply Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink directly to the paper with the ink pad.

2) I decided to make a mini slimline card so I cut only a portion of the embossed panel with scissors to use on my card front.

3) I glued the portion of the embossed/inked panel that I wanted onto a piece of Kraft Woodgrain card stock also from Memory Box measuring 3" by 6".

4) I matted that panel on a brown piece of card stock that was just slightly larger, and then another mat of the Kraft Woodgrain paper that was 3.5" by 6.5".

5) Then I added that to my card base which was 7" by 6.5", scored at 3.25 on the 6.5" side.

6) I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Clair Pinecone ink and heat embossed in clear.

7) Lastly I added Autumn Jewels and Crystals to the card front.

Here's one last look at my card:


I hope you like my masculine birthday card that I made today. I usually struggle with masculine cards but this gear 3D embossing folder is just perfect for it! Thanks so much for stopping by!






Sat 02

Poppy Love by Jean Okimoto


Mirrored, glossy and embossed designs create a simple lovenote for any occasion - way beyond February 14th.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another slimline card from our latest release - hope you like slimlines as much as I do!   Neutral colors let the beautiful bright red Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6 make a bold statement on a simple design.

Pressure-emboss natural cardstock with the Geometric Crystals 3D Embossing Folder using the plate(s) required for your machine.  Trim it to about 2" x 5-½".

Cut Enchanting Poppy Stem's floral pieces from the bright red Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad sheet.  Cut them again from a medium-dark red 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection.  Save the extra diecuts for another project.  

Cut the stems and leaves from the new Black Glossy 8-½" x 11" Paper Pack cardstock.  Cut the leaves (including 2 of the smaller leaf) again from matte black cardstock.   Assemble flower tops and leaves.  

Cut the Love You Posh Script background from light Kraft cardstock.  Cut the detailed words from the Black Glossy sheet.


Attach everything to a natural slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - the flower tops first, the stems next,  and then the leaves.  Add gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.

Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting the blog - hope you enjoy creating floral cards with our Design Team.  I've reached my personal goal of using everything from our latest release - and will be using them many more times - here on the blog and for my card kits.   It's a great collection of versatile, mix-and-match-able papers and dies in classic designs for any occasion throughout the year

Special thanks too - to everyone who ordered my Cards by Color - Blush  kit from Impress and Roxanne!  

See you next week...







Sat 26

Flowering Trail Butterfly
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  Today I am sharing a simple spring birthday card I created for a crafty friend whose birthday is next month.

The background panel is Bristol paper embossed with the Geometric Crystal 3D embossing folder.  The Happy Birthday posh script sentiment was die cut once from gold Rainbow Reflections mirror paper and twice from white cardstock, then stacked for dimension.  To make it work for my card design, the happy part was cut off.  These two items were actually from my leftover bits bag.  Stretched the Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set and stamped “wishes” from it with white pigment ink on Bristol paper and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.



Next, the Layered Impatiens die was used to die cut the flowers from scraps of white cardstock and Twilight Purple papers.  Used BV Copic markers to shade and flick details on them for some interest.  The butterfly back layer was die cut from a smooshed Villainous Potion distress ink piece also from my stash.  The butterfly outline top layer was die cut from black glossy paper.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, then for some sparkle, added clear shimmer to the butterfly/flowers and clear jewels to the flower centers to finish.


And that is it for my birthday card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.






Thu 10

Happy Birthday
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a elegant birthday card using products from the new Spring 2022 release. Here's another look:


As you can see it mostly white, vellum and with a little bit of gold. The gold and white leaves are both cut from the new mirror card stock release pack called "Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad." Below you can see the 3 sets of leaves, white, gold and vellum all layered together on both sides.


The background was made by cutting two of the "Hex Half Pinpoint" die cuts from watercolor card stock. Once they were cut, I temporary added them to a piece of card stock so I could dry emboss them with the "Blooming Sweet Pea" 3D embossing folder. Once, embossed I removed the card stock and added both "Hex Half" pieces to an A2 size piece of vellum Next cut 2 more "Hex Half's"to for the back of the card front to give it a clean look.

I cut a piece of card stock 5.5" by 4.75" and scored the 4.75" side by 1/2 inch then folded it. This was going to be the back of the card, so I hid the folded 1/2" behind the right side "Hex Half Pinpoint" on the back of the front of the card. I glued this folded piece down (which is the card back) to the vellum before I added the right side. This way I had an A2 size card with the center hexagon made of see through vellum.

The "Happy Birthday Posh Script" die was cut from the same gold and white mirror papers and layered. To finish the card I added gold Christmas Fairy Jewels to the vellum in the center.

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I hope you like for my card today! Be sure to check out the whole Memory Box Spring 2022 Release HERE. I have linked my supplies below if you are interested.

Be sure to stop by the Memory Box blog each day for more inspiration from the design team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!







Sun 20

Miss You with Exquisite Leaf Frame
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today with these newly released "Exquisite Leaf Frame" and "Miss You Posh Script" dies.  The new 2022 Spring Release is full of gorgeous dies, papers, and stamps!  

Here's a closer look at my card for today:

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For the background you can see that I used a 3D embossing folder on the watercolor card stock. I love using thick watercolor card stock with 3D embossing folders because you get such a deep and lovely impression. The word die also has a shadow die with it, but I decided not to use it as I wanted a thin black sentiment in the center and didn't want to draw any attention away from the lovely frame die.

Here's another look:

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The frame die was cut twice, once from alcohol inked Yupo paper and a second time from watercolor card stock that was smooshed with the same colors of ink and popped on top with very thin foam tape.

You can see the bottom layer of the leaf frame has more shine to it as it is the Yupo paper with alcohol inks. The top layer is more matte looking and it was turned around so that the leaf layers did not match up. I wanted a layered leaf look, so I decided to not line them up but instead reverse the top layer. I think it gives a really nice look to the card and especially like the contrast of shiny versus matte for the leaves.

Lastly I added some gems from Memory Box around the card front.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today! Be sure to check out all the new release items in the Memory Box 2022 Spring Release. There are lots of gorgeous products including dies, new mirror papers, and stamps! You can find it all right HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!







Sat 29

Masculine Valentine's Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a masculine Valentine's card that is ocean themed featuring the Wave 3D embossing folder and Whale Family die.



Spray Distress Oxide Inks Gathered Twigs, Speckled Egg, and Tumbled Glass on Open Studio Watercolor paper. Lightly spritz with water to slightly blend and activate the Oxide ink.  Heat dry.  Add  gold glitter ink to one side of the Waves 3D embossing folder and emboss the background.  Trim to 4" x 51/4".   The picture does not capture the glitter gold as in real life.  it is spectacular.



Die cut hearts from the Neighborhood Heart Frame out of the dark gold Polished Foil paper pad.



Die cut the large whale from Whale Family die set from white card stock.  Color using the same Distress Oxide ink as the spray ink.  I added from Hickory Smoke to the bottom of the whale and white Pan Pastels.  With a fine tip black marker fill in the eye and blow hole. 



Stamp "Sending You Oceans of Love" from the Deep Blue Ocean stamp set with Versa Fine Clair Fallen Leaves on a light blue from Fresh Aqua paper pad.  Trim down and add to a dark brown paper from Earth Neutrals pad.



Cut the same brown paper used in the sentiment to A2 panel.  Adhere the background to the center.  Adhere the panels to a A2 card, any color.  I used Kraft color card.   Adhere the whale to the lower center and the sentiment to the upper left.  Adhere 5 hearts coming out of the blow hole up to the top of the sentiment.


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Wed 26

Hello Friend
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  Today I have a quick and easy card for you.

To make the card, I used a brayer to apply ink to the flat side of the Stunning Mandala 3D embossing folder.  I placed a piece of white cardstock in the embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.


I mounted the embossed paper onto a blue foil cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the shadow of the Hello Friend Die from white cardstock and the words from blue foil cardstock.  I glued the words to the shadow background and adhered it to my card.

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To finish the card I added some Fairy Drops and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!






Thu 20

Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with another slimline card using the newly released "Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral" die.  Here's a closer look at my card:

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I dry embossed 2 pieces of dark gray card stock from the "Earth Neutral" paper pack with the "Ringadings 3D Embossing Folder."   I  added both of them them to another larger piece of white card stock (8.5" by 3.5") that was also embossed with the same folder.  To create more texture, I did not line up gray and white the embossed circles.  Above you can see the texture details from that wonderful embossing folder.

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I heat embossed the sentiment, from "Big and Little Words" stamp set, and put it right where the two gray embossed gray pieces met in the center.  Next I got busy die cutting the parts of the flowers and leaves.  Here's a list of what I used to cut each part of the leaves:

Main flower and small circular flower center:  White glitter paper from "Majestic Hues Glitter" pack

Large center piece:  Light blue glitter paper from "Pastel Glitter" pack

Leaves & tiny flower center:  Some from green card stock from "Twinkling Jewel Glitter" pack and some green from "Lush Green Glitter" pack

Here's another look at the flowers:

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One thing I really like about these dies is there is not a right or wrong way to assemble the leaves or place them on your card.  You can face them either way and can layer them with whatever paper you like and they look great!

Lastly I added some "Bright Fairy Jewels" in a pretty blue randomly to the card front.

I hope you like my card for today!  I had so much fun creating it!