70 posts categorized "Embossing Folders"


Sun 24

Sweet Treats and Textured Backgrounds by Jean Okimoto




Fri 22

Oval Snowman Tunnel Card
by Trina Pham


Hello there.  I have a fun Christmas card to share today.  When I saw the Oval Snowman Collage die from the Holiday release, I thought it would make a great tunnel card, or now commonly known as a center picture window card.


As you can see, I kept the front of the card super simple.  For a bit of dimension and texture, an A2 sized piece of white cardstock was dry embossed with the new Ringadings 3D embossing folder.  To keep the card shut when closed, a belly band was created using Circle Basics dies, the new Let It Snow Posh Script die, the new Woodsy Plaid 6x6 paper and black cardstock.  The script sentiment was die cut from Bristol paper 3x and stacked.  A 1.25”Wx8.5”L strip was then trimmed from black cardstock and wrapped around the card (not too tightly) and the ends hidden and sandwiched in between the plaid and black circles.  When the belly band is slid off, the fun begins!  *lol*😂


The snowman layer is Bristol paper cut to the same size (5.5”x8.5”) as the card base.  Ink blended Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch distress inks (DI) on the top portion, splattered with water and blot with a paper towel.  Score down along the long side at 2.25”, 4.25” and 6.25”, then use these scored lines as guides to die cut the Oval Snowman Collage in the middle.  Next, valley fold, mountain fold and valley fold the score lines to get this.


A quick note… after taking the process photo above, more ink was added to the top portion in the final card.  Now onto the second layer beneath.  Started with a piece of Bristol paper measuring 5.5”H x4”W.  Scored vertically on each side at 0.25” and down the middle at 2”.  Used these scored lines as guides to partial die cut the Evergreen Sky Collage that was released last year.  The opening of this die is larger than the snowman one, so partial diecutting was needed to bring the trees closer together behind the snowman. 


Used scissors next to cut out at the top.  It doesn’t matter what this looks like because it’s going to be hidden behind the snowman layer anyway.


On the white card base, ink blended Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass DI, then splattered with white gouache paint.  This is what will show through the “tunnel” when completed.


Began assembling the card, starting with the back layer.  The middle score lines make it super easy to line up.


The deer is from last year’s Snowglobe Backer die and was a leftover piece in my stash.  I should mention that all colouring/shading were done with Copic markers.  Drew in the snowman’s eyes and mouth with a fine black marker.


The Oval Snowman Collage die does come with a top hat/scarf combo die.  I just thought a plaid beanie/toque would look cuter and more suitable, so I used the second smallest circle die in the Circle Basics set to partial die cut his hat from the plaid paper.  


I’ve been fighting a cold, so I hope I made sense. *lol*😂  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.  And that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Enjoy your weekend.





Tue 19

Glad Tidings and Boughs
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some fun, new Christmas dies! Hope you'll check out the 2021 Holiday Release!  

Supplies I used: Ringadings 3D Embossing Folder

                              Gilded Sleigh

                               Layered Poinsettia

                                Holly Bundle

                                Smooth Pine Cones

                                Melted Candles

                                Pine Needle Trio

                                Festive Christmas Greetings

                                Clear Jewels

I die cut all the images using Copic friendly paper and used Copic Markers to color.

Sleigh: C4 C6, YR24 Y26, R29 R39 R89, 

Poinsettia: R22 R14 R17 R29, YR24, G43 G46

Holly: YG25 YG17 YG67 G29, R17 R29 R39

Pine Needles: YG25 YG67 E49

Candle: E40 E42 YR24

Pine Cone: E23 E25 E27 E29

I adhered the embossed panel to the card base than adhered the sleigh and layered all the extras. I embossed the sentiment and added some clear jewels.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Fri 15

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  Today I have a Christmas card that features more traditional Christmas colors, which I seem to be drawn to lately.

I used the new Geometric Crystals 3D embossing folder to create the background for my card.

Next, I adhered the background to a red cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.

I stamped and die cut the image, then used colored pencils to color it.  I used foam tape to adhere it to the card.


To finish the card, I stamped and die cut "Merry Christmas" and used foam tape to mount it to the card.  That's it!

It's a fairly quick and easy card to create.  


Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!







Sun 10

Joy & Cheer Florentina Wreath
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this dramatic Christmas card made with newly released Christmas dies and gems. Have you checked out the amazing new products in the 2021 Holiday New Release?  

Here's a closer look at my card:

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And here's how I made it:

1) Using a finger dauber, ink blend Distress Oxide inks in rainbow order onto white card stock.
(I used Firebrick Red, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Lucky Clover, Prize Ribbon & Seedless Preserves.)

2) While the ink is still wet, add translucent sparkly embossing powder.

3) Cut both the background "Joy and Cheer" and the "Florentina Wreath" from the rainbow card stock

Here you can see the amazing shine from the embossing on the rainbow inks:

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4) Now cut the "Joy and Cheer" background die twice, and the top thinner die once from white card stock.

5) Layer and glue the background word die slightly off center, white, white, rainbow, and the add the thin white on top.

6) With the squares embossing folder, emboss a piece of black card stock 4" by 5.25", and then add the wreath and word die stack.

7) Adhere black panel to an A2 white card base and finish it with lots of "Autumn Fairy Gems" and "Autumn Fairy Crystals."

Here's one last look at my card!

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I hope you like my card for today and I have inspired you to add rainbow and black for a dramatic look on a holiday card! Check out the whole new release from Memory Box HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for more wonderful inspiration from the team!






Wed 29

Poinsettia Full of Joy
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today featuring some brand new holiday products just recently released!

Here are the new supplies I used from the 2021 Christmas Release!

Contempo Poinsettia Die and Stencil 94607
Joy Posh Script Die 94591
Embossing Folder EF1021
Christmas Fairy Crystals CRY102

First I cut the Contempo Poinsettia out of white card stock two times and trimmed the flower from the rest of the die. I used the coordinating stencil and Distress Oxide "Fired Brick" ink with a dauber and added it to white card stock, then added some sparkle embossing powder to it and melted it with my heat tool.  It created this lovely shiny red stenciled poinsettia. I also did this on a plain piece of card stock so I could use it to die cut the background for the "Joy" word die.

I took a Tim Holtz brayer and added "Salvaged Patina" Distress Oxide to my glass mat and from there I rolled the brayer in the ink and then on  debossed side of the 3D embossing folder.  Next I added card stock inside, and ran it through my die cutting machine. I did this 2 times. I used one of them for the background and I fussy cut the embossed flower in the center from the 2nd one so I could use it as a layer over the stenciling.

First I added one die cut white poinsettia to the shiny red stenciled poinsettia, but only glued it in the center so the edges can pop up. Next I added the light blue embossed layer and then topped it off with the 2nd white outlined poinsettia die cut. Again, I only glued the center so the leaves of the flower could move freely and to give it all more dimension. Then with my scissors I carefully cut around the whole poinsettia so I could add it to the center of the Savaged Patina embossed panel.

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Below you can see the shine of the stenciled, heat embossed red section.

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Next I added the gems and the "Joy" word die in the center.

Here's a look from the side so you can see the layers clearly:

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And here's an even closer look at the side:

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And here's one last look at my card:

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I really love the new release from Memory Box! There are so many gorgeous dies, stencils, papers, embossing folders, gems, etc. to create with. They are perfect for all your holiday cards.
Check them out HERE!

Hope you like my card for today!
I had so much fun creating it and hope I have inspired you to make some lovely holiday cards!

Thanks for stopping by!






Mon 06

Spotlighting Sweet Peas
by Trina Pham


Hello and happy Labor Day to those celebrating.  For my card today, I modified the spotlighting technique to use with the Blooming Sweet Pea 3D embossing folder to create a very simple floral card.

Started by die cutting a circle stencil from masking paper using Circle Basics die.  Adhered the stencil to a Bristol panel and applied Milled Lavender distress ink (DI) with a blender brush.


Insert the panel into the embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.


Placed the circle stencil back and applied Shaded Lilac DI to the raised areas.


Used a sanding block next to buff the raised areas and remove the colors.

You could skip applying the darker ink color before sanding, but I wanted the contrast.  For some texture and a faux watercolor look, spritz it with water and blot with a paper towel.  


A circle frame was then die cut from Twilight Purple color paper with the circle die used to create the stencil and the next circle size up.  The Signature Greeting sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock, then die cut out with the matching die.  Assembled the card onto a white card base and added some clear jewels to finish.


Really simple… and that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.







Fri 20

by Donna Sledzik


Good morning everyone!  Today I have another easy summer themed card for you.

To begin, I created an ink blended background, misted it with plain water, and embossed it with the Waves 3D embossing folder. 


To highlight the embossed image, I rubbed over the embossing with a white pigment ink pad.  Next, I applied clear embossing powder over the whole background and heat embossed it.  The powder only stuck to the white pigment ink which gave it a glossy look.  


I die cut the word hello 3 times from white cardstock and stacked and glued them for dimension.  Next, I glued the hello die cut to a vellum strip of paper and adhered this to the card.  

Next, I die cut the fish from white cardstock, used foam tape to adhere it to the card, and added a few fairy drops to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!







Sat 07

White Focal Point Hello
by Trina Pham


Happy Saturday everyone.  I have a fun and colorful graphic card to share today inspired by this month’s White Focal Point challenge. 

Started by die cutting the Hello Cursive Script Circle from Bristol paper.  A circle die from Circle Basics was then used to die cut a black circle from black cardstock.  Adhered them together forming the white focal point.


After my last post featuring the Twiggy Alphabet dies, I was left with partial pieces of color paper, so I put them to use.  These pieces were die cut with the Circle Basic dies in increasing size.  It would have been easy to just stack them on top of each other, but that would have made the card very thick.  To resolve this, inlaid diecutting was used.  Took the die one size smaller than the respective circle and die cut from one edge, resulting in crescent moon shaped pieces.


A piece of mixed media paper was embossed with the Waves 3D embossing folder next.  Assembled the card, then added a few clear jewels to finish.

The card is not only flat, I have another set of circles to make another card.  And that is it!  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.






Sat 31

Masculine Thank You Card
by Sara Cook

I have another thank you card today.  This one is masculine.  My son didn't purchase his graduation announcements and thank you cards in time and since I am a card maker and Memory Box has the product I have been making them myself.  This way I get to create custom cards for the recipient.  This is a quick and easy card to recreate or reproduce. it can easily be simplified as well.



Rub Distress Ground Espresso ink on the Toolshed 3D embossing folder and emboss with Kraft Woodgrain Paper.  Trim down 4 1/4" by 4 1/4".  Die cut the Thanks Cursive Scrip die in the center. Color the tools with CRAF-T metallic Rub-on paint.



Die cut the Thanks Cursive Scrip die from Kraft Woodgrain Paper.



Card base is a white top folding 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" size.  Cut a dark brown from Earth Natural paper pack to 41/2"x41/2".  Adhere the brown paper to the card base.  Adhere the background to the center of the brown paper.  Adhere the Thanks circle die cut to the center.