24 posts categorized "Embossing Folders"


Fri 13

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a Christmas card featuring products from the 2020 Memory Box  Christmas release.

The first thing I did to create this card was to brayer Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink onto the flat side of the Snowy Forest 3D embossing folder.  I placed white cardstock into the folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.  

Next, I used white cardstock to die cut the Pinpoint Snowflake

I was going to do a traditional slimline card, but the dimensions weren't right for my design so I just modified it a bit. There's no rules in making cards, right? 

I made my card base and then cut layers to fit within that size card. I die cut the snowflake background in half to fit the length of my card and glued it behind the embossed image.


I die cut Merry Christmas from red cardstock and glued it to my card front. 


To finish the card, I added some snowflakes for a little dimension. That's it!

Have a great weekend everyone!








Sat 07

Magnificent Poinsettia 3D Embossing Folder
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello, it’s Angie here today sharing a holiday card with a twist!
The poinsettia image on this card is made with Memory Box’s “Magnificent Poinsettia 3D Embossing Folder.” I started by using the folder on a white piece of card stock. After I dry embossed it, I lightly inked the flower and leaf sections with red and green Distress Inks and an ink blending tool. After I had a light coloring of inks on them, I fussy cut out the image and then added alcohol markers and colored pencils to it.

I added lots of dark colors of colored pencils to the nooks and crannies and light colors to the edges to show off the amazing details in this 3-D embossing folder!


For the background, I cut a piece of glitter paper from the “Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad” and used it for a shiny backdrop for the poinsettia. I glued it directly onto the glitter paper, then added two thin strips of black card stock on either side. The sentiment is from the “Spirit of Christmas” stamp set heat embossed in white on black card stock.

Lastly I added silver Nuvo drops to both the flower center and the sentiment strip. I wish you could see the shine of that gorgeous glitter paper - it’s amazing! There are so many beautiful colors of Memory Box glitter paper and it's nice, thick and sturdy too.

Here's one last look of my card:


Hope I’ve inspired you to try something different today. It’s always fun to see a different way to use crafty products! Thanks so much for stopping by!







Thu 17

3-D Embossed Chrysanthemum Field Slimline Card by Jean Okimoto


Creating a colorful card is easy with our 3-D Embossing Folders - here's the Chrysanthemum Field on a simple fall card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add color and texture to any project.  It's also a nice way to use that stash of watercolored paper - like I did for today's card. Brighter colors are great for this process.

Trim watercolored cardstock (or watercolor paper) to fit into the Chrysanthemum Field folder.  Spray it with a light mist of water to soften the paper a bit, then pressure-emboss it using the plates recommended by the manufacturer.  Trim it with the 3-¾" x 2-½" Rectangle Basics die.  

Place it on a smooth, hard surface and scruff it with sandpaper or a sanding block to remove the color of the raised patterns.  Use short, upward strokes.  Remove the residue with a tissue.

Cut the delicate white frame with the medium-sized Stylish Rectangle Trio die.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Berry Wreath Clear Stamps and Dies Set - with coral ink.  I used Impress' Melon Fresh Ink.

Cut a ¾" strip of the pink glitter paper from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pack.

Attach everything to a white slimline card - I trimmed mine to 3-⅝" x 8-¾".

Cut gold metallic accent dots from the new 6x6 Polished Foil Pad.  The Poppystamps Big Dot Border die is perfect for this!


Add color to your projects with simple techniques like these.  Use your stash of watercolored papers - or create a bunch of them while hunkering-down at home.  Pressure-emboss them with a 3-D folder and make the design the central point of your card.  

Thanks for visiting!





Wed 19

Winter Woodland
by Trina Pham


Hello there.  I couldn’t let the other larger collage dies from the Christmas release not be featured in their own shadow box card, so I have another shadow box card to share today.  Unlike the previous shadow box card I did in the spring using large collage dies from the Spring collection, this time I did a pop-up shadow box card as shared by Jennifer McGuire HERE.  

Mixed media paper was used to create my card.  Started with two 6.25”x5.5” rectangles.  Scored down the long side at 0.5” and 1” on each end of both pieces.  These are the front and back of the card.  Mountain and valley fold the scored lines.


The largest of the collage dies - Evergreen Sky - was die cut in the middle of the front panel.  The third largest or second smallest collage die (used in the Wnter Cabin shadow box card - Tall Fir - was then die cut in the middle of a 5.5”Hx4”W piece and mounted with mounting tape behind the front opening.


Next, a piece was dry embossed with the Snowy Forest 3D embossing folder (EF) using Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet distress inks like I showed HERE.  I adhere the paper to the (EF) with temporary adhesive, so that I can repeat the inking/embossing process to darken the colors.


Trimmed that panel down to size and adhered it directly to the back panel.  The second largest collage die - Lamplight Tree - was then die cut from a 5.5”Hx4”W piece.  Colored the lamplight with a black Copic marker.  The reindeer from Snowglobe Backer was die cut from kraft cardstock.  Added shading by applying brown dye ink with a detailed blending tool.  


Adhered the Tall Fir cut out piece over top the reindeer and Snowy Forest background with mounting tape as well.  So lots of dimension happening here  😂


Forgot to mention, all panels were spritz with a sparkle spray, but as you can see (or don’t see), the shimmer does not show up in the photos.


Attached the front and back panels together and white heat embossed the sentiment from Mistletoe Swag on black cardstock to finish. 


This card collapses down to A2 (5.5”x4.25”) size and fits into a standard A2 size envelope.  Because I used mounting tape, it’s a super tight fit and is not mail friendly.  To avoid these issues, just don’t use mounting tape. 😉


That does it for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.






Tue 11

Merry Christmas
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  I hope you enjoyed the blog blitz last week. There are so many wonderful products in the holiday release, it was so hard to pick which ones to use. It seems that Trina and I chose the same products to use for our blog posts last week.  If you didn't get to see her beautiful card on Friday's blog post please check it out here.  Even though we used basically the same supplies and layout for our cards, it shows how different the outcome can be.

For my card I used a piece of the new foil paper and embossed it using the Snowy Forrest 3D embossing folder.  To reveal the embossed image a little better, I used a blending tool with a piece of steel wool on it. This is a tip I saw from a Tim Holtz video. This easily removes the top layer of foil and shows the paper underneath.


Next I trimmed my embossed piece and adhered it to a black cardstock mat.  I die cut the words Merry Christmas from red glitter paper and glued it to a strip of vellum paper. Then I wrapped the vellum strip around my card front and glued it to the back of my card.


I die cut a small circle from white cardstock and glued that to my card.  Next I die cut the Santa and sleigh from black cardstock and glued it over the moon.  


Here's a photo that shows how shinny the card is.  

To finish I added a red rhinestone to Rudolph's nose and some black bling to the side of the vellum strip.

I hope you enjoyed today's card!  Thanks for stopping by.





Fri 07

Final Day of the 2020 Christmas Release Blog Blitz
by Trina Pham


Welcome to the last day of the 2020 Christmas release Blog Blitz.  Just like the Gracious Leaves 3D embossing folder (EF) from the previous Garden Party release, I think the Snowy Forest EF would look just as beautiful with a simple stacked die cut sentiment added to it.  But it appears my teammate Donna and I thought it would also make a fun Santa scene.  She kindly allowed me to show my version while she shared two fabulous cards made with the Stitched Tree die HERE.

I started by die cutting a circle mask from Post It Note using one of the die from the Circle Basics set.  Adhered the mask to the flat side of the EF.   Using a rubber brayer, inked up the same flat side of the EF with VersaMark ink first followed by Chipped Sapphire distress ink.  Removed the mask then ran a piece of Bristol paper in the EF through my Big Shot machine.  Heat embossed the newly dry embossed piece with clear glitter embossing powder (EP) to make it all sparkly!  This is the reason for inking with VersaMark first.


Santa is from the new Cabin Snowglobe die set.  I wanted him to appear behind the trees.  Initially, I created a DIY stamp of Santa from fun foam. I stamped Santa with black dye ink directly onto the flat side of the EF after removing the circle mask and before running it through my Big Shot, but he came out too faint.  So on this version, I die cut Santa directly from the embossed panel, then used a permanent black marker to color it, being extra careful to avoid the white branches.


Finished off with a custom sentiment using the Vintage Varsity Mini Alphabet die from last year’s release.  Each letter was die cut twice from thick white cardstock and the top layer from the new Polished Foil paper.  Isn’t that foil paper so shiny and gorgeous? 


Ready for today’s giveaway?  For your chance to win the Snowy Forest EF, leave a comment on this post by this Sunday, August 9, at 11:59 pm EST.  Winner will be randomly selected and be announced on this blog the following day on Monday, August 10.  Thank you for joining me.  Good luck!






Wed 29

Adding Dimension to your Embossing Folders
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends. Today I want to share a card made with the other new embossing folder.  This time I ran the folder through the machine twice so that I had a base of the entire poinsettia and then a second piece that allowed me to cut out the flower petal section by hand.  I wanted to add this step so that the poinsettia could have some extra dimension.  I also really like the look of the petals hanging over the edges of the frame.  If you were making lots of holiday cards, you might want to cut out this part to make the card making process much faster.

I placed my poinsettia piece over some of the new Memory Box patterned paper.  One of the 6" x 6" packs is filled with holiday plaids and the other has holiday florals.  The best part is the two sets of patterns coordinate with each other, so it is easy to play with matching patterns that you might not normally pair with each other.  I really liked how the flowers looked with the plaid.

Once again, I added my sentiment with some of the new foil paper.


Do you have any questions about using the 3-D embossing folders?  I would be happy to help...just leave a comment in the post.







Sun 26

Emboss and Distress the Garden Party Floral Corner by Jean Okimoto

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Blend the warm colors of a summer sunset onto Open Studio Watercolor Paper and add 3D embossing to create a floral card for any occasion.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with another Garden Party Collection design before we introduce you to our 2020 Holiday Collection.

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Cut the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the 4" Square Basics die.  Spritz it with a light mist of water and sponge it with overlapping layers of Distress Oxides.  I've used spun sugar, squeezed lemonade and dried marigold here - but any combination of your favorite soft pastels would work for this design.

Air-dry the inks.  Moisten the reverse side of the paper with another quick spritz of water to prep it for embossing.  Emboss it with the Floral Corner 3D Embossing Folder using the plate(s) required for your machine.  Here's what I used for my Platinum - thick base platform, folder with the watercolor paper (inked side up) and two layers of 80# cardstock.  No embossing mats or plates.

Place the embossed paper on a smooth, hard surface and distress it with sandpaper or a sanding block.  I used #180 sandpaper and short, light upward strokes. Remove the residue with a tissue.  Attach it to a side-folded 5-½" square white card.

Stamp the greeting - from the Peony Garden Corner Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Melon Fresh Ink.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut the top and two sides with the 2-½" Square Basics die, then trim the bottom edge.  Attach it with foam tape.

Color the white glitter sheet from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad with a Copic, Sharpie or Zebra Mildliner pen.  Punch ¼" accent dots.

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Our Design Team can't wait to start sharing our newest release and holiday designs with you...great dies, embossing folders, new glitter glues, artpapers and 6x6's.   There's something for everyone!

Thanks for visiting...see you on Thursday - 






Wed 22

Gracious Leaves Christmas
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  It’s still July... Christmas in July, that is.  So I have another Christmas card to share today. I think the Gracious Leaves 3D embossing folder (EF) from the Garden Party collection is just beautiful.  It also reminded me of mistletoe, so that was what inspired me to stretch it and make a Christmas card with it. 

There are basically two steps in creating my card so this will be a very short post  😂   Dry embossed a piece of Bristol paper with the EF by running it through my Big Shot.


Die cut the Merry Christmas Noted Script sentiment four times from thick white cardstock and once from blue glitter paper then stacked them for a floating effect. Assembled to finish!  


You could switch up the glitter paper / sentiment and this would be great for mass producing.


Did I mention that this is going to be a short post? 😂  Well that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.    






Thu 09

Heartfelt Hugs
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some heartfelt hugs! There is something about the color orange that makes me happy!! What color makes you happy?

I embossed a piece of Memory Box watercolor paper with Gracious Leaves 3D Embossing Folder. I trimmed the panel and matted it onto a kraft cardstock base. I stamped and colored the florals from the stamp die combo Peony Garden Corner clear stamps and die set. I used Copic Markers in shades YR00, YR04, R08; and YG21, Yg13, G99. 

I embossed the sentiment onto a piece of orange cardstock and adhered that to the embossed panel. Than I arranged and glued the die cut flowers and butterfly. For a finishing touch I added a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and checking this out! Hope you have a great day!

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