206 posts categorized "Embossing "


Thu 07

Warm Wishes Treat Box
Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  Today I have a cute little treat box or gift card holder for you.

I started with a pre-made Kraft pillow box that I bought at Hobby Lobby, then used white ink and the Snow Flurries Stencil to create the snow background on the box.


I glued a band around the box using a 3/4" strip of plaid paper from the Christmas Jolly paper pad.

Next, I die cut the Aurora Snowflake from white cardstock and the shadow from red cardstock, glued them together, and used foam tape to adhere it to the box.

I stamped and white heat embossed the words "Warm Wishes" on a strip of black cardstock then cut it into a tag.

I wrapped twine around the box, and adhered the word strip and bells to the box.


That's it for today!  It's a pretty fast project using a pre-made box to embellish!






Mon 20

Woodgrain Mini Slimline Christmas Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here with a mini slimline card featuring woodgrain cardstock and other Memory Box Christmas goodies from the latest release.  Here's a closer look at my card:

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To make my card I first cut a piece of tan wood grain panel slightly smaller than my 3' by 6' card base, inked it with Distress Inks in shades of brown and then added it to the card front.  To get the really dark look, I took the ink pad directly to the paper and rubbed the color on.

I dry embossed the poinsettias on two pieces of white cardstock so I could have 3 cut flowers and used the coordinating dies from the Perfect Poinsettia's 3D embossing folder/die set (EF1037) to cut them out.  I also cut some leaves from the Leaf Bunches die set (94745) all from white card stock.  I used alcohol markers and colored pencils to color the leaves and centers of the poinsettias.  I also colored a little strip of cardstock with the same greens to place under the black Christmas Sentiment tab.  Here's a closer look at the details:

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Once I was happy with the arrangement of flowers and leaves I started adhering them to the card front, some with liquid glue and others with foam tape.  Lastly I added the sentiment and green strip to the top.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today.  I've been using the same embossing folder for the last few cards I have posted but it's because I really want to show you how versatile it is and how many different looks you can get with the one folder and die set.  You can check out all the different designs you can create HERE.  There are also rub on transfers that coordinate with the set.  I was fortunate to get to teach a card class at my local scrapbook store and we featured this set to show how many different looks you can get with it.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Come back each day for more inspiration from the design team!  Happy crafting my friends!






Sun 12

Aurora Snowflake Card
by Anne Thompson

We had our first snowflakes of the season on Friday, so for today's card I used both the AURORA SNOWFLAKE CLING STAMP CS2083 and the AURORA SNOWFLAKE DIE 94753. 


to make this card

  • Select one of the card stock papers from the STORMY BLUE 6X6 PACK SP1006.
  • Ink up the AURORA SNOWFLAKE CLING STAMP CS2083 with VersaMark Ink and stamp it on the blue card stock. 
  • Add Opaque White Embossing Powder to the image and heat set it.
  • Use that panel to cover the front of a white note card, trimmed to fit.
  • Die cut the background of the AURORA SNOWFLAKE DIE 94753 from another piece of blue card stock.
  • Die cut the detail snowflake from both a silver mirror paper and a silver glitter paper and audition them against the background snowflake and the card front.


  • I chose to use the glitter snowflake and glued it to the background one.
  • I added the snowflake to the card front using dimensional foam.


  • I chose the "warm wishes" stamp from the SHINING STAR CLEAR STAMP SET CL5285, stamped it with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of the background snowflake card stock, embossed it with Opaque White Embossing Powder, heat set it, and trimmed it down before adding it to the top of the card front.


And that's it!  This is another of those designs that would be easy to reproduce in a number of color combinations.  I can imagine making up a pile of snowflakes and then adding them to embossed papered note cards in coordinating colors.  This design is also one that would work for a number of occasions throughout the winter.  

Happy Crafting!

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Fri 10

Torn Teal Embossed Poinsettias
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today and I have a fun torn technique card for you today featuring the new beautiful "Perfect Poinsettia 3D Embossing Folder" that also comes with dies.  I didn't use the dies on this card but plan too for another card.  Here's a closer look at the card:

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I dry embossed both a teal and two white A2 panels and then on the teal one, I lightly tapped white ink on the raised areas.   Here's a super close look:

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Next I tore the top and bottom edges off the teal one and frayed the edges a little for a more distressed look.  I glued the teal one to the white one and then tore the top along the same angle.  I added a little teal ink on the white torn edge.  I didn't want the bottom white edge torn so I cut it higher than the teal one so you can see that layer on the bottom.

Next I glued the other white panel to the card front and then lined up the torn part so it was seamless despite the color difference.  I added gold paint pen to the flower centers and around the teal panel.   To finish it, I added a white sentiment tab and then rounded some of the corners of my finished card.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today!  It's a simple technique and a great way to stretch the looks you can get from an embossing folder.  Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!






Thu 09

Let it Snow
by Donna Sledzik


Hi everyone!  Today I have a non-traditional Christmas card for you.

I stamped the Aurora Snowflake stamp onto white cardstock using Versa Mark Ink and white heat embossed it.  

Next, I applied Pink ink with a blender brush over the embossed background.  The embossed images resist the ink and the white snowflakes appear.


I die cut the panel using one of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangle dies and mounted it to a black cardstock mat.  I spattered the background with gold ink and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

The words "Let it Snow" were die cut from white card stock and the shadow from black cardstock.  I glued the words to the shadow die cut and glued it to the center of the card front.

Next, I adhered the black sentiment strip underneath the "Let it Snow" words.


To finish the card, I added some Fairy Drops to the center of the snowflakes.

That's it for today!  have a great day and thanks for stopping by!






Tue 31

Aurora Snowflake Holiday Cards
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today and I want to wish you a Happy Halloween!

Here in my part of Texas we are having our first freeze warning and the temperature has been super cold for this time of year - poor kiddos going trick or treating!  They are going to have to dress super warm for this holiday!!! 

Well, since it's so cold around here,  I'm featuring some beautiful snowflake products that were in the 2023 Christmas new release.  I have two cards for you today using a panel I used the emboss resist technique on.  

First I stamped and heat embossed in translucent embossing powder, the larger Aurora Snowflake background rubber stamp on a large panel of thick white card stock.  I next inked the background with Speckled Egg Distress Ink and an inking tool.  I also used the Snow Flurries stencil and put it on top of the panel and used a white gel pen to make lots of dots (like tiny snow dots) on the panel for more interest.  It took a little time, but I like the way it turned out.

I inked a little past the stamp on just the white non-embossed portion so I could use that part to heat emboss the sentiment for card #1 with white embossing powder.  Just be sure you wait until the inking dries before you stamp and heat emboss the sentiment so the powder won't stick to the inking.  Here's a super close look at the Aurora Snowflake on card #1:

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As you can see I cut that new 2 piece die from both a white and a light blue glitter paper and layered the frame over the blue one, then added small red jewels and one larger crystal to the center.

I took the emboss resist panel and cut a frame using the the largest and 3rd largest dies from the A2 Rectangle die set.  I will use the center section for my 2nd card.  On the front of the card base, I inked the front with the same color ink, using the Snow Flurries stencil.  Here's a look at the dots it created on the card front.

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I added the sentiment strip to the bottom of the card and then the outside frame on top of it.  Lastly I added the beautiful large Aurora Snowflake to the card front.  Here's one last look at card #1:

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Here's a look at my second card:

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As you can see I used the inside rectangle from the heat resist panel.  I also added inked dots to the card front of this card.  I took red/foil paper from the Poinsettia Garland paper pad and used the largest two dies from the same rectangle frame die set to cut a thin frame for around the card front.  I used the same paper and cut the Merry Christmas Streamlined Script sentiment die from.  I also cut two extra sentiments from thick white card and stacked all 3 together for a more substantial and sturdier sentiment.  Here's a closer look at that. 

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I added the frame to the outer edge with glue, the heat resist panel in the middle.  Next I added tiny red jewels to the snowflake centers.  Lastly I added the sentiment at an angle.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my cards for today and also have inspired you to create some fun snowflake cards for the holidays.  If you'd like more info and links to products, check out my blog post HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!






Sat 28

Happy Fall with Mirror Cardstock
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a pretty "Happy Fall" card on this fine October day!

Here's a close up look at my card:


To create my card I used the brand newly released "Happy Fall Posh Script" word die, the "Birch Tree Forest 3D embossing folder, and the "Gypsy Oak Leaves" die set.

First I dry embossed a panel of Memory Box watercolor cardstock with the birch tree folder and set it aside.  I took two more pieces of the watercolor paper and used Distress Inks and my water sprayer on my glass mat and smooshed the watercolor paper into the ink water mixture.  I did each color separately and dried them in between each color.  I started with the lightest, Mustard Seed, then Spiced Marmalade, 3 shades of green (Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn and Crushed Olive mixed together with the water), Brushed Corduroy, and then Aged Mahogany.

I used one colored panel to cut the base of the leaves from and the other for my card's background.  I also cut some of the base of the leaves from white card stock for stacking them and giving them dimension.  For the leaves outline dies and the background word die, I used the copper/orange color mirror cardstock from the "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad."   I also cut extras of the word dies from white cardstock for more stacking and dimension.

Then all I had to do was add the embossed panel to the smooshed background, add the stacked leaves and stacked sentiment and my card was complete.

Here's one last look:


I hope you like my card for today.  The latest release from Memory Box had just a bit of fall goodies and lots of upcoming Christmas/Winter Holiday products, including some brand new foiled sentiment strips tabs.  There's also lots of 3D embossing folders with dies, stencils. and so many gorgeous dies to chose from.  For links to all my products, please click HERE to go to my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to come back each day for more inspiration from our design team.






Thu 26

Halloween Display Dome
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  Today I have a cute Halloween project for you.

I started with a Tim Holtz Display Dome, and used die cuts to decorate the dome.

From black cardstock, I die cut the trees and the haunted house.  I die cut 2 houses and sandwiched a piece of vellum between the 2 houses.  The trees were die cut with the Ghosts in the Forest die and trimmed at the bottom to fit in the dome.

Next, I die cut 2 ghosts from white cardstock and glued them to the back of the Haunted House.


To assemble the dome, I used a glue gun to glue the house to the base of the dome.  Next, I glued the trees to the base.  I glued a layer of moss to the base and a little pumpkin in front of the house.

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To finish the dome, I white heat embossed the word "Boo" on a strip of black cardstock.  I punched a hole on each side of the stamped strip, threaded a piece of twine through the holes and wrapped it around the base of the dome.


That's it for today!  Have a great Halloween! 🎃






Sat 21

Embossed Poinsettia Cards
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two cards made with the new 3D embossing folders just released.  These folders come with dies, but I did not use them for these cards.

As you can see above, the two cards were made with different embossing folders but I used basically the same technique on them.  Here's a look at my first card:

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I've been seeing a lot of inking on embossing techniques online and I decided to try one of them, inking on the debossed side of the embossed card stock.  I embossed a dark red piece of card stock with the "Perfect Poinsettias 3D embossing folder" (and dies) set and then inked with dark red and black inks on the debossed side and got this beautiful panel.  I added some gold paint pen in flower centers and then trimmed it down a little.  Here's a closer look:

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The sentiment is one of the brand new "Merry Christmas Foil Greetings Black Tabs" just released.  I used those on both cards.  They have several different fonts in each packages so you can find just the right ones for your holiday cards.  Here's one last look:

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Now for my second card I thought I'd take that same technique but make it more my own.  I love to do "half card" designs so that's what I did this time.  Here's a look:

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First I embossed a light pink piece of card stock with the Poinsettia Corner 3D Embossing Folder (and dies) and added lots of Aged Mahogany Distress ink with an ink blender to the debossed side.  Once it dried, I took my scissors and picked a section to cut out of one side of the embossed panel.  I put it back in the embossing folder and re-embossed it but slightly off center to give it more depth with a shadowed look.  

I embossed an extra piece of watercolor cardstock and then added the 1/2 embossed red panel on top of the white one.  I choose the sentiment tab I thought would look nice and then added gold paint pen accents to the flower centers and the berries. Here's a close up look:

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Both card were ink the same way, just cut the 2nd one up and used a partial piece of the whole embossed panel.  Here's one last look at them both.

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I hope you like my cards for today!  I really enjoyed getting inky and creative.  Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration from the design team.  Thanks for stopping by!







Fri 20

Sparkly Winter Joy by Jean Okimoto

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Send frosty winter wishes with the new Aurora Snowflake Frame and the matching Aurora Snowflake dies.  Texture and sparkly glittered diecuts create a card that works in winter pastels, jewel tones or classic holiday colors.  Hi, Jean here with a detailed - but simple - design that includes pressure embossing with a frame die.

Cut heavy white cardstock with the second-largest A2 Rectangle Frames die.  Spritz both sides with a light mist of water and pressure-emboss it with Aurora Snowflake Frame using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.

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Cut heavy white cardstock with the 1.75" x 3"A2 Rectangle Frames die. 

Cut the solid Aurora Snowflake background from the pale pinkish-white Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the detailed snowflake layer from pink cardstock.

Cut the solid Brilliant Joy background from the same pink cardstock.  Cut the detailed top layer from the same Delicate Pastel 6x6.  Save the bonus glittered JOY offcut for another project. Using the same colors - in reversed layers - keeps it coordinated but not too match-y.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (6-¼" x 4-½").  Attach pale pink Pastel Jewels for extra sparkle.

Hope you're enjoying the holiday designs from our team as much as we enjoy sharing our ideas with you!

Thanks for visiting the blog...have a great weekend!