Boho Indigo Scraps and Embossing

Want to use your Boho Indigo Scraps (or any scraps) with a fun embossing technique? Keep reading.

Boho Indigo Scraps and Embossing

I love Stampin’ Up!’s Boho Indigo Product Medley. Find it on page 9 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The Night of Navy and Midnight Muse colors call to me! I’ve used the medley in a ton of card projects. Click on the links below to look at past posts, samples, and projects.

Birthday card samples

Sorry You’re Feeling Blue Card and Projects

A Fun Fold

A Gift Card Holder (with video)

Five Birthday Card Samples

After all of that creating, I have a lot of scraps and small pieces. The technique I show today isn’t new. I resurrected it for this beautiful designer series paper and its scraps!

  • Using Stampin’ Up!’s 1 1/2-inch circle punch, punch a variety of different designs from both sides of the patterned paper
  • Arrange the circles onto a a piece of Very Vanilla card stock or Midnight Muse card stock.
  • Glue the circles down with multipurpose glue.It’s OK if some of them go off the edge of the base.
  • Let it dry.
  • Run the whole piece through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine with your choice of embossing folders. I used Stampin’ Up!’s Tin Tile and Dainty Diamonds.
  • Trim the edges if any of the circles overlap.
  • Layer onto a coordinating card stock and then a card base.
  • Add a sentiment of your choice.
  • You could dress up with ribbon or other embellishments.

Boho Indigo Card Samples

Boho Indigo Scraps and Embossing Video

Be sure to watch the video below to see me work through this card. I hope you love this technique. Changing the embossing folders gives your cards a different look. Think of all of the possibilities with all of Stampin’ Up!’s different designer series papers. I’m sure you have a pile of scraps that would worth for this.


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Stampin’ Friends Halloween Little Treats

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends September 2020 Blog Hop! I’m featuring a Halloween card and a project using Stampin’ Up!’s Little Treats.

Thanks for joining us. This month, the participating stampers focus on Halloween, fall, and outdoor greeting cards and projects. Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. Look for a list of participating stampers after the information about the card and project.

As I mentioned, my projects use Stampin’ Up!’s Little Treats stamp set and coordinating Little Treat Box Dies. Find it in Stampin’ Up”s August-December 2020 Mini Catalog on page 70. Buy these as a bundle and save 10 percent.

Stampin' Friends Halloween Little Treats

I love this set’s versatility. It contains sentiments and images for Halloween, fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, general treat giving, and even weddings/engagements/anniversaries.

Stampin' Friends Halloween Little Treats

Stampin' Up! Little Treat Box Dies

The Little Treats Box Dies uses a 6 x 6 sheets of card stock. Run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine just once. It comes out in one piece, all ready to put together.

In addition to the Little Treats stamp set and dies, I used the following products:

  • A fun combination of Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie.
  • The sparkly Black Glimmer Paper and Glittered Organdy Ribbon.
  • Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles Dies.
  • Pearl colored with Black Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin' Friends Halloween Little Treats

Stampin' Friends Halloween Little Treats

Thanks for stopping by. Please let me know if you have questions about these projects or any other stamping question.

Remember, visit all of the blogs to get a host of great papercrafting ideas.

List of Blog Hoppers

  1. Jo Blackman (UK) –
  2. Teri Pocock –
  3. Jean Bolen Beaulieu –
  4. Heidi Collins –
  5. Kim Quade – US –
  6. Kim Lamos
  7. Tiziana Milano –
  8. Maureen Rauchfuss (US) –
  9. Barbara Welch (US) –
  10. Melissa Thomas-
  11. Steph Jandrow (US) –
  12. Katja Ettig –
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard –

List of Products Used to Create Card and Project

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Banner Year Christmas Card

A Christmas card using Stampin’ Up!’s Banner Year stamp set.

Banner Year Christmas Card

I chose Stampin’ Up!’s Banner Year photopolymer stamp set as one of my first purchases. Look for it on page 65 of the August-December Mini Catalog. I purchased it because it includes both sentiments for a host of holidays. It works for Halloween, fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day. It’s worth the $17 investment. Purchase it in a bundle with the Banners Pick a Punch and receive a 10 percent discount on the pair.

Banner Year Stamp Set

This card also features a fun fold. Be sure to watch the video below showing how I created this card.

I also used these additional products to make it:

  • Heartwarming Hug Designer Series Paper
  • Real Red 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Real Red Card Stoick
  • Old Olive and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pads

Banner Year Christmas Card Video


Stampin’ Up!’s Get & Go Promotion

Do you have a long wish list of Stampin’ Up! products? (Who doesn’t with the two awesome catalogs?) Would you like to receive a discount on your future purchases?
In September, Stampin’ Up! is offering a great promotion. Purchase the Starter Kit for $99 + tax. Choose $125 worth of product from either catalog (and the clearance rack). It’s all shipped free.
In addition, receive free:
  • Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set;
  • So Much Love stamp set;
  • A package of Rhinestone Basic Jewels:
  • 16 pre-cut papers packs to make 16 cards; and
  • A code to redeem for a free Paper Pumpkin kit.
When you purchase the Starter Kit, not only do you get future discounts on quality products, but you join an awesome group of crafty people who create awesome cards and projects. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Click here to begin the process. Or contact me (, and I can help you get started.
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Press On Free Card Tutorial

Offering a free card tutorial using Stampin’ Up!’s Press On photopolymer stamp set.

Press On Free Card Tutorial

This card features Stampin’ Up!’s Press On photopolymer stamp set and Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Press On Free Card Tutorial

Press On Free Card Tutorial

Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Press On (153392)
  • PAPER – Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla (101650), Cajun Craze (119684); Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (153520)
  • INK – Early Espresso (147114), Cajun Craze (147085), Mint Macaron Stampin Blends (154889), Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends (154879), Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends (154882)
  • OTHER – Layering Circles Dies (151770), Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing Folder (152718), Banners Pick a Punch (153608); Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (153553); Gilded Gems (152478; Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine (149653), Paper Trimmer (152392), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Stampin’ Seal + (149699); Stampin’ Seal (152813)          

Cutting & Scoring:

  • Early Espresso: 8 ½” x 5 ½”
    • score @ 4 ¼” and fold
  • Very Vanilla: 3 5¤16 x 4 9¤16
  • Early Espresso: 3 ¼” x 4 ½”
  • Cajun Craze: 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”
  • Gilded Autumn (strip) DSP: 1 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Gilded Autumn (metallic strip) DSP: 2” x 2”
  • Early Espresso: 2” x 2”
  • Very Vanilla: 2 ¼”x 2”
  • Very Vanilla: 3 x ½”
  • Mint Macaron Basket Weave Ribbon: 6”


  • Attach striped DSP to card base with Seal.
  • Emboss (3 ¼” x 4 ½”) Early Espresso panel with Tasteful Textures folder and attach to Very Vanilla panel with Seal. Wrap ribbon around panel and attach with Seal+ on back of panel. Attach to card base with Dimensionals.
  • Die cut the Cajun Craze panel with the largest smooth circle from the Layering Circles Dies. Stamp the “ray’s stamp” in Cajun Craze Ink 2 times on the Cajun Craze circle die. Attach to card base with Dimensionals.
  • Die cut the 2” x 2” Early Espresso with the 5th largest scallop circle die. Die cut the 2” x 2” Gilded Autumn DSP with the 4th largest smooth circle die.  Attach both dies together with Seal. Attach to Cajun Craze circle die with Dimensionals.
  • Stamp coffee cup in Early Espresso Ink on 2 ¼” x 2 Very Vanilla Cardstock and color with Stampin’ Blends (top = Crumb Cake; cup = Cajun Craze; center = Mint Macaron). Attach to DSP circle with Dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting on ½” x 3 Very Vanilla Cardstock in Cajun Craze Ink, and punch both ends with the Banners Pick a Punch. Attach to coffee cup with Seal.
  • Attach three Gilded Gems to the card base.

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Christmas Gleaming #simplestamping

Sharing a card using Stampin’ Up!’s Christmas Gleaming stamp set and #simplestamping.

Christmas Gleaming #simplestamping

Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #simplestamping challenge. In September, it calls for stamps, ink, paper, and punches with a holiday theme to create a card that’s easily made with just a few products. The idea is to go back to the very basics of making handmade greeting cards. Hand-stamped cards don’t have to have a trillion layers with a ton of embellishments to be beautiful and heartfelt.

By nature, I see myself  as a #simplestamper. I love to make clean and simple cards that anyone can re-create on their own at home. When I attended my first stamping presentation more than 22 years ago, we could only watch as the demonstrator showed us how to use the products. It looked like so much fun. But, I seriously questioned my skill level.

Not at all crafty, I was the kid who rushed through every art project just to be the first one finished. Surely, the projects weren’t quite refrigerator worthy. I was the kid who sat under the table at a craft show, not allowed to touch anything. I didn’t think rubber stamping and crafting were meant for me. But, the demonstrator was so kind. She said: “It’s handmade. It doesn’t have to be perfect.” From that day, I’ve taken her words to heart. That’s how I craft and teach my classes. I love the joy I see when someone makes their first handmade card, and it was easy peasy.

Christmas Gleaming #simplestamping card

Christmas Gleaming

Stampin’ Up! first introduced the Christmas Gleaming Bundle in its 2019 Holiday Card. The suite of products was so popular, they brought it back for another year. That doesn’t happen very often. You now get a second chance to get your hands on this fun products.

This card uses the following Stampin’ Up!’ products:

  • Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes
  • Christmas Gleaming stamp set
  • Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack
  • 2 1/4-inch Circle Punch
  • Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper
  • Very Vanilla scraps
  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Brushed Metallic Card Stock

Find the Christmas Gleaming Variety Bundle on page 19 of Stampin’ Up!’s August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.

Thanks for stopping by today and reading my story! I hope you find joy in your crafting journey!


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