Looking for a fun technique? Try stamping on embossing folders! I admit I’m not the first one to try this cool stamping trick, but it’s a wow! It’s especially fun with Stampin’ Up!’s Woodland Embossing Folder. This great folder is being retired from the product line and is on sale for $7.65. As of Tuesday, April 27, 2021, it is still available for purchase. Get it while supplies last or before May 3, whichever comes first.
In fact, be sure to check the Last-Chance Products Sale to see which products are leaving (some are on sale up to 60 percent off). We need to make room for brand-new goodies available May 4 when the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog goes live. Shop soon to get the products you want!
I used two other retiring products on this card: the Winter Woods stamp set (trees) and Butterfly Gala (sentiment). In addition, I created the background with Stampin’ Up!’s Blending Brushes and Balmy Blue ink.
Be sure to watch the video below for a look at how the great technique works! You’ll want to purchase this folder just to try this. It also works well with the deer from the current Nature’s Beauty stamp set as well as old trucks from previous sets.
How to Stamp on Embossing Folders Video
You can also add any sentiment to this card and make it work. I like it for a masculine card and lends itself to a wintry scene for holiday cards, too.
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It’s that time of year where we anxiously await the debut of Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog. But, we also mourn the loss of some of our favorite products. (Some things must go to make room for more!)
The Boho Indigo Product Medley finds itself on the retiring list. What a great value at $70. It includes a stamp set, coordinating dies, a lovely package of Designer Series Paper with pre-embossed Very Vanilla components, two ribbons, tags, and flowers. Sorry, the refill kit is sold out.
Boho Indigo Thank You Card Free Tutorial
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
- STAMPS – Boho Indigo Product Medley (153132)
- PAPER – Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (144237), Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650), Misty Moonlight Cardstock (153081), Gold Foil Sheets (132622), Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Boho Indigo Product Medley (155132)
- INK – Misty Moonlight Ink Pad (153118),
- OTHER- Boho Indigo Product Medley (153132), Double Oval Punch (154252), Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder (152718), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Seal (152813)
Cutting & Scoring:
- Very Vanilla Thick – 11” x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”,
- Very Vanilla – 5 ¼” x 4”, 2” x 3 ½” scrap (2)
- Misty Moonlight – Scraps
- Designer Series Paper – 3” x 3”
- Emboss the Very Vanilla panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.
- Glue the DSP to the embossed panel, leaving an equal border along the top and sides.
- Add a 5 ½” length of the gold ribbon immediately below the bottom of the DSP. Adhere to the card base.
- Stamp the sentiment and the vase using Misty Moonlight ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. Punch the sentiment with Double Oval Punch. Use the scallop portion of the punch to punch the Misty Moonlight layer for the sentiment.
- Die-cutting – Die-cut one Misty Moonlight sprig and one Gold Foil sprig. Die-cut the vase with the corresponding die.
- Adhere the two sprigs to the back of the vase. Dimensional the vase in place.
- Afix the sentiment oval to the scalloped oval. Add this unit to the card front with dimensionals.
I used this medley to create a variety of other cards:
A fun fold. Click here. Birthday card samples. Click here.
Enjoy this video (a Facebook live replay) showing how the card goes together.
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Are you a beginning stamper with just a few supplies? Do you love the art and craft of rubber stamping but just don’t have a lot of time? Are you short of space and can only store limited stamps? Do you need a quick and easy, clean and simple card?
What is #simplestamping?
Stampin’ Up!’s #simplestamping is for you! It focuses on using just rubber stamps, ink, and paper to create quick, easy, and cute handmade greeting cards.
Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues demonstrators a challenge. This month: Employ the #simplestamping technique with your favorite retiring product in a thank-you card format.
I have a lot of favorites retiring from Stampin’ Up’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. (A new catalog debuts May 4. To make room for new goodies, some things have to go.) But one I’ve used a lot is Rooted in Nature. It includes a host of tree and nature images and features versatile sentiments.
(To browse the list of retiring items and those discounted, click here and then click on Specials and Last Chance Product List.)
This stamp set is slated to retire; it’s not available after May 3 (or while supplies last). Enjoy these card samples. They go together quickly, especially when using Stampin’ Up!’s Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes. Already cut and scored, you receive 20 cards and envelopes for $7. Just add stamps, ink, and paper.
Rooted in Nature #simplestamping Cards
For these cards, I used:
- Pieces from the In Good Taste 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. I love the wood grain designs featured on some of the sheets.
- Early Espresso ink and card stock and Garden Green ink and card stock
- Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes
With this technique, you can make a set of cards quickly and easily. Send them out or package them up and give them as gifts.
Be sure to view the video below (a Facebook live replay) to see how these cards go together.
To see a more intricate card using this stamp set and the coordinating Nature’s Root Dies, see this post.
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Rooted in Nature #simplestamping video
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As crafters, we seem to have our own language. We throw out terms like emboss, die cut, DSP (designer series paper), mats, blends, and more. It’s the same for the abbreviation OSW or One-Sheet Wonder. (Be sure to watch the video below — a Facebook live replay — to see how I approached this project.)
What is a One-Sheet Wonder?
It’s a technique where you use one sheet of either 6 x 6 or 12 x 12 patterned paper. You cut it up into strips or pieces and use those pieces to create your handmade greeting cards.
Create your own cutting pattern or find one online (Pinterest is a good source) by simply searching “one-sheet wonder.” I found this pattern below and used it to create a set of cards with one 6 x 6 design from Stampin’ Up!’s Flowering Cactus medley.
Why Create a One-Sheet Wonder?
As paper crafters, we tend to be paper hoarders. We buy all this wonderful paper, because, well, it’s wonderful! Sometimes it’s difficult to grab the courage to cut it up and use it.
Also, this technique works well when you’ve lost your mojo and need inspiration to get started on a project. Simply choose a package or a sheet of paper that catches your eye, follow the cuttings directions, and let your creativity flow.
Then, when you’ve finished the cards, you now have samples or templates to use the next time you need inspiration.
I challenge you to try this creative technique. Have questions? Please contact me. I’d love to help.
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Please enjoy this Butterfly Brilliance free tutorial.
While the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and coordinating Brilliant Wings Dies will be available in Stampin’ Up!’s brand-new catalog, the sneak peek is available now. Purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle and receive a 10 percent discount. The coordinating 6 x 6 Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper are available while supplies last. Be sure to watch the video (a Facebook Live replay) to see all of the pieces in action. I’m especially loving the Rainbow Glimmer Paper from Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.
Butterfly Brilliance Free Tutorial
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
- STAMPS – Butterfly Brilliance (155092), Art Gallery (154421)
- PAPER – Bermuda Bay (131197), Vellum Cardstock (101856), Rainbow Glimmer (153056)
- INK – Versamark (102283), Blackberry Bliss (147092)
- OTHER –Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Brilliant Wings Dies (155523), Classic Label Punch (141941), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154877), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)
Cutting & Scoring:
- Bermuda Bay – 8 ½” 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, 5 ¼” 4”, scrap
- Vellum – 3 ½” x 3 ½”
- Rainbow Glimmer – select pieces in desired color patterns
- Fold the 8 ½” x 5 ½” Bermuda Bay cardstock in half.
- Ink the Butterfly Brilliance stamp with Versamark and stamp on the 5 ¼” x 4” Bermuda Bay cardstock. Adhere to the card base.
- Die cut the Vellum Cardstock with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies. Adhere to the card front with a few Glue Dots placed strategically so they can’t be seen when the butterfly is in place.
- Die cut three of the butterflies from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper, including the largest one and two of the smaller ones.
- Using the tip of the Paper Snips to put Glue Dots on the back side of the butterflies.
- Place the largest butterfly on the Vellum circle. Arrange the other butterflies on the card.
- Stamp the thank you sentiment with Blackberry Bliss ink onto the Bermuda scrap. Punch with Classic Label Punch.
- Adhere the punched sentiment to the front of the card as shown above.
- Color two small Pearl Basic Jewels with the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend.
- Place one each of the colored pearls on each side of the sentiment.
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