F is for Folders…Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. Let’s have some Fun as I share a Few of my Favorite things…Embossing Folders! I think they are the best bang for your buck! They are a quick & easy way to add texture and dimension to your card as well as an instant WOW factor! When putting your embossing folders through the Big Shot it is important to put the spine side forward so you don’t damage your folder.


I really like how the 6 x 6 Embossing Folders can emboss cardstock to go in either direction. Perfect for the Woodland TIEF.


Here’s a fun project technique you can do using the sponge brayer and an embossing folder. Roll the sponge brayer in your ink then roll right on the embossing folder. (Make sure your put the ink on the inside of the side that has the Stampin’ Up! logo.) Run it through the Big Shot to emboss and look how quick & easy that was to add color and texture. Clean up is just as easy… rinse your embossing folder under warm water and wipe dry.


Another cool technique is to sponge the embossed image after it has gone through the Big Shot. I used my sponge daubers to decorate this fun birthday card.


And don’t forget you can emboss your envelope too!



The Holiday catalog features a new embossing folder,Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This new type of folders create deep, dimensional impressions.  So cool!  Here’s a video showing how to use this new type of folder.

How did you like the cards she shared in the video?

Here’s a few other cards I’ve made with some different embossing folders.


I sponged the bricks on this card to give it a more realistic feel.


Here I used the debossed side on my card.


I had fun watercoloring the embossed flowers and leaves using inks and an aqua painter.


It’s hard to see in the picture but I used the Wink of Stella brush on my waves for this card.


I hope you have enjoyed the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders today. How would you like to get a FREE embossing folder? I am offering a Back to School Special that’s all about Embossing Folders today…With a purchase of $30 (or more) from my online shop (before tax & shipping), I will send you a sampling of embossing folders to use.  If you purchase $50 (or more) I will send you an embossing folder of your choice for Free! Remember to use the Hostess CodeVS23B4FP  when you check out. Click HERE to see all the embossing folders available.

Have a Fabulous day!

Just Stampin’



Tuesday Tip…For The Big Shot



I have had several customers ask about the new Big Shot Platform in the catalog and I thought there are probably others that may have the same questions.  Stampin’ Up is so on top of things and created a video to answer all our questions.  You can scroll down to click and watch (and see some cool new dies and ideas).

First of all, as of June 1, 2016 any Big Shot ordered through Stampin’ Up! will automatically come with this new platform.  So, only those who have previously purchased Big Shots will need to consider purchasing this new Multipurpose Platform.  

The new platform was designed to eliminate some performance issues, as well as the annoyance of flipping tabs when changing from embossing to cutting.

Here’s the big advantage to the new platform….When dies and embossing folders are fed through the Big Shot, most of the pressure is placed on the two outer edges, where the gears are.  Over time, dies, embossing folders and cutting plates end up warping from this uneven pressure.  The new Big Shot platform has a slightly raised center area that creates evenly distributed side-to-side pressure as the dies and embossing folders pass through the machine. This eliminates the cause of warping.

One other advantage of the new Multipurpose Platform is that intricate thinlit dies, when used with the precision base plate, cut like a dream.  You will still want to run the sandwich back AND forth through the Big Shot, but the little chads and main cut image release from the die with much less effort.

One other note…ONLY Big Shot machines sold through Stampin’ Up! have these new Multi-Purpose Platforms.  Big Shots purchased elsewhere will still have hinged, tabbed platforms…the same ones that came with Stampin’ Up! Big Shots sold before June 1.

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! that will tell you all about the Big Shot and new platform.

Last week I posted a fun fold card and used the precision base plate to get nice clean cuts. You can Click Here to see that post.

I hope this information helps.  I absolutely LOVE my Big Shot and use it all the time!  You can see my plates are “well loved”.  Here’s another quick tip…I have 2 sets of standard cutting pads.  I keep one for embossing only to keep my embossed projects clean.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’