E is for Embossing Folders

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today is all about Embossing Folders.  Embossing adds so much texture to your projects and they are a great bang for your buck! Previously, I shared a card I made with the new Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (which is included in the Blossoming Basket Bundle) featured in the new Sale-A-Bration release. If you missed the post, click HERE.

There are 3 new embossing folders featured in the Occasions catalog: Petal Pair, Simple Stripes, and Scattered Sequins.

EF Petal Pair

Today I’m showcasing my favorite, Petal Pair. I love that you get 2 beautiful folders in this set! I made 3 cards to share with you using the floral design. There are so many ways you can use this embossing folder to get different looks.  It is perfect on it’s own or you can use different techniques to add color.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using different coloring techniques - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Card #1

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card is clean & simple and shows how gorgeous this floral design is all on its own. I embossed “celebrate” from the Celebrations Duo found in the annual catalog.  (I could have used the Celebrate You Thinlits Die from the Sale-A-Bration catalog but I wanted to keep it all about embossing today.) *It is important to emboss celebrate first then the floral folder otherwise you would crush some of the flowers along the top with the embossing folder. (I bet you can guess how I learned that one!)  I thought the sentiment from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set was the perfect saying for this card and I love the way it curves with the embossed flowers.  This shows how quick & easy it is to achieve a clean & simple card to celebrate any occasion! I chose Pool Party and Night of Navy for my colors and added a bow with the Crinkled Seam Binding. The embossed layer measures 3 3/4 x 5 and the next layer is just 1/8 larger.

Card #2

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using sponging technique - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

For this card I decided to add color to the embossed flowers using my sponge daubers and ink. I love how this is a completely different look even though the layout is the same! This was quick & easy to do and I love the soft Spring look.  It would  be a great card to give with a pot (or bouquet) of flowers to someone for any occasion. I have several friends and family members with March birthdays and this would be perfect for them.

Card #3

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using Stampin Blends coloring technique - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I wanted to use my Stampin’ Blends for this last one.  (I should have started this post with “Welcome to Day 4 of my coloring therapy!” LOL ) I have to confess that this card did not work out the way I had envisioned but, I am pleased with the final result.  (Sometimes it’s just trial and error!) I opened the embossing folder and inked the back (the side without the Sizzix label) with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and put my paper on top.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot. The result was a big mess with ink where it shouldn’t be!

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Plan B to the rescue!  I redid the embossing then colored the flowers on the messy one with my Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut around the flowers with my paper snips.

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I love how the colors pop with the black outline.  I colored this a little different than I usually do with my Blends.  I only used one color instead of both the light and dark shades.  Then I went back with the Color Lifter to get the different shades.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea with coloring technique using Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I embossed the back flap on the envelope to tie in with the card. There is still so much more you can do with embossing folders!  Here’s another look at all 3 cards.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know if you have a favorite.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using different coloring techniques - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase the products used to make today’s projects from my online store. Click on the images below or Click HERE to shop. 

Here’s another project I shared previously where I embossed the new Mini Silver Gable Box using the Petal Pair Embossing Folder. *You can click on the image to see the original post.

Mini Gable Box embossed with Petal Pair embossing folder and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits treat box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Click HERE to see more ideas using embossing folders.

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Art Inspired Thanks To You

Stampin Up Seasonal Layers Fall Card and Candy Treat Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Last month I visited the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Atlanta, Georgia. It was inspiration overload! Today’s project was inspired by the wall art pictured below.

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The leaves reminded me of the detailed die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The Colorful Seasons Bundle is such a versatile set with stamps and dies that can be used throughout the year.

Colorful Seasons Bundle

I had planned to adhere the leaves on white cardstock like the inspiration piece but preferred the dark background for my card.  I used a strip of Early Espresso cardstock and added some copper washi tape to frame them.

Stampin Up Seasonal Layers Fall Thank You Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut several detailed leaves from Glossy White cardstock and sponged each of them with several different inks in fall colors. This was quick, easy, and fun! I didn’t overthink it and just quickly dabbed with sponge daubers. I love the shine and thickness of the glossy white cardstock! I attached them to the card using Glue Dots so I could curl the ends to add dimension.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases and Seasonal Layers Fall Thank You Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment from Floral Phrases is one of my favorites for thank you notes.

I love to give little gifts with my thank you cards and these chocolate Rolo’s wrapped in copper foil coordinate perfectly! I cut a piece of 2 x 2 Early Espresso cardstock and added the washi tape across the top and bottom to match the card.  I slipped this piece inside the front of the box then adhered the leaf on the outside of the box with a Glue Dot.  I wrapped the box with some copper trim and tied a bow on top. Simple and sweet!

Stampin Up Seasonal Layers Fall Candy Treat Box Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I added another leaf on the front of the envelope to coordinate with the card.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases and Seasonal Layers Fall Thank You Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Painted Autumn Fun Fold for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #16

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn! Autumn officially begins tomorrow and I have an easy fun fold card to share with you as we welcome a new season.  Here is my Autumn card for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

Stampin Up Painted Autumn Fall/Thanksgiving fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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I chose elements going across the top row: metallic, glow, and autumn colors. I tried to get a photo so you could see the “glow”. I used a battery tea light in the back which shines through the vellum. You could easily place this near a light and get the same effect.

Stampin Up Painted Autumn Fall/Thanksgiving fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Painted Autumn Fall/Thanksgiving fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This fun fold card measures 4 1/4 x 8 and is scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 3/4.  I love the mix of fall colors in the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

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Coordinating colors: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla

The DSP strips on each side measure 1 x 4 and the center piece measures 2 3/4 x 4.  I adhered the DSP to the cardstock then used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut the leaf out through both layers. I sponged a piece of vellum using Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Lemon Lime Twist inks.  I adhered the vellum to the back of the card using glue dots.  (You can see in the photo above how I framed the back of the vellum using the Layering Squares Framelits to give it  finished look.)

I am thrilled Stampin’ Up brought back the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets! What a difference it makes in adhering the detailed dies.  I adhered a piece of Copper Metallic Foil to the Multipurpose Adhesive before cutting it with out with the detailed leaf die. It was so easy to just peel the backing and adhere to the vellum inside the framelit. If you haven’t tried the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets you need to put them on your next order…they are a must have for anyone who has dies!

 

I stamped the sentiment from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. I flagged the end and added a small banner in copper foil. I wrapped the Copper Trim and tied a bow on the end. The banner is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Painted Autumn Fall/Thanksgiving fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest Inks: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist  Papers: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Vellum  Tools & Accessories: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, 1/4″Copper Trim, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I love the change of seasons and I’m ready for cool evenings and campfires on the patio. What do you like to do in the fall? I hope you will play along with this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  You can click Here to see what the other designers created this week to inspire you.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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