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Posted on July 13, 2018

Many Ways To Emboss – Two of my Favorites Today!

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I just love to emboss! It always adds such a beautiful dimension to my handmade cards. Did you know there are tons of different ways to emboss? Watch this short video below that shows Brandi, from the Stampin' Up! Home Office, demonstrating a faux metal embossing technique.

Doesn't that look like fun? Ready to see another embossing technique?

Here's a video of me demonstrating another embossing technique, embossed foil. This was a card I did with my stamp clubs and it was a big hit.

If you're ready to give embossing a try but need a little more instruction or tips, please reach out!

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Posted on September 16, 2017

Two Stampin’ Up! Embossing Videos You Will Love!

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Happy Saturday stamping peeps! If today is a lazy kind of kick back day, take a peek at Two Stampin' Up! Embossing Videos You Will Love! Brandy and Andrea from the Home Office share some great tips and techniques.

Embossing Techniques


Faux Metal Embossing Technique

Being a “visual learner, I love watching videos that teach AND inspire my own creativity.

Here are the products shown in the Faux Metal Embossing video.

Below are the products shown in the Embossing Techniques video.

Finally, here are two projects which use heat embossing. I hope they inspire you to start creating today!

Two Stampin' Up! Embossing Videos You Will Love!Two Stampin' Up! Embossing Videos You Will Love!

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Posted on January 27, 2015

Embossing Folder Tricks

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Hey stampers….since Stampin' Up! has several Embossing Folders in our “Weekly Deals” this week, I thought I'd share some of my favorite “embossing folder tricks” you can use to step up your projects!


  • try using a Stampin' Sponge or Sponge Dauber to put ink on the raised parts. You can rub all over the raised image or just choose a few areas. Experiment and see which you prefer!
  • Use Versamark Ink and an embossing heat tool to put some shimmer on the raised parts; again, you can use this technique all over or just on specific areas.
  • Use a “hobby knife” to cut around parts of your embossed image or to cut out an entire piece to use on a card front.
  • Lastly, try using a sanding block or tool on the embossed piece; if you use Cor'dinations paper, because of the white inner “core”, the results can be quite unique. You can also sand embossed pieces created with regular cardstock or patterned (like Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper).

See all the Embossing folders that are on sale in the Weekly Deals section of my online store.

What are some ways you “step up” your embossed cards? Leave me a comment…I always like to learn from you!!

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Posted on January 20, 2015

Embossed Embossing?????

Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips

Embossed Embossing? Am I seeing double? NO! This is a fun technique you might not yet have tried.

embossed embossing

It's pretty easy if you just follow these steps:

1. Place your cardstock inside the embossing folder and emboss with the Big Shot Die-Cutting machine (you could also use the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper; a free Sale-A-Bration item (138635); this paper is already embossed so you could do this and other fun techniques with it right away!

2. Apply the “Embossing Buddy”   over the entire cardstock. This step is important and will keep unwanted specks of embossing powder from appearing on your embossed piece.

3. Ink up a Brayer with a Versamark pad. Carefully apply the ink onto only the raised surfaces of your embossed cardstock; re-ink your brayer as necessary (you can also use a Stampin' Sponge or Sponge Dauber).


4. Sprinkle clear embossing powder onto the entire inked surface.  Tap off all excess powder before heating with your Heat Tool.


5. Gently heat the embossing powder, making sure to keep your heat tool moving during this step: do not overheat the powder!

6. Trim the embossed piece to the desired size and complete your project like the sample below!!

embossedembossing sample

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Posted on August 17, 2010

Tuesday Tip – Dry Embossing With The Big Shot

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Did you know that you can use your Sizzix Big Shot Die Cut Machine to create the most beautiful embossed cards? I have always loved this technique but did not like to drag out my light table and templates. Now I don't have to! I just get out my Big Shot and my favorite Embossing Folders and I can create simple, yet stunning embossed cards in a flash! Here is one of the cards we will be making at my Christmas Card Class later this week. That class is full, but I have three more sessions coming up (will different cards). Click the Classes link at the top of my blog and you can get all the details and also sign up.


Here are a couple of fun things to try with your embossing folders:

You can use the folder "backwards" which will give you the look of letterpress. And, the inside of your card will "pop" since the image will be embossed on the inside of your card.

Once you have your embossed paper, try rubbing over it gently with your White or Vanilla Craft Pad. This will give you a "vintage" or "antiqued" look. Remember this particular type of ink takes a bit longer to dry so either use your heat tool or set aside to make sure not to smear the ink.

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Posted on June 8, 2010

Tuesday Tip – Embossing Folder Magic

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Have you ever wanted to create a card with embossing, but didn't want the embossing to cover the entire card surface? Then today's tip is for you!

I used my Sizzix Die Cut Machine and our
Embossing Folders
to create this special card.

I wanted a flat “oval” shaped area for stamping in the middle of the embossed area of this card. As you can see in the picture below, the embossing folder would normally apply the embossing to the entire surface of the card.


To create the clear oval that you see in the first picture, I made a template out of some of the cardboard from a pack of Designer Series Paper.

I glued together three pieces, (4″ x 5.5″),  of the cardboard to give me the thickness I wanted.

Once I had that done, I cut an oval shape in the center.  You can see a close-up here.


Here's an Embossing Folder with my little template.

This picture isn't the same embossing folder, (I loaned that one to another demonstrator in my group last night at our quarterly demo meeting), but it shows what I mean…

I inserted the template into the folder and taped it to the top edge. Then I put my piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock inside on top of the template and closed the folder.

I set it up for the Sizzix using the following:

  • bottom layer – multi-surface platform, set on tab #2
  • middle layer – embossing folder with template and cardstock
  • top layer – one plate only
  • note that there is NO bottom plate!

I ran the whole thing through my Sizzix Die Cut Machine and,…  TA DA…  You have a beautiful oval space on which to stamp!

If you like this post, I'd sure appreciate it if you would click on the “Like” button below to share it with your Facebook friends and/or use the “ShareThis” button if you want to email someone about it. 

How about leaving a comment?  Let me know what you think!  If you use the technique, send me a picture of what you create.  Have fun!

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Posted on March 24, 2010

One More Dry Embossing Sample


Eastern Blooms is one of our very popular sets (at least with my customers); here is another sample created using this set and the Dry Embossing Technique I featured yesterday. (some of the items shown are "retired" but you can easily substitute other colors if you don't have these).

Note of thanks card


  • Eastern Blooms Stamp Set
  • Thank You Kindly Stamp Set


  • Card Stock 12 X 12 Textured In Color 09
  • Card Stock Tangerine Tango 8 1/2 X 11
  • Designer Series Paper Hawaii Papaya


  • Classic Stampin Pad Chocolate Chip
  • Classic Stampin Pad Kiwi Kiss


  • Punch Handheld 1/8 Inch Circle
  • Stylus
  • Sticky Strip
  • Punch 1 1/4 Inch Square
  • Pretties Kit
  • Ribbon Grosgrain Chocolate Chip 1/4 Inch
  • Classy Brass Floral Frenzy
  • Accents & Elements Flower Fusion Too


Stamp flower image repeatedly in Kiwi Kiss ink on Kiwi Kiss textured
card stock (9" x 5-1/2"). Turn card stock upside down on light table.
Line Floral Frenzy Classy Brass template up with stamped flowers and
emboss using stylus.
2. Fold and adhere card stock to create envelope. Punch half a circle from top of envelope using 1-1/4" Circle punch.
Adhere Hawaii Papaya Designer Series paper (10-1/12" x 1") to Tangerine
Tango textured card stock (10-1/2" x 1-3/16"). Wrap around envelope and
4. Stamp “A note of thanks” in Chocolate Chip ink on envelope.
5. Attach Clear Round Rhinestone brad to Flower Fusion Too felt flower. Adhere flower to envelope.
Punch hole in top of Tangerine Tango card stock (4" x 5") using 1/8"
Circle punch. Thread Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon through hole
and tie. Insert card stock into envelope.

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Posted on March 23, 2010

Tuesday Tip – Dry Embossing Technique


I have a lot of "newbies" in some of my stamp clubs and last week we were talking about dry embossing; several of them didn't know what it was so I thought I would share the basics today and give you a project sample with directions at the end of this post…enjoy and please contact me if you need any more info on this fun technique!

Most of the time, dry embossing is done by using a brass template. SU has several to choose from the one used in the card I feature below is "Floral Frenzy".

1]  Secure the Classy Brass template to a light source, such as a light table or a window, with a piece of tape.

2]   Rub waxed paper on the surface of the card stock so that
the stylus will glide more smoothly and to help prevent tears in your

3]   Place the paper or card stock over the template, positioning it
so that you'll have the image where you want it. For a raised image on
the front of the card, place the paper face down.

4]   Using the large end of the stylus tool, press the paper through
the open areas of the templates. This produces a raised image.

5]   If you want to color the raised image, reposition the brass
template over the image on the front side of the card stock. It will
act as a mask to protect the flat surfaces around the embossed image.
Apply color with a small sponge using Stampin' Pads or Stampin'

Kind Thanks Card 


  • Eastern Blooms Stamp Set
  • Thank You Kindly Stamp Set


  • Card Stock Whisper White 8 1/2X11
  • Card Stock Rose Red 8 1/2X11
  • Card Stock 12 X 12 Textured In Color 09
  • Designer Series Paper Bella Rose (retired)


  • Stampin Write Marker Rose Red
  • Stampin Write Marker Chocolate Chip
  • Craft Stampin Pad Chocolate Chip


  • Punch Handheld 1/8 Inch Circle
  • Stylus
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Punch Corner 3/16 Inch
  • Ribbon Grosgrain Chocolate Chip 1/4 Inch
  • Classy Brass Floral Frenzy
  • Punch Scallop Edge
  • Clips Assortment


Punch Rose Red card stock (4-1/4" x 5/8") using Scallop Edge punch.
Adhere scallop border to edge of Bella Rose Designer Series paper
(4-1/4" x 2-3/4").
2. Punch circles in scallop border using 1/8" Circle punch. Adhere to Baja Breeze textured card.
3. Stamp “Kind thanks” in Chocolate Chip ink on card.
Using Stampin’ Write markers, color the branch on the flowered branch
stamp with Chocolate Chip ink, then color the flowers with Rose Red ink
and stamp on Whisper White card stock (1-3/4" x 3-3/4").
5. Turn
card stock upside down on light table. Line up Floral Frenzy Classy
Brass template with stamped flowers and emboss using stylus.
6. Round bottom corners of card and bottom right corner of Whisper White card stock using 3/16" Corner Rounder punch.
Tie Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon to clip from Clips assortment.
Attach clip to Whisper White card stock and adhere to card using
Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Posted on February 15, 2010

Tick Tock It’s Five O’Clock!


If you are reading this, congratulations! I suggested you visit my blog at 5:00 o'clock and you did! (well, maybe you just happened to land here, but never mind-it's still your lucky day!)

From now until 5:00 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, February 16, 5 pm CST), visit my online store and order our exclusive Big Shot Die Cut machine, and you will receive **any Embosslit Die, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders OR Texturz Plates (value up to $11.95) FOR FREE! Order the Doctor's bag, too and you can choose one of the mentioned dies OR one of our Original Dies (page 202 in our Idea Book and Catalog) (value up to $15.95)…PLUS depending on what you choose to purchase, you will also get to select at least one free Sale-a-bration item!

**once I have been notified of your online order I will contact you to select your free item. I will then order and ship directly to you!

If you already own the Big Shot, place an online order of at least $99.95 (before tax and shipping) and you may choose the free item up to $11.95, order $150 or more and you may choose the free item up to $15.95.

Remember, once the clock strikes 5:00 pm tomorrow (CST)…this offer is gone!

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Posted on October 30, 2009

Creating Fun Embellishments


I wanted to share this card and tip from my October stamp clubs. (My friend Tracy found the original idea somewhere and my apologies I'm not sure who made the original card!) Many of my newest club members have not tried the technique of embossing so I wanted to show them how this technique can step up a card in several ways. On this card, we embossed the leaves, cut them out and then popped up as an embellishment. Sometimes a card or page just needs a little something extra and adhering an embossed way can be a beautiful and inexpensive way to do this! You can also emboss directly on your paper to create a raised image. (i.e. Embossing snowflakes in white on a navy background creates a stunning effect!) If you need any help with your embossing, let me know!

Oct stamp club card

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