10 Ways to Emboss Like a Boss! Facebook Live Recording

10 Ways to Emboss Like a Boss! Facebook Live Recording

Hi Everyone! Here’s my Facebook LIVE Class on how to Emboss Like A Boss! In about 30 minutes see 10 ways to use your embossing folders!

Some of the ways may be refreshers and some may be OH that’s how they did that! moments! Skip ahead on those items you may already know but I tried to sprinkle some tips and such along the way.

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You can see the products used below the video. ENJOY the class!

Main Items I used in today’s class:Β 

New Annual Catalog Starts with a Blog Hop – Gate Fold with a Unique Center

New Annual Catalog Starts with a Blog Hop – Gate Fold with a Unique Center


Hi Everyone!

The NEW Annual Catalog is here June 1, 2018! (Click here to see an online version) Once again Stampin’ UP! has outdone itself with a great mix of stamp styles, accessories, color and tools to help us with our paper crafting projects πŸ™‚

And what better way than to kick it off with a Blog Hop too!

My card today is a gate fold card with a unique opening. The opening is created by using a die in the opposite direction with the “blade” side facing up. One makes the gate fold base as normal. Then sandwich the die with blade side up on the card’s inside. Position the die on the section where the bird is at. (decorate the inside of the card after die cutting.

If you enjoy seascapes, Lilypad Lake pairs beautiful with the entire Tranquil Textures Suite of products. Which is what I’ve done on this card!

β€’ Whisper White: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” Scraps for die cutting
β€’ Mint Macaron: (2) 2” x 5-3/8”; 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”; Scraps for die cutting
β€’ Tranquil Textures Designer Paper: (2) 1-7/8” x 5-1/4”; 4” x 5-1/4”
β€’ Night of Navy: ~ 4”x 3” for die cutting
β€’ Tranquil Tide: scraps for die cutting

1. Score Whisper White card base along the 8-1/2” side at 2-1/8’ & 6-1/4”.
2. Add layering pieces to panels.
3. With cutting side face up (opposite of normal, place on the inside center of card.
4. Close flaps and run through the Big Shot. Note – it will be tight but will cut. This will cut out the oval window on the front of the card.
5. Die cut scallop oval frame using Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.
6. Add inside layers.
7. Stamp and die cut images. Color using Stampin’ Blends Markers.
8. Die cut oval and stamp images.
9. Use glue dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals to add elements

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Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock

Please visit all the Blog Hoppers! Up next is Tracy Bradley!

Dawn Griffith

Davette Miller

Dee Slater… ME! You are here.

Tracy Bradley

Wendy Kimbrell

Beth Bolinger

14 Days of Valentines: Day 5 – Pyramid Pals Valentine’s Treat Holders

Pyramid Pals


Hi Everyone! OMGoodness! Pyramid Pals Bundle is soooo stinkin' cute! You can make one box out of a 1/2 sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (in other words – 2 per sheet!). If you have ever assembled Curvy Keepsake Thinlit Box, it's the same idea.

Pp3Above is 2 cut outs to form the box. TIP! Stamp any spots or extras prior to assembly. I die cut the ears and nose for this puppy pyramid. Add eyes and mouth using Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker. I also add a little glitter using the new Wink of Stella glitter pen!

Kids would LOVE stamping and stuffing treats in these for Valentines' Day. (or any other occasion!) The box isn't big but big enough for a snack size treats.


I prefer the Mulitpurpose Glue to Tear & Tape when putting together. On my pig, I used Tear & Tape and the points are hard (for me) to line up and stay. With the glue – you can go all the way to the point.

Add a glitter heart and you're ready to give as a Valentine's treat!

General Instructions: Die cut pyramids. Stamp prior to assembly. Use Liquid Multipurpose Glue to glue bottoms together as well as one side of the box. Tuck in treats and tuck in back side (don't glue unless you don't mind them ripping open for the treats!) Punch at glitter hearts. Die cut noses/ears and attach with Glue Dots and Stampin Dimensionals.

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Springtime Berry Basket – Class Kit To-Go!

Berry BasketHi Everyone! I have a great springtime project for you today. It uses the Berry Basket  Bigz L Die [137366] AND if you want to play along, it's a Class Kit To-Go!

It was a local class offering and I wanted to offer to all of you too!

Here's the video tutorial for all to enjoy.

If you would like to make the project at home, please order a Springtime Berry Basket Kit To-Go! Class Kit: $21.95 (includes $6.95 for Priority Shipping USA & its territories)

Springtime Berry Basket Kit Includes Materials to Make 2 Baskets!:

  • 2Berry Basket
  •  8 (four) Mini Cards
  •  8 (four) Mini Envelopes
  • (4) Butterfly Die cut outs 
  • Accessories to decorate front as shown.

Materials you will need to duplicate as shown. If you order a kit, you will need the items with the ** by it.

Stamp -Butterfly Basics ** available in all 3 stamp styles!
Tools & Adhesive

Big Shot

Take care my stampin' friends!

Easter Bunny Punch Art Video Tutorial

BunnyfryHi Everyone! I just couldn't stop making these little cuties! Here they are shown in each of the 5 colors from the 2013-2015 In Color Backgrounds Designer Paper Stack. See yesterday's post for written instructions or watch a Start to Finish video tutorial below.


Take care my stampin' friends!

Easter Bunny Fry Box Treat Holder

Easter Bunny Fry Box Stampin' UP!Hi Everyone! OMGoodness…how stinking cute is this guy!?

It uses Stampin' UP!'s Fry Box Bigz Die 132966 and a little punch art for the face. 2013-2015 In Colors Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stacks 1310136 used to make the box. The stack comes with 40 sheets – 4 each of double-sided designs in 5 colors. Baked Brown Sugar used in our example!

Bunny Fry Box

The Fry Box assembles so quickly!  It stands ~3-3/4" tall (back) and is ~ 1-1/4" wide. It's smaller than a fast food fry box – more petite and a great gift-giving size!

Bunny Fry Box Side ViewThe Designer Paper is light weight so you'll want to be careful not to overload. If you need a sturdy treat container, sub out the designer paper for card stock πŸ™‚


Ears – Extra Large Oval 119859, Large Oval 119855
Eyes – 3/4" Circle 120906, 1/2" Circle 119869
Cheeks/Mussel – 1" Circle Punch, Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack 133787

Other Materials:

White Bakers Twine 124262
Stampin' Write Black Marker 100082
Strawberry Slush Ink Pad 131178
Sponge Dauber 133773
Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 (Tombo)
Stampin' Dimensional 104430


General Instructions:

Punch face and ear parts. Ink around edges with sponge dauber and Strawberry Slush.
Make 3 dots on 1" circle and use top of dauber to make pink on cheeks.
Adhere bakers twine to back of cheek circles.
Assemble as shown using dimensionals (foam dots) to pop up the cheeks.

Look for a video tutorial soon!

Take care my stampin' friends!*****************************************