Monday, February 17, 2014


Welcome to our Embossing is Boss Blog Hop!  If you have arrived here from Dana's Blog you are on the right path!  If you happen to get lost along the way, you can get the full list of hoppers here.

I am so in love with our new Close To My Heart Embossing Folders!  I created this wedding card using Ariana papers and the Dot Embossing Folder.  We also carry the following designs: Damask, Stripe, Quatrefoil & Damask.  To see them all, click here.  I enjoy finding new techniques to try with our CTMH products, and on this card I tried a technique called Diffused Embossing.  Diffused Embossing allows you to emboss just a portion of your project, leaving a flat space to stamp on.  I created my own diffuser using multiple layers of cardstock.  I used my Cricut Machine and cut out an oval frame that had an opening that would accommodate the message stamp that I wanted to use.  You will cut out enough layers so that when you stack them, they are thick enough to replace one of your acrylic plates that comes with your embossing machine--I used 14 layers for my diffuser.

I used painter's tape to adhere my diffuser to the top of my Embossing Folder.  Open your folder and center your cardstock over the opening, top with your acrylic plate, then run it through your embossing machine.  

 For the frame on the card I used the Silver Geometric Washi Tape.  It is hard to see in the photo of the card, but it gives it gives the frame a nice shimmer.  I found that it is quite easy to create a mitered corner with the Washi Tape.  To see all of the Washi Tape that we carry, click here.

Tear a strip of Washi tape longer than the edge of the frame and adhere it to the frame.  I cut my frame so that it was 1/2" wide and the Washi Tape fits perfectly!  Fold the Washi Tape back on each corner at an angle, so that each point will align with the inside corner and the outside corner of the the frame.  Crease it really well using your fingernail.  Lift the corner of the Washi Tape, and cut along the crease line, then stick it down on the frame and burnish it with your fingernail to make sure that it is well-adhered.  Repeat on all four corners and you will have perfectly mitered corners! 

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Now it’s time to Hop on over to Krista's blog to check out her beautiful artwork she has to share with us! 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Stamp of the Month and NEW embossing folders

I adapted this card from one that Melanie Brown had on her blog.  I substituted some cardstock that I embossed with our exclusive new embossing folders.  I lightly sanded the cardstock to make the patterns stand out.  I love how quickly you can and detail and texture to projects by embossing the paper.  I love this months Stamp of the Month, Wild About Love.

You can earn the embossing folders FREE when you purchase our bulk packs of cardstock.  One embossing folder free with every two packages of cardstock that you purchase--while supplies last, so act now!

Sunday, February 9, 2014


We are looking forward to the Scrapbook Expo March 28th and 29th. Sign up for our classes at

Friday & Saturday 12:30

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