12 posts categorized "Embossing Folder"

Celebrating Summer with Nordic Butterflies
by Lisa Elton

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With summer just around the corner, butterflies were calling my name. And my goodness, what pretty butterflies the Nordic variety are! I'm sharing two of them today.  First up is the Nordic Floral Butterfly.

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This one has a wonderful whimsical look to it. The sweet flower cut-outs let you change up the look in numerous ways.  My butterfly was created using our fabulous Black Glossy Paper.  I can not rave enough about this paper! The gloss is incredible, it's a nice heavy weight and it cuts like a butter! Lovely lilac glitter paper from the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad was the perfect companion for this whimsical little lady! She's perched atop a panel embossed with the Cheerful Floral folder that's available from our parent company, Memory Box. I couldn't decide on a sentiment for this one. I'll add it when I need the card.

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My second card features the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly. And I must say, it's just that... spectacular!

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Using the same Black Glossy Paper, there's also a pretty pink layer and a black sparkly layer. I added a small strip of thin white paper behind the circle cut outs for just a bit more pizazz! The sentiment was stamped with black ink, then again with Versa Mark ink and clear embossed. This little lady is also perched on a Cheerful Floral embossed panel. This time I flipped the panel upside down.

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Thank so much for dropping by to visit the blog. I hope I've inspired you to create something summery today!

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Nordic Butterfly Trio
by Birgit Norton


Hello Poppy friends, Birgit here with you today with a different take on using the Nordic Butterfly Trio from the spring release.


I started by cutting the Nordic Butterfly Trio out of a piece of script paper that I found in my scrap bucket.


I then layered the butterflies, gluing them down through the center, bending the wings up to give them dimension.


Next, I embossed a piece of pale blue cardstock from the 6x6 Vintage Patel Mirror Pad using the Cheerful Floral Embossing Folder which you can find here

IMG_6241I mounted the embossed mirror panel to an A2 sized card and glued the butterflies onto the flowers.  The details on this 3D embossing folder is phenomenal on this mirror cardstock!


I then added these photo corners that were cut using a die from the Basic Junk Journal Set, to finish the card.


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Cheerful Bouquet
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello Poppystamps friends, Marybeth Lopez  back with you today.  Can you believe  we are at the end of February already! Oh my goodness time is going by so quickly . I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your crafty time.

I have a a Stencil and Embossed card for you today. I used my own inspiration (Here)  because I loved how the first one turned out.  I love this memory box Embossing folder and Art Stencil brand new for spring  (anytime)


As you can see in the picture below I used the die that came with the embossing folder and placed it in the center to be embossed. I used  the  same  watercolor  card stock  uncolored.

I didnt want to hide any of the beautiful details .


I will be honest here, I went a bit out of the lines because I forgot about the edge . I decided to just fussy cut the outside of my embossed design and layer it on top of watercolor paper. 

In the end I think it was a happy mistake.  I used dabbers with my Oxide Distressed Inks Tim Holts.


I added a few black dots here and there for just a bit more detail.

When you use distress oxide inks , if you are not happy with the color , most time you can just go over and change the color . I did that with the blue and yellow this time.


I hope I have given you some inspiration to go shopping and or enjoy the Poppystamps products you already have. We have brand new products you might just want to take a peek.

Take care and may God bless and bring you peace and joy in each day.
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Happy "Holly" Days!
by Rachel Duong


Hi everyone, it's Rachel here to share a festive card with a picture word to say Happy "Holly" Days! How fun is that?!  I used the Poppystamps "Layered Holly Leaf Trio" die on an Open Studio "Vintage Tray" 3D embossing folder background. Keep scrolling to see how I made this card.


I began by die cutting the holly on watercolor paper. While painting them, I left the leaves and berries in the paper because this made it easy to keep them in place. For the leaves I used green distress inks-- mowed lawn, rustic wilderness, lucky clover, and twisted citron. I painted the berries with candied apple.  The beauty of watercoloring is that it does not have to be exact!


I die cut the letters from the "Marzipan Alphabet" from the Memory Box "Lush Green" paper pad. Next I embossed a cream A2 size cardfront using the "Vintage Tray" 3D embossing folder. It also comes with a coordinating cutting die. 


As I played around with the arrangement of the die cuts, I layered some of the berries. Extra layers allow them on the card at the same level of the leaves. 


I glued the pieces to the embossed cardfront and then to a light grey cardbase. Finally I tied a multi-colored bakers twine on the card for interest and character!


Please check out the awesome Poppystamps Christmas release, it is absolutely beautiful!

Until next time, I hope your days are full of fun, creativity and "holly"! 

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Peace on Earth
By Lisa Elton

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There's something enchanting about a snow globe. Small things tucked inside a sphere with bits of sparkle and wonder. I've tucked a pair of Perfect Poinsettias by Memory Box inside this globe for you today. 

The background is a lovely embossed panel with the snowglobe adhered in front of it. I liked the idea of the embossed poinsettias showing through the globe. As if you were seeing them through the water.

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The globe was cut using the Simple Rings die. The outer ring from cardstock and the inner "globe" from clear acetate. After coloring and adding the poinsettias to the card, I used a glue pen to add glitter to the petals and various spots inside what was to become the globe. I glued the outer ring in place then used adhesive spray to attach the acetate piece.

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The snowglobe base is so pretty with it's layers! I created this one using woodgrain paper that was shaded with ink to give it an elegant look. The sentiment created with the Christmas Banners set is the perfect fit. 

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I hope my snow globe brought a bit of magic to your day and that I've inspired you to create one of your own!

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Nordic Christmas
by Birgit Norton

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Have you been enjoying the new Christmas release?  I am so inspired by all the wonderful Nordic designs that Poppystamps recently released.  These beautiful designs allow me to create beautiful cards while honoring my Scandinavian roots.  

Let me show you how this card was created:

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I started with the Vintage Tray Embossing Folder & die, cutting it out of white card stock three times.  I glued the three frames together and used only one set of the embossed pieces that popped out of the frame after die cutting it.  I distressed the edges of each little embossed panel using Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink.  I then mounted the frame and negative pieces to the front of an A2 size card base.

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I then die cut the Nordic Bird, Nordic Flourishes, Nordic Whimsy Trees, Nordic Tree Toppers and Flock of Birds out o white card stock.  

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Coloring each of the designs using Copic Markers

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as shown in the photo's above.  

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Using the Lavish Merry Christmas Die, I cut the framed layer out of vellum and the detailed word die out of gold card stock and glued them together.

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I adhered each of the die cuts to the panels and finished a few of them off with a Bright Fairy Jewels.  

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