Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s new embossing folders from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! If you’ve noticed, there are three different two folder designs that are apart of the new embossing folders available for purchase in the new annual catalog. Now these are different, as they are not the typical “full size” embossing folders as they measure 6 ¼” x 3 3/8” each, which may or may not influence your purchase decision. It’s kind of like 6” x 6” DSP, some love it and some do not, it’s a personal preference. So, I thought I would show you a couple of quick cards and how you can add a “piece of embossing” with your 6” x 6” DSP.
I chose this design from the Flowers for Every Season 6” x 6” DSP, first cutting ¾” off one side and then cutting at 4” along the 6” side of the 6” x 5 ¼” piece, making sure that if it applies, the design is going in the correct direction. For these cards, I wanted the striped side horizontal. You will have one piece at ¾” x 6”, one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”, and one piece at 2” x 5 ¼”:
The striped design will be your base layer for the first card:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. Cut a piece of Magenta Madness cardstock at 2” x 5 ¼”and emboss with the one Greenery Embossing folder that has the leaves.
2. Stamp the sentiment from Butterfly Wishes in Melon Mambo on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels Dies.
3. Use the butterfly stamp in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock, stamping off first, then use your Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to color the body and wings, and fussy cut out.
4. Use enough of the Linen Thread to fold in half and then tie into a bow.
5. Three of the 5mm (largest) Rhinestone Basic Jewels (not pictured).
Adhere the embossed cardstock panel ½” from the side (use your grid paper to help line this up), adhere the sentiment on top of the embossed cardstock and DSP, use dimensionals to adhere the cut-out butterfly, use the piercing end of the Take Your Pick Tool to “roll” a glue dot around the end and place the glue dot behind the knot of the Linen Thread bow to adhere to the die-cut sentiment, and place the three Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the embossed image as shown:
This completed piece is adhered to a Magenta Madness cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:
For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Butterfly Wishes in Melon Mambo ink, and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess DSP:
For the card front for the second card, you will need:
1. Cut the 2” piece of DSP in half, this will give you two pieces measuring 1” x 5 ¼”.
2. Cut a 2 ¼” x 5 ¼” piece of Bumble Bee cardstock and emboss with the other Greenery Embossing Folder.
3. Stamp the large and small butterflies on Cinnamon Cider cardstock in Early Espresso ink and punch out with the Butterfly Duet Punch.
4. Heat emboss the sentiment in Gold Emboss Powder on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels Dies.
5. Use enough of the Linen Thread to fold in half and tie into a bow.
6. Use three of the gold Metallic Pearls (not pictured).
Using your grid paper for guidance, adhere the embossed cardstock to the DSP strip at 1 7/8”, on each side of the embossed cardstock. This gives the illusion that you have a full piece of DSP behind the embossed cardstock:
This base layer piece is adhered to a Cinnamon Cider cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. Adhere the sentiment piece to middle of the embossed cardstock, adhere the Linen Thread bow as above, use mini and regular dimensionals to adhere the punched butterflies, and add three of the gold Metallic Pearls:
For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink, and stamp the small butterflies twice in Early Espresso and once in Crushed Curry inks:
So, what do you think of these two new embossing folders? For those of you that are “frugal cutters”, you can actually take the 6” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP and cut it into 1” x 5 ¼” strips, which will give you three cards if you use the design from the second card. Now if you do this for all four sheets from a design, you will then make twelve cards from the 1” strips and then you can also use the ¾” strip of DSP, simply cut the cardstock at 2 ¾” before embossing and then use your grid paper to adhere the embossed cardstock to the DSP at 5/8” on each side (this will give you a 4” base layer), which will give you a grand total of fourteen cards from four 6” x 6” pieces of DSP!! You can do this with any of the embossing folders, I just wanted to show you these! lol
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