Monday, February 17, 2014

Simply Inspired Blog Hop - Embossing Folders


It’s “Simply Inspired” blog hop time again! This hop will feature Close to my Heart’s new Embossing Folders, which in my opinion are Da’ Bomb!!! If you arrived here from Blythe Shupe’s blog, you are on the right track. Welcome!


The card that I created today is for a friend who is having a baby next month. I used the Dot Embossing Folder to create a subtle pattern on Cotton Candy cardstock. (I created another version where I gently sponged some Cotton Candy ink over the embossed dots which looked cool too, however I decided to go with a more subtle look for my final card.)


I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and Cricut Craftroom to create the card base with the cutout bracket in the center. The little bow is from the cute Ariana Assortment. I also added one of the new Base & Bling Storyteller Charms. (I love to add the charms to my paper crafting projects in addition to using them on jewelry projects.)


The stamp on the inside is from the adorable B is for Baby stamp set. The image I used coordinates with the bracket shape on the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I cut a bracket shape from some White Daisy cardstock, stamped the image with Cotton Candy ink and then matted it to a larger Chocolate bracket shape.


One of the great things about CTMH’s folders is that they are a tad bit larger than 5" x 7" which means that you can emboss a 5"x 7" card all the way to the edges. Plus, our folders have something that I have never seen before with any other brand. They have a 4¼" slit on the top so that you can slide your paper through and create a continuous pattern that is as long as your paper. You can even create a  4¼" x 12 embossed image to use on a scrapbook page! How cool is that?

There is a trick to getting a clean embossed image on your cardstock vs. having it crack. Watch the video below for some great info and tips.



Did you know that you can get your Embossing Folders for FREE this month? With the purchase of every two packs of cardstock, you can get an Embossing Folder of your choice for free! Check out all of the different patterns(White Daisy, Colonial White, and Kraft cardstock do not qualify. Folders for this promotion are only available while supplies last.)


Now hop on over to Katy Taylor’s blog to see her fabulous creation. If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of participants here.

32 comments:

  1. You NEVER cease to amaze me with your creativity! I really do want to be as beautiful an artist as you when I grow up.

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    1. That is the sweetest thing Karen! But the truth is that I feel the same way about you!! Your artwork is always amazing and I always think to myself that I want to be more like YOU! xoxo

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  2. Can't even handle how cute that charm is hanging off the bow. You rock, Lisa Stenz! xoxo

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  3. That is so picture perfect Lisa! I LOVE it, but how did you get it to all line up so perfect! Adorable!

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    1. Thanks Bren. CCR really helped me to line everything up. It still isn't perfect, but then again, nothing handmade is. Right? LOL!

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  4. Oh Lisa...I just sighed when I saw your card...a perfect baby card!! Just beautiful!! TFS!!

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  5. So adorably CUTE and the little bow and charm just make me smile!!!

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    1. Thanks Katy. I love that it made you smile! *Ü*

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  6. Love your card. So pretty. So you. So pink!!

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    1. Thanks Denise! You know me well. I do like pink. *Ü*

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  7. This is beautiful! I need to learn how to do things in CCR like cutting out the centre like you have. Thank you for your inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Doreen. Once you play with CCR for a while, it is really fun and easy. *Ü*

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  8. I love everything you do Lisa...you are so inspiring to us Australian newbies!!

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    1. You are very sweet Carolyn. Thanks for your nice comment. *Ü*

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  9. What a sweet card Lisa! I love how you hung the charm from the bow.

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    1. Thanks so much. I love that charm too and just had to find a way to use it on my card. Hanging it form the bow seemed to work. *Ü*

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  10. Beautiful! Love your work Lisa.

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  11. Gorgeous!!! Love how the embossing adds just the right touch! You are a master, my friend!

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    1. Thanks Dana! You always know how to make a girl feel good. ;)

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  12. I love what you did with this card - your projects are always so elegant. What a great way to showcase the new embossing folders!

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