Hello Crafters… well, I did it, my first Facebook Live. Whew. And it wasn’t so bad. I didn’t shake throughout as I was afraid I might. I WAS crooked, so that’s something I must fix. All in all, a positive experience and I’m thankful & grateful to have been asked to participate in the Inkin’ Krew World Card-Making Day. Today’s post gives all the details about yesterday’s card and some particulars about the Merriest Moments Bundle. It’s confusing to some as it includes a Hybrid Embossing Folder. And what that means is it die cuts & embosses at the same time. What seems to confuse folks is what plates to use. We’ll start with that…

Embossing AND die cutting with Hybrid Embossing Folders: three ‘steps’

  1. Emboss as you normally would using the #1 base plate & #4 Specialty Plate used with 3D embossing folders.
  2. Cut & emboss with the outline die & hybrid folder: the die lies easily in the hybrid folder with the cutting blade facing you and the die in the side with the SU! logo. Place the card stock against it (at least a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sheet), close the folder. Use the #1 base plate & the #4 Specialty Plate… the embossing folder is sandwiched between… and roll it through the cut & emboss machine.
  3. Cut & emboss with the detail die and the hybrid folder: the detail die lies easily in the hybrid folder as did the outline die… cutting blade toward you & lying in the SU! logo side of the hybrid folder, place a piece of card stock in the folder (at least 4 1/4 x 5 1/2), close the folder. Use the #1 base plate & the #2 die plate & run it through the machine. Remove the card stock & the detail die, replace the detailed cut piece into the embossing folder & run it through as if embossing (#1 base plate & #4 Specialty Plate). This reinforces the embossing and gives the piece more detail embossing. With the detail die, it is really a two-step process but it gives a beautiful look.

And here’s my finished card.

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Cherry Cobbler card stock is the base (card cuts at the end of this post) with a layer of Cherry Cobbler run through the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder, adhered directly to the base. The next layer is the Silver Foil run through the same Hybrid Folder but with the outline die included when running it through the machine. (see step 2 above). This was adhered to the card front with liquid glue just in the center portion of the cut & embossed piece. Then, with Shimmer Paper/ Pearlescent Paper card stock, I ran this through the machine as in step 3 (with the detail die) above PLUS I included the rectangular die also, removing the center portion of the piece.I embossed this center rectangle with silver embossing powder (stamp with versamark first, then sprinkle with embossing powder & heat set)using this fun sentiment from the Merriest Moments stamp set. I adhered this right onto the silver foil, using liquid glue. (you could use Stampin’ Seal). Add Foam Adhesive Strips along the border of the rectangle (back side of course) of this stunning Shimmer Paper/ Pearlescent Paper piece. Adhere to the card front, aligning the pattern just so. What is so nice about this is the way the silver foil peeks through, and how the Shimmer Paper/ Pearlescent Paper piece is raised and gives the sentiment more focus.

I could have stopped there, but didn’t. 😏 I stamped these very nice 2 sizes of flower petals (they look like poinsettia petals to me) in Blushing Bride ink on scraps of Shimmer Paper/ Pearlescent Paper, and die cut them. I also die cut three itty bitty petals just in the Shimmer Paper/ Pearlescent Paper. I layered the two Blushing Bride petals together, adhered the smaller to the larger with a mini dimensional and added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center. This was glued (liquid glue) to the card front in the corner. I then added Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the mini Shimmer Paper/ Pearlescent Paper petals and adhered two of them as you see in the photo. Love, love, love.

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OOPS! This is sideways – blast. Imagine it straight :O)

To a Basic White panel, I stamped the pine frond with VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and heat set it. I added the very last Shimmer Paper/ Pearlescent Paper mini petal to the frond with liquid glue, adhered the panel to the inside of the card and the inside was done. In fact, the whole card was done.

The envelope got a panel of Whimsy & Wonder SDSP trimmed to fit & voila! I love how this
SDSP coordinates with the silver foil on the card. And another Christmas card to my card stash for mailing Dec 1! Gosh, now that I think about it, I could begin addressing these :O)

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Now you have complete directions on how to use the Hybrid embossing folder – specifically the Merriest Moments Bundle. Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Remember: Inspire, Create, Share.

There’s nothing like a handmade card.

Card cuts:

Cherry Cobbler ~ 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2; 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (embossed panel)

Silver Foil Sheets ~ 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

Pearlescent Paper ~ 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 + scraps

Basic White ~ 4 x 5 1/2