Monday, February 17, 2014

Simply Inspired Blog Hop - Embossing the Boss

This month we are highlighting our "Embossing Folders".

If you came here from Pam's blog you are on the right path.  Keep traveling from one blog to the next and you will make a circle of the 15 participants. If you get lost along the way you can find a complete list of all consultants participating here.

There are many different techniques you can do with Embossing folders.  The one I choose to share is Inking the Embossing Folder.  You can use a brayer, as I did, a sponge or direct to folder.

When you ink the folder you can either ink the positive or negative side of the folder.  In this example I inked the negatives of 2 different folders, the Dots and the Stripes.  So the added color I added is in between the lines and dots. This was Sweetleaf Exclusive Cardstock with Sweetleaf Exclusive Inks, and the stamp set I chose is an Hostess Exclusive Stamp set, A Mother's Love it is stamped in Sweetleaf Ink and Hollyhock Ink, the branch is from our Art Philosophy Cartridge in Chocolate cardstock.
I love using more than one Embossing Folder on a project, it gives so much dimension. 

The paper you see in the background of this card front is Ivy Lane Paper packet. This is the whole project:
This is one of our My Creations Kraft 3-Ring Binder's that I made to hold my CTMH Embossing Folders. Inside I made pockets for each of the folders using cardstock in matching colors of the beautiful Ivy Lane papers.

 On each pocket I put the name of the folder using cut out Cricut Art Philosophy letters and cardstock, then ran the cardstock thru the matching embossing folder.  The letters look embedded into the cardstock.

Now hop on over to the fabulous Karen Pedersen's Blog and see what she has made using the new Embossing Folders.

During the month of February you can get a Embossing Folder of your choice for "FREE!" when you order any 2 packages of cardstock.  Sound good, check with your consultant or click here to order from me.


  1. Shut up! I was just thinking how am I going to store these folders! What a great idea. Thanks Debbi.

  2. Always thinking out of the box, you clever girl!

  3. Love your idea...and using TOTALLY CTMH products! Woot - woot! :) TFS!!

  4. Wow, you never cease to impress, Debbi!!! That's a beautiful folder. You are SO talented! What a great way to store the folders, too!!! Gold medal for your idea on storing the folders!!!

  5. Very very nice. So much work....such a great idea!! Love all of your ideas. Thanks!!

  6. Wow! You always make such amazing projects. I love the idea of inking the folder on the negative side--going to try that for sure!

  7. Debbi - GREAT idea with the binder!! So stinkin' cute!! Love the tone on tone, too!

  8. Love the idea of inking the folders and LOVE your storage binder!! You are awesome! xoxo