Cool Tuesday: Stretching Your Embossing Folder and Stamp

We had a wonderful long Memorial Day. My husband cook out tasty food for 3 days! He is the best cook ever 😀 We also went driving on our Jeep at State Park close to us and love the wonderful days we had.  Just love warmer days!!

Couple weeks ago, my husband got me an embossing machine (AWESOME husband!) and I have been playing a lot with it. I gathered all the courage I had to stretch the use of embossing folders I had with stamping. So… here’s what I did: stamped and embossed 3D paper flower.

I used them on 2 shaker cards I made for my friends:

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I used this simple shaker card tutorial to make this cards. The sentiments I used are from The Happy Couple stamp set and Joyful Birthday stamp set. I stamped them with Black Pigment Ink Pad. First card, I stamped the anniversary sentiment on a piece of velum, added some glitter embossing powder, and heated it with my craft heater. The second card, I stamped the birthday sentiment on the base card, centered the position that would show in the frame. I got the metallic multicolor sequins and beads at Walmart only 🙂

I love those flowers on the cards, and I thought they would make my scrapbook layouts pretty, too… so I made more of them with different colors and pattern. And I took some pictures how to make them:

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  1. First stamp the petals from Hello Bloom stamp set on a piece of White Daisy Cardstock. I used Sorbet, Juniper and Pear Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads.
  2. Run it through embossing machine. For these flowers, I used Chevron Embossing Folder and WRMK Evolution Advance machine.
  3. Then cut them and curl each petal gently using Quilling tool.
  4. Use Liquid Glass to put them together. You only need a small dot in the middle of each petal.
  5. Made a little bow with Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic, Cashmere.
  6. Add it in the middle of the flower using Liquid Glass.
  7. Then add button (or gems) to finis the flower.

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I hope you enjoy today’s cards and tutorial! Thanks for stopping by and have a fun crafting day!

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Congratulations Graduate!

This month is special for a High School Graduate I know from our church! What an achievement in his life and now he is moving forward to Collage. To celebrate this graduation week, I created couple cards and this is one of them:

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I cut Black Cardstock (1386) to make 4.25″x5.5″ base card. Then I cut a piece of 4″x5.25″ of White Cardstock (1385) to emboss it using Quatrefoil Embossing Folder (Z1926) with my new WRMK Evolution Advanced embossing machine (also for diecutting and letterpressing!), a surprise gift from my amazing husband! CTMH has 5 kind of embossing folders: Dot, Chevron, Quatrefoil, Damask and Stripe. Check them out here. I added the embossed cardstock on the card base using Tombow Adhesive (1514).

For make the hat, I cut 2″x2″ Black Glitter Paper (Z1829) and I punched hole using WRMK Crop-A-Dile. I made the tassel following this tutorial, easy and simple. Then I added the tassel on the hat and fasten it with yellow brad I got from Michaels a while back. I used Mini Glue Dots (Z341) to hold the tassel at the back and front hat.

Next, I cut the stripe banner shape from one of the pattern papers from Skylark Paper Packet (Z7177B) and I cut arrow out of the border. I added the Lagoon stripe banner on the card using Glue Dots (1772) to give a little bit dimension. I cut a piece of 3/4″ x 2.5″ from the quatrefoil pattern paper and stamped it with the sentiment from Banner Wishes (B1438) using Black Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pad (Z2503). While the ink still wet, I added some glitter embossing powder I got from AC Moore and then I heated it up with my craft heater (retired). Check out the pop-up and glittered sentiment! I have been having fun playing with pigment inks and glitter embossing powder 🙂 Then I added this stamped banner on top of the Lagoon stripe banner using Glue Dots (1772). The arrow small border I added using 3D Foam Tape (Z1151) to give more dimension looking.

Last step I added the hat using 3D Foam Tape (Z1151) on top of the banners, overlapping them a bit and finished the card with some Aqua Dots (Z1853).

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You still have time to join CTMH National Scrapbooking Month and my 1st Anniversary Party until May, 31st, 2014! You only need to put an order of $50 or more and you will qualify to get:

  • Free To be Me Paper Collection for only $5 (retail value $11.95)
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THANK YOU so much for stopping by today and have a fun crafty day!

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Some Mother’s Day Cards

I hope you all had fabulous Mother’s Day last week! I had a very special Mother’s Day this year. An Indonesian church in Columbus, OH, invited us and asked me to share God’s word with them on Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day. I am blessed beyond measure! We all felt His presence with us, blessing us with His love, grace, promises and power.

Moms, God is love and He loves us unconditionally! By His grace and love, He enables me to be the mom to my daughters and wife to my husband. I am thankful every single day I can be there for them, serve them and love them. They are the one who make me feel special every day!

Mother's Day 2014 (c) Creating Joyfully, Helen G.

Couple weeks ago I made some cards to send out to some family and friends. Here are some of the cards I made using Close To My Heart products I have:

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THANK YOU so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week!

Supply list:

White Daisy Cardstock (1385)

Dream Pop Paper Collection (retired)

Holiday Tags (D1560)

Remarkable Wreath (C1473)

A Mother’s Love (B1447, Hostess Reward Stamp Set, Spring/Summer Idea Book p.8)

Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads: Cotton Candy, Pear, Topiary, Gypsy, Smoothie, Hollyhock, Blush, Black, Dessert Sand

Exclusive Inks Markers: Pear

Sparkles Clear Assortment (Z1752)

Durable Triangle Studs (Z1928)

Pearl Assortment (retired)

Tombow Adhesive (1514)

3D Foam Tape (Z1151)

Scallop Border Punch (Z1851)

Corner Rounder (Z1912)

Hot Pink & Pink Baker’s Twine (Pick Your Plum)

Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush (Amazon)

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