I get really excited whenever I find an embossing folder that I know I can get multiple uses out of. When I saw this adorable photo frame embossing folder, the creative ideas started flowing! For only a few dollars, a great embossing folder is the perfect way to create custom handmade cards. Today I’ll show you several ways of how to emboss cards using this nifty folder.
I have created all-occasion “Thinking of You”, “Happy Birthday” and “Love You Lots” cards. Same folder, three different looks! However you choose to fill the frames, and the sentiment you choose to add makes this the most versatile folder ever! I also liked the fact that it is fairly gender neutral. I will show you how to emboss cards, using the “Love You Lots” card I created as an example.
Supplies needed to learn how to emboss cards:
- Core’dinations Sand It Gadget with Sandpaper
- Core’dinations Kraft-Core Cardstock Pack
- Wall of Frames Embossing Folder
- Core’dinations Blank Kraft Cards & Envelopes
- Various Craft Punches, Electronic Cutting Files, Stickers, Templates
Center the paper. I like using this Core’dinations Cut and Emboss series of paper for cardmaking. The paper is already cut, pre-sized to fit inside of an embossing folder perfectly. Makes the whole process so quick and easy!
For this card, I chose to fill the frames with hearts. I used multiple sized craft punches, and scraps of red paper.
Continue filling the frames however you desire. I usually like to use a pop-dot for one or two elements of my cards to make them stand out.
If you’re a big fan of embossing folders and have a lot in your collection, you might like our post on how to organize embossing folders.