When I invest in a craft supply, it always makes me extra happy when I find that I get a lot of use out of it.
We have all made those impulse purchases that resulted in product that collects dust in our craft area. Right?
Well, today I want to show you a little something that I have used the heck out of!
I have literally made dozens of cards with this one embossing folder- cards for all occasions that are simple, yet get rave reviews from the recipients. I want to share them with you, so you too, can emboss and crank out some cards!
- Embossing Machine (any machine is fine, follow the manufacturers directions for dry-embossing)
- Darice® Embossing Folder – Leafy Tree Trunk
- David Tutera™ Celebrate Bulk A2/A6 Layer Sheets
- David Tutera™ Celebrate A2 Card and Envelope Sets in White
- Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy
- Adhesive Tape Runner
- Glue Dots
- David Tutera™ Step Three Shapes (optional)
- Craft Punches (optional)
- Metal Rimmed Tags (optional)
- Twine (optional)
If you are not familiar with the David Tutera™ Celebrate card system, you should be. It is the easiest way to make custom cards, using minimal tools. I used the Bulk assortment pack for the cards I am showing you today. The great thing about them is that they are already cut to fit perfectly on top of an A2 card base. No trimming needed. There is a fabulous selection of colors too, something for every occasion in this pack.
All of the cardstock in this pack is Core’dinations cardstock. If you are not familiar with Core’dinations cardstock, you are in for a magical treat. 🙂
Core’dinations cardstock is unique because the core of the paper is a lighter shade than the outer part of the cardstock. We will get to that a little later.
Select the colors you would like to use for your cards, and place them one at a time in the embossing folder.
Then run the folder, containing the cardstock, through your embossing machine. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for dry-embossing. Each machine is a little different.
Remove the embossed cardstock.
When you get all of your trees embossed, you can begin sanding the cardstock.
I love my Sand It Gadget. I don’t get my fingernails all scraped up, but you can use any regular old sandpaper.
The Sand It Gadget comes with a Dust Buddy.
It is a cloth that is specially treated to easily remove cardstock “dust” or glitter, or embossing powder….or any of the little particle messes we make while crafting!
A quick swipe of the dust buddy cleans up the cardstock.
The following ideas are just suggestions on how I created my cards. You can certainly do you own thing here. You could use stamps, punches, stickers, etc.
I selected a variety of sentiments and printed them out on my computer.
Here is a tip I like to use when placing hanging tags on a card:
“Dangle” the tag where you would like it to hang. Then use a glue dot to place the string of the tag.
The glue dot will hold the string in place, and allow you to tie it tightly.
Continue to embellish your cards as desired.
If you do not have craft punches, die cuts or stickers- the David Tutera™ line has some pre-crafted bulk embellishment items that make crafting cards a snap!
You can check them out here:
This beautiful butterfly is just one of the embellishments from the David Tutera™ Celebrate Collection, you will see on my other cards silver foil birds, balloons and hearts–also from this line.
Wedding/Engagement, Apple of my Eye (this I am using for Teacher Appreciation day),
I am sure you can think of many more!
I hope you try these yourself.