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)
- Leafy Tree Trunk Embossing Folder
- Cardstock Sheets
- A2 Card and Envelope Set
- Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy
- Adhesive Tape Runner
- Glue Dots
- Craft Punches (optional)
- Paper Tags (optional)
- Twine (optional)
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.
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.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).