Seasonally Scattered

I love techniques that are quick and easy – and the Two Tone Embossing Technique is just that. Check out this great card I made the other day for a friend.

Seasonally Scattered

This card uses the Seasonally Scattered stamp set from the Holiday Catalog  (on page 43) and is great for this technique along with all kinds of other techniques too. I’ve used the Pool Party and Smoky Slate Embossing Powders – although there are all kinds of colors to choose from. I think it that it’s kind of cool the way the Smoky Slate picks up the Blackberry Bliss color too.

I know you can’t see it well in my picture, but I’ve used a quarter sheet of the Blackberry Bliss card stock for the base and then created my Pool Party card on top of that. This way I didn’t have to add a liner in the card.  I love using this little trick – This is a great way to create your card when you want that dark pop of color, but don’t want to add a inside layer.

Want to learn how to do the Two Tone Embossing Technique? Check out my video tutorial by clicking HERE.

Then, why not stop by next tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a quick and easy treat to make for last minute gift giving.


Stamp Set: Seasonally Scattered (135020/135023)

Inks: VersaMark Pad (102283)

Paper: Pool Party (122924),  Blackberry Bliss (133675), Lost Lagoon (133679), Smoky Slate (131202), and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: Pool Party (129398) and Smoky Slate Embossing Powder (129396), Heat Tool (129053), Embossing Buddy (103083)

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Easter Mini File Folder Gum Holder Tutorial

As you know I love to make 3d items and this week’s project is a little gift I’m making for my daughter’s friends at college. When I saw the new Sour Patch gum from Stride on a recent trip to town I just knew I had to come up with something.

Stride Gum for Easter Mini File Folder Gum Holder (1)

Screams Daffodil Delight, right? And I immediately saw that it would coordinate with our Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog and of course, I’ve been itching to do more stamping with the cute little Eggstra Spectacular stamp set too!

So here is what I came up with –

Stride Gum for Easter Mini File Folder Gum Holder (2)

Wonder where I got the Scallop Oval? I’ll show you how I made this in my video – you won’t believe how simple it is!

And I’ve got two Video Tutorials to share with you today!

Not one, but two you may ask? Why?

Well, I ended up doing a fun technique with the image and thought you’d like to see how it was done too. And since my internet is a little funky out here in the sticks, shorter videos are a bit easier to upload for me when it’s windy. (Don’t ask – crazy I know!)  I figure streaming is easier for you too – right? Less buffering, etc. LOL

Do you like shorter videos or would you prefer to see just one longer video? Leave me a comment and let me know what you prefer. I always love to hear feedback from you – it also helps me know if someone is out there in cyber land listening – lol!

Watch the Easter Mini File Folder Gum Holder Video Tutorial firsts to see how you make and assemble the treat holder itself.

Then watch my Two Tone Embossing Technique Video to see how the focal point is created with our fun colors of Stampin’ Emboss Powder!

Here is the supply list for the project –


Stamp Set: Eggstra Spectacular (133068/133071)

Inks: VersaMark Pad (102283)

Paper: Watercolor Wonder Series Paper Stack (132994), Daffodil Delight Card Stock (119683), Calypso Coral (122925), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Melon Mambo Stampin’ Emboss Powder (123223),  Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Emboss Powder (123106), Heat Tool (129053), 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (118874), Extra-Large Oval Punch (19859), Gumball Green 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon (126848), Envelope Punch Board (133774), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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