Sometimes I forget to use my embossing folders, but I should use them more often! They add great texture and interest to handmade cards and crafts! I decided to get out 3 of them, Garden Trellis, Simple Stripes, and Polka Dot Basics, and I embossed a piece of Berry Burst Cardstock with each of them. Then, I added a cut out piece from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack (a free Sale-a-Bration 2018 item!) and created cards with them!
Each of these card bases is created with a piece of the Sweet Soiree Designer paper, cut to 4-1/4" x 11" and folded in half (side fold card). Since this designer paper is pretty thick, it stands up to being a card base all by itself! Then I added the floral pieces I cut out from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More pack, and a couple elements from the Sweet Soiree embellishment kit… done!
I added a stamped birthday greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set on the card above. I know the polka dot background is hard to see in the photo, but it's cute in person!
Since I was using the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit for these cards, I decided to use the washi tape from that kit inside the cards, as well as the 1" strip I cut off from the 12×12 to make the card bases!! I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the inside as well, since the paper has patterns on both sides and it would be hard to write on the inside!
There are only 3 weeks left to get this 72 piece Memories and More card pack FREE! See page 11 of the Sale-a-Bration brochure for more details and ideas! Select it as your free item when you place a $50 or more order in my online store here.
ABOVE: the Garden Trellis embossing folder background
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BELOW: the Simple Stripes embossing folder background
After I stamped the hello greeting from the Hello Friend stamp set, I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to "shadow" the left and bottom side of each letter… that takes me back about 45 years to doing that same thing in Jr. High.. anyone else remember doing that?
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