My Favorite Crafty Things 2019: EMBOSSING Powders and Folders

Hello! I am here with more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2019! Today I am sharing my recommendations for embossing folders and heat embossing.

Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing my favorite crafty products of 2019. Each post will have a different topic with a video. If you haven’t checked out THIS video, please do so – it explains how the series works.

I have lots to share, including big giveaways (see below) and even store discounts (some are exclusive!) from several of my favorite stores. I will be updating this list if more offers come in…

Let’s learn about embossing folders and heat embossing products…

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Here are my recommendations for heat embossing…

Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS | HA ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS | ELH ]
Coffee Filters
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia Triangle Tray
[ SSS | STD | ELH ]
EK Success Tweezers
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH | MSP ]
Couture Creations Creative Detailer Tool
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ SSS | HA | ELH ]
Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing…
[ SSS | HA ]
Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing…
[ SSS | HA | ELH ]
Brutus Monroe Gadgets & Gizmos…
[ SSS | BMR ]
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder
[ SSS | HA | ELH ]
Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder
[ SSS | HA | ELH ]
Brutus Monroe Fairy Dust Embossing…
[ SSS | BMR | ELH ]
Judikins Sparkle Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Brutus Monroe Raven Sparkle Embossing…
[ SSS | BMR | ELH ]
WOW Silver Sprakle Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
WOW Gold Sprakle Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
WOW Embossing Glitters
[ SSS ]
Brutus Monroe Blueberry Sparkle…
[ SSS | BMR ]
Brutus Monroe Embossing Powders
[ SSS | BMR | ELH ]
WOW One Hundred & One Embossing Powder
[ SSS | WWM ]
Brutus Monroe Milky Way Embossing Powder
[ SSS | BMR | ELH ]
Brutus Monroe Night Shift Embossing…
[ SSS | JNN ]
Brutus Monroe Marshmallow Puff…
[ SSS | BMR ]


Embossing folders are great for unique backgrounds and have a wonderful price point.

Crafters Companion Sew Lovely…
[ SSS ]
Sunny Studio Lots of Dots Embossing…
[ SSS | ELH | SNN | JNN ]
Sunny Studio Quilted Hearts Embossing…
[ SSS | ELH | SNN | JNN ]
Sunny Studio Sunburst Embossing Folder
[ SSS | ELH | SNN | JNN ]
Sunny Studio Buffalo Plaid Embossing…
[ SSS | ELH | SNN ]
Creative Expressions Marble Embossing…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Heart Bouquet 3D Embossing…
[ SSS | ELH ]
Crafter’s Companion Geometric…
[ SSS | ELH ]
Crafters Companion Blossoming Lace…
[ SSS ]
Creative Expressions Sublime Swirls…
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
Tonic Holo Waves A4 Cardstock
[ SSS ]


This list could also make a great gift guide – just pass along this link or print the page. Don’t forget the discount codes.

See you soon for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2019. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2018, click HERE.


Throughout this series, I will have prizes! Today I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to Brutus Monroe! For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/20/19. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post on my blog and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prize personally donated.)

See you soon!


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215 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things 2019: EMBOSSING Powders and Folders”

  1. Great video again! I am finding without the superfine powders, the sentiments can be hard to read. I’d love to be able to use some of the sparkly powders for sentiments.

  2. Thanks so much for showing leg how to use different embossing folders. I am new to cardmaking and have learned so much from you!

  3. I have quite a large collection of embossing folders,as I love to use them as backgrounds on my cards,for added dimension. Thanks so much for all your crafty things videos Jennifer-can I please ask,when you emboss a background for your card,do you stamp the sentiment before or after embossing? TIA.

  4. Imagine if everyone created 1 card, using some of your favorite crafty things and donated it, what a beautiful thing it would be. Thank you form sharing your talents and inspiration.

  5. Omgosh! I have really been missing out in the world of embossing powders. I never knew that a few of these existed. Thanks for another great video!

  6. Oh my Jennifer you did it again absolutely marvelous. In the folder section I loved the 3D folders and my absolute favorite in the bossing powder section was the Brutus Monroe marshmallow puff, the effects was stunning. I’m thinking of using it on my snowflake dies. That would be beautiful. You are such a awesome teacher you get right to the point and you explain everything so well… I just love your videos. I have been subscribed to your channel for several years and I have learned so much from you. Thank you Jennifer for sharing. I do plan on purchasing some of the items that you have mentioned.

  7. Looking forward to watch your video about embossing powders and embossing folders. Have quite recently discovered your YouTube-channel and I´m so glad I found it! Aiming to improve my card making during 2020.

    Wishing you a wonderful Chrstimas time!

    / Jen from Sweden

  8. Thanks for all the hard work you have put in to make this invaluable series! You are the best is the best , and I know I’m not alone in my belief!

  9. Thanks for sharing and helping make it easier for those that are new . I love this series. Cant wait to see what else u create in the future!!

  10. I didn’t know that there were sparkly embossing powders. I love them. This is why we need you to tell us all this. I have to get my hands on them.

  11. I know this video was about embossing, but I love the “Paper Hugs” die cut shown on one of your example cards! Back to the topic, I need to find some Brutus Monroe powders, they look so awesome.

  12. I have never tried the Brutus Monroe embossing powders. They look fun! I do have quite a few of the vintage and glitter filled powders from WOW and really like them. Also a fan of the Frantage powders. I seem to collect embossing folders more than actually use them, which I do need to change. 😉

    Happy holidays to you and yours!

  13. Embossing foldersare one of favourite thing! I find they get overlooked,I’m so glad you have included them. Thank you! Your are always amazing!

  14. I have some of the powders you reviewed – those Brutus Monroe powders are awesome and will have to add them to my collection – yes I said collection!! Thanks Jennifer!

  15. Thanks for showing these videos. Plus your tips you share while using the products. I’ve gone to scrapbook shows and watch people demoing embossing powders, and when I get home, I can’t seem to get the same effects. I’m talking about some of the brands are just not a good brand. But what you so graciously shared is great. Thanks again.

  16. This post reminded me that I have a ton of embossing folders which I never use. They’re a great addition to cards and will begin to use them from now on.

  17. Thanks for all of your recommendations and tips! I sometimes forget about my embossing folders, but they are a quick way to make a nice background. Those sparkly embossing powders are so pretty!

  18. Thanks for all the great embossing tips. Love all those powders but especially Brutus Monroe. Those are my go-to powders this year.

  19. Time for me to put away the sparkly powders that I only get to use for Christmas cards or special occasions since I can’t use them for the cards I send to the troops. That is ok though because I got plenty of non sparkly ones. One Hundred One blew me away as well when I got it. It is so much better in person. I have many wow ones that just impress me with the marble look.

  20. Thanks so much for sharing your favorites! There are so many powders to choose from; its nice to have a recommendation to go by! AND thanks for the chance to win!

  21. I watch all your videos, usually more than once. Thanks so much for doing what you do. I don’t know if anyone else has thought of this but it works for me. I have three different score boards and none will give me a perfect fold for card bases. I use my Tim Holtz platform. I place one edge at the left raised area and fold the opposite edge to the same raised edge and use my bone folder to crease the middle…..perfect every time.

  22. Love embossing folders; they are so beautiful and they are very inexpensive! The 3D ones are awesome. And, embossing powders are so gorgeous, too. there are way too many to choose a favorite, but I love the gold, silver, white and clear ones. Thanks for another great video, Jennifer!!

  23. Once again you have shown a good sampling of products! Thanks so much! I just love the colored Embossing powders. My favorite folders are the Sunburst and the 3D box heart!

  24. oh man those sparkling EP are gorgeous – never tried Brutus Monroe but will def try them out now – thanks for all the info:)

  25. So many cool powders and folders! Thanks for sharing your tools and tips as well. I will probably refer to this list again when it’s time to place an order. Loving the sparkle powders!

  26. I haven’t been stamping as much lately, been focused on embossing folders and diecuts, but this has inspired me! I’m excited to try several new embossing powders – love the marshmallow puff and the night shades! Thanks for great info as always.

  27. I’m going to have to check out that ray embossing folder. I love glitter EP. I recently used my Hero Arts puffy EP and was pleased with it. I’ll have to put the Brutus Monroe one on my wish list.

  28. Thanks for the great tips as always. Keeping your mother-in-law in my prayers. Let’s do a card drive for her after the holidays!

  29. Ooh, the couture creations detailed tool is interesting! I make lots of mistakes and this will be perfect for fixing my oopsies!

  30. Hi Jennifer,
    Thank you for all your wonderful videos. I’ve learned so much from you.
    I was wondering where you get the Tonic holographic card stock. I’m having a hard time locating some .
    Thank you,
    Janice W.

  31. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabulous prize. Thank you for all your videos. They have been truly inspirational to me. I love your knowledge and willingness to share that knowledge. Youre videos are clear and precise and get to the point. It is very refreshing to have the constructed this way. I am a fan for all of these reasons. You are clearly a very giving person and I appreciate that very much. wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Teri Downs

  32. I’m so glad you featured embossing folders! I love my embossing folders and have never stopped using them even though they seemed to be out of vogue for a while. I love the texture! I was excited to see some of the new embossing powders with special effects! I always enjoy your favorite things! Thank you!

  33. Thank you for the very informative video! I use the heat embossing technique quite frequently win my card making. Your video was a good reminder to me to use my embossing folders. My favorites from you post: Sunny Studios Quilted Hearts and Buffalo Plaid and the Memory Box 3D Heart.

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