DIY Embossing Folders + Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Welcome back! Today I am sharing how to create faux embossing folders with your dies. This is a great way to get new looks from products you have!

[If the video is not visible, please head HERE to YouTube to watch. All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. I appreciate your support!]

Be sure to watch my video to learn how to create these soft-yet-textured backgrounds! (Check HERE for a variation of this technique.)

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


FLORAL IMPRESSED CARDS
Featuring:
Altenew Zig Zag Floral Stamp Set (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Zig Zag Floral Dies (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Zig Zag Floral Bundle (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set (ALTN | SSS) – sentiments
Altenew Thinking of You Stamp Set (ALTN | SSS) – sentiments
Altenew Weekend Doodles Stamp Set (SSS | ALTN) – sentiments
Altenew Dog Rose Panel Bundle (ALTN)
Altenew Dog Rose Panel B Die (ALTN | SSS)
. Altenew Dog Rose Panel A Die (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Handwritten Hello Dies (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Dye Ink Pads (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Satin Gold Sequins (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Antique Gold Sequins (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Satin White Sequins (ALTN | SSS)
Magnetic Material (ELH)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


HELLO IMPRESSED CARDS
Featuring:
Altenew Dog Rose Panel Bundle (ALTN)
Altenew Dog Rose Panel B Die (ALTN | SSS)
. Altenew Dog Rose Panel A Die (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Thinking of You Stamp Set (ALTN | SSS) – sentiments
Altenew Fancy Hello Die (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Dye Ink Pads (ALTN | SSS)
Erin Lee Creative Holographic Cardstock (ERN)
Magnetic Material (ELH)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


HELLO CARD – I didn’t use the technique on this card, but just used up some scraps.
Featuring:
Altenew Dog Rose Panel Bundle (ALTN)
Altenew Dog Rose Panel B Die (ALTN | SSS)
. Altenew Dog Rose Panel A Die (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Thinking of You Stamp Set (ALTN | SSS) – sentiments
Altenew Candy Cane Stripe Over Die (ALTN)
Altenew Fancy Hello Die (ALTN | SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

RED FLORAL IMPRESSED CARDS
Featuring:
Altenew Precious Blooms Stamp Set (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Precious Blooms Dies (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Precious Blooms Bundle (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Envelope Art Stamp Set (ALTN | SSS) – banner sentiment
Altenew Weekend Doodles Stamp Set (SSS | ALTN) – sentiments
Altenew Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set (ALTN | SSS) – sentiments
Altenew Dainty Blooms Die (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Dye Ink Pads (ALTN | SSS)
Magnetic Material (ELH)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

PINK FLORAL IMPRESSED CARDS
Featuring:
Altenew Just Jasmine Stamp Set (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Just Jasmine Die (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Just Jasmine Bundle (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Thinking of You Stamp Set (ALTN | SSS) – sentiment
Altenew Snowflake Stars Covered Die B (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Hello and Hugs Dies (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Dye Ink Pads (ALTN | SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


BLOG HOP

Today I am playing along in the Altenew April Blog Hop. You can find the new products HERE at Altenew.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Virginia Lu. You can also start at the beginning on the Altenew Blog.

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance to win either, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/23/2020. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” some time after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

AND… Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Head to the Altenew Blog.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Altenew products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Zig Zag Floral Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Zig Zag Floral Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Zig Zag Floral Bundle
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Precious Blooms Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Precious Blooms Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Precious Blooms Bundle
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Just Jasmine Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Just Jasmine Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Just Jasmine Bundle
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Envelope Art Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Thinking of You Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Weekend Doodles Stamp Set
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Altenew Dog Rose Panel Bundle
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Dog Rose Panel B Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Dog Rose Panel A Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Snowflake Stars Covered Die B
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Dainty Blooms Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Radial Stars Cover Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Candy Cane Stripe Over Die
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Handwritten Hello Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Fancy Hello Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Hello and Hugs Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Magnetic Material
[ ELH ]
i-Crafter i-Click Pick
[ SSS ]
Altenew Dye Ink Pads
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Obsidian Black Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Gina K Whisper Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Erin Lee Creative Holographic Cardstock
[ ERN ]
Hero Arts Black MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | HA ]
Simon Says Stamp Grid Transparency
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Embossing Mat
[ SSS | SPL ]
Simon Says Stamp Metal Adaptor Plate
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SSS | ELH | SPL ]
Clear Tray
[ AMZUS ]
Microfiber Cloth
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Altenew Satin Gold Sequins
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Antique Gold Sequins
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Satin White Sequins
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Online Card Classes Spring Card Camp
[ ONL ]


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219 thoughts on “DIY Embossing Folders + Blog Hop + Giveaway!”

  1. So beautiful. Love the blues you chose as well!! I can’t wait to get into my craft room and start stamping!

  2. Jennifer, Thanks so much for thoroughly explaining and step by step guidance – it is so very much appreciated. You take the time for consideration of many important details that many of us would miss. Your work is expressly artistic and creative. Your cards are lovely. This wonderful Release by Altenew combined with your skills is just magical – it all comes together so well. Thank you, Denise

  3. I am always inspired by your YouTube tutorials. My kids all croud around me when they hear me watching one of your videos on my phone to see what new techniques you will share. I’ve never used a die cutting machine before, but we hope to soon. The faux embossing folder design is stunning. Thanks again. Keep up the great work.

  4. I don’t know how you do it Jennifer but I am so not a flower card person and yet every time you make these gorgeous floral cards that make we want to buy all the flower stamps that you used 🤣. Thanks so much for all the inspiration and comfort you are giving me through these scary times!!!

  5. Wow Jennifer! So beautiful cards with such amazing techniques. You have such a talented vision and I love learning from you. I really want to try that embossing technique. It gives a decorative element to the background for those stamped flowers. You sure did showcase this release with a lot of versatility and inspiration.

  6. THANK YOU! I’ve used the dies and die cut card stock for embossing but never thought of using magnet paper. And I have a big stack of it here since I cleared out my dies and and was wondering what to do with it. This is a great idea and I love that inks can be used with them. Thank you for that tip! 🙂

  7. Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful projects and the fun technique!! A great way to stretch those dies!

  8. Wow, Jennifer! I never would have thought of using magnetic sheets this way. As always, all of your tips and techniques are wonderful!

  9. I have tagged this post. You have given us so many tips and tricks. I know I will want to come back to it again and again.

  10. I always love your ideas and tips. These cards are beautiful. I hope hunk the leftover pieces is my favorite too.

  11. I normally keep magnet sheets on hand to hold my dies, but I’ve been out for a while. After watching your video, I immediately ordered more (even before posting this comment!). I can’t wait for them to arrive to give this technique a try. Thank you so much for all the fun, innovative ideas. You’ve brightened many of these recent lonely days.

  12. Oh Jennifer!! I always love coming to your blog because it is not only a feast for my eyes but for my creative juices. Thank you for all your inspiration. You totally ROCK!!

  13. Such a great video! Thank for sharing so many wonderful techniques using the Altenew release.
    Beautiful stamps and dies…

  14. Your cards are amazing as always. I love your color combinations.
    Thank you for sharing the technique video.

  15. What gorgeous cards, thank you Jennifer for all the inspiration you give, not just today but with every video.

  16. What is the difference between this technique or using a die with the tan embossing mat & running it through the die cutting machine?

  17. So enjoyed your wonderful video. The cards are beautiful, and your explanations perfect and encouraging. Looking forward to trying them out. I love what you created with the wonderful products from Altenew!

  18. Jennifer your cards are always a delight.. i love the way you spend time in explaining everything to us and not missing out on any of the details.. i know that really takes a lot … there is so much compassion in all the cards every time you create a card. your simplistic approach with the new release makes it beautiful and lovely.. Thanks so much for spreading joy and love.

  19. I’m a newbie to your blog and YouTube videos. Your work is amazing! So many ideas, tips and tricks. I’m so excited to try them. Thank you so much for sharing. 😀

  20. I love your trick for making the embossed panel longer- BRILLIANT! Another, “why didn’t I think of that” moment. The layered dogwood panels are gorgeous- another “must have” item , but thanks to your amazing blog and video, it is of course, out of stock. Not the first time this has happened! Next time, tell me a day or two ahead of your video release of new products so I can buy before anyone else! 😀 This is why you are the QUEEN of card videos!

  21. Your cards are beautiful as usual. The colors are brilliant and fabulous. I love this release, it is absolutely the best of the best!!

  22. What a great idea to use dies for embossing!! All those awesome dies can now have a whole new function! tfs

  23. Amazing cards! Thanks for all the helpful tips and for showing us another wonderful new technique! Can hardly wait to give these ideas a try.

  24. I’m a huge fan of your work, and am always inspired. Thank you for sharing your gift of creativity.

  25. These are beautiful! I can see why you choose to make a die cut to emboss instead of just embossing the die itself. I’ve been told that you shouldn’t ink dies, but inkling that magnetic paper allows for that inking. Great technique. Thanks for sharing it. I’ve been using that fancy hello lately and love it. I think those may be my favorites of your cards, along with the pieced one using leftovers.

  26. I never thought I could use magnetic sheets as an embossing folder. I thought you could do it with the dies but I see how this is different. Those flowers are so pretty.

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