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. I love your cards; they’re beautiful! Thank you so much for the inspiration. I can’t wait to try this technique.

  2. Beautiful cards! I’ve embossed with my dies before but never made thick die cut to use and color. Thanks for sharing.

  3. As usual, your work is stunning. Yet the way you explain step by step, it makes it seem so easy to accomplish. I have tried many of your techniques after seeing your videos. Thanks for all of the inspiration!!

  4. A wonderful release by Altenew! Your cards are beautiful and such great inspiration! You always have fun ideas to try out new products!

  5. You may have to purchase a larger size hat because I have nothing but the highest praise: You are the the quintessential paper crafting teacher and card maker. Your designs are utter perfections and your generosity knows no bounds. You have taught not only me but a plethora of crafters how to do so many types of projects and we can never begin to repay your generousity. Thank you for your caring and kindnesses! Cards are perfection!

  6. Crafting is the one thing keeping me moving and helping me turn my attention away from my personal neurological disorder. Your cards are beautiful and I would feel beyond blessd to be a recipient of a giveaway.
    Thank you for your Blog!! #greatcards #staysafe #yourkidnessbrightensmanyhearts

  7. I watched your video the other night and was so amazed at the lovely cards and your sweet intentions with them. They will brighten anyone’s day! I can’t wait to get my hands on some these beautiful products especially some flowers. I’m ready to create! Thank you for sharing your work and inspiring me!

  8. Thanks so much for all these great ideas, Jennifer! Such beautiful cards! I can’t wait to try these techniques!

  9. Your cards are gorgeous!! You explain everything so clearly. You’re very talented and your work says it all.

  10. @Jennifer McGuire. I can’t figure out how to hear or see the names of the Blog Hop Winners. Could you help?

  11. Oh my goodness! I love your cards. The video you made was very interesting and informative. I have one of those misti stamp things but never used it. I think now that you’ve given me those wonderful tips I will break it out tomorrow and try it. Boy though, I need to start investing in all this art new stuff. This is all new to me and I am loving it. I usually just by from HSN. I get Anna Griffin and Crafter’s Companion things. But your art new stamps and dies are really different. So I really want to win the contest and buy some of your products and try it out. It looks so easy stamping colors on top of each other with these different colors and stamp sets with this layering technique. I’ve never really tried it. I usually just color mine in with alcohol markers or colored pencils. However, the results are amazing and it looks so very fast. I need to get some sets and try it. Man, I need to start taking some classes. I’m learning so much on this blog today. Never blogged until today. Trying all kinds of new things being I have so much time on my hands these days. Apparently I need to buy a lot of different shades of inks too to do your technique. I mainly only have black ink. Ha ha. I have been missing out! So you have turned me onto a lot of different products. I need to start saving my money where I can buy some of these things and give it a try. I have made over 100 cards but it took me over a week. If I do your techniques I could do so much more. I am currently making cards for seniors in rest homes and sending all over our country in response to covid-19. Stay safe. Thank you for your video it was very kind of you to make it for us. I sure hope I win where I can invest in some of your products!

  12. I just love seeing all the different ways you come up with to use different products. The is such a great technique- thank you for sharing. My favorite card had to be the one with the multiple dog rose panels- so beautiful!

  13. You truly created a variety of cards showcasing the new releases. My favorite is Hello, with caring thoughts card using the beautiful new Dog Rose Panel Bundle Die Set. Stunning.

  14. Such great cards and ideas. I need that sentiments strip stamp set and the precious blooms set. Gorgeous cards!

  15. OhMyGosh!…..Your cards are always so beautiful!! I think you’ve outdone yourself with the these though. Gorgeous!!!

  16. I always learn something new from your blogs and immediately want to try them out! Your creative talents are such a gift – thanks for sharing them with us!

  17. Jennifer, your kindness and thoughtfulness knows no bounds. You are an inspiration not only from a paper crafting perspective but also your kindness and humanity. From a fan all the way in Australia!

  18. I love your cards. They are so great. I do appreciate your inspiration and thank you so much for your hard work on these videos.

  19. Wonderful video, as always! I’m a newbie to die cutting and embossing, but your ideas and techniques have truly inspired me…I can’t wait to show my students and friends what I’ve learned! Stay safe…. 🙂

  20. Just when I think you could’ve possibly show us anything new…you do! Embossing folders made from doe cuts? Where do you get these ideas? Thank for showing us new ways to use what we already have on hand. All the cards are beautiful!

    1. * of course I meant: when i think you COULDN’T show us anything new.
      ** I meant DIE cuts, not doe cuts, lol

  21. I’m amazed at what your store has to offer at the stores around here don’t have I’m really impressed with what I’ve been learning I’m waiting to get my gift card Idon’t have a credit card so I can buy myself a misty and some more stuff thank you

  22. So many great ideas and great products. The Zig Zag Floral and the Dog Rose Panel are calling my name!

  23. I love getting your post every week, i live in a very remote area of Australia where there are no craft shops. This post is really inspirational. Thanks Ruth

  24. There is so much to learn from this one video! I have watched it 4 times. I can’t wait to try the techniques you showed. I love the dog rose die set. I promised myself that I will spend some time tonight crafting after my working from home day ends. I want to mass produce cards for thanking family members in the health care field and I always wish I had more Sympathy cards and Get Well cards on had ready to finish assembling and send quickly. The techniques you showed for mass producing cards is just what I need to up my game. I also think I need to invest in a set of Altenew ink pads, I have some layering stamp sets but don’t always have good color combos in my assorted collection of stamp pads. Thanks for always inspiring me. Take care!

  25. I never miss one of your videos. I so admire you, your giving heart and your inspiration. I am always amazed! Thanks and please stay well!

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