Hello stampers and happy Saturday. When I saw the Merriest Moments hybrid embossing folder, I thought what the heck is that? The price tag was also a little hefty, so it was not among my first purchases. When I understood the concept of how these two products worked together to create a beautifully detailed and intricate frame I was sold!
Hybrid Embossing Folder
What exactly is a hybrid embossing folder? It is one that is designed to work in tandem with dies. The hybrid embossing folder gives specific, intricate detail to the dies that coordinate with it, allowing you to layer them and to mix and match features. Take a look at what I did with them. Keep in mind that I haven’t even used any of the dies that are included to cut out the various leaves, greenery and poinsettias. There is a ton of possibilities in this bundle!
In this card I have combined Soft Succulent and Basic White cardstock with the pretty Tidings of Christmas paper from the annual catalog. I love the classic, subtle patterns in this paper pack. I made another version of this card with a bow. Which one do you like better?
For this card I used an Assorted Memories & More card as the base and a layer of designer series paper that measures 4″ by 6″. I decided to cut it in half lengthwise so that you would see more of it behind the focal point. The mini ruffled ribbon was used to “bridge the gap”.
This trick also helps you save on ribbon and that also means you save more money that you can put towards more stamps! Don’t you just love how my brain works?
Monochromatic Card with a Pop of Red
I love the elegance of a white Christmas card but the pop of red is like a cardinal in the snow. Beautiful! This is a Z-fold card. I used For Unto Us stamp set for the sentiment on the front of the card. This is the same stamp set I am using for my Gingerbread & Peppermint class which you can read all about here.
Another Tidings of Christmas Hybrid Card
This next card also uses the Tidings of Christmas paper from the annual catalog, you can find it on page 133.
Hybrid Embossing Folder and Chalk
I finally got a chance to play with my new chalk. You can find it in the annual catalog. I took a paring knife and scrape off a little of the two green chalks in the collection. I inked up the embossed and cut frame with Versamark and then I used Q-tips (cotton swabs) to apply the chalk to the frame. You could do it without the Versamark but then your colours would be more muted. For some of the greenery I mixed the two colours together for a third green.
Now is the Best Time!!
Now is the very best time to stock up on your stamping supplies and to indulge in a few new Christmas sets. Until September 30 you can get free products with each $60 purchase. It’s our first ever summer saleabration sale and it is almost over!! Have you taken advantage of it yet? Did you know that you also get a free pdf tutorial from me as a gift with a $60 purchase? Life is good!!
Want it All?
Is your wish list long? Then do yourself a huge favour and get the starter kit. It is meant for and mainly used by those who simply want their own discount. After you get the starter kit you are entitled to your very own 20% discount. There are no rules for how long or how much you order. If after 6 months you don’t meet the quarterly requirements of $400 you will simply drop as a “demonstrator”. No biggie at all.
Until September 30 you also get a free bonus bundle of your choice. You can check out the impressive list here. If you are excited about this awesome opportunity, trust me, it only gets better from here. Do you know why? It’s because you also get to be a part of an awesome, dynamic and supportive team of fun and creative people across Canada. Whooohoooo! Here is the link to join.
See it in Action
Yesterday I did a video showing the benefits of the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. Not only is it beautiful, it is also designed to be super comfortable to use and easy to understand. There is no need to remember which plates to use for which function. I also use the Hybrid Embossing Folder to demonstrate this machine, so it is worth taking a look at.
Thanks so Much!!
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All of them are wonderful, Jackie. Can’t wait to watch the video. I love this bundle and it was one of the first things I ordered 🙂
Thanks so much Karen!
I like your 1st. card the best; I find the bow’s taking away from the e.f..I do like the new machines, but the little S C&E machine wobbles around the table….any suggestions for fixing this? I was one of the 1st. demos at SLC SU convention when the big shot was announced. I have a little album w/a pic. in it…the crowd went wild…..well, my Big Shot has been laid to rest; the handle has seized & will go to stamping heaven!!! I sure got my $$$ worth from that machine & never had a problem, nor return of anything. Still have the warped plates! I love the e.f. but have to curb the spending right now; this has to be 1 of the nicest mini cat. for quantity & inspiration! Have a great Sunday…perfect to capture the nice weather, even if the Covid is on an incline in N.B.. Stay safe FRIENDS!
My biggest suggestion for the mini Cut & Emboss machine is to put the one clear plate with the number going in first and the second clear plate with the number at the back. For some reason this makes the whole process go much better! I hope your COVID numbers go right back down again. I must confess I waited to get this bundle until I got a half price item. I also prefer the card without the bow. Thanks for commenting Sue!
I figured out how to leave a comment…woohoo
This is really cute. I have the die & embossing folder but have been hesitant to try it. Now I’m ready.
Thank you for sharing your creativity.