Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Spellbinders Cut and Emboss Blog Hop (with a Video)

Hello friends!
I am absolutely delighted to share some projects with you.
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I love these Embossing Folders as they leaves such a clean and crisp embossed image.
Even better, these folders CUT the paper through part of the embossing!

 You should be arriving from the blog of  Jennifer Gallacher .
If not, come on in and join the fun and inspiration.
You can find all the details about this hop over Spellbinders .

For my first project, I am using 
Floret Cluster Cut and Emboss Folder
Of course, you can use white or color card stock with this embossing folder and you are good to go  either way. I also love the idea of cutting the dry-embossed images out and embellish however you want. Sky is the limit!
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I love adding colors to the dry-embossed images with Distress Oxide.so thankful for you-002 

There may be other ways of coloring the images, but I find this method easy and effective.
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Since I don't have This Blending Tool, I thought of using the following method.

πŸ’‘Ding--->  1. use white foam, cut two pieces out and glue 2-3 pieces together
                    2. adhere the white foam onto acrylic blocks  (use clear adhesive tape, if necessary)
                    3. ink up edges with Distress Oxide to add colors
                    4. use more foam for various colors as desired
                    5. peel off the foam tape from the acrylic block when finished
                    6. discard/save foam, clean acrylic blocks

Note:  I thought of this "method" myself. 😁
I find it easy to do and inexpensive. Hope you can give this a try!

With the soft foam on acrylic block, I was able to to add colors to the ridges.

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 Here is another version of the same technique with a different Embossing Folder.

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In this close-up, you can the the embossed details with the shiny copper paper.
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The sentiment is part of the dies from "Miss You Swirl" Die.

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It takes some practice to color the small images with the foam tape.
I did all the coloring in front of TV and that worked out so nicely!  πŸ˜€
Be patient, too. If you make some unwanted smudges, cover the spots with sequins and drops (like I did here!). NO one will ever know.
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I also did some embossing with the envelopes. It is the EASIEST thing to decorate your envelops. Imagine all the personalized touches with the wedding invites!!?
You definitely will get your money's worth!

Cut and Emboss (Spellbinders)

I simply put the flaps in between the die cut plates and voila!

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 I hope this post gives you some ideas on these amazing embossing folders.
EDITED!! I MADE A VIDEO (uploaded at 10:45pm, July25th)
I am SO rusty with YT videos.....it has been over a yer since I mad video, please excuse my poorly-made video! SO much has changed since.


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πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰You can easily find the embossing folders in the following shops/links below.

Spellbinders Shop

Scrapbook.com 

Simon Says Stamp
(Shop early for best selections)

Today's Blog Hop Order: 

Spellbinders 
 Nichol Spohr  
Tina Smith  
Desiree Kuemmerle  
Sandra Nagel 
 Gemma Campbell 
 Jennifer Gallacher  
πŸŽ€------------>Virginia Lu<------------πŸŽ€
 Janette Kausen 
 Jeanne Jachna  
Alicia Havranek  
Rubeena Ianigro  
Yana Smakula

Your next stop is the blog of Janette Kausen.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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105 comments:

Lisa K said...

These are beautiful cards! Love the detail you brought out with the inking.

Denise Bryant said...

Wow... these are awesome! I am anxious to try out these cut and emboss folders! Love the elegant look they added to your envelopes! And the cards are all beautiful! The colors really show off the designs!

Pennie Glasser said...

OMG! These are so pretty!

Judy B said...

Love the use of multi colors. Elegant envelopes.

Lisa Byers said...

I love your ideas!! The cards are simply beautiful. The envelope idea was incredible, I'm going to try that out soon!!

LauraJane:) said...

Thanks for the tip of creating our own detail blending tool Virginia! LOVE your samples today for these Emboss and Cut folders...my FAVORITE is the Floret Cluster:)))

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Simply beautiful! I have never seen that technique you used to color; looks fascinating! And those envelopes ... divine!

Lynn Harrell said...

Fabulous collection. I love the way you highlighted the embossed details. Also like how you treated the envelope flaps.

Cathy Lillie said...

These cut and emboss folders are fantastic! Easy card making with plenty of room for creativity. I love how you used the distress oxides to highlight the embossed areas. Simply beautiful with all those colors! And the envelopes are stunning!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful showcase, V! My favorites are those embossed envies--what a wonderful idea! Adds a touch of elegance and class!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

These cards are beautiful and I love what you did with the envelopes!

Lynne Wilcox said...

I love all the colors and the matching envelopes are great!!!!

Martha Herrera said...

Oh my! lovely cards! And look at those envelopes!
Thanks for the inspiration.

Tracey Jean said...

These cards really showcase the beauty of the embossing folders...

Ann said...

THOSE ENVELOPES ARE FABULOUS!

Jennifer Scull said...

your cards are gorgeous, but wow oh wow, those envelopes!!! talk about stunning! I really need to try that. :) thanks for the idea!

Tracey Magner said...

Hi Virginia these cards are just STUNNING !!! The Embossing folders are so beautiful, I just adore them, I have always loved using embossing folders on my cards. I also love how you used them on the envelopes, that is so awesome looking. Thanks for a great post today.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful cards and envelopes with those emboss & die sets, Virginia! Fun tip with the foam too!!

Elizabeth Villarreal said...

Great idea to make the envelopes match. Love how colorful your cards are.

Leanne said...

WOW!!!You've done fabulous work here, both with the colorful cards & envelopes.

Harriet said...

Your cards are excellent! So colorful which in my world means JOY. The envelopes are remarkable. Such a humble products made into beauty. I love your hint, thanks for sharing!

Marlene said...

The finishing touch of a beautiful envelope! Way to make the delivery special!

Mirella said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your makes, and the envelopes are simply fab, what a great final touch!

Connie said...

I really enjoyed your post. The cards are beautiful and your creative tip was genius! I love how you did the envelopes.

Linda Anderson said...

Wow Virginia, these are so bright and beautiful! Love the tips you shared. The envelope flaps are amazing! TFS, I never would have thought of that! So elegant.

Cyndi Morris said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love the Distress Oxide inking -- so colorful.

Joanie said...

Your cards are beautiful! Using the emboss and cut on envelopes blew me away. Also thanks for the tip for making coloring blocks!

Joanie said...

Your cards are beautiful and your envelopes are fabullous. I really lliked you video on watercolorinng using the misti!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards and love the envelopes.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Karen H said...

Virginia, what a clever girl you are...love your coloring tip. Your cards are gorgeous and the matching envelopes are an amazing addition and compliment to your creations. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jan Arnold said...

Virginia, I LOVE your cards! (Of course your cards are always wonderful! I love all the beautiful cooor, it just makes me happy! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Jan Arnold said...

I forgot to say…. Those envelopes are amazing! So elv.

Em said...

I love the creative way you've used these folders. But the envelopes are beautifully over the top. Why didn't I think of that!

Karthikha said...

Fantastic creations! I love what you did on the envelopes! And thanks for the tip :)

Mrsfish02 said...

Yes, Virginia you are one smart cookie. Love your tip on using the foam for coloring. I am definitely going to give it a try. Your cards are so wonderful. I can't wait to try these folders.

Sherrie Johnson said...

Oh my gosh...those envelopes are soooo beautiful. And the coloring technique on those cards is lovely. Thanks for your idea of making a DIY applicator! Your cards are pretty...and I certainly can't wait to order myself some of these beautiful cut/embossing folders.

Penny Hanuszak said...

You had me at the oxide colouring but the envelopes won my heart and made me want to purchase these embossing/die cut folders. Totally love your DIY foam applicator and intend to try that one out, but think I'll use my old wood blocks that I couldn't dispense with once I had taken the stamps off them. Yippee recycle heaven! Your cards are absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Barbara Bird said...

Lovely cards, your coloring is fantastic. The envelope flapsare great, guess I will be doing that to some of my cards soon !!!

Joy Meadows said...

Gorgeous-ness!! Love these beautiful cards, Virginia! And, your tip for coloring is so smart. The envelopes are absolutely breathtaking, too.

Teri Smith said...

Virginia, we can always count on you to come up with beautiful inspiring cards! I wondered when I first saw your colouring using inks on the raised portions how you did it so well, as if I was using a blending tool, even a finger dauber, I'd have ink in places it was never intended to go. What a great tip you gave!! Not to forget to mention the awesome looking envelopes you created. You are truly talented!

Frances Bartholomew said...

WOW! Your cards look so elegant!

Cindy C. said...

I am drooling over your beautiful projects Virginia! I love your idea of die cutting the envelope flap!!! Thanks for sharing.

bev p said...

I love the beautiful coloring here, but am having a bit of a challenge getting the mental picture of your foam 'tool'. May I pretty please request a short video of the construction and using of your invention. (I love creative solutions to the "I don't have that" dilemna.) And envelope flaps!!! You are a genius and these are the perfect touch. Thank you, real big!

adonnya said...

I love the detail you achieved with the inks. The idea of the envelopes was genius. I will definitely use that for my cards. I can't wait to get these folders.

cghundley said...

Fabulous results on
your cards and love
the use on the envelopes
Carla from Utah

Alla Simonoff said...

I love your cards! The idea of using foam to color only the ridges of the embossing is brilliant. I have to give it a try. And embossing your envelope flaps, another ingenious idea. Thank you for the inspiration.

TLady said...

SO WONDERFULLY CREATIVE, Virginia! LOVE what you have done with the foam! GENIUS! AND the embossed areas remind me of embroidery! SO GORGEOUSLY DONE in the different colors!!! AND your envelopes looks SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO ELEGANT!!!! OH, I WANT SOME NOW!! LOL

Anita Braddock said...

Simply Stunning cards the colors are so soft and colorful love the embossing on the envelope thanks for sharing

Crafting with Ivy said...

Love the cards

Nan Miller said...

Those envelopes look so expensive and classy!! I love the cards, but I LOVE the envelopes!
Nancy L Miller

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for sharing your inspiration and talents. Super pretty products!

D.Ann C said...

Envelopes!!! I wouldn't've thought of using these folders on the envelopes,but MUST do so now!! Since I have the Baroque Filigree already, I've bookmarked your blog to CASE some day that cool coloring job you did, too. And, now I see I NEED the Floret Cluster folder, too... love it!! Thanks for all the fab inspiration!

Unknown said...

Another new approach for the use of the folders! The envelopes are so elegant!

Shawn said...

Your cards are beautiful and I love the embossed envelopes...nice touch!

Karen Herrera said...

Such beautiful cards! All of you are so inspirational, each technique is unique! I love it all

sylvia g said...

Such a bright, happy card.And love the envelope idea.

Jodie said...

I love the almost tie dye look you got, and those envelopes are gorgeous.

Kathie Krawczyk said...

Beautiful cards. I love the way you colored the embossing. I can't wait to try these folders.

Miriam Prantner said...

I LOVE that envelope idea! Those look amazing!!!

Teresa said...

These cards are lovely!! I really like how you built flowers around them!!!

Helen said...

Love them all...thank you for sharing!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love how colorful your cards are! :)

Merlene Bridges said...

Beautiful cards Virginia. Loved your colouring technique and the use of the cut & emboss folders on the envelopes. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful colorful card ideas. And the envelopes are awesome.

SHartl said...

Your cards are so cute and colorful but those envelopes just WOW me!! Thanks for the great ideas on how to use these new folders.

Patricia Hillenberg said...

Hi....AWESOMENESS 😊

Karenladd said...

Thanks for the fun tip on using fun foam to make ink applicators to add color to these embossed designs. Your colorful cards are just adorable!

Ginny said...

Your cards are fantastic. Love all that color. I will have to try your way.

mindy1414 said...

Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your blending technique (it's genius, I am definitely going to try it as you got stunning results with it. I never thought about using the embossing folders on the envelope flaps, I love that!

Peggy M said...

Lovely cards & I like the embossed envelopes too! Thank you for sharing!

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous designs! I love all the beautiful colors!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Beautiful cards and envelopes Virginia. I haven't tried the Cut and Emboss folders yet but they are beautiful.

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{VICKI} said...

LOVE ALL THE BEAUTIFUL COLORS IN YOUR CARDS
BUT THOSE ENVELOPES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Debra Rumpza said...

Love these! I hope you do a video of your new technique... and then those envelopes! Wow!

Patti H. said...

Totally awesome cards, Virginia! Love the bright cheery colors & those envelopes are stunning. Super great use of these products!!

Sharon Salerno said...

These cards are gorgeous!

graham Brand said...

These are really pretty with nice bright colours! And I LOVE the envelopes!
Well done!

SirPounceALot said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love your technique and the lovely colors. The envelopes are absolutely stunning. What a wonderful idea of using these great cut and embossing folders. Thank you for sharing. Carolyn

Marisa said...

Your colors are fantastic! I love that you came up with the method, thank you for sharing it with us! I love inexpensive DIYs :)

Mary Holshouser said...

the folders are fantastic and
your coloring make them stupendous
Thanks for sharing.
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Teri Ann said...

Beautiful cards!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards and gorgeous envelopes. thanks for the video showing your method of coloring.

Abril Martinez - Crafter in the Rough said...

OMG! I love all the color you added! Beautiful.

barbara macaskill said...

I was already loving your cards and then I scrolled even further down and saw the breathtaking envelopes and fell head over heels in love! Absolutely stunning! Love your method for the multiple colors! Will be doing that soon! TFS!

mtscrapgal said...

I like the new way you colored the embossed images. Very clever, Virginia.

conil said...

WOW! I've been looking at these embossing folders for a while and wondering how well they work. Apparently, as your post says, they work and look beautifully. The coloring makes them even more special. Thanks for sharing your technique on your terrific video...definitely going to try this.

Michele K. Henderson said...

These are brilliant! I love all that riotous color and design and then those crisp white envelopes are TOO MUCH! Too much crafty goodness! I love this entire collection! Beautiful!

Frances said...

Using the folders on the envelopes is brilliant!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

What beautiful crisp cuts! Love the rainbow of colors you added to really showcase the exquisite image! The envies are the icing on the cake! You are brilliant!!! So many ideas and fabulous fun things to do with these new dies!

teach4fun said...

I appreciate the video on the foam for coloring. I love the colors! and the inexpensive idea.

shabbypinkhouse said...

Beautiful cards and such beautiful colors! Love this new release! Great idea using the foam to apply color! Love that you used the cut and emboss folder on the envelopes! ok. I NEED these dies! LOL! tfs Hugs, Christine

Debbie Scassera said...

I love everything about this release and all your cards and envelopes.
They bring a smile to my face.

FD91354 said...

What a brilliant idea; using layered foam. Looks like it was very successful. Beautiful coloring. I love the envelopes too.. So easy to do and such an impact for the receiver!

Barbara said...

I love the use of color; so striking. And using the embossing folders on envelope flaps just blew me away. Can you say "inspired"?

Carol Rossouw said...

What an amazing idea! These cards are beautiful and remind me of "cutwork" embroidery and I love the envelopes

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

WOW Virginia!!! I am blown away by the creative means you went to in order to blend the details of those absolutely GORGEOUS cards!!! Creating Your own "blending tool" in the way you did is absolute genius!!! I've always thought I was pretty creative at making whatever I needed and didn't have, but you just took thinking outside the proverbial box to a whole new level. KUDOS girlfriend--your cards are gorgeous!!!

Stampnms said...

Using the folders on the envelopes is genius, they look so expensive and elegant.

Cindy Holmes said...

Fantastic cards! I really love the beautiful array of colors that you did using the distressed ink oxides very pretty! I also love the envelopes that you did too! Very nice!!

Julia Sciberras said...

I love how bright and cheery your cards are. It is very cool to do the envelopes too.

Nandini said...

Love, love love the cards. The addition of colour really makes them special. And thanks for the tip about using foam. Very useful. I also love the elegant envelopes. I would love to use it to make money envelopes.

Dana M said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia! I love the blended colors on the raised embossed areas - gorgeous. Absolutely genius to use these emboss/cut folders on your envelope flaps!!

Carissa Workman said...

I just love how wonderfully colorful your cards are! Beautiful!!! And your innovative way of coloring them is awesome! Thanks for all your beautiful creations and inspiration!

Joy Vena said...

Beautiful cards! Very colorful flowers!
TFS

Mariana Ganea said...

Not only do I love the rainbow theme (if I can call it like this) on your gorgeous cards, but the use of the folders on the envelopes'flaps is AMAZING! ^_^ When I'll have one of these amazing folders, I will definitely try it.

Sherri Little said...

Great coloring technique.