How to Use Our New Dies & Embossing Folders

It’s Tuesday and normally you’d find a free tutorial here but last Friday as I was trying to work ahead and prepare today’s post, I accidentally hit publish instead of save.  You should have seen me talking (yelling) at my computer – nooooooo!  Once you send a post off, no amount of yelling will make it come back!  Ha, ha!!  As I’m writing this, I have a big post-it-note on my computer screen so I won’t accidentally click publish! Never a dull moment!

If you missed the tutorial I posted on Friday, you can access it here! The tutorial is for the card pictured below. 

Today I have a great video for you from Stampin’ Up!  As you know, the Big Shot has retired and Stampin’ Up! is now using a new supplier for their dies and embossing folders. Unfortunately some of the embossing folders in the catalog are not yet available because we’re waiting for them to arrive in the Stampin’ Up! warehouse. I’ll post when all of our embossing folders are available for purchase. Thank you for your patience!!! 

Our new dies and embossing folders are made differently and need to be used a little differently than we’re used to.  In fact, a brand new product called the 3D Embossing Folder Plate was just released last week to help with using our 3D embossing folders. You can’t find this product in our new catalog but if you click here, you can see it at my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

3D Embossing Folder Plate


The video below will explain how our dies are different than our previous dies and how to use the embossing folders.  I highly recommend you watch it so you’ll achieve the best results from your dies and embossing folders! George will also show you how to use the 3D Embossing Folder Plate. 



If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! 

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See a Silhouette Fun Fold Card

See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper

If you love bold, vibrant colors, you’re going to love the brand new See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper! This paper coordinates with so many beautiful colors: 

Blackberry Bliss

Crushed Curry

Daffodil Delight

Flirty Flamingo

Mango Melody

Mossy Meadow

Night of Navy

Old Olive

Pacific Point

Poppy Parade

Pumpkin Pie

Real Red

Rich Razzleberry

Whisper White

See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper


To create today’s Fun Fold card, I used the stamp set Daisy Lane.  It was cut out with the the Layering Ovals Dies and layered with the Stitched Shapes Dies.  The Stitched Shapes Dies are very versatile and also coordinate with the Layering Circles Dies and Layering Squares Dies


Stitched Shapes Dies


Bundle Alert

Daisy Lane Bundle


Directions for Today’s Card

  • Cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock that measures 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″.  Fold on the score line.  This will be your card base.
  • Cut a piece of See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper that measures 3″ x 5-1/4″.  Glue to the front of the card.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Glue to the inside of the card. 
  • Using the stamp set Daisy Lane, stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock using Night of Navy ink.  Using a die-cutting machine, cut it out with the Layering Ovals Dies. Cut a larger oval in Night of Navy cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Glue the sentiment onto the Night of Navy oval using Snail.  Turn it over to the backside and add Stampin’ Dimensionals only to the right side and down the middle (if you add them to the other side, your card won’t open). Attach to the front of the card.
  • To complete the card, add three Night of Navy enamel dots below the word “Friend”.



Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to the homepage of my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

I hope you enjoyed today’s card! 


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Paper Pumpkin July Kit


Card Kit Special

I don’t normally post on Saturday but I wanted to let you know that for a limited time, when you place an order at my Stampin’ Up! online store and use the special host code 6PM2JW9G, you’ll receive an extra card kit in your thank you package from me.  As always, you’ll receive a PDF tutorial that will guide you as you create your card(s).  Download and print the tutorial so you can recreate the same card using different paper and stamps!  (more…)

Tracy’s Tuesday Tutorial

Oops! Instead of clicking SAVE, I clicked PUBLISH, so this post is days and days ahead of schedule! 

It’s Tuesday so that means I have another free tutorial for you using Stampin’ Up! products! Today’s tutorial is for the card pictured below. If you missed the original post for this card, click here

Magnolia Lane


Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad

Before I share today’s card I just wanted to mention something.  In the past week or so, I’ve received three orders where the customer has chosen No Contact during checkout.  What this means is that the customer would prefer I not be given their name or address.  This is perfectly fine but the last time I received a No Contact order, the customer didn’t realize that No Contact had been chosen.  When No Contact is marked off, I cannot send a thank you card or free card kits because Stampin’ Up! will not release your name to me.  If you’ve recently placed an order and haven’t heard from me and mistakenly checked the No Contact box, please contact me by clicking the email me button on the right side of my blog.  (more…)

Current Free Card Kit

Perennial Essence

This card is one of two card kits I’m now sending out to anyone who places an order at my Stampin’ Up! online store (you can see the other card here). In your kit you’ll receive all the paper and embellishments needed to create a beautiful card and everything will be cut, punched, and embossed for you! You’ll also receive a PDF Tutorial to guide you as you make your card.  I keep all my tutorials in a binder so I can refer to them over and over again. I simply change up the products I use and I have a brand new card!  (more…)

Tracy’s Tuesday Tutorial

It’s Tuesday so that means I have another free tutorial for you using Stampin’ Up! products! Today’s tutorial is for the gift card holder featured last Friday for the Glitter Queens Blog Hop. If you missed that post, which includes many more pictures and a supply list, you can check it out here.  


Bradley Points

Did you know when you shop at my Stampin’ Up! online store, you start receiving Bradley Points when your order reaches $50 (before shipping/tax)? If your order reaches $100, you receive 2 Bradley Points. Collect 8 points and you’ll be able to redeem them for a free stamp set or a set of dies valued at $39.00 or less! For more information about Bradley Points, click here.  


Free Card Kit with Order

Every order placed at my Stampin’ Up! online store receives at least one card kit  and today’s card is one of two cards I’m currently sending.  I also send a PDF Tutorial that includes pictures, a supply list and directions.  All of the paper included in each kit is cut, punched, die cut and embossed. You just need to supply your own ink, stamp set & adhesive (see the supply list below for these products).  

I used the beautiful Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper along with Balmy Blue cardstock.  The stamp set I used is a brand new new one called Good Morning Magnolia (more…)

Glitter Queens Blog Hop – All About Men

It’s time for the Glitter Queens Blog Hop and this month it’s all about men! I have to admit, it was REALLY hard for me to come up with a card suitable for a man.  Ever since I lost my dad almost ten years ago, I just haven’t been able to make a Father’s Day card. I’ve made cards for my husband but I usually sneak in some feminine touches.  It’s so hard not to add a rhinestone or two!!!  

I tend to give my brother in law gift cards so I made my cards today with him in mind! I made a video last year showing how to create this type of gift card holder which you can view here! (Please note:  many of the products in the video have retired).  (more…)

Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane Bundle

The new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog went live on Tuesday and one of the first things I purchased that morning was the Daisy Lane Bundle. Did you know there are 29 different bundles in the catalog? You can always purchase items individually but bundles will always save you 10%! To see all the bundles Stampin’ Up! is currently offering, click here

Daisy Lane Bundle Stampin' Up!

Check out the video below from Stampin’ Up! In it you’ll see exactly what’s in the Daisy Lane Bundle as well as another punch that coordinates with the stamp set.  Several really cute cards are also shown. On a side note, I LOVE the purple ring Sarah is wearing in the video!  (more…)


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