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! 

Click here to place an order



If you aren’t sure how to use a host code, please click here



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…)

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…)

Saying Goodbye to Retiring Embossing Folders

For the next few weeks I’m highlighting retiring products that have been a staple in my craft room and today it’s all about embossing folders. If you missed yesterday’s post on the Envelope Punch Board, click here

If you follow my blog, you know I love creating with embossing folders.  An embossed piece of cardstock completely changes the look of a card! My Top Three retiring, favorite embossing folders are:

Below are cards I’ve shown previously on my blog.  Please note that some of the products on the cards, such as Designer Series Paper, stamps and embellishments are no longer available but with each card you’ll get a good idea what the embossing folder looks like after it’s gone through the Big Shot. If you’d like more information about each card, please click on the picture and you’ll be directed to that blog post. 

Climbing Vine Embossing Folder



Enter your email to receive article updates and subscriber only offers directly to your inbox! You may unsubscribe at any time.