Friday, March 11, 2011

New Trick tutorial and Cool Yule

I just learned how to use a frame embossing folder to make a smaller frame! I have been wondering how to do this, and my SU rep, Sue, taught me how on Wednesday. The current challenge at Order of the Opus Gluei is Show Us Some New Tricks. My tutorial to make this 4" square embossed frame (SU Framed Tulips) is below. I also made this card for this week's Jingle Belles challenge: Cool Yule (tri-color challenge kraft, white, and pale blue.) Their guest designer this week is my lovely friend Leslie, aka The Crooked Stamper (my fave snarky blog!!!)

Framed embossing tutorial:
I cut a 4" square of kraft card stock, lined it up at the top, and ran it through my Big Shot:
Then fit the embossed tulips into the concave side of the folder, lining up at the top:
***Here's the trick: emboss this edge only!!!! Crank clockwise until the top edge just barely goes through, then crank counter-clockwise and take it out. Voila!

Other Supplies:

Ribbon and all papers are by SU. The sentiment stamp is by Memory Box and the snowman is by Inkadinkadoo.

Happy Friday!!! Don't forget to link your creations or share good news today at Betty Bee's Buzz for Buzz, Brag, and Bee Happy Friday :)

19 comments:

Alli said...

I've got a "thing" for snowmen...
Your card is terrific!
TFS!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Yay! I love these papers (hoarded, hello!) AND I've been meaning to try that trick with the embossing folder - yours looks PERFECTO!

Thanks for playing my challenge! :)

Jana said...

Wonderful card. It's so pretty and elegant. AND I LOVE this tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing this little tip. I just ordered this folder and am looking forward to using it like this now. Perfect project for OPUS GLUEI this week.

Lisa said...

Absolutely lovely card!

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooooh! that *IS* cool trick! cool as a ♥SNOWMAN♥ actually, particularly this cute little guy who is the perfect star of our very first "COOL YULE" card!!! i love everything about this miss june from the gorgeous background paper to the lovely bow to the aforementioned framed snowman--every single thing is ♥JUST RIGHT♥!!! (of course for you that's an OLD trick!) :)

Candy said...

WOW!!! Your card is so terrific!!! Love the snowman ( I ,too , have a "thing" for them!!!!!) and that is a pretty cool trick with the embossing folder- I'm gonna try it!!!! TFS!!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Neato trick with the embossing folder!! I don't have that one...YET!! But I happen to know a really good demo (*cough, Leslie, cough*) and I think it's time I get my grubby mitts on it! :)

You did wonders with the embossing and your beautiful snowman! Lovely ribbon and tiny tag, too. Just divine. Bravo!

SmilynStef said...

That little snowman is just too cute in his oh-so-clever krafty frame ... and I love the sentiment with the safety pin ... I've been lusting after that folder a bit ... I need to get my hands on the current catalog and see if there's anything else I "need" ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

alienanessa said...

This is the coolest, cutest thing ever, that ribbon is excellent, and that hanging tab is way too perfect!!! =)

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card!!
Thanks for the tip on how to emboss like this!!

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Linda B said...

What a darling little snowman.... that's tooooo cute!

jacirascrap said...

que boneco de neve fofo! Lindo cartão!!

Rosemary said...

This is so adorable and I love the trick you showed us - you make it look easy to make such colorful and fun projects!

thanks very much for your kind words on my blog and for playing with us at Opus Gluei!

Claudine C. said...

What a great card, I just love the snowman. The colors are great too! Your very good at what you do June :)

Deb Hickman said...

Fab card, the snowman is adorable.xx

Rose said...

thanks for the tip :)

Love your card!! such a CUTE snowman :)

Sue said...

Fun card, and a cool trick to boot! Thanks for sharing!

Judy Ford said...

what a great idea! I'm going to try this with several of my framed cuttlebug folders!!! Thanks!

Judy Ford said...

great trick! Thanks for sharing!!!