The Magic of Heat Embossing

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ll be sharing my short video on the Magic of Heat Embossing … this simple technique probably dates back many years. I’ve been stamping and a demonstrator (Yes, I was not a cardmaker before I signed up!!) for 20 years, and heat embossing is what caught my attention!

I will be showing you how amazing a VersaMark pad and Clear embossing power is in transforming your projects. Grab your favorite beverage and sit back for a short video as I show you three (3) different items to emboss …

I must admit … not my best presentation but I hope you saw the magic in the technique. Here’s the the first card that I made on the video …

but I’ll also be sharing the two cards that I promised. Lets begin with the balloons ….

The balloons were created as shown in the video. In the video I said I prefer the “strings” on my balloons versed the hand drawn strings so I found some Bakers Twine and added them to my balloons.

Since we I shared the upcoming Designer Paper Sale with you, I thought I would use one of them for a background. I’m using the “In Good Taste” Designer Series paper on this card …

In fact, I have been using the “In Good Taste” Designer Series paper as my backgrounds for all my photo shoots for posting my cards right here!! All of those beautiful wood patterns, brick and tiles all come from this package, including this rustic wood which is probably my favorite!

Let’s move on to the Heartfelt Hugs designer series paper we embossed …

I love the look of the Heartwarming Hugs Designer paper, and embossing it created a stunning new look. When I punched it out with the heart (Heartwarming Hugs paper … get it! lol) I knew exactly where I was going with this card. Create layers of this designer paper to highlight the heart.

In the video you can see how lovely the designer paper is embossed so I decided to mat the heart with the new Red Foil from the Mini Catalog. The shine on both of these creates an amazing focal point to the card …

The only thing I would add to this card is “Red Rhinestones” … might add a little balance on the right side. BUT … I still love the way this card turned out.

Hope you enjoyed the video and the final cards created with this simple and fun technique … there truly is magic in heat embossing!

Here is a list of the Designer Papers on Sale starting tomorrow …

Thank you for joining me today, I’ll be back tomorrow to share the “Sunflower” card with you!! Till then …

Have an amazing day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Simply Sunday: Creatively Simple & Stunning Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share today’s 5 cards with you … YES, 5 cards! What is more simple than working with a card & envelope set … not sure, because this packet made creating these cards easy. My daughter was amazed that I made them so fast, but I started with a simple idea and I’m going to share that with you today.

Let’s begin with our card kit … the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Cards & Envelopes. These cute cards come in our new 2020-2022 In-Colors….

I love these card bases for quick and easy cards. There are 2 each of 5 2020–2022 In Colors. 10 printed card bases and 10 printed envelopes. Discover Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight.

I think the Polka dots are cute so I didn’t want to hide them so my first layer … usually Whisper White measures 4″ by 3″ and fits nicely inside my polka dots. To add a touch of color I will add the coordinating In Color 6 x 6 Designer paper pack and the ribbon. For some fun … we’ll use some of the punches we have. Let’s begin ….

My first card highlights the Misty Moonlight, so what better to start with than the “Cat” punch ….

My apologies for using the “retired” moon & stars … Looks like I need to check my catalog a little closer, but it does look nice with our Cat silhouette. I colored the polka dots with my Stampin’ Blends … one touch and they were “Bumble Bee”. I also used it on the envelope (and a ruler to guide me)

The next card highlights the Just Jade and the “Pine Tree” punch …

I punched the tree from two different patterns, added the ribbon with a bow (it is Christmas) and our greeting comes from the “Arrange a Wreath” stamp set. I used this stamp set for the rest of my cards today.

The third card brings us into Spring and the Magenta Madness …

I used the “Heart Punch Pack” to create this card… the scallop heart is punched in the Magenta Madness cardstock and the other heart is punched from the In Color 6 x 6 Designer paper pack. I also changed the layout from horizontal to vertical … they can be used either way.

I also switched up my ribbon from a simple bow to two lines of ribbon. Ribbon is the perfect way to add texture and color to your projects at a budget friendly price … there is a lot of ribbon on those bolts!!

My fourth card uses the ribbon in a similar fashion, more to dress up the card than to create a bow …

Talk about a simple card … I took the “sun” embellishment out of this months Paper Pumpkin kit! It’s cute and matches perfectly. The Paper Pumpkins are designed to coordinate with other products … and the stamp set, you guessed it – also from this kit! Each month you get an “Exclusive” stamp set that you’ll have around whenever you need it.

The fifth and final card today celebrates both the Bumblebee and the Cinnamon Cider …

I used both Daisy punches to create a sunflower and both the Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider ribbon to create a pop of color and texture. The greeting is again from the “Arrange a Wreath” stamp set.

So, as you can see with the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Cards & Envelopes as your base and a little designer paper, ribbon and punches you can create “Simple yet Stunning” cards for all occasions!

Doesn’t that look like a mailbox full of fun! I hope I inspired you to start creating, and use some of those items you have in your collection to make something fresh and new.

Thank you for spending a part of your Sunday with me. Stop back tomorrow because I have an amazing “FUN FOLD” card. If you like what you saw today, feel free to leave me a quick note below or hit the LIKE button.

Here is a list of the supplies I used to create today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Baby, it’s cold outside …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A truer statement I could not make … it’s cold outside, and getting colder! But enough about the weather, I have a cute and easy card for you today.

Since today is the last day you can purchase from the Holiday Catalog, I thought I would share a few items that I love from the catalog. First is the beautiful “All is Calm” Designer Series paper … you’ve seen quite a few of my cards using it. It has so many wonderful patterns – today’s is one of my favorites.


I used the coordinating “Lost Lagoon” cardstock and ink. The stamp set is from the “Project Life Holiday Cheer” stamp set … I hope this carries over into the next main catalog. It captures the fall and winter seasons so nicely.

I highlighted today’s stamped images with the “Postage Stamp” punch… always fun to use on a card.

My granddaughter Shayla liked the way I did the heart on yesterday’s card and said I should do the snowflakes with the same technique … so I did. Makes them sparkle so nicely.

I added a bow to bring your eye full circle and embellished it with a silver sequins and white snowflake from the “Frosted Sequins” … they really go a long way. Then, I topped off the sequins with a rhinestone! Isn’t that pretty?!


So it may be cold outside but this sweet and simple card will warm anyone’s heart.



Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

Have a relaxing and “simple” Sunday ~





Trick or Treat …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It’s FRIDAY!!! And it’s been a while since I did a “Fast -n- Furious” Friday so I thought I would bring it back today.  I have a cute and easy card for Halloween… your ghouls & goblins will love it.

We will begin with the “Motley Monsters” Designer Series paper. It is so fun to use, in fact … for the next 2 days I will share with you 2 more cards that are not only made with the Motley Monsters, but with the same sheet of paper!

Over the next few weeks I will be doing a Halloween showcase … so stay tuned!


For this card I simply cut this piece of paper down to 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ … I then matted it with Bermuda Bay and mounted it onto my Basic Black Base.  That easy!

The greeting is for our hosting promotion stamp set, Good Greetings.  You can get this stamp set for FREE by hosting a home stampin’ party, a book show, or by placing your own order … $300 in sales is all you need.  This is above and beyond your regular hostess dollars!  Sweet!!


The greeting is highlighted by the Word Window and Modern Label punches.  I used the smallest of the pearls and dyed them black with a Sharpe® … I like the way it anchors the greeting.  I used the Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it up and create more texture.

Don’t you just love these Motley Monsters? Can YOU guess which one of these little guys is my favorite? Put your response in the comment box … I’ll let you know tomorrow which one it is.


Thank you for coming to my blog today …

Hope you have a sweet one!