Monday, January 24, 2022


It's Monday and time for a new featured Product of the Week.  This week I am featuring the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder.  This embossing folder includes nine dies, and the folder is designed to be used with the largest of the dies, a heart.

Today's card is a "single color" card with a slight touch-of-gold exception.

It's been a while since I created a single-color card.  I used to frequently make all-White or all-Very Vanilla cards for my monthly Stamp Camps, and the class participants always loved them.  The key to an all-one-color card is using several different textures to provide interest.

So, as I was planning the cards for this week with the Bouquet of Love Hybrid embossing folder, I thought it was the perfect time to revive an old-favorite technique.

The Bouquet of Love Embossing Folder certainly provides lots of texture!

Now, you may be looking at this card and saying, "but it's not all one color!"  You are correct.  I did add some gold heat embossing and a gold embossed heart, but everything else is Very Vanilla cardstock.

I started with an 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Thick Very Vanilla Card base.  The next layer, cut at 5-3/8" x 4-1/8", is embossed with the retired Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder.  Yes, it is retired, and I usually try to avoid using retired products, but you could just as easily use the Timber 3D Embossing Folder which is still available as a carry-over product from the Holiday Mini.  In actuality, you could use any embossing folder you have because it is really just all about adding texture.

The third layer was made with the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder and the coordinating large heart die.  The fun part of a hybrid embossing folder is that you emboss and die cut all in one step!  And if you are wondering, like I did, is this going to damage the embossing folder?  Nope, it hasn't yet!

Before attaching this layer, I used my sponge dauber to add some VersaMark ink around the edges of the heart cutout.  The edge was then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  I popped the layer up on dimensionals because I thought it better accented the wood texture showing through the raised, open heart.

I tapped my VersaMark pad on the top of the embossed large heart that was made at the same time as the panel.  I then added some gold embossing powder and heat embossed.

The small heart was die cut from gold foil with another die in the Bouquet of Love Dies and embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder.

I found this gold and very vanilla ribbon in my stash and even though it is retired, I thought it was a perfect accent, so decided to use it to add a small bow.

As you know, I don't like to ever leave the inside of my card naked.

I embossed the left edge of the inside Very Vanilla panel with an edge of the Bouquet of Love embossing folder and then added a narrow gold strip to cover the intersection of the embossing and the plain cardstock. 

The sentiments for the front and inside of the card are also gold embossed.  Both are from the Celebrating You Stamp Set.  Celebrating You is a new stamp set in the Spring Mini and it includes a nice variety of sentiments.  You should check it with the link in the Product List below.  It is an awesome all-purpose sentiment set!

If you would like a Free Tutorial for this card, one is available to download using this link.

Just a quick reminder.  We are almost halfway through Sale-a-Bration.   Have you taken advantage of the FREEBIES yet?  For each $50 of merchandise that you purchase you may select a free item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  Don't miss out!

Sale-A-Bration is also one of the best times to join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator.  Not only can you choose $125 worth of merchandise for only $99 but you also get to select two free stamp sets of your choice.  And don't forget, once you join, you will also receive a 20% discount on future purchases as long as you remain a demonstrator.

If you would like any additional information on how to take full advantage of Sale-a-Bration I would love to help.  Please feel free to email me at  I would love to have you join my team!

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