Friday, April 21, 2023


It may seem weird or funny to have Toilet Paper and Art Gallery in the same title.  But, if I were a betting woman, I'd bet that Art Galleries have Toilet Paper on hand.  Don't we all?  Since COVID, I seem to have a bigger supply on hand than I ever did before!  I guess that fear of running out hasn't gone away yet.

But I digress...

I've shared a few cards with you recently that have used toilet paper to make an embossed background.  Today I have another.

I think that fear of running out of toilet paper carried over into my cardmaking.  When I started experimenting with this technique, I just kept wanting to make more and more.  It was so much fun!  (Good thing I had a large supply of toilet paper on hand.)

For today's card I used the Art Gallery stamp set and coordinating dies.  This was a set that I was really hoping would not be retired as I love it.  But alas!  It is on the Last Chance List.

The two step flowers (or in the case of today's card -- 3 step) are so easy to stamp.  Sometimes 2-step stamping is frustrating for me because it is difficult to align the 2nd stamp, but with the Art Gallery Stamps, there is no precision required!  I love that.

The white background for the Fresh Freesia flower is made with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and the Embossed Toilet Paper Technique.  The Pretty Flowers embossing folder is also on the Last Chance List, but no worries, this technique works wonderfully with any embossing folder you have.  I experimented with standard embossing folders (like the Pretty Flowers) and 3D Embossing Folders.  Each type works great!  Just be sure to use the correct sandwich for the type of folder you are using when you run it through your Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine.

Here is a close-up of what the embossed toilet paper looks like.  Isn't it pretty!  Who would have thought toilet paper could be pretty!  And who comes up with ideas like using toilet paper to make a card! 

If you missed the video previously, you can watch the replay below.

For this card I wrapped the embossed toilet paper around a piece of Basic White cardstock and glued it on the backside.  This gives a nice clean finish to the edges.  Before wrapping, trim the excess TP leaving approximately 1/2 inch all the way around the cardstock.  But when you trim, save your pieces. 

You can use some of that trimmed excess to decorate the inside of your card like I did.  After stamping my flower, I just tore the top edge of a trimmed piece, and then used liquid glue to adhere it to the bottom edge of my inside cardstock.  

If you have followed me for any time at all, you have often seen me also use trimmed Technique Sheet scraps to decorate my envelopes, however, in this case, I would not recommend using it for the envelope.  I don't think the toilet paper would hold up against the handling of the post office.

If you like today's card, I hope you will try the Embossed Toilet Paper Technique.  If you do, will you leave me a comment and let me know what you think?  

To download a FREE TUTORIAL for today's card, please use this link.  The Tutorial includes all cutting dimensions and step-by-step directions for making the card.  Of course, you can watch the video to see how to do the technique, but the Tutorial also includes written directions for that.

A list of Stampin' Up! products that I used on today's card is shown below.  Click on any of the images to learn more about that product.  If it is a Last Chance Product it may still be available, or it may have sold out, but you will be able to find out when you click on the image link.

Product List

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