It’s A Dazzling Dimension Technique Blog Hop!

Lovely layers of Dazzling Dimension. This month’s Technique blog hop will be full of projects showing you methods of adding dimension to your projects. Whether you are starting here or have come from Maz Wood’s blog, you are in the right place. When you are finished taking a look at how I used embossing folders to add dimension, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.


I enjoy adding dimension to my projects with texture paste, foam tape, embellishments, and, my favorite, embossing folders. There are so many fun ways to use embossing folders on your projects. Today, I am going to show you how I used some embossing folder techniques on my two Life is Cherry cards.

After I share my cardmaking techniques, I have a little Five Minute video for you. In this video, I will show you three fun ways that you can use your embossing folders to add some interesting dimension to your projects.

On my first card, I used watercolors to shade the debossed side of a piece of cardstock that had been embossed with our Spring Blossoms embossing folder. Each embossing folder has an embossed side and a debossed side, or inset image. On this card, I applied paint to the inset images and shaded them to match the paper patterns I chose.

After shading the images, I used a pattern from our new Make It From Your Heart idea book to create the card using papers from our Mix-In collection and Eat, Play, Love paper pack. One of the patterns in this paper pack is a Lagoon and white mix of stripes, dots, and lace. I cut and trimmed the lace strip and tucked it under the embossed piece of cardstock. How cute is that??

I also used some Stickers and Wood Shapes from the Eat, Play, Love collection to embellish my card. I added more dimension on my project with foam tape and wooden hearts.

This type of card will have to be hand-delivered or hand-canceled because of the additional elements, but they are just too cute and I can’t help myself.

I also used the elements from the Eat, Play, Love collection to create my second card. On this card, I used a piece of embossed cardstock that had been heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

In the video, I show how to add ink to your embossing folder using a brayer. To create the glossy look on this card, I applied VersaMark Ink to the Floral Lace embossing folder instead of dye ink.

Before placing my cardstock in the folder, I wiped it down with an anti-static pouch. After embossing my image, I sprinkled on some Clear Embossing Powder and heat set the powder using a heat tool. This gives your cardstock a beautiful three-dimensional look with a glossy background and raised matte design.

The pattern for this card also comes from the Make It From Your Heart book. I cut the embossed cardstock into squares to fit the stitched pattern on the Cherry paper, then added some fun little Eat, Play, Love elements. When I saw the little “Roll with It” sticker, I knew that I need to add the wooden rolling pin. Punny cards are my favorite to send.

Now that you have seen how I used embossing folder techniques to add dimension to my cards, you can view how to recreate these three-dimensional looks in my Five Minute Find video.

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I hope that today’s project inspired you and gave you a few new ideas for adding Dazzling Dimension to your projects using embossing folders. Now hop on over to Tamara Sandwisch’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other Dazzling Dimensional ideas.

Don’t forget, a few of the products shown here will be retiring on April 30th. If you wish to recreate this design, stop by my website and grab yourself a few supplies before they are gone. 

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Welcome to the Stamptacular Blog Hop

This month, we are showering you with Stamptacular discounts so our blog hop team decided that we would showcase just a few project ideas using some of the stamped images available during the month-long sale.

Our monthly blog hops are a wonderful way for you to gather a few ideas for future projects. Feel free to Pin these projects directly from our blogs and save them for later.  You may be just starting here or you may have come from Katy Taylor’s blog – either way, you are in the right place.  When you are finished viewing my Simple Floral Meadows cards, click the link at the end of my post to “hop” on over to the next website. If you get lost along the way, you will find the list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


This month, I packed my schedule full of fun projects and three retreats – then life happened. When I realized that I needed a project for today’s blog hop, I decided to keep it super simple and use up a few of my paper scraps in the process. I am sure that many of you also have days where life “just happens” making these Simple Floral Meadows cards a perfect project for you to make.

I wanted to highlight two of my favorite stamp sets – the Daisy Meadows Scrapbooking bundle and the Sentiments & Stitches stamps. Both of these have images and sentiments I enjoy using on my creations.

The Sentiments & Stitches stamp set is an older set that is currently on sale during Stamptacular. As many of you know, I like to add stitching to my projects. This stamp set has quite a few stitch images that I can use when I don’t have time to pull out my sewing machine or hand stitch.

On this first card, I stamped the stitching across the top of the plaid Mix-In paper in Peacock ink. To create the scallop design, I used our Fancy Borders Thin cuts.

I used those borders on all three of my cards. On this second card, I use another border to create the lace. The stitched stamp was added along the side of the card onto a piece of Daisy Meadows paper.

Each of the stitched images and sentiments was paired with some beautiful florals from the Daisy Meadow Scrapbooking thin cut bundle. This set comes with matching dies to help you cut out each of the flower, leaf, and butterfly images.

I shaded each of the images using our TriBlend markers. These are some of my favorite alcohol markers. Each pen comes with three shades which is a such a time saver. Having three shades in one is also a benefit for beginning alcohol marker users. No more searching to find the perfect shadow shade – it’s already built-in.

Shading these Daisy Meadow images was so relaxing and simple to do with the TriBlends. I used a combination of Golden Yellow, Corals, Vintage Blue, and Antique Pink to create these stunning little gems.

I chose these colors to match my paper patterns. Even though Antique Blue might not seem like a color for leaves, it matched the Peacock color perfectly.

After shading the flowers, I added a dash of clear shimmer to each of the flowers, some loops of Silver Embellishing Thread, and Daisy Meadows Dots.

If you would like to learn how I created each of these Simple Floral Meadows cards, you can view the video below. In this video you will learn a few TriBlend Marker tips & tricks.


I hope that this project showed you a few new ways to use the Daisy Meadows Scrapbook bundle and Sentiments & Stitched stamp sets. Now head on over to Kim Loewen’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all of the blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas.  

Remember, the Stamptacular sale ends April 30th. Many of the thin cut bundles are only available while supplies last, so make sure you snag a few at a discount before they are gone for good. 

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Five Minute Find: Wood Shapes & Sentiments

If you are a member of my private facebook group, you get to enjoy a few live tutorials each month. This past week, I shared one of my favorite finds – Wood Shapes and Sentiments. Since many of you are not members of the group, I have decided to scale down the hour-long video to a quick five-minute recap and show you EIGHT ways you can add color to your wood shapes.

The two cards you see here are projects I created with my facebook group. I not only shared the cardmaking process, but I also showed how to add color to our wood shapes and sentiments.

In the Core Catalog and on my website, you will find a wide variety of wood shapes available. Don’t be deceived by the size in the catalog – they are much larger and much more detailed in person.


On my instagram and facebook page, I posted a little video of some of the projects I have made using our wood shapes and sentiments. I use these little gems on cards, scrapbook pages, and home decor pieces. They are so versatile and can be shaded to match your projects. After posting that video, I decided that would share with you a few ways that you can use them on your creations.

In my group, I shared the full card making process showing ways to shade the images. On the shutter card, I used two heard shapes and an arrow.

To add some color to the wood shapes on the first card, I used our Metallic Markers, Stickles, and ReInkers. The larger heart was first shaded with the Metallic Marker to give it a deep vibrant color then it was painted with Stickles to add some shimmer and shine.

On the smaller heart, I used our Carolina Blue ReInkers. I used the ink in full strength to give it deep staining. If you want a lighter tone, you can add water to the ink before applying it to the wood. I have also added reinkers to paint to create a chalk paint stain. You can view that technique here on my Spring Tags project.

The other elements used on this card are our In This Together papers and stickers, our Stitched Hexagon Thin Cuts dies, some little dots, and thread.

On the second card, I used Liquid Pearls and Gloss Spray to shade the wood flower shapes. When you are using the Gloss Spray, make sure that you are using an all-purpose mat or a surface that you can clean easily. These sprays can cause a bit of a mess if you aren’t careful.

After using the Gloss Spray, make sure to clean the nozzle. If the paint dries on the tip, it will be difficult to clean the next time you use it on a project.

The pink glossy flowers on this card are covered with two coats of Liquid Pearls that I painted onto the wood. I love how shimmery and soft these shapes look.

I also added a wood button to this card which I chose to keep plain bare wood. To embellish the button, I added some thread to match the quilt-like theme of the card.

In the video, I also share how to use Liquid Glass with paper to add more color and patterns to your wood shapes. As I said, this video has been scaled down to a quick Five Minute Find for you to be inspired by. To see the full hour-long process video, you will need to request to join my private facebook group (this group is not for consultants).


I hope that today’s Five Minute Find video inspired you to try something new and gave you a few ideas for using wood shapes on your paper crafting projects.

I hope you have a wonderful week!!

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