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 New Product Blog Hop!

Our March/April seasonal catalog is full of beautiful spring products, and, today, we are going to be sharing a few creative ideas with you using those items. If you haven’t had a chance to see the new catalog, you can view it here

152237102_10158228877922686_9019895416732521819_nOur monthly blog hops are a wonderful way for you to gather a few ideas for future projects. You may be just starting here or you may have come from Lauren Moore’s blog – either way, you are in the right place.  When you are finished viewing my Easter Blessings Gifts, 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 complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


With Easter scheduled a little earlier, I decided that I should attempt to plan ahead and create a few little gifts I could send to my kids. This year, our celebrations are being postponed because of prior commitments, but I wanted to make sure that I sent each of my children a little something special to celebrate the resurrection.

How sweet are these?! To create this adorable little card and box, I used the Daisy Meadow collection and the Easter Blessings stamp and thin cuts set. For those who wish to recreate these, I have a video tutorial for you at the end of this post.

The card is a fun fold card that opens using the little strap on under the wreath. I am sure there is a name for this card, but I honestly cannot think of it right at this moment.

The peacock-colored card base was decorated using papers from the Daisy Meadows collection and some images I stamped and shaded using watercolor paints and shimmer brushed.

I used the Easter Blessings stamp and thin cuts to create each one of those images. I like how simple they are and how beautiful they look with a little soft shading.

I created that charming little treat box using the same Daisy Meadow papers and Easter Blessings stamp set. The box was cut from peach cardstock the decorated using a variety of paper patterns and stamps.

The paper papers in the Daisy Meadows collection play so well together. The soft pastel colors mixed with peacock and cinnamon are an unexpected combination for spring, but the patterns are perfect.

To create the front panel of the box, I layered two oval shapes and added the stamped cross and flower images that were shaded with watercolors. I wanted to keep the design simple to reflect the season.

The top of the box was adorned with some paper pattern flags and a tag that I stamped with the sentiment “He is Risen”. I added a simple ribbon bow to complete and close the treat box.

As I said, I recorded the process to create each one of these Easter Blessing Gifts so that you could make them, too, but I was unable to have it ready in time for the hop. Unfortunately, I had a downed computer and a migraine so the video was not uploaded in time.

For those of you who are reading this after the original publishing date, you can view the video tutorial below to learn how to make an Easter Blessings card and a gift box of your own.


I hope that this project inspired you to create a few Easter gifts and that you enjoy the rest of the creations using products from our new March/April catalog.  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.  

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Welcome to the Winged Masterpiece Blog Hop

Our team of Makers has some wonderful projects to inspire you using the Winged Masterpiece stamp of the month. Each month, we show you a variety of ways to use these exclusive stamp sets, and, this month, we are showing you how to use these beautiful floral butterfly and dragonfly images on your projects.

What is a blog hop? 151413618_10158228879417686_332923833687185585_nWell, if you are just starting out here or have come from Kristine Ponte’s blog, then you are in the right place.  As you travel from project to project, you will be inspired by our talented team.  When you are finished viewing my Simple Watercolor Dragonfly Card tutorial, you can click the link at the end to “hop” on over to the next creation.  If you get lost along the way, you will find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


Dragonflies are my favorite creatures, so when I saw the Winged Masterpiece stamp set, I knew that I wanted to use that image. As you can see, it is filled with detailed flowers and leaves, so I had to be careful how I used the image. To prevent your eyes from being overwhelmed, I kept the project simple, used watercolors to shade the images, and added a little texture with bricks and hexagon shapes.

These Simple Watercolor Dragonfly cards are easy to make following my video tutorial. Before I show that video to you, I want to share a few of the details on each of these cards.

To create the brick background, I used Opaque Texture paste with a stencil I created on my Cricut Maker with our stencil sheets. I wanted the base of the card to have some texture and very little color so that the dragonfly stood out.

The colors on the dragonflies match the colors on the hexagons. I was inspired by a zip-strip on one of the March/April Mix-In papers with had floral patterns in Peacock, Glacier, and Sundance. I created a watercolor background using those same colors onto some distressed watercolor cardstock, then heat embossed the dragonfly images in black.

After the dragonflies were cut from the cardstock – fussy cut not die cut – I added them onto some hexagon shapes cut from those Mix-In papers. This is the first time I have used the Stitched Hexagon thin cut dies and I am loving how easily they can create a background.


Before I continue to explain how I made these cards and share the second card with you, I want you to have a chance to watch the video tutorial. You will learn how I created the watercolor and texture paste background and, hopefully, be inspired to use the Winged Masterpiece stamp set on a few cards of your own.

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As you saw in the video, both cards were created in much the same manner with a few little changes. On the first card, I added a stamped sentiment on the front. On the second, I chose to add a wooden sentiment instead.

These wooden sentiments are a must-have in my embellishment collection. I had added them to cards, scrapbook pages, and home décor pieces. They add just the right amount of texture and a natural element to your projects.

I also changed the color of the hexagons on the second card to match the yellow wing on the dragonfly. This image was also darker than the first, so I chose a lighter blue hexagon behind it.

The hexagons were adhered to the card using liquid adhesive and foam tape. I have found that this MonoGlue works much better to adhere elements to texture paste than a tape runner does.

Both of these cards were very simple to make – I just had to be patient and wait for all the elements to dry before I could put them together. I hope that this project inspired you to try something new and create a few Simple Watercolor Dragonfly cards of your own.  Now head on over to Darlys Recker’s blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all of the blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. 

Don’t forget! The Winged Masterpiece stamp set is only available until March 31st. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for FREE as a VIP or for only $5.00  with a qualifying purchase.

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