Embossing Folder Storage

Embossing folders are another favorite tool of mine to create some great texture on cards. Lately though, I could not get into my stuffed basket to see what I had, so re-organizing was a must.

I used the same format as my stencil organization, but added an extra basket to spread everything out a bit. I have a video HERE with all the different categories as well as a closer look at some of my favorite embossing folders.

I love my new set-up which leaves room for growth……

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Favorite Embossing Folders:

Sizzix 3D

Diffuser folders I showed in the video:

CreateForLess Project: An Easy Tool for Heat Embossing

I’m over at the CreateForLess blog today heat embossing this beautiful Fretwork background stamp from Spellbinders. The whole process is made easier using the Totally Tiffany Heat Embossing Station. Head over to the blog to see how this project came together using this easy tool.

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Video: Updating My Stencil Storage

My craftroom is always evolving when it comes to organization. Recently, I decided that my stencil storage needed a little refreshing. I had been inspired by a post from Jennifer McGuire many years ago to use plastic dividers to label my stencils. This worked pretty well, but as you can see in the picture below, over time, my stencil collection outgrew its home with the labeled sections very difficult to see. I found I was having a hard time finding what I needed, so I made some small changes. I have a video HERE where I talk about my process and show you my new system.

I really just needed more room, so I got a larger container and created taller dividers with labels I could see better. I simply cut down some plastic dividers and relabeled them into sections that made sense.

Here is the final product. Easy to flip through and easy to read! Be sure to head over to my YouTube channel for a closer look at this easy way to organize……

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My favorite stencils:

My Favorite Things

Hero Arts

The Crafter’s Workshop

Video: Coloring with Watercolor Markers

I love the look of water coloring, but I don’t always find it easy with a traditional brush and palette. Enter watercolor markers. You get the soft look of watercolor with better control and the same beautiful wash of color! I have a video HERE showing how this vintage-style card came together.

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Video: Masking with Altenew Florals

I love that Altenew has matching stencils and masks to go with some of their floral stamp sets. It’s a great timesaver not to have to create your own! I have a video over on my channel today, that will show you how I used their Fabulous Florets stamp set along with the matching mask to create this clean and layered card. Head over to my YouTube channel for the full tutorial HERE…….

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CreateForLess Project: Heat Embossed Floral Thank You

I’m over at the CreateForLess blog today with a bold and bright floral card. Next to Copics, Zig Clean Color Brush markers are my favorite coloring medium. I’ll show you how easy it is to stay in the lines with a little heat embossing. You can head over to the post HERE for more.

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Card Sketch Library

(re-release from 2018)

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Being a card maker, I have a huge collection of creations that I’ve saved over time. I had been wanting to turn some of the cards I’ve created into sketches so I could refer back to them when I needed some inspiration.   I decided to turn this cute recipe box into a reference for all my original card sketches.  I usually start with a product when I create, so a sketch is useful for me to get my creativity flowing.

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Since the box held 4×6 cards, I replaced the recipe cards included in the box with Project Life grid cards from Becky Higgins.  Perfect for sketches!

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To create my sketches, I used some template rulers that had shapes on them to help draw the sketch.

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I added some other card reference materials to the box, including a techniques section as well as a section on design principles.   I made new labels to cover the dividers using my label maker and got to work on my sketches.

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve referenced this handy tool. I have sketches for both vertical and horizontal card designs with plenty of room for more ideas. This recipe box would also be great if you like to scrapbook and want to save sketch ideas.  I have a video HERE if you would like to see even more.

Here are some card sketches I created.  Feel free to use them for your own card sketch library. 

(If you use these for a project, kindly link back to this blog to provide credit-thanks :).

A Look Inside My Embellishment Drawer

We all need a drawer for those little odds and ends that don’t have a specific category. You never know when you might need some google eyes for a card or a little metal flower for texture. I love having a special drawer to rummage through for that perfect little addition to complete my projects. In THIS VIDEO, I’ll give you a little tour of my embellishment drawer. Here, I keep all of my heart shapes, cork bits, resin, extra die cuts and lots more. Enjoy!

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Great places to find embellishments:

Delish Beads

Peachy Cheap

Elle Studio

Other posts/videos on craft room organization:

My Craft Room Tour

12×12 Scrapbook Paper Organization

Photo Organization Tips

Video: Clean and Simple Get Well

Clean and simple floral cards are my some of my favorite types to make. Today I have a video showing my process from start to finish including some last minute changes I make to the card. I even show a fun placement trick I learned using “unsticky” enamel dots! You can watch the video HERE.

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You Are Not Alone

I’m so excited to have my card featured on the ScrapbookPal.com blog! Head over to their blog to see how this project came together.

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Gina K. Be the Rainbow stamp set

Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens

Distress Oxide-Salty Ocean

Nuvo Crystal Drops-Dandelion Yellow