Thursday, February 18, 2021

Always Add the Ice Cream

I'd love to take a poll of how many crafters have a stash of more than 12 embossing folders and how many use them now.  They certainly were the rave and although still are popular, I'd be willing to bet you are like me - a drawer full that fit into one of three categories:  I rarely use, I forget to use, or I'm really not even sure why I bought them to use, i.e. 'what was I thinking?'.

Several weekends ago, my card swap group's weekend challenge was add all or part of an embossing folder to your card.  Amazingly, we had the highest participation of cards entered that weekend than we have had in over two years!  The response was overwhelming and very creative. 

Today I'd like to share one of my cards from that challenge, Happy Birthday using La La Land's  Heart Glasses Marci and a strip of ice cream cones and popsicle sticks from an embossing folder!

I stamped Marci on Neenah 110 # card stock, colored her with my Copic markers and then fussy cut her out.  I cut the strip of embossing folder about 1 1/3" wide x 5 3/8" and I cut the patterned paper to fit the remainder of the front of the A2 card base.  I added the Marci image over the patterned paper then tucked the Happy Birthday sentiment under the edge of her dress and shoe to complete the card. 

Although we forget about these folders, I found it was a great add on and made up several patterned pieces for my 'left over' box to use on future designs.  I hope you'll take this tip and try out some of those folders in your stash too!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.


I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:  

Addicted to Stamps ~ Challenge 399 ~ Any Occasion 

Crafty Gals Corner ~ Challenge 216 ~ Add a Heart

Fab N Funky ~ Challenge 511 ~ Birthday  

Bastel Traum ~ Birthday  

Path of Positivity ~ Challenge 88 ~ Celebrate Those You Love


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  1. I have several and do use them. Some are strictly for Christmas though. There's a new challenge blog called "Let's Squash It" and you MUST use an embossing folder. It is a lot of fun. Your card is so cute and your EF looks great with it. [Bunny]

  2. super cute ..thanks for joining in over at crafty gals challenge

  3. What a fun challenge - and a great result in your card Pam :)
    Stay safe

  4. Oh Marci is so cute. Great card Pamela and I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

  5. Adorable card ! Cute little girl and fabulous design. Love your embossed strip. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

  6. Sweet card Pam. Great that you used one of your old embossing folders. It is always nice to use the items we've invested in but rarely use. Thank you so much for joining us during our current challenge over on the Path of Positivity. Good luck in the draw!

    ☺ Lisa D.
    Path of Positivity – My Challenge Blog!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles – My Personal Blog!
    Owner & Co-coordinator for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

  7. What a fun and cheery birthday card. You have coloured the image beautifully and I love the texture with the embossed detail.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM

  8. You used Marci perfect on your card. Love the cute card.

    Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.
    Hugs and good luck
    Ute Berger
    DT bastel-traum challenge