Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Embossing Folders are the BEST!!!

So, what happens when you are OBSESSED with Embossing Folders and practically have one of each of them?  You make 16 cards using only 4 pieces of different colored cardstock!

I "cased" (=Copied and Shared) it from Connie Ann Stewart on Stampin' Connection.  She stamped different images and cut them apart, I used the Embossing Folders instead.

You take 4 pieces of 8-1/2" X 11" different colored cardstock, cut them all down to 8" X 10-1/2", then into 4 pieces, each 4" X 5-1/4."  You'll get 4 pieces of each color.
Then, you cut them into the following sizes:
  • 2-3/4" X 3-3/4"
  • 2-3/4" X 1-1/2" 
  • 1-1/4" X 3-3/4"
  • 1-1/4" X 1-1/2"
The easiest way to make these 4 pieces is to first cut it at 2-3/4" with the paper "longways":
Then, turn it on it's side and cut it at 3-3/4":
I like to cut them first, because I find it hard to cut the cardstock once it's been embossed.  This is what you will have, 4 stacks of 4 colors of 4 sized paper.
    Run each color in it's own Embossing Folder
    Then, arrange them in the pattern in the cards below.  Mount then onto a Whisper White card base of 4-1/4" X 5-1/2" folded in half.
    What do you think? Now all I need to do is to decide what the caption will be for all 16 cards!  Birthday, Thank You, For You, etc.  The possibilities are endless...I have 16 of them!!!

    Easy Peasy, right?
    Thanks for checking in!
    Sharon