Sunday, June 3, 2012

Lifestyle Craft Embossing Folders

One of my recent DT assignments for Darlene at Dutch Paper Crafts were beautiful embossing folders by Lifestyle Crafts (QuicKutz). These were wonderful folders, and I enjoyed working with them very much. Darlene released the video and the set today on her blog, so now I'm scampering to get details to you here on my blog. A girlfriend told me I need to set up my entries ahead of time and then publish them at the appropriate time (at the time of releases). That would be a wonderful idea if only I knew how to do that -- anyone willing to tutor me?

So, on to the embossing folders!

This first folder is from the birthday set. I embossed a piece of yellow cardstock with the happy birthday words (I believe Darlene called that subway art). Although it was not necessary because these Lifestyle Craft folders emboss beautifully, I lightly sanded the words so they would show up a little more and to give more texture to my piece. I cut the piece down to fit my card, matting the yellow with white card. The white base card is layered with a navy blue card. I added the blue dotty strip (also matted with white), a ribbon and bow and then my adorable little image (which is a digi from Bugaboo Stamps).

This plate (which is not showing up well in my photo, but shows well in real life as well as on Darlene's video) is another word plate. This one is called Sweetheart. I embossed it on white card but did not sand or ink the words. I thought the white only gave a more elegant look and was in keeping with the peach and white color scheme I was using. The card base is peach. I layered a panel of white which I first cut along the button edge using a Martha Stewart border punch. I then added another peach layer under my white embossed words. The ribbon is added to only the top two layers. I then topped it off with a rose which I made myself using Punch Bunch punches. The leaves are cut with an old Sizzix die. I creased the middle of each leaf and lightly bent it to give more dimension.

This card was made using the second plate in the Sweetheart set. I embossed a piece of peach cardstock with the small hearts and then cut one part off (which I saved and used on the inside - not shown). I started with a white card base and layered a piece of designer paper on the front. I added a white border down the side of the embossed piece (cut with a Martha Stewart border punch). I backed my little image using green DP (from the same little 6 x 6" pad by My Mind's Eye) which I cut using "Decorative Doily" by Die-namics die. My little image is by Magnolia, and I fussy cut little Tilda. I added a Memory Box flourish (98253) and tiny little pearls to simulate rain drops. As I said, I coordinated the inside by using the rest of the embossed piece and another piece of the background DP.

I'm going to stop here for this entry. I'll add more cards tomorrow using more of these beautiful embossing folders. I think it is best to share a few over a longer period of time than to try to get them all in at one time. I don't want you to miss out on seeing just how lovely these folders are. So, until tomorrow, happy crafting!


  1. Hi Jenee,
    I just saw your release at the blog of Darlene. Wauww you did a great job!!! I just love those baby shoes!! keep up the good work my friend!
    Lots of love an a hug, Petra. xxx

  2. Some more wonderful cards with these folders! How fun to be able to play with these!