Cool Tuesday: Stretching Your Embossing Folder and Stamp

We had a wonderful long Memorial Day. My husband cook out tasty food for 3 days! He is the best cook ever 😀 We also went driving on our Jeep at State Park close to us and love the wonderful days we had.  Just love warmer days!!

Couple weeks ago, my husband got me an embossing machine (AWESOME husband!) and I have been playing a lot with it. I gathered all the courage I had to stretch the use of embossing folders I had with stamping. So… here’s what I did: stamped and embossed 3D paper flower.

I used them on 2 shaker cards I made for my friends:

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I used this simple shaker card tutorial to make this cards. The sentiments I used are from The Happy Couple stamp set and Joyful Birthday stamp set. I stamped them with Black Pigment Ink Pad. First card, I stamped the anniversary sentiment on a piece of velum, added some glitter embossing powder, and heated it with my craft heater. The second card, I stamped the birthday sentiment on the base card, centered the position that would show in the frame. I got the metallic multicolor sequins and beads at Walmart only 🙂

I love those flowers on the cards, and I thought they would make my scrapbook layouts pretty, too… so I made more of them with different colors and pattern. And I took some pictures how to make them:

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  1. First stamp the petals from Hello Bloom stamp set on a piece of White Daisy Cardstock. I used Sorbet, Juniper and Pear Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads.
  2. Run it through embossing machine. For these flowers, I used Chevron Embossing Folder and WRMK Evolution Advance machine.
  3. Then cut them and curl each petal gently using Quilling tool.
  4. Use Liquid Glass to put them together. You only need a small dot in the middle of each petal.
  5. Made a little bow with Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic, Cashmere.
  6. Add it in the middle of the flower using Liquid Glass.
  7. Then add button (or gems) to finis the flower.

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I hope you enjoy today’s cards and tutorial! Thanks for stopping by and have a fun crafting day!


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Creative Spark Week #4


3D Paper Flower Pen

3D Paper Flower Pen by Helen Gullett | | #diy #papercraft #silhouetteamerica #silhouettecameo #loriwhitlock #giftidea

Lori Whitlock is still have a link up party at her blog until April 23rd. You can win $15 gift card to her store! This time the theme of the link up is FLOWER. You need to use Lori’s cutting files to create projects using any kind of flowers.

This is my second project. I made a 3D paper flower pen. This is very easy to make.

You will need:

  • Die cut machine (I use my awesome, one and only Silhouette Cameo! :D)
  • Ballpoint/pen (any brand you like)
  • Ribbon (for this one I used burlap adhesive ribbon I got from Pick Your Plum couple months ago! LOVE IT!)
  • Glue Gun or any strong craft glue, dries clear is the best choice. I used Tombow Mono Liquid Glue)
  • Cardstocks
  • Brads

First, I wrapped the pen with burlap ribbon and secure the end close to the tip with liquide glue. When I wrapped it all the way up to the other end, I made it a bit longer about an inch passed the end. Then I cut 3 sections just like in the picture.

To make the flower, you can follow the tutorial on my blog post here when I made paper flower magnets for a friend. This one I have left from that project 🙂

To glue the flower on the pen, spread wide the cut ribbon. I added a little dab of glue on them. Then gently add the flower and press from both side of flower and ribbon to secure them together. Do not press agains the table, it will flat the flower.

Let it sit until the glue dries and it is ready to be used.

These are the pictures how I made the flower pen:

3D Paper Flower Pen by Helen Gullett | | #diy #papercraft #silhouetteamerica #silhouettecameo #loriwhitlock #giftidea

It sits beautifully in my flower pen holder and not only me love using it, my daughter always borrow to write when she practices her writing. So I just have to make one more for her so we won’t fight over it. LOL! 😀

This flower pen will make a perfect gift Mother’s Day gift and for teachers, too. What do you think? I am going to make a lot more of this pen for my church’s friends 🙂

3D Paper Flower Pen by Helen Gullett | | #diy #papercraft #silhouetteamerica #silhouettecameo #loriwhitlock #giftidea

Thanks for visiting today, hope you like it! If you have any questions, feel free to leave your question at the comment box, I will reply it as soon as I see it 🙂

This project I also link up at Inspire Me Monday Week #119:

DIY Glitzy Sparkly Embellishments

Sometimes it’s the details of a page that makes it really shine. But adding some glitter paper, Shimmer Trim, and glitter gems doesn’t hurt, either! Learn how to make a sparkly bouquet of balloons by combining embellishments, Cricut® cutouts, and specialty paper.

Watch the video to see how to make these glitzy decorations:

Cool Tuesday: Love, Love, Love

Love making mini albums? Love the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge? Love learning chic techniques for papercrafting? You will love this episode of Artbooking Made Easy, where we show you how to create two trendy looks using re-inker, sponge daubers, and mini album pages cut from the Artbooking cartridge.

Cool Tuesday: WASHI TAPES!

Washi Tapes is becoming my new “MUST HAVE” craft supply! 😀 Close To My Heart have a collection of Washi Tape Packs that you will love! Check out this video to see adding some variations to your cards with Close To My Heart’s wash tape — be it warm or a little wacky.

These are my favorite packs:

Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape (Z1907)
Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape (Z1907)
Party Washi Tape (Z1908)
Party Washi Tape (Z1908)