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April 30, 2010

Random Friday :)

Hey, there. 

Thought I would share a card set that I made for one of Colin's teachers a few months ago.  I may have shared this one before - sorry - but I wanted to show off the use of Sizzix embossing folders. 

If you are addicted to embossing on cards and such, you must try Sizzix folders out.  Get this: they cover the whole front of a card.  Genius, huh?  Yes, no trimming needed.  And they work in the Cuttlebug just like the other embossing folders.  I will share my favorites below.

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People often ask how I give the cards to people.  I put matching envelopes that are stamped, along wth postage, in a clear box with some fancy ribbon.  Easy.  You can get the clear boxes at the wonderful Papertrey Ink HERE.

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Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (flowers and greetings); Memento Ink; Copic Markers; Glitter Pen; Sizzix, Quickutz and Cuttlebug embossing folders; Hero Arts notecards

You can see all the Sizzix folders I like HERE.  My favorite sets?  THIS and THIS and THIS.

If you want to see these folders in action some more, click HERE.

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About the Silhouette - Someone (very nicely) emailed me asking if I really liked my Silhouette that much or if it was a paid endorsement.  Nothing on my blog is paid - I don't do sponsorships, etc.  If you see me promoting a product, you can be sure it is because I love it.  And the Silhouette is on the top of my list of loves. :)

One last thing...

Calling all cardmakers! Basic Grey has new 6x6 paper pads in essential sets.  PERFECT for cards.  Let's just say - I bought a *few.*  :)  This is something I will use for a long time.  Check them out HERE.


OK... time to try and catch up and buy a flight for a weekend away with a dear friend.  Night!


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Wow Jennifer, I have this stemp set for ages and haven't used it yet... untill i saw these cards. They are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Love all your ideas.

Love checking your blog out. I can't wait to get some of these Basic Grey pads they look great!

Your cards are beautiful, thanks for the inspiration :)

I have a couple of Sizzix folders and have just order some more, love embossing folders, your cards really show these, and of course as always stunning cards. :)

I am so loving these cards - - thanks for sharing. Oh, I bought a few as well!!

Love your cards (as always)! :) My LSS is having 20% off store wide today and I'm hoping to go and get some new Tim Holtz folders. LOVE how you package them! Looks like I'll have to place an order with PTI soon. :)ANd the BG paper? Yum! On my list too. :)

These sets are simply elegant. Thanks for the great ideas and I love how you package them too. Thanks for all the links. TFS!!! :-D

Beautiful cards - think I'm going to make something like this for my friend who is a teacher since it's Teacher Appreciation Week.

Wow, thanks so much for the link to the boxes Jennifer...definitely something I'll be getting. ;) Great card set!!
- April

I like how they do the whole card front too. Your gift box of cards is a wonderful presentation.

Wow, I LOVE your card set! So simple and yet so beautiful! I l'll have to try this :)

Beautiful cards and what a nice gift. I just bought a Big Shot Pro and a few die cuts plus one embossing folder. The folders really make plain white card stock pop. I wand more. : ) Thanks for sharing .

Love the way you boxed up the cards to give! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

I love embossing folders, too. Bought the Sizzix Texture Boutique to use them with. So cute and so fun!

What a visually yummy post! I need to try these clean, beautiful cards. Thanks, Jennifer, for all your inspiration.

Love these, love these, love these. It amazes me how something so clean and simple can be so elegant and special. Inspires me to pull out my embossing folds and get rolling.

Thanks Jennifer!

Fantastic blog, Jennifer. Thank you. Just love all the adorable card sets you create :]

Love your card set. The colours really pop on the white background and the dry embossing looks so elegant. Terrific packaging, too. Such a nice idea for a gift. Thanks as always for the inspiration!
P.S. The link to the BG paper didn't work for me (no results message on 2peas), but I still was able to find them - manilla and kraft packs both look great! 6x6 is my fav size!

i just love that new Basic Grey paper pad. I bought it myself when I first saw it in my LSS.

Checked your link to Basic Grey Essentials without success. You and your fans must have purchased all of the pads!! :) Great post today.

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hello, I have come to your blog and let me tell you that I fully fasinada with his work, you are a teacher in the scrapbook and a source of inspiration for those just starting ETSAM and mic at least many of its techniques associated in my country are inaccessible by momoentos so I congratulate you'll always visiting follow greetings from Venezuela

LOVE embossing folders....just adds that perfect extra something to the cards!! Happy NSD!

What a wonderful gift!

i am a big fan! great cards! great idea!

I'm a huge fan of the embossing folders... as always, gorgeous cards!

Where do you purchase your clear boxes?

never mind... missed reading the last bit... lol

Beautiful cards Jennifer. Embossing always adds a bit of elegance to a card!

Jennifer, what great cards. I love those flowers and the butterflies. TFS.

I didn't realize that these would work in the Cuttlebug..... Thanks for the tip! Now I will start looking at these in my local stores too. I had been ignoring them up til now.

Thanks for sharing where you got the card boxes from. Great gift idea!

Love today's cards, I just picked up that stamp set yesterday! :>

i love the embossing!!.. njoy nd hav fun! :D

great link on the clear boxes!

Beautiful!!! xo Lisa

Jennifer, I LOVE that clear box! It is perfect for giving cards as gifts! Thanks!

so gorgeous! love those clear boxes, too!

Simply beautiful

OH, I've wondered that before - what you did with all the cards you made! Love the presentation!

Love the simplicity of the cards with a splash of color. You make these best card set!

These are perfect, and amazing, and beautiful, and perfect in their simplicity. Wow! I really love these cards!!!

Gorgeous cards - a great set. Love the embossing folder with the big dots - it's going on my wishlist. And thanks for the heads up on the BG papers - managed to order me some before it all just gotta wait patiently for it to get to the other side of the world! Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

I love this set of cards, they're gorgeous! I really like your style! I must look these embossing folders up, I've never tried them, they're pretty.

Very attractive cards -- what a different look to each, by just changing the color of the flower! Love the embossing backgrounds, too -- sets the card off with just the right touch. Perfectly elegant, Jennifer - thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Lillian

Consider me enabled! Thanks for the great share.

This is like you read my mind. I got the boxes to make card sets, but just wasn't sure how to go from there!! Yours got my idea juices flowing again. Thanks

I'll have to try out some of the Sizzix folders. I wish the CB ones would do the whole card. Looks like I may have some shopping to do!

Beautiful card set! I just bought some of the new 6x6 BG papers too. Can't wait to use them!

Thank you for all the nifty things you showcased in this post. Have a good day:)

I've been out of the loop for a while (due to sickness) and had no idea that sizzix made embossing dies. They really make the cards look EXTRA amazing.

Hugs, Kimi

Just love those simple and elegant cards, the colours are beautiful, thanks for sharing your work once again.

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