Sunday, February 16, 2014

My First Swap

This is a very simple and quick card that I created a couple of months ago.

Stamp Sets:
  • Gorgeous Grunge 130514
  • Everything Eleanor 124164
  • Crumb Cake 126975
  • Blushing Bride 131172
  • Basic Black (sponge dauber on butterfly)
  • Blushing Bride (butterfly)
  • Gold Foil Sheet (dots) 132622
  • Whisper White 100730
  • Crumb Cake 120953
  • Crumb Cake Seam Binding 122332
  • Owl Builder Punch (I used the eyes for the dots) 118074
  • Bitty Butterfly 129406
  • Glue Dots 103683

Embossing Ribbon

Today's tip is how to emboss ribbon. It works well with Stampin' Up!'s Seam Binding or Taffeta ribbon. In the picture below I used seam binding.

Here's a picture of a card I made with it using the Paper Pumpkin supplies:

and the ribbon detail:

In this picture I used the embossing folder Perfect Polka Dots (117335).

And this card with several different embossed ribbons:


  1. On Craft Sheet, spray ribbon with Stiffen Stuff or Best Press until wet.
  2. Let dry ~ 1 hour.  With tweezers dry with heat tool. If you are using Best Press, you can iron it with a pressing cloth. If you are using Stiffen Stuff, you can use the microwave (carefully). Do not use an iron with Stiffen Stuff - what a mess! (Ask me how I know that!)
  3.  Put ribbon inside embossing folder and emboss with Big Shot or Texture machine
NOTE: I found that the Stiffen Stuff made the ribbon stiffer and a little darker. Best Press kept the ribbon’s texture and color, but may not hold the embossing as well.


  •  Seam binding or Taffeta Ribbon
  • Beacon’s Stiffen Stuff or Mary Ellen’s Best Press
  •  Heat Tool 129053
  • Silicone Craft sheet 127853
  •  Big Shot 113439 or Texture Machine 132657
  • Embossing folders
  • Tweezers
Here's a PDF of the instructions.
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