Sunday, 15 May 2016

The International Ambassadors are Blog Hopping

Hello friends

  Some of the Spellbinders International Ambassadors are having an

informal blog hop and this time we have chosen as our theme...
Spellbinders Em-Bossing Fold'ers
Often forgotten with the choice of many dies
but they are so useful and can also be combined with dies.
The folder I have chosen is Cabbage Rose.
First of all, one of my favourite uses for folders is decorating envelopes,
here I've placed it through the Platinum to just emboss the envelope flap.

Adds a really special finishing touch.

Next, how about using your folder with a die and die cut...
using 6 x 6 Matting Basics I've first of all cut.
To emboss I've opened the folder, placed the die and die cut -
cutting edge upwards (that's important).

The sandwich I've discovered works well, is folder open, tan mat and one cutting plate.

This gives you the beautiful embossed detail but with the crisp edge of the die.

Further matting with 6 x 6 Matting Basics and a typed and die cut sentiment.

To decorate - Marisa's Bouquet (one leaf is from Romantic Blooms One).

Some close up pics.

The card with coordinating envelope.

For more  inspirational projects please hop along to my fellow
Ambassadors' blogs -  have fun!

Christine Emberson (You are here)
Thanks so much for stopping by.
We will be back with more!


  1. Morning Christine, a very pretty card love the coloured flowers. Was glad to see you on the craft channel as I haven't seen you on tv for a while and I love your simple style of cards.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Beautiful card, really lovely. Love the model of Bella from yesterday-so lifelike.


  3. Beautiful embossing folder. Love the envelope flap and card. xx hazel

  4. What a lovely card Christine, and with the added texture makes it look really expensive, shops would charge a lot of money for that.
    Enjoy your Sunday
    Chris xxx

  5. Morning Christine,
    A very pretty card.

  6. A beautiful card, and a great way to use the embossing folders.
    Thanks for the tips!

  7. Sorry Christine, follow the Bloghop you said, and I have been gone quite a while, lol! Had to order another C*******s Die after seeing a card I liked on one of the hops!
    I really like todays card but still on the GC !
    Love Marg

  8. Hi Christine
    Lovely card and envelope ,thanks for the tips.
    Elaine H X

  9. Hello Christine - great card and great embossing folder too. Very useful card for lots of occasions.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  10. Really beautiful card Christine, I hope I can emboss in the die with calibre I will try,thanks Ann

  11. Very pretty, love the idea of embossing the envelope back as well....thank you...luv Ursula xx

  12. Gorgeous creations and loving the embossed envelope.
    Linda xxx

  13. Beautiful card and envelope Christine!x

  14. Awesome tips! I love that you embossed the envelope also. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Hi Christine,
    you have done a really lovely card and envelope today.
    Thank you for all your tips.
    Take care. x.

  16. Beautiful card and envelope Christine. Thank you for the tutorial. I love embossing through the dies, something I learnt at one of your classes!
    Janice x

  17. Hi Christine

    Beautiful card and matching envelope so elegant.

    Hugs Annxx

  18. Hi Christine, This card and envelope look gorgeous !! I love using embossing folders but thank you for reminding me of how to use in this way.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. Hi Christine, This card and envelope look gorgeous !! I love using embossing folders but thank you for reminding me of how to use in this way.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Christine, This is a very pretty card and envelope. It is nice to be reminded to use folders on envelopes. It makes such a nice touch.
    ~blessings, Louise

  21. Beautiful, I love the Marisas bouquet dies x