Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments & A New Way To Emboss

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If you’ve been making cards long, you have likely tried your hand at embossing. There are several kinds of embossing including heat embossing and dry embossing with a machine and embossing folders. Today I want to share a new way to dry emboss, that doesn’t require using a machine. It’s a fun little technique to play around with. I’m also sharing two new hybrid embossing folders – Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments and Adoring Hearts – which inspired me to share these fun embossing techniques today. Let’s take a look! 

Have you ever embossed like this?! You don't even need an embossing machine! Take a look and see how to emboss in new ways including using the Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folder!
Have you ever embossed like this?! You don't even need an embossing machine! Take a look and see how to emboss in new ways including using the Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folder!

Embossing Basics

If you’re new to embossing, the traditional technique involves putting a piece of paper inside a plastic embossing folder and running it through a machine. You can find all the details here

Learn how to dry emboss paper! This is part 5 of my introduction to the Stampin Cut And Emboss Machine, an amazing tool from Stampin Up.

Now let’s talk about another, simpler way to emboss! 

Embossing Without A Machine 

Materials Needed

The only supplies you’ll need are a foam mat and a stylus or Take Your Pick tool. Next I’ll share what to do with them. 

How To

First, stamp a design onto a piece of cardstock. Then grab your stylus and foam pad. Using the stylus, press against the paper and move the stylus, using the stamp as a guide. For this example I created an outline around the balloons.

When you flip the paper over, you can see the outline!

Have you ever embossed like this?! You don't even need an embossing machine! Take a look and see how to emboss in new ways including using the Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folder!

On this one I chose to stamp inside the embossed area, but this only works with stamps that are symmetrical.  

Have you ever embossed like this?! You don't even need an embossing machine! Take a look and see how to emboss in new ways including using the Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folder!

Here’s another example with the adorable Trucking Along bundle. I applied ink with a blending brush, and it highlighted the raised areas. 

Have you ever embossed like this?! You don't even need an embossing machine! Take a look and see how to emboss in new ways including using the Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folder!

Imagine the possibilities. You could do this with large background stamps, greetings, borders, animals, and more. 

Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments & Adoring Hearts

Here is another fun way to emboss! We have two new hybrid embossing folders which include the folder plus a coordinating die to cut out the embossed pieces. 

This is the Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder.

Have you ever embossed like this?! You don't even need an embossing machine! Take a look and see how to emboss in new ways including using the Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folder!

And here is the Adoring Hearts Hybrid Embossing Folder.

Have you ever embossed like this?! You don't even need an embossing machine! Take a look and see how to emboss in new ways including using the Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folder!

To use these folders as designed, you’ll want to run a piece of cardstock through the machine with the embossing folder first, then run the same piece back through using the dies. After the pieces are created, you can play around with applying some ink to the raised areas with blending brushes, sponges, or a brayer.

Next let’s take a look at the cards I created.

Sample Cards

Take a look at my sample cards here. I just love the effect created with the hybrid folders. 

Have you ever embossed like this?! You don't even need an embossing machine! Take a look and see how to emboss in new ways including using the Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folder!
Have you ever embossed like this?! You don't even need an embossing machine! Take a look and see how to emboss in new ways including using the Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folder!
Have you ever embossed like this?! You don't even need an embossing machine! Take a look and see how to emboss in new ways including using the Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folder!
Have you ever embossed like this?! You don't even need an embossing machine! Take a look and see how to emboss in new ways including using the Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folder!
Have you ever embossed like this?! You don't even need an embossing machine! Take a look and see how to emboss in new ways including using the Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folder!
Have you ever embossed like this?! You don't even need an embossing machine! Take a look and see how to emboss in new ways including using the Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folder!

The designer papers shown on the cards above are all available for free right now as part of Sale-a-bration. Get all the details here!

New Way To Emboss Video

Watch along here as I demonstrate these techniques. I’m also sharing a simple way to bring more positivity into your life! 

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I hope you enjoyed seeing this simple embossing technique and the Adoring Hearts and Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folders!

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One Reply to “Stampin Up Thoughtful Moments & A New Way To Emboss”

  1. Barb E

    Great ideas and great video (as usual!). Thank you for taking YOUR time to share with us. Inspiration and positivity in one place… you are the best!

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