Saturday, 3 November 2012

Two Simple Cards, One Folder

Hi  bloggers!  I have two cards to share today that have been made from one embossing folder.  I thought it would make more sense to show them together so you can see what I have done.  I used the Winter Wonders embossibility folder for these cards.  I covered a piece of coconut white card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I ran it through the folder to emboss the card, then I peeled away the backing sheet and covered it with the new Ranger Stickles dry Glitter in clear rock candy.  I love this glitter as it is a beautiful white glitter.  It does not have a pink, purple or green interference colour to it so it is a perfect choice for snow. Also, before I forget to mention, you can use the sticky adhesive sheets in an embossing folder without issue, but you cannot emboss where the tan mat is touching them as that will tear the backing paper.  So now I have an entire piece that is covered with  this lovely glitter so I cut it along the "bow" in the design to give me a top half which I used in the second card and the bottom half which I used in this card.  I stamped my sentiment on some scrap card and embossed just the top half.  I added some beaded snowflakes and some light inking to finish the top of the card.  I embossed another scrap of red card to get the "bow" and cut it out and added it atop my glittered area for a defining centre.  I finished it off with a square Dazzler embellishment and pierced the edges.



For my second card, I used some scrap blue card to emboss the bottom of this one.  I sanded it back for a distressed look and to bring out the pattern a bit more.   I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the snowflake from the Frosty Forms set.  I cut a larger snowflake from the 2012 Pendant set and layered it behind for the focal element for this card.  Two more Christmas cards finished using one embossing folder and some scraps from that never ending pile all crafters have, huh? LOL 
I am back in town now, but haven't had a chance to get my pics uploaded yet so hopefully by Mo post.  For now though, we have winners for the week's Comment Game. They are:
 
foxyg!!!
maxine h!!!
Pam(the early bird)!!!
 
Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x



147 comments:

Pam said...

Morning Sue, wow a double helping today and both stunning cards from the same folder. I just love the way you show us variations on a them, thank you.

Linda said...

what a beuatiful cards
hugs Linda

Hellma said...

Love them both Sue, but the blue one just edges to my fave.

Eemeli said...

Beautiful cards. Even though blue is my favorite color I think I'd go here with the red one and pick that as my favorite of these two. Maybe it is 'cause there just a tiny detailed thing with it and blue is half and half. Your snowflakes are fabulous!

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue...Two beautiful cards..I cant pick a favorite they are both equally lovely..

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

jacqui said...

Great cards ,but the second card is my favourite , something about the crispness says Christmas .

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
supper cards as usual. Love that Tim Holtz glitter, looks so fab.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
Some more beautiful cards - and no waste! I don't know how you come up with all these ideas but am really glad you do.
Have a really good weekend.

Christine Harrop said...

Two very nice cards Sue. I thik the blue one just edges to the top of the list, but it's a close run race. Christine x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - hadn't even thought of using a sticky sheet and an embossing folder. Must try that. The red one is my favourite of the 2.
Rgs
Clare W

auscrafts said...

love both of them

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I love both cards, I must get some of the Tim Holtz glitter it looks amazing. Looking forward to seeing the photos, congratulations to the winners.
Hugs x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, and great use of embossing folders x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
I did wonder about that embossing folder, now I can see I should have bought it.
Love both cards, no end to your wonderful talent.
Gail C x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue and welcome back.
I have this folder but not used it yet so thank you for the inspiration and now it will be used. Beautiful cards with 'less is more' and so effective.
For me it's that all white with a little touch of colour.
Janet x

Sheila's little Haven said...

Lovely Sue just lovely. Hugs Sheila.x

Val said...

Great idea for the use with other folders.
Val x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Gosh. TWO very beautiful cards this morning. Love them both but the blue one just has the edge as it's my favoutite colour.

Val in Spain xxx

cheekypaws said...

Morning Sue love both the catds. Love Elaine

Karen R said...

Lovely to have two cards today, I like the effects on both. Think the red is my favourite, or the blue........

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
How lucky are we this morning!!!! "Double Portions" I love the folder you have used, very , very effective.
Could not choose a favourite they are beautiful as usual.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Joesgrandma said...

Two really striking and different cards Sue. Love the embossing and colours. Thanks Sue!

marg said...

Morning Sue
Glad you're back safe!
I often think how you manage to come up with a card to show every day .. and today you show two. Love the embossing Sue. Well done to the winners!
LoveMarg

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Gorgeous cards love both that glitter is gorgeous.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Carol S. said...

Hi sue, glad you are back safely. Two stunners this morning and made using scraps!! Wonderful. Hugs, Carol S.xx

nmty said...

Hi Sue, fabulous cards today, i just love both of them.

thanks
lv norma

sarah hyett said...

Both cards are great. X

kimberley said...

Morning Sue,like the first card but I'm not too sure about the second one but again that is just me!I love to check in every morning to see where your amazing mind has gone,take care,x.

Anonymous said...

FAB-u-LOUS CARDS, I haven't see this folder before, I shall be searching for this, it's so lovely but of course it's the wonderful way you use them. Thanks as always Sue. Mabex

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Wow, love both of these cards. Love that embossing folder, that is one I don't have but not for long!!!

Congratulations to the winners.

love Jean x

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue wow 2 cards and equally as nice! Don't think I could choose a favourite as they both look great! Glad your back on our shores safe and sound although it must have been hard to leave your mom! Hope to see you on c+c soon love lesley xx

Jane said...

Love them both blue is never a colour I would pick, but I think it works well with winter wonderland cards and the second card is just that, thanks for two show of cards today Sue.

Jane xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love both cards, the striking red bow just tips the scales for me though.

Donna Jones

beachie said...

Hi Sue, I wouldnt be able to choose between the 2 cards, they are both beautiful. Love the Tim Holtz glitter and really want some.
Audrey x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Great surprise this morning, 'two really lovely cards'. I have no favourite, they are both beautiful.
I never thought of using sticky sheets and embossing folders, what a great idea, thank you. Look forward to seeing your pics, hope you and your Mum are having fun.
Congrats to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, glad to hear you are home safe. Love the snow on the top card, and the distressed embossing on the lower one is great. Maddy x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two very beautiful cards today, love them both, would never have thought of using adhesive sheets with the embossing folders, thanks for the tips, will have to try this one.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, both cards are absolutely brilliant, love the bow. Something else for my wish list! Congrats to all the winners. Glad you are back. Bx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Welcome home hope you enjoyed your visit I'm sure you did.
Two beautiful cards the red just has the edge for me I do like traditional Christmas colours. Thanks for the inspiration.
Well done to the winners.
Have a good day.
Lydia
x

Crafty Lark said...

Both beautiful cards and I love the glistening effect. xx Flora

Carole Z said...

Wow Sue, two stunning cards! I particularly like the red one and the curve of the 'bow' gives a fabulous effect. Welcome back! Carole Z X

Lin W said...

That embossing folder is a MUST.It is top of my xmas list.
xxx

Bea said...

Lovelt card - what a great embossing folder as it has several dimensions to it. My fave is the one with the reb ribbon effect.

salem said...

lovelly cards love the embossing and the bow

Sue Yorkshire said...

Stunning cards Sue

I love them both especially the one with the red ribbon, and you have cut it out so well too, thought it was a die cut

Sue xxx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Both so effective. I love the red bow but then I love the sanded back blue so really I don't have a favourite!!
love from Jackie D

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love both of them, love all the glitter and the shape of the bows.

Bosquie said...

Can't choose between them so they both get my vote.Stunning XX

Bosquie said...

Can't choose between them so they both get my vote.Stunning XX

Didleydimo m said...

Morning Sue. 2 great cards and it is great to see both variations. I prefer the red one. Love the glitter! xx

dutchess said...

Morning Sue.....I have been playing with these folders myself they are so versatile although I have to admit I didn't have the patience to cut out a bow...may give that a go cos it really looks stunning on your card!....the blue one is my favourite just because......
any shows planned for C&C when you get back? are you staying with Mom for thanksgiving?
take care and love every minute with your Mom xxxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue love both cards but the blue is my favourite ,look forward to seeing you on C&C soon.
Love Marion

HiggiSue said...

Beautiful cards Sue. Can't choose between them.

lainey said...

i love that bow Sue!!!! lainey x

Anonymous said...

Love this embossing folder and also the effect with the glitter - it is stunning. They're both winners in my book Yvonnexx

debs said...

Morning sue whst a great idea to make two cards from one embossing folder.
Love both cards. You would never believe that they came from the same as
They are so differant.


Deds Artliff

Janice K said...

Gorgeous cards, love the effect of the rock candy! x

hazel said...

Gorgeous cards sue love how you found a use for the ever growing scrap box xx hazel

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Both cards are brilliant. Couldn't choose between them. X

Sandybee said...

Two beautiful cards this morning Sue. I don't have this embossing folder but I think it's going to be a must have.

Have a great weekend

xx Sandra

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I just loved these cards when I saw them on C&C,like you say simple but beautiful. Hope you are having a lovely time. take Care Love Michelle xxx

Carol Yates said...

Hi Sue,
Welcome back! Two for the price of one-amazing!
Hugs
Carol.

nannapat said...

Fabulous cards Sue and they look quite simple to do too. I have that folder so will be having a play a bit later today. Pat x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Two cards, these are stunning, I especially like the one with the red bow.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, love both these cards. Shows how simple it can be to make good looking cards. Off to the nec next week hoping to get my hands on these embossing folders. Hugs xx

Victoria said...

Good ideas Sue for using the folder in different ways. I do like the cards, but I think real ribbon is much nicer!!

Heather said...

OMG! Sue, today's card is exquisitely beautiful. You are really amazing the way you put your cards together.

Congrats to the winners!!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a bonus, two cards for the price of one. Lovely cards as usual, love them both. Have a nice day, Jess xx

Clarissa said...

Another great idea.
Clarissa. x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two beauties i like them both , but i just think the blue one just has the edge .

Have a good weekend
Elaine H x

Erica said...
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Erica said...

Morni.g Sue,

Wow! A double whammy today; you are spoiling us. Both are great and It's impossible to choose between them.

Erica x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful card today - you are spoiling us! I actually went to buy this embossing folder last Tuesday but then wasn't really sure how I would use it so put it back - lol! Guess what I'll be buying today? I like both of the cards but I think the blue one might just be the winner for me (but I will be trying both of them if the shop still has the folder that is)

Ruthie said...

WOW
that's all........

Lacelady said...

Brilliant use of one folder to get totally different cards. Thank you for the ideas.

martine said...

Hi Sue, wonderful christmas cards, glad your back lol, i hope you had a nice visit with your mom x
all the best martine xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Two lovely cards for today !! I like both cards but I think if I was making a card like yours I would use parts from both cards to make my own one !! I like the red bow and the dazzler from the first card and the snowflake and sentiment from the second card !! Of course I could not forget the glitter too !! Thank you so much for all your continued inspiration. Where would we all be without you ? Congrats to the winners Love Tres x x x

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Pleased your back safe and sound :)

Both cards are fabulous, love the concept and colours...

June x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards from the one embossing-beautiful glitter.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely cards, prefer the blue one, just
Margaret L

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Both cards are gorgeous Sue! I can't pick a winner. Can't believe we got two in one day, but makes perfect sense to show together. I bought that glitter off a show on C&C last month as you'd mentioned liking it a lot. I wanted to see for myself why it was different. Didn't realise I could use a sticky sheet through an embossing folder as had assumed it would effect the backing sheet. So it's the tan mat that causes that? That gives me more scope with my folders. Thanks for the tip! Claire xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW, an unexpected treat today two for the price of one. They are both beautiful, cannot choose between them, love them both. The embossing is gorgeous, the Stickles dry Glitter looks fantastic. Must get this and the folder.
Well done to the winners.
Have a great day everyoen.
Hugs June xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, wow two cards for the price of one
love both of them although the first one
isn't showing up red but black on my
laptop for some reason but I can picture it in red,Nancyd xx

CraftyJo said...

Great cards Sue, I've been looking at this embossing folder...had it in an online basket and then decided I didn't really need it. Maybe I was wrong, might have to go back and shop again now I've seen these ;)

Jackie Calvert said...

I like both of these very much

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
This looks very familiar lol. Really like this folder. Going to be in making cards December issue with it. Full page. I think its a fab folder, a lot more going for it then when you first look at it. The Dazzler just a great finishing touch .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Sue they're both lovely cards but for me it's the red one that's my favourite.
Congratulations to the winners and I'm looking forward to seeing your photos xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you had a nice time - but I'm glad your back. Both these cards are lovely and don't appear to be too complicated to reproduce. Congratulations to the winners - I'm still commenting and living in hope - maybe; one day....
Beverley W

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, 2 lovely cards using the embossing folder. Emma

Rebekah said...

Lovely cards, particularly like the 2012 pendant snowflake embellishment. Think I would have been tempted to do 'real' bows on top of the paper ones, but it may have been too much. Great use of 'bits' tho!

Rebekah

stella wright said...

Welcome back Sue,Love these 2 cards simple but classy.Got these 2 Folders some weeks ago but i had done my xmas cards but hope to use them next year lol but yours will help to remind me how to use them as by next year i will have had a senior moment and forgot how to use them x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card,
Gr, Elly, Roemenie

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful to have two of your creations on show today, especially as (unusually) I have all the kit to have a go myself!
Love the simplicity of these and have a penchant for 'clean lines' for my Christmas cards. You have also inspired me to re-examine my own growing pile of scraps. Thank you.
Sue

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Hi Sue
I would never have thought of using adhesive sheets with the embossing folders, thanks for the tips, will have to try this one.
both cards are beautiful Congrats to winners

Fieldsend said...

Good Afternoon Sue, you really are spoiling us with these two stunning cards today. Love them.

Regards
June
x

lilygee said...

Both are lovely - love the contrasting colours on the first.
love lilygee xx

Christine Hussey said...

Two fabulous card Sue and that glitter is beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration, hugs Christine H xx

guffie said...

good afternoon all, congrats to this weeks winners. and now to the duo of cards well what can i say that frost affect you do is absoutly gorgeous it just looks like snow that has melted and then frozen, and i really like that bow is that a new die or an old one? if it's an old one where can i find it please as i really would like it to add to my collection xx gail from eastbourne

Margaret said...

Please don't ask me to choose as I love both of these cards they are so beautiful
Margaret

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
Two cards today! What a bonbus!
Joan B.

Freda said...

Love the snowflakes. I found the layering of the snowflakes spot on.
Once again a beautiful creation.

Ladock girl said...

Oh wow wow wow, Sue, I have this embossing folder and never thought to do that with it, your a genius. Thank you so much for the idea I am definately going to copy that one. Linda xxx

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards

Christine said...

Great folder, I thought it looked a bit twee, but on your cards it doesn't at all!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Laura O said...

Fab cards ,like both equally.Like the striking red in the first one and the blue bottom is just as nice in the second one .Laura O

Liz said...

Hi Sue, these cards are Fabulous, couldn't choose between them, just goes to show what you can do with an embossing folder!!
Regards Liz.

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Wow double whammy today and xmas ones at that, simply lovely
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

cebelica said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! Hugs! xx

joy said...

Hi Sue
I love this embossing folder and its my fave one .
The cards are lovely .
Glad your back home safe.
joyce.e

Marlene said...

Double points today love both of them thank you x

Jill Liddle said...

Two absolutely stunning cards. The colours are fab on both.

SerenePolly said...

Wonderful cards Sue. I have a number of your samples lined up to emulate - I don't have exactly the same materials so it will be interesting to see how they compare.

I don't even want to think how many Saturdays there are left before Christmas......

Take care.

Christine
xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are lovely today, hope your having a lovely time.
Happty crafting
Love Tina x

Maryann said...

2 really beautiful cards here, that´s for sure. I love both variations of this one a lot.

Sonia Jones said...

These 2 cards are beautiful. I don't have this folder but i obviously NEED it! Hugs Sonia

Ayelet Barkay said...

Stunning cards!

Dawn Louise said...

Two brilliant cards great for bulk makes for Xmas x great technique loving the glitter x

Kylemore Kards said...

Hi Sue, Thanks for another good idea. Like this one and very achievable! Hil xo

foxyg said...

two beautiful cards Sue. Brilliant.

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Love the snowflake with the sentiment on, also the new Ranger Dry Glitter sounds great - I've never liked the glitter (or glitter card) with coloured flecks in, (particularly green for some reason, but I've no idea why!).
Glad you had a safe trip.
Congrats to the winners,
Sue xx

jennywren1947 said...

love these cards sue really lovely
hugs chris x

nikkib said...

Lovely cards Sue..... like the red one best for me but thats personal taste...... x

magpie said...

Oh my goodness Sue, 2 beautiful cards from the same folder & some scrap card! You come up trumps every time! Loving the Tim Holtz glitter. Glad you're back home safe & look forward to seeing your pictures. Congratulations to the winners! xx Love Karen xx

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue

Wow two lovely cards, I love the sparkly stickles dry glitter.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

melanie said...

Stunning cards I like the first the best seems to sign to me ,may have to try this but I don`t have the rock glitter so it wont be the same .melanie

Linda said...

WOW Sue these are stunning I love the embossing and the colours you have used.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Love your cards Sue this embossing folder is lovely and your use of it is inspirational
Take Care
Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Oh ho - a SOGOF today (see one....)
Like the blue best - looks simple but a bit of technique going on.

'P' in Wales

brenda said...

Hi Sue love both of these cards, couldn't decide between this folder or the Holiday Magic one, decided on the Holiday Magic one but think I may have to get this one as well. My list is endless, LOL

sued99 said...

I think these are both great but like the red and white one best.

Craftychris said...

Both are fab, must get some of the glitter! Congrats for the winners xx

Claveh said...

Sue, this is ingeneous, I love the new glitter snow and the use of one piece on two cards, brilliant. xxx

Vie Carter said...

love these cards

Vie
x

Lynne M said...

What fantastic cards, if pressed I would say that the red one has the upper hand. Lol Lynne M

Anonymous said...

Same folder but really different cards, both lovely ones

Mol x

lynda said...

DOUBLE WOW BOTH LOVELY HUGS LYNDA X

jordiegirl said...

Very clever idea.

susan ward said...

love this m-bossability I have just finished a card useing this but never thought of doing bow seperate and cutting it out fantastic.

sue xx

Su said...

Love the 'value' from this folder used in this way - oh well, another one added to my wishlist!

Gorgeous cards!

Su (Soop)

Michelle Dillon said...

the two card are beautiful,

iggy said...

please can you explain a little more for the numb ones who folow you a little more about the embossing with the tan mat etc..sadly i am not following it.pleading old age again

sonia said...

Sue what can i say these are just stunning love the way you put your designs together
Hugs Sonia

Paula Gale said...

Sue, these cards are extra gorgeous - I love the embossing folder with the bow. It's amazing the different looks you can get from the same 'tool' - this is obviously when your imagination has to kick in, in order to come up with more looks...

Thanks as always - they're both equally gorgeous.

Paula x x x

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hello Sue,
I can honestly say...this is one of my best favourite post you have ever done!!! It inspired me to hunt for the Winter and Holiday M-bossibilities and at last, it arrived today! Now I can re-create these beautiful cards to give to my family and friends for X-mas. Hope it's ok??? Sorry I have been ill, that's why I'm missing to post comment on your cards. Though I couldn't leave any comment, I do my best to check every morning and appreciate and adore your cards. You have no idea what you have done to me...you have given me so much inspiration and I thank you for that! Hope you're all well....lots of love, Aggie xxx

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