An Embossing Folder Stamp Off Challenge

Good morning!  I hope your Friday is going to be fabulous!  It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time our challenge was to use our favorite Embossing Folder.

As of today, my favorite Embossing Folder is the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I say “as of today” because my favorite stamp set, dies, color and embossing folders change on a weekly basis.  It is hard to pick a favorite when there are so many fantastic Stampin’ Up! products to choose from!

Of course it is Fall right now so my favorites colors are from the Regal Family.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango.  As of today my favorite stamp set is Merry Cafe and my favorite dies are Coffee Cups Framelits.  Why?  They are the newest in my collection and new is always fun.

Whenever I made a card I end up changing it, adding different things to it and taking things away.  As a result of this, I have a bunch of pre-cut shapes which is where I got the pumpkin and leaf from.  The pumpkin is from Pick A Pumpkin and it’s matching Thinlits called Patterned Pumpkins.  The leaf is from the stamp set Colorful Season with its matching Thinlits called Seasonal Layers.

Now let’s go see what Buffy’s and Jackie’s favorite Embossing Folder is.

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Hello Friend With New Champagne Foil Sheets

Sometimes it is hard to see some of the new products in the 2017 Holiday Catalog because each picture is jam packed with so many new things that it is easy to overlook some of the smaller items.  The new Champagne Foil Sheets are one of these items.  I almost missed the because the catalog only shows a small corner and because they are right next to the gold Foil Snowflakes you might assume these are gold too.  Nope!  They are this super soft, beautiful color.  They are a light gold and so pretty.  Let’s all hope that Stampin’ Up! carries them over to the new catalog next year!

I have to admit I used a lot of product on this card but there is nothing there that you should not own already  The sentiment is from Hello Friend.  This stamp set goes with a kit but you can still buy it separately if you like it.  The background is a 3D Embossing Folder called Layered Leaves.  I also used the 2 1/4″ Punch and the Layering Circles Dies.  Last but not least, the leaf is from Seasonal Layers.  Now listen carefully.  If you don’t buy another thing, you need to buy this set of dies and the matching stamp set called Colorful Seasons.  It is perfect for every season and you will use it all the time!

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Lemon Zest

I totally forgot to show you the third card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting a couple of weeks ago.  We used the new stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog called Lemon Zest.  This stamp set has a matching punch called Lemon Builder and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The stamp set also has an orange or grapefruit with it along with some leaves and lots of cute sentiments such as “If life gives you lemons, chuck  them right back”.  The oranges fit the 1 3/4″ punch so you don’t need to cute them out by hand.  We used the new Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This folder is thicker than normal and leaves a deeper impression.  It is awesome!

Last week I went to Alabama to visit my youngest son, Zachary, his fiancé, Mary and his sweet little baby girl named Emory Jade.  Emory is adorable although I am not sure I should call her sweet.  She is kind of a terror but we all love her just the same.  She is five months old and just starting to giggle and when she does, it melts my heart.

While down there we went to a Peach Park.  Well, that was the name of it, although it wasn’t much of a park anymore.  I think it is one of those places that used to be fun but is now run down.  The huge peach is still. there so we all had our pictures taken in front of it.  It is really a giant peach so we didn’t quite notice what it looked like until we got home.  Oh my. No comments please.  We all know already!   Just keep your eyes on Emory!  If you are from Northern New York, look at the price of gas in Alabama!

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