Embossing the Possibilities

This month’s challenge on Scrap It Girl is to use embossing folders … or, if you don’t have any, pre-embossed paper.

I wanted to show off a couple of techniques, so I made a card.


I started with Shimmer Sheetz in blue, red and silver.


For the background, I embossed blue Shimmer Sheetz with the Bouquet embossing folder from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Then, I sanded the top, which made parts of it clear. I mounted this to a white cardstock base.

Next, I cut flowers out of both silver and red Shimmer Sheetz using dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and a metal adaptor plate.


I used the dotted folder (also from ECD) to emboss the silver flower. Then, I swiped a StazOn ink pad over the top to color the raised dots.


I added a little ribbon, and the card is done … simple, but detailed!

Now it is your turn. Create a project with embossing folders and share your link at Scrap It Girl. You could win some fabulous prizes!

Riding Along

My husband recently celebrated his 43rd birthday. This is the card I made for him ….ECD Ride 2 by Candy Spiegel
ECD Ride 3 by Candy Spiegel

To see how I made this card, visit the Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Blog … I am featured today!

By the way, Matt & I did take a ride to celebrate his birthday … to Clarkston, a town neither of us had ever been to before. He wanted to try the Union Woodshop, an ¬†award-winning restaurant that was featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” and a favorite hangout of Kid Rock.



The food was amazing … I had pulled pork, smashed sweet potatoes and greens. Matt had the “non-burger” burger (he says a burger must have beef) made with pulled pork, homemade spicy sausages and homemade smoked maple bacon that was featured on the TV show.

214I cannot wait to scrapbook the rest of the photos from his birthday dinner. It was a nice spur-of-the-moment trip.



Look what I did with Maya Road!

Products released during CHA last January are finally hitting the scrapbook stores and I’ve been playing.

I have created plenty of nifty embellishments, but have yet to complete any projects.

So, I thought I would share this one with you …

This is one of the Vintage Alterable Beads by Maya Road. They come in two sizes.

I used Staz-On Black Ink and a Hero Arts Background Stamp to stamp this design onto the back of the bead.

When it dried, I applied Art Glitter in two different colors to the pattern.

I love the finished result … just have to figure out what to attach it to!

Then, I made this …

This is also from Maya Road — It is a Resin Blossom that also comes in two sizes — this is the smaller of the two.

I added Butterscotch Alcohol Ink and some Solar Glass Beads from Art Glitter to the middle. This one is attached to a project I will share in a few days …

Do you have ideas for these two new products from Maya Road? I’d love to see what you create.