Card and Scrapbooking Supplies Blog

November 02, 2014

Another Nativity Scene this time using Shimmer Sheetz in the background

I decided to try a Shimmer Sheet from Elizabeth Craft Designs behind the Nativity to see what effect I would get. The final result stunned me as I thought the the shimmer designs fitted exactly to the scene. How cool is that!!  

Nativity Silhouette with Shimmer Sheetz background.

Nativity Silhouette with Shimmer Sheetz background.


Shimmer Sheetz – I used Amethyst Gemstone

Nativity Silhouette

Embossing Folder – Thank You – set of 5

Immagination Obsession – Peace Die

White A5 Cardmakers cardstock and Gold Foil A5 Cardstock

September 27, 2012

Trish’s White Embossed Christmas cards

Do you need to be inspired to use your embossing folders again this year? If you are like me, you have a bag or a drawer full of folders and think –  “Oh dear, I can’t use that again this year. I’ll end up giving the same card as I gave last year”. Well now you don’t have to worry. Let Trish inspire you by showing you how to create multiple looks with just one, two or three embossing folders. Get creating – no excuse now!!! Christmas is  just 3 months away.

Using the Christmas tree folder as it is but adding ribbon, liquid pearls and some Peel Off sentiments


The same tree but change the colour and you have a different look.


Use the same folder but use your die cut or hand cut a tree shape.


Use the same embossed tree but use a die cutter and cut a shape - then emboss your background card.


You don’t have a die cutter or die cut shapes? Experiment with handcut shapes – diamond, circle, oval. Check out your local craft store and see if they allow you to use their die cutters (usually charge a small fee). Have a craft day with your friends and share your tools.

Using the die cutter, Trish has been able to add two layers. The liquid pearls add the finishing touch - stunning!


and another layered die cut.


You don’t have liquid pearls in the cupboard? What have you got – not just in your craft cupboard but what about the old beads you never wear in the jewellery drawer!

A holly die cut, a bauble embossing folder, an appropriate photo, some sentiments and you have created a gem!


This time Trish has used the Swiss Dots embossing folder in the background.


Still have last years Christmas cards you received in the cupboard or a drawer? So have I, and the year before, and the year before, oh and even some of my grandmothers cards that she kept…….I need to go and take a look and see what I can use to create a similar card.

So cute. Amazing how by changing the centre piece you create a card that you know will be just right for a particular person.

Trish, I know you have inspired me.
I know I will have to get my husband to crawl under the desk and get the box of old cards out that he just tucked away for me a few days ago. I can just hear what he will say……….”Of course dear, anything else you need dear”. Mmmmm maybe not. Maybe he will ask me why I didn’t just leave them out. 
Thank you for sharing these great ideas – for making an embossing folder that is gathering dust, come alive again.

 Embossing Folders

Embossed cards


 Double sided and foam mounted tape and squares