Everyday Hero Tag With Partial Embossing Technique

Are you looking for a cute way to present a bottle of wine to a friend or co-worker?  Then look no farther, because today I am sharing a cute tag that’s designed to hang from the neck of a bottle, whether that’s wine, soda or something else.

Everyday Hero Wine Tag, by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

This Everyday Hero Tag with Partial Embossing Technique was made with the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, from the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog and is now on the Carry-Over List, meaning that it’s still available for purchase at the time of this posting.  It is shown in Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point card stock.  The tag base has a hole in the top half which fits right over the bottle.  How cool is that?

The saying “Best. Guy. Ever.” is from Suite Sentiments and I used the Partial Embossing Technique as described in my previous post from February 24.  The ink colors are Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point, along with gold embossing.

For this project, I used the super hero character from Everyday Hero stamp set and colored him in with colored pencils.

See you next time!







Cool Treats Partial Embossing Technique and Tutorial

I think you’re going to love this Cool Treats Partial Embossing Technique and Tutorial!  Take a peek and then I’ll show you step by step how it’s done.  This was a technique that was demonstrated at Stampin’ Up’s Onstage event last fall, and I just fell in love with it.

The colors I used for this card remind me of an orange creamsicle treat, one of my favorites!

Cool Treats Partial Embossing Technique Tutorial, by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Notice how the word “Enjoy” is stamped with a shadow and then partially embossed with gold.  How was that accomplished?  Let me show you!

Step 1:  Stamp “ENJOY” from the Everyday Tags stamp set, on a vanilla panel with Peekaboo Peach ink.

Partial Embossing Technique Step 1, by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Step 2:  You will need to use a Stamp-a-Ma-Jig (SAMJ) for this step, so ink up the “ENJOY” with Calypso Coral and stamp it onto the SAMJ plastic sheet, using the handle as your guide.

Partial Embossing Technique Step 2, by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Step 3:  Ink up your “ENJOY” stamp again with Calypso Coral ink.  Put some VersaMark reinker inside the lid of the pad, or onto a CD.  Dip a sponge dauber into that pool of ink and dab it onto the lower part of the stamp.

Partial Embossing Technique Step 3, by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Step 4:  Use the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to slightly off-set the word, so that the Peekaboo Peach color shows to the left of the one on the SAMJ plastic sheet.  Remove the plastic sheet and stamp your image.

Partial Embossing Technique Step 4, by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Step 5:  Sprinkle gold embossing powder over the stamped word and heat set.

Partial Embossing Technique Step 5, by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Use a Layering Ovals Framelit to cut out the image and finish the card.  To make this Cool Treats card, you’ll need the following colors of card stock:

Card Base: Soft Suede ( 5.5″ x 8.5″ folded in half)

Mat: Peekaboo Peach (4″ x 5.25″)

Panel:  Tangerine Tango (3.75″ x 3.5″, emboss with Sparkle Embossing Folder)

Strip: Gold Glimmer Paper (1/2″ x 4″)

On a piece of Very Vanilla, stamp the ice cream treats with Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral and Early Espresso ink.  Cut them out with the Frozen Treats Framelits Dies.  Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere treats to a Very Vanilla panel (3.25″ x 2.5″) and sponge the edges of that panel with Soft Suede.

Cut out a Gold Foil bow using a framelit from the Mini Treat Bag Framelits Dies.  Add to card and you’re done!

If you like this card and want to see another project using this technique with a different stamp set, come back for my next post.  Sign up to receive my posts by email and you’ll never miss another project.  See you next time!

Cool Treats Partial Embossing Technique, by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com



Hello Dear Friend

Today I am sharing a card that I made with two different challenges in mind.  The first challenge is for Global Design Project, challenge #GDP075…which requires a winged creature(s) on the card.

The second challenge came from The Paper Players, Clean & Simple Challenge #332, having the sentiment as the focal point of the card.

To combine this card into two challenges, I started with some 1/2″ strips of Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy and Delightful Dijon card stock, gluing them diagonally across a 2″x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla.

Next, I used a die from the Timeless Tags Thinlits and cut out the tiny little butterflies which are glued to the striped background.  “Hello” was cut using the Hello You Thinlits and Gold Glimmer Paper.  The stamped sentiment is from Birthday Blooms stamp set.

The butterflies are small enough so as not to steal the show, leaving the sentiment “hello, dear friend” as the focal point of my card.  I hope you like it!

Timeless Tags for #GDP075 and #PP332, by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Products used are shown below and can be ordered from my store by clicking on any thumbnail pictures below.  If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would love it if you’d pick me!

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Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Card

Occasionally I end up with a mess on my crafting table (okay, not just occasionally, any time I’m in the room!!).  Invariably the mess contains leftover pieces of card stock or pieces that were cut or die cut and then cast aside.  And sometimes those pieces catch my eye and I start playing and end up with an acceptable card.  Such was the case with this card which I am sharing with you today.  It features the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits from the 2017 Occasions Catalog by Stampin’ Up!

Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Card by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Card…the details

The colors I used are Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.

I cut two sets of dragonflies in Early Espresso and Very Vanilla, off-setting the two colors before popping them up on the brick wall background.  It takes some very tiny pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals to accomplish that task!

The dragonflies are brushed lightly with my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

The accent hearts are punched from my favorite go-to punch, Confetti Hearts Border Punch, which I use so much I think I’d be lost without it!


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Detailed Dragonfly with Puzzle-Pieced Background Technique

Detailed Dragonfly with Window Box and Puzzle-pieced Background Technique, by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Detailed Dragonfly with Puzzle-Pieced Background Technique

I cut this large detailed dragonfly from a panel that had been sponged with So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. I then cut out a black dragonfly, snipped off the wings and glued the black body to the sponged dragonfly.  All of this was accomplished with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits from the Stampin’ Up 2017 Occasions Catalog.

The puzzle-pieced background technique…

The multi-colored background was made by layering three different panels (all 4″X  5.25″) together and cutting them at the same time.  To do this puzzle technique, you’ll want to number the corners 1,2,3 & 4 on the backside of each panel before cutting them. Layer them with the numbers in the same positions before cutting. When you end up with 4 pieces of each color, it gets mighty confusing to piece them back together. To do so, you’ll use one corner labeled #1, one of #2, and so on.  I hope that makes sense!

I glued my puzzle panels onto a black panel 4″ x 5.25″ before embossing them with the Hexagon Dynamics embossing folder.

The olive hexagon was made using the Window Box Thinlit and is layered over a piece of  black glimmer paper.  “For you” was cut with a die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit set.  I added a little sparkle to the dragonfly with my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

All of the products are listed below and can be ordered (with the exception of the Black Glimmer Paper which is no longer available) by visiting my Stampin’ Up store here.

I hope you like my card!

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Mediterranean Moments from Stampin’ Up!

Mediterranean Moments from Stampin’ Up!

Mediterranean Moments from Stampin' Up!, by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com, Occasions 2017 Catalog

Coloring made simple

Mediterranean Moments is a wonderful new stamp set featured in the Stampin’ Up 2017 Occasions Catalog.  The images are very detailed, which are beautiful when colored in, but can also be intimidating if coloring is not your cup of tea.

I wanted my image to have a soft and dreamy feel to it, so instead of traditional coloring, I used sponge daubers.  With just a touch of Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede, this Mediterranean scene beckons for a visit.  To finish off the card, I pulled out some retired background stamps (French Script & Filigree) and used them on the banners.

Finishing touches…

I made a bow from some ivory organdy ribbon, but it was just too plain.  To remedy that, I used my heat tool to melt the 100% Nylon ribbon, which gave the bow the vintage look I was hoping for.  After adding a couple pearls to the pink banner, I gave this card two thumbs up.  I hope you like it!


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Up & Away on Valentine’s Day!

Up & Away on Valentine’s Day!Up & Away Valentine Card by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com, Stampin' Up! Occasions 2017 Catalog, Lift me Up bundle

From trash to treasure

When I am preparing for a class, I cut a lot of card stock and end up with strips of “trash” that I simply refuse to throw away. My stash of strips is growing and I had to find a way to use them.  I used three colors of strips to create this background for today’s Valentine card.

How I did it…

First I glued the 1/2″ strips to a 4″ x 5.25″ panel and then embossed the completed panel with Falling Petals Embossing Folder. The strip colors are Real Red, Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo. I cut the Up & Away Thinlit hot air balloon out of Pink Pirouette and embellished it with some left-over Paper Pumpkin enamel circles.

I hope your Valentine’s Day is filled with sweetness and love!

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Dreamy Dragonfly Wedding Card


Detailed Dragonfly Wedding Card by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com, Stampin' Up! Occasions 2017 Catalog

Dreamy Dragonfly Wedding Card

Today I have a very simple but elegant wedding card to share with you.  The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases and was embossed in silver and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit was used with white card stock and is accented with silver foil paper.  I used Pretty Paisleys Textured Embossing Folder as the border.

Product details…

Stampin’ Up’s Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits are available from the 2017 Occasions Catalog and can be purchased from my store. The thinlits are available separately or as a bundle with the coordinating stamp set, Dragonfly Dreams, and can be purchased at a 10% discount here.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored and delighted if you would choose me. Thanks for stopping by today!

Beautiful,Oh So Succulent

Oh So Succulent card by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com, all products by Stampin' Up!

I have been stamping for 23 years, 15 of them as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator.  In all of those years, I have accumulated hundreds of flower stamps, but never a succulent.  Because of my flower stamp stash, I tend to overlook new flower stamps unless it’s something new and different.  When I opened the 2017 Occasions Catalog and saw the beautiful Oh So Succulent set, I knew I had to get it.  It has so many different stamps and framelits that the possibilities are endless and I have had so much fun creating with them.  Succulents seem to be popping up all over the place these days, so it’s definitely trendy and I am enjoying them!  I even went so far as to decorate my guest bathroom with them!

Beautiful, Oh So Succulent

This card was one that I made for my Creative Card Design classes in January and I used the same color scheme that was featured in the Occasions Catalog.  I added a dark green panel in Always Artichoke as the background, so that the succulent colors would really pop.  The sentiment was embossed in white on the Rich Razzleberry panel.  The iridescent sequins were leftovers from a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Speaking of Paper Pumpkin…

If you’re not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, it is a paper crafting kit that arrives as a monthly surprise in your mailbox.  It always includes a stamp set, ink spot(s), adhesives and all of the components for that months project.  Every month it’s something different and always comes as a surprise.  For more information or to sign up, visit this page. Give it a try and experience the fun!

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Window Box Candle Card

Window Box Candle Card by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Seize the cake and blow out those candles!

I used black card stock and a candle die from the Window Box Thinlits to make this candle card, placing pieces of colored paper behind the openings.  The die has a row of five candles, so it took three passes through the Big Shot to complete the strip.

When Stampin’ Up comes out with new die sets, I always like to consider how I might use some of the smaller dies in the set, which are sometimes easy to overlook.  They often include things like little words, bows, tags, edgings, or, in this case, candles!

I chose bright colors which make this a very festive birthday card.  Don’t you agree?

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