Thursday, May 31, 2012

Create Your Own Embossing Folder by Jane Johnson

Hello!  Today I want to share with you how to create your own embossing folder using the gorgeous baby dies from Whiff of Joy!!  You can, of course, adapt it for use with any of the other dies too!  I'm thinking the butterlfly dies would be nice too!  I have also created a baby card using the embossing folder and will show you the step by step details to make that too!  

You will need:


 Cut out the Bundle of Joy die shapes several times from scrap cardstock.  Use the thickest cardstock that your die cutting machine will cut with the dies.  I cut out the shapes four times.

 Arrange the die cut shapes in a random pattern on a piece of cardstock and glue down.  You will achieve a more natural looking embossing pattern if you let some of the shapes overhang the edges of the cardstock as shown.

 Trim the pieces that overhand flush with the edge of the cardstock.

 Your custom embossing folder is now ready to use!!  I use a Vagabond for die cutting/embossing and I simply ran my embossing folder through with a rubber embossing mat above and below the mat and the cardstock I was embossing (ie: rubber mat/embossing folder/cardstock/rubber mat) but you will need to experiment with whatever machine you're using to find out what you'll need to create the best impression on your cardstock!

 I have chosen to emboss a piece of pale pink pearlescent cardstock, which you can see in the photo above after it has been embossed!  The rest of my instructions are the step by step to make my baby card.

 Round the top corners of the embossed cardstock and then ink the edges with pink chalk.

 Create your card blank and then die cut the bottom edge with the Fancy Hearts border die.

 Cut out the Hallo Baby shapes from white cardstock.

 Trim the bow from the rattle die cut so that it looks like the one in my photo above.

 Attach the embossed panel to the card and add a piece of ribbon along the bottom.  I have used the gorgeous ribbon from Whiff of Joy.  Add the rattle and Hall Baby die cuts to the card as shown.  I have added foam pads underneath the rattle for some extra dimension.

 Tie a bow from the ribbon and attach to the rattle to replace the original bow cut off in step 9.  Try my bow tutorial here to tie the perfect neat bow!!

Here is my finished card!  Don't forget to keep your custom embossing folder!  I hope you like my tutorial and have fun creating your own embossing folders!

Jane x


  1. Hi Jane, that's such a great idea, fantastic. Thank you very much for this insipiration, it will solve exactely a "problem" I have at the moment (not having embossing folder for baby cards).
    Big Hugs Claudia

  2. Thank You for this tutorial. And... a wonderful card
    Liebe Grüße

  3. Thank for tutorial. very interesting

  4. Wow, that is a great idea, thanks for the tutorial, I'll be giving that a go. Off to see you bow tute now. Hugs lin

  5. Wow.....great idea!!! Thanks so much!!!

  6. I can't wait to try this! Clever and fun-a great combination and a
    pretty card, too.

  7. Fantastic idea Jane! Love this!
    Hugs Jeanette xxo

  8. Great Tutorial Thanks for sharing.


  9. Fabulous Jane! What a terrific idea!!
    Katharina x

  10. Brilliant tutorial Jane, the card looks fabulous. Teresa xx


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