It took me a few times browsing through the Occasions catalog until I spotted the Simples Stripes embossing folder on page 5. At first I wasn't so wowed. I thought: that's nice but is it a must-have? Not really.
But I ordered it anyway because I have a weekly YouTube video featuring the Big Shot and I thought this would be a nice product to have. And nice it is!
Last week I did a Facebook Live event showing off this folder and all of it's potential. Click here to watch (and don't forget to follow my page!)
Here's just one of the cards I made to share on my Facebook Live video - I created the diagonal stripes layer using the folder to add interest to the phrase and ribbon element. Hint: this layer has to be a bit smaller than usual so that it would fit on an angle inside the folder.
I love the color choices - they draw attention to the card, making this a perfect way to wish a friend an exciting happy birthday!
Picture Perfect Birthday card
Stamp Set: Picture Perfect Birthday (145519)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper and cutting dimensions:
Lemon Lime Twist: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Basic Black: 4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White: 3 3/4" x 5"
Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Simple Stripes embossing folder (145648), Layering Circles framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals