Designer Frames

Aug 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Announcements, archives, Designer Frames

New Embossing Folders!

Stampin’ Up! rolled out two new embossing folders with the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog, and my post for today is featuring one of them.  They’re called the "Designer Frames" and you get two of them in the package!  I’ve shown an image of them below – aren’t they great?  You can see that this card is a fairly simple design, but the embossed oval gives it just the perfect amount of pizzazz.

Two of my friends and I (Lynne Miller & Amy Belloli – they’re also Stampin’ Up! demos) were playing with the new product that we had ordered recently and we wanted to try out these embossing folders.  We used what we had on hand and this is the result! 

They’re perfect for framing images or words, and as you can see with this card, I chose to stamp and punch out the image that I placed within the Oval Designer Frame.  But, you could stamp directly on the cardstock that was embossed as well.

I love, love, love the new In Color ribbons (for the 2011-2012 colors) – the ruffles are the bomb!

Here are some tips on using these folders:

  • I used the X-Large Oval punch to punch out my image and it fits perfectly. But, like I said earlier, you may choose to stamp your image directly onto the embossed cardstock.
  • I used a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock as the front of this card to be embossed (that was before I decided to add a layer of designer series paper at the bottom) and found that if you roll the embossing folder all the way through the Big Shot and roll the paper out, the folder will leave a crease in the paper.  ***The folders are just half size folders (they measure 4 1/2" x 2 7/8"), so you can see that they cover only 1/2 of your card.  That’s why it could leave a crease…..where it ends, halfway through the card.  What I did to eliminate this was to just roll the folder through the Big Shot until I knew that the embossed part of the folder was through it (but not to the edge of the folder), and then I rolled the Big Shot handle in reverse to pull the cardstock back out.  That kept the crease from occurring.  Hope you understand this – it’s a bit hard to describe!
  • I colored the stamp using Stampin’ Write markers to give it that multi-colored look, then huffed on it and stamped on the cardstock.
  • Stamp Set(s):  Happiest Birthday Wishes – Hostess (#122617)
  • Ink:  The 2011-2012 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (#123002)
  • Paper:  Calypso Coral (#122925), Whisper White (#100730), Just Add Cake DSP (#124339)
  • Accessories:  Island Indigo 3/8" ruffled ribbon (#122974), Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#123130)


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you’ve been inspired by my creation! 

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  1. Love, love, love the new designer frames!!! I was having the same problem with the paper showing the edges of the folder, but thank you for letting me know what I have to do to fix that problem. I think this little guys will be around for a long time!!!

  2. Great tip about only cranking the die part way thru….everyone else is saying to use shims and change the sandwich, etc. which gets complicated and hard to remember for me as well as my customer. Stopping before you get to the far edge is an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing it….great card, too! Jan

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