I’m always looking for fun new ways to use scrapbook paper. On a recent trip to Urban Scrapbook, they had a gift box made of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core, naturally I couldn’t wait to try it. This paper allows you to sand away some of the colour for a vintage or aged look. Which makes Kraft-Core a great choice for your Embossing Folders.
This embossing folder was the perfect size for the pillow box template I’ve use so often. There’s an endless selection of folders for every possible project. First, put your pre-cut paper into the folder, make sure the raised pattern will fall on the right side of your paper.
Run the folder with the paper through a Big Shot or similar tool. It leaves a beautiful raised pattern.
Use a sanding block to lightly sand away colour here and there for a vintage or shabby chic look.
You can see the before & after results are stunning. It’s best to sand lightly, you can always sand a little more if you wish.
Once folded and glued, you’re ready to decorate. Here’s how I decorated mine.
I used the same Bird Die Cut from PoppyStamps Inc on the Aqua Gift Purse the other day. The Banner and Ovals are all die cuts on the Big Shot. The Banner was stamped with ‘My Favorite Things alphabet stamp. I’m loving this stamp set. It has very small characters perfect for the die cut banner.