Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday Finds: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

Friday Finds: Where I scour the Internet in search of cool designs

The new "See Ya Later" stamp set was just begging me to create an alligator and after some tweaking, I think I came up with a "snappy" design. The "Decorative Dots" Embossing Folder provided the perfect nubbly skin and the "Banner Punch" created the snapping teeth. What do these THREE products have in common? With every $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration, you can earn one of these products for FREE (until March 31st, 2014).

Seriously, aren't these alligators just the cutest thing? Wouldn't these guys make a fun birthday invitation or even a birthday card? If you want to know how to make these cute critters, just keep scrolling down for a tutorial. Find out the supplies you'll need and where to get them HERE!

Decorative Dots Embossing Folder Finds
Here are some other great ideas to try with Decorative Dots Embossing Folder...

Banner Punch Sun Card
by Jen Timko
Black & White Banner Card
by Kate Benade
Valentine’s Treat
by Amy Storrie

Alligator Card Tutorial

Start with an 11" x 4" piece of Always Artichoke Card Stock. On the 11" side, score at the 5-1/2" mark. Fold the card stock in half along the score line.

Run the card base through the Big Shot with the largest Labels Collection Framelit, making sure to line up the open bottom of the card with the edge of the framelit. Note: Part of the fold (see red arrows) sits slightly inside of the framelit when cut, keeping the fold intact.

With the open end of the card stock facing you, cut the Card Base along the lines as indicated, using your Stampin' Trimmer.

Here is what the base looks like, once it's cut. Discard the edge pieces.

Ink up the inside, logo side of your Decorative Dots Embossing Folder with Always Artichoke ink.

Place the card base in the folder and run it through the Big Shot.

Punch the following pieces:
  • TWO Crushed Curry Ovals
  • TWO 1/2" Basic Black Circles
  • TWO 1/2" Always Artichoke Circles (ink circles on Always Artichoke ink pad)
  • FOUR Whisper White Banners

    Adhere the banners to the inside of the card to resemble teeth.

    Cut TWO Pistachio Pudding Card Stock Pieces using the second largest Labels Collection Framelit and the Big Shot. Trim the sides of the Pistachio pieces, just like the Always Artichoke card base. Also stamp the "See Ya Later" greeting on Whisper White card stock and Always Artichoke ink and attach to one of the Pistachio pieces.

    Adhere the Pistachio pieces to the inside of the card to resemble the Alligator's mouth.

    Use the remaining punched pieces to create the Alligator's face.

    Stampin’ Up! Supplies
    click on the product for price and details

  • Stamp Sets: See Ya Later (Wood, Cling)*
  • Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
  • Ink: Always Artichoke
  • Tools: Simply Scored, Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits,
    Decorative Dots Embossing Folder*, Small Oval Punch, 1/2 Inch Circle Punch,
    Banner Punch*, Stampin' Trimmer

    *FREE with $50 order until March 31st, 2014. Click HERE for details.

    Thanks for visiting!! I love reading your comments!!


    1. My goodness this is cute!! Thanks for the shout out too!

    2. You are so very creative….that embossing folder is perfect.

    3. So CUTE! Thanks for a smile on a cold, dark day!

    4. This is great, thanks for sharing.

    5. What a fun alligator you made Brenda.
      Thank you for the tutorial, my son is going to love this one.

    6. Brenda, you are an amazing creative woman! How do you come up with these things? Sooooooo cute! Thank you for sharing!

    7. Genius! You're a stinkin' GENIUS! Paper manipulator extraordinaire. You continue to amaze me both with your creativity and your generosity. Thank you, Brenda!

    8. Brenda! This is just so CUTE! Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

    9. Hi Brenda, your Alligator is sooooo good.
      Rene from OZ xo

    10. There are so many words for this tutorial. You are so amazing with all your tutorials. Thank you so much for sharing.

    11. This is so cool, little boys would love it.
      TFS Brenda

    12. I just made up this card - it's one of my all-time favorites! Thanks again for your great tutorial. I've share it with many.

    13. this is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!! I love it!! Thank you so much for sharing this!

    14. Thanks so much for sharing this. it's so cute.

    15. Soooo Cute; I love this!! TFS!