Ringed With Nature Hybrid Embossing Folder

We all know what an embossing folder is:  a way to add touchable texture to a stamping project. But what is a hybrid embossing folder? Hybrid embossing is a step up from using an embossing folder.  Let’s look at the latest Stampin’ Up! Hybrid Embossing Folder, the Ringed with Nature Hybrid Embossing Folder.

Ringed With Nature Bundle

The Ringed with Nature stamp set is one of those multi options sets.  In other words:  it’s great for a variety of seasons and occasions.  It has a lot of images for all four seasons and the sentiments also work for many cards.  The stamp set and the Hybrid Embossing folder come as a bundle (save 10% when you purchase the bundle) and you CAN buy them separately.

Here’s how the Ringed with Nature Hybrid Embossing Folder works:

Cut and Emboss at one Time

It contains an embossing folder and dies to use with it. The dies fit into the embossing images in the folder so that you can run it thru the Stampin‘ Cut & Emboss machine and emboss the texture while you cut the image.

Emboss Only or Cut Only

You can use the embossing folder WITHOUT the dies and get an embossed look only.  The dies may also be used WITHOUT the embossing folder to cut out separate elements for your project. See examples of both of these on this card.

You can also stamp, cut, and layer pieces of the rings with outer bark design and inner wood design to show a slice of tree.  Of course, you’re not REALLY cutting bark and wood, just paper representations of them!  But they look very realistic. 

There are additional dies to cut an acorn, berries, small wood branches (logs?), leaves, and the split centers of wood.

FREE Coordinating DSP

Some shapes can be cut from the FREE coordinating Sale-a Bration item, Rings of Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) FREE with a $50 purchase July 1-Aug 31, 2022). Don’t Delay! Sale-a-bration ends soon!

Special Tip

TIP:  I laid the individual rings dies on the embossing folder and then labeled the embossing folder and the rings from 1-5 (top to bottom) with a permanent marker so that when I want to cut and emboss single images I can place the die quickly in the proper place.

Card Instructions

  1. Cut a 5-1/2” X 8-1/2” card base from Crumb Cake cardstock. Fold and burnish for a horizontal card base.
  2. Cut a 3-3/4” X 5” piece of Basic White cardstock
  3. Cut a 1-3/8” X 5 piece of the Rings of Love DSP.  I used the paper with the pattern leaves, flowers, and butterflies.
  4. Cut and emboss one of the rings with border from Crumb Cake cardstock
  5. Stamp “Just for You” on a small piece of Basic White using Soft Suede ink.
  6. Cut and emboss the Basic White piece using the single ring die that fits around your stamped image to cut the ring that matches the outer ring previously cut and embossed.
  7. Stamp the mushroom stems approximately ¾” from the bottom edge of the Basic White cardstock using Early Espresso and the mushroom tops using Poppy Parade ink.
  8. Adhere the strip of DSP to the lower edge.
  9. Tie a piece of the Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim around the front of the card with a knot toward the left side.
  10. Adhere the white assembled piece to center of the front of the card.


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Vellum Layering Designs

Vellum Layering Designs Trio

Hello and welcome to another FAB Stampers post. This week its Leonie’s turn to share a project and she’s using the stunning Vellum Layering Designs pack.

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From Leonie’s studio “Down Under”

Vellum Layering Designs

I love the Vellum Layering Designs Pack! They can add so much to your projects. I also love that this pack has carried over into the Annual Catalogue.

Vellum 12 x 12 Layering Designs

Vellum is great for adding texture and depth to your projects. It also gives it a touch of elegance and also a vintage feel depending on your project.

Here’s what I’ve created for you

Vellum Layering Designs Trio

The Vellum pack contains 12 sheets of 12x 12 in 3 different designs. Each design comes in black and white and you get 2 sheets of each. Being that there are three different designs I had to make 3 cards to share them.

Layering Designs Cards

Vellum Layering Designs 2

This card uses the map/topography design. I chose the black print of this design as it pops on the Shimmery White behind it. Using the white would also look good with a coloured or dark cardstock background. I do love a black & white card so used Basic Black for the mat and the diecuts.

Vellum Layering Designs 3

I love how this little one turned out. I’ve started with a Navy card base then popped a layer of patterned paper from the Sun Prints Pack. I layered a piece of the white handscript vellum piece between a layer of Shimmery White and Navy and let the Sun Prints piece show through the vellum. It gives a lovely muted affect. To finish off my card I added the sentiment and flower pieces.

Vellum Layering Designs 4

While making the previous card the idea for this one came to mind. It’s like when you used to buy flowers and they’d be wrapped in Newsprint. I cut a circle from the black newsprint piece using the Stylish Shapes DIes. Then folded the circle like a cone and slipped the flowers and stems inside. It’s finished with a bow in the Cotton Trim.

All my sentiments were stamped onto Shimmery White and cut out using the Stylish Shapes Dies (these are a must have!)

I do hope you like these cards today and grab some of that stunning vellum to have a play with it.

The Fixin’s

Here’s the list of products you’ll need to make today’s cards.

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New Magnetic Cutting Plate

Magnetic Plate in Use

One of my favorite things about Stampin’ Up! (in addition to their color coordination) is their commitment to quality. Stampin’ Up! will not sell inferior products. The Magnetic Cutting Plate is the perfect example.

Case in Point

When the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine was introduced, there was also a Magnetic Cutting Plate. If you’ve ever used a magnetic plate, you know just how much difference it can make when precision cutting is required.

But the plate just didn’t cut it! I know that’s “punny”, but in reality, my first cutting plate was seriously warped and unusable after only one set of monthly classes. Demonstrators everywhere rose the alarm and Stampin’ Up! quickly pulled this item from their stock and went back to the drawing board.

We Have a Winner!

With the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, Stampin’ Up! has released a NEW AND IMPROVED Magnetic Cutting Plate!

Such An Improvement

The New Magnetic Cutting Plate is so much better than the previous one. I’ve taken a few photos of mine.

As you can see from the first and second photos, the old Magnetic Plate was backed with some type of vinyl or plastic, while the new Magnetic Plate is backed with metal.

In the third photo, you can see the old plate is quite warped, while the new plate is still flat even after being used in several classes.

And, in the final photo, you can see that the magnet is strong enough to hold an image in place, even when standing on its edge.

Important Info!

Please note that the instructions in the Magnetic Plate packaging are incorrect and are being changed. It does NOT affect your Magnetic Plate and is NOT printed on the plate itself. The instructions did not take into account the extra thickness of the New Magnetic Plate. Here’s the corrected information!

Magnetic Plate Sandwich
New Magnetic Plate Instructions

If you’ve been waiting for the new Magnetic Cutting Plate, it’s here! And, if you’ve never tried a Magnetic Cutting Plate, trust me, you’ll love it!!

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Such a Pretty Face

If you’re wondering about the pretty deer in that last photo, her name is Charlie. Charlie got caught in a fence and broke her leg. She was rescued by Nolin River Wildlife. She was rehabbed and released back into nature. If you’d like more information on this great organization, you can find them HERE.


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