Holly Flourish Embossing Folder Slimline Christmas Card

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Holly Flourish Embossing Folder Winter Wonderland Kit Celebrate the Season Sled Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Spellbinders Holly Flourish Embossing Folder Slimline Christmas Card

Hello, Friends!  Elegant card backgrounds are quick and easy thanks to the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Holly Flourish Embossing Folder.  It’s been a while since I’ve played with the dry embossing technique, and I had forgotten how magical it really is!  It’s truly as simple as 1, 2, 3.

  • First, cut a piece of paper to fit inside the 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ embossing folder.
  • Next, mist the paper lightly with water.  This helps to keep the paper from cracking as it runs through the embossing machine.
  • Now build the embossing folder sandwich for  your personal die cutting machine.
  • Then run the plates through the machine and clap your hands with delight as the embossed design appears on your paper.

There’s simply not a paper crafting technique that achieves such dramatic effects with such a small amount of effort.

Put Your Scraps to Work!

I had a few pretty scraps left from my adventures with the Winter Wonderland, but not really enough to make a slimline card. And that’s another nice thing about embossing folders: you can make a really terrific paper layer with just plain white cardstock.  Then you add a pop of color with a bit of patterned paper, as I did here.

TIP: Yes, you can use 6″ wide paper on a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ slimline card!  Cut your scraps to a height of 2″, then overlap them as a belly band.  Then, cover the joint where the papers overlapped with focal image.  Easy, peasy!

Celebrate the Seasons Sled

I am such a fan of this Celebrate the Seasons Winter Sled die!  Not only does it create the cutest little sled, it also has greenery and floral dies.  This time, instead of using the ice skate dies, I dressed up the sled with a little jingle bell cluster.   Then I finished out the card with the puffy sticker sentiments from Winter Wonderland.

A Peek Inside

Use the off cut of the Holly Flourish embossed paper to line the pocket inside your card.  Once again, I had to paper piece patterns to cover the inside of the card.  Then I used die cut shapes from the kit to cover up the joints.

I had just enough paper left over to create a little gift card wallet to tuck inside the pocket.

If you’d like to see other samples made with the Celebrate the Season Sled, please click HERE.

To see more projects made with Winter Wonderland , please click here.

You can find a linked supply list for all the products used in this project below the post.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Thanks for letting me pop in and say hello!




8 thoughts on “Holly Flourish Embossing Folder Slimline Christmas Card

  1. Claire Gagne

    I love the slimline cards Kathy. Like that embossing folder as well. May need to get this one. Getting cooler here now & just hate the thought of what lies ahead up here. Be well, be safe & TYFS

  2. MaryH

    What a festive card and the marvel of your ability of scrap usage is unbelievable. I love those frosty bell embellishments and the sled die is a great focal piece. Love how you just whip up a beautiful card from pieces most would discard! Glad you entered the Can You Handle the Pressure.

  3. Judy Woodland

    Such a beautiful card. So many elements, and lots going on, but it all works perfectly together. Great design!!!! Wonderful work here, thanks so much for playing along with us over at Can You Handle the Pressure, hope to see you back again soon!
    Judy~ DD DT

  4. Martha Rollin

    I enjoy seeing Christmas cards in traditional colors. Love the dimension of your focal image. Those bells are so sweet on this card! Yes, I need to push myself to use my embossing folders more often. Lovely card!

  5. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, I really like your slim line cards. Especially Christmas cards. They take me back to the 60s when slim lines were all the rage. Ooops I think I just dated myself. This card is so gorgeous. While I do like non traditional colors for Christmas, the red white and greens can’t be beat. Your embellishments are just beautiful and I love the cardinals! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  6. soozyb2013

    Really noticing the temperature change now and the leaves are starting to turn colour. It’s what is next that I don’t like much and that is winter.
    Lovely card Kathy and the little sled is pretty cute. Thanks for sharing this one, it’s all in the layers 😉

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