This may not be new to you to ink your embossing folder to get an inked embossed image.

I think it is rather cool . . . Take a look at this video tutorial:

It is amazing how the versamark ink adds so much to this card!!

And the new Share What You Love new specialty designer series paper adds so very much beauty to this card.

I’m finding many Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators are loving this Gotta Have It All Bundle from the Share What You Love early release suite.

This comes at a great time to get some of the Last Chance Bundles available until May 31, 2018 or while supplies last.

I love combining some of the old with the new . . . which works beautifully with this new designer series paper!

Before I continue gabbing about this suite of products and the card, let me give you a shopping list:


I gave you quite a variety of bundles and stamps you may want to use for your card using the designer series paper everyone is so excited about using in their projects.

Once you get your hands on this specialty designer series paper you will be making card after card after card . . .

Everyone has their own favorite stamps and style which makes this Share What You Love specialty designer series paper so wonderful — it goes with everything!!

I love the doilies which give a vintage look to your card. That lacy quality that wasn’t used in making this particular card, but it would be a lovely touch.

While making the shopping list above, I was once again felt a pang of sadness seeing so many of the stamp sets retiring, but then I think of what is coming . . . and my sadness is turned to excitement!!

I’m pleased so many stamps and dies are returning in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I’m delighted by the number of new suites, bundles, stamps, etc. that will be available to purchase in June, 2018.

I like bringing out my bundles from the current catalog and using them with this new designer series paper. I also enjoy bringing out the dancing lady and the girl under the umbrella. And, lately, I’ve grown rather fond of the older woman with her fur coat and the one without her coat . . . as though she is leading a tour . . .

I should have added the puppy, kitten and pigs . . . but I’m sure you’ll find what you love in order to bring some “life” into your cards.

I do love the idea of using the Versamark Ink Pad on the embossing folder to create a beautiful image on the die cut letters.

You can die cut a variety of letters to spell out sentiments and names — yet there may be a limit to what will fit . . . but you can be quite creative . . .

I know the alphabet letters were used quite a lot last Christmas with the eclipse cards using JOY, NOEL, MERRY, PRAISE . . . I’m sure you can add to the list with ideas of your own you can use now and for upcoming holidays . . .  And using different embossing folders to decorate them.

I do love learning new techniques and applying them to different embossing folders for celebrating different holidays.

I know I have much to learn . . . and remember for upcoming holidays and celebrations, so I sometimes work ahead — if I want to try something for Christmas, I do it . . . or Thanksgiving and even Halloween . . .

I do hope all the Mothers out there are having a lovely Mother’s Day!!

I’ve rambled on and on quite a bit . . . Hopefully, there was something informative you found helpful.

Thanks for stopping by . . . and shopping with me!