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How to emboss Framelits (using *NEW* Stampin' Up! Deco Label)

The new Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalog is available now through your local demonstrator. There are two new designs to add to the exclusive Pop 'n Cuts collection at Stampin' Up! - the Label Pop 'n Cuts Insert, plus companion Deco Label Framelits to decorate.

SU TY Butterfly Front

There are four nesting labels in the Framelits set, including larger ones for the fronts of cards, in addition to one that will perfectly fit the Pop 'n Cuts insert, leaving a little shadow. Look how nicely the Framelits work with the From My Heart stamp set. I also used Polka Dot Parade DSP and Not Quite Navy ink, plus the Beautiful Wings Embosslits for the butterflies, cut from Glimmer Paper and attached with wire.

SU TY Butterfly Details

The cool embossed effect with the Framelits is the focus of today's tutorial. Let's look at the card's inside first:

SU TY Butterfly Inside

You can see that the new Label Pop 'n Cuts insert fits in the Pop 'n Cuts Card Base to cut a very quick, easy and generic pop-up card. I used the same stamp set and the same glimmer butterfly motif inside the card.

SU TY Butterfly Details2

This close-up photo will show how the Deco Label Framelits fit on the PNC and leaves a slight shadow all the way around. To ink the greetings, I used Stampin' Write markers in Not Quite Navy and Black directly on the stamps. I was inspired by Fran to make two-tone greetings. Hers always look so nice! I used wire to suspend the butterflies, taping the ends to the front of the pop-up before adding the decorator label over the top.

Here's how I achieved the embossed look to my Framelits:


01 Supplies
1. Use Sizzix 655120 Impressions Pad (rigid) and 655121 Silicone Rubber pad (flexible)
02 Emboss1
2. On Tab 1 of the Big Shot Multi-purpose platform, place the rigid pad, then the silicone pad, then the paper (face up), then the Framelits (blade up)
03 Emboss2
3. Add a standard cutting pad over the top and roll through the Big Shot
04 Emboss3
4. Remove the die and see how it has debossed the paper
05 Cut1
5. Switch to Tab 2 of the Multipurpose platform and make a standard Framelits sandwich, using a larger Framelits die from the set. Use a standard cutting pad on Tab 2, then the paper (face up), then the die (blade down), then another standard cutting pad. Roll through the machine.
06 Cut2
6. Remove the paper from the die.
07 Ink
7. Ink (if desired) to show the embossed/debossed areas.

Add the inked label to a Pop 'n Cuts card for a quick impressive card!

SU Thank You Butterfly Card

Besides Pop 'n Cuts (naturally), what are your favorite new products in the new Stampin' Up! catalog? I am excited to try the new Big Shot Magnetic Platform with my Framelits.

I am also excited to see some fun ideas with the new Label Pop 'n Cuts Insert and matching Deco Label Framelits!