Remember When Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to the REMEMBER WHEN BLOG HOP! This hop was so much fun to be a part of! Im sure we all have some older craft items and tools in our stash, so why not bust them out to see what we can create? I found some sticker frames and things from an old scrapbook kit I had, and I also tried embossing with my toaster. I had never tried the toaster technique before, but others have told me that’s how they did it “back in the day”, so I just HAD to give it a shot! I have a video of the whole process for you to watch. Stay tuned for a peek into my HIGH SCHOOL scrapbook and some extra footage at the end!

Embossing with a toaster actually surprised me at how well it worked! I melted the powder fairly quickly and didn’t warp my paper all that much. I used this technique on a simpler LAWN FAWN STAMP SET, as well as a more detailed background stamp from BRUTUS MONROE. I also used my RAVEN EMBOSSING POWDER and my PENNY EMBOSSING POWDER.
Remember when blog hop +GIVEAWAY!
Once my embossing was done, I turned my background stamp into a card. I sifted through all the self-adhesive frames from my scrapbooking kit and found one I liked. I added a bit more adhesive to the backside of the frame, and then adhered it down to my background and then trimmed the sides.
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Since the frame wasn’t a traditional card size, I just trimmed down my card base to fit my card. It ended up being a bit narrower than a A2 card, but its still a decent size to write a quick note in.
I also took the inside square from the frame, trimmed it down, added some string, and then adhered it to my card base as well. I think this just tied the look together. To finish it off, I added the sentiment “thanks” from one of my LAWN FAWN SCRIPTY WORD DIES.
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I also added just a bit of WINK OF STELLA on top of the die cut sentiment for some extra shimmer!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please follow the links below to continue hopping along on this hop!
***GIVEAWAY!***
I am giving away one embellishment kit from BUTTONS, GALORE & MORE to one lucky USA follower! All you have to do is leave a comment below to be entered! I will randomly select a winner and announce it here on my blog April 18th. If you choose to enter, PLEASE check back to see if you have won (I’ve had winners in the past that I have no way of contacting that have lost out on prizes). Good luck!
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16 Comments Add yours

  1. preeti d. says:

    Beautiful card 🙂

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  2. erinkreed says:

    such an elegant card!!!

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  3. What a cool technique – never heard of that!

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  4. katiel238 says:

    Stunning card

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  5. Becky Swartzlander says:

    This is so cool! Never would have thought about a toaster. Lol TFS

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  6. Donna Goggin says:

    Thanks for showing the toaster embossing just in case I need it.😀

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  7. LaDonna Caperton says:

    Beautiful card!

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  8. ruthebless1007 says:

    Sorry I ment embossing not embarrassing, that’s the lovely spell check!

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  9. Gail Tuthill says:

    OMG! I’ve never heard of embossing with a toaster, but it looks great! Lovely card! TFS!

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  10. ruthebless1007 says:

    Wow, I learned something new! I didn’t know you could emboss with toaster. Also I always got embarrassing and foiling confused, watching you do this tutorial cleared that up! Thanks

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  11. Connie Hall says:

    Wonderful tutorial. Lovely project.

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  12. KT Fit Kitty says:

    Lovely card! Such a cool blog hop! I need to dust off some of my old stash!

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  13. lisammoen says:

    Never heard of the toaster technique, how cool! Lovely card!

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  14. F. Andre says:

    Gorgeous card, and you’re a brave woman. As a new crafter I’m enjoying seeing these techniques.

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  15. Sue D says:

    Pretty card and I enjoyed seeing you emboss with the toaster. Cute footage at the end too!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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