You Can Emboss These?


Here’s a quick post to show you how I use my embossing folders in different ways.  

When I take the time to create a card I can’t seem to put it into a plain envelope.  I decided I can emboss the left edge of the envelope to add some texture.  You don’t want to emboss the entire envelope as it may interfere with the stamps sticking properly.

Embossing folders, embossing envelopes,

When I create a card with embellishments that may create a ‘lump’ when I insert it into the envelope, I came up with a solution.  I create a folder to cover the card and emboss it to add some texture.  When I insert it into the envelope, it helps to hide some of the embellishments and smooth out the envelope.  Sometimes this allows me to send the card without additional postage.  (This cut hedgehog is actually a button.  I simply cut off the back part and adhered it to my card!)

I hope this gives you a couple of ideas on how to stretch your embossing folder uses.

Enjoy your crafting day and thank you for visiting my blog today!



Patterned Paper Scraps!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I wanted to share a card I created using scraps of patterned papers I have had in my stash for a few years. (Good thing papers don’t go bad if you keep them protected from sunlight and moisture!)

I cut strips of patterned papers and placed them over another piece of patterned paper to create the background of this card. I love the different angles!


When I couldn’t decide on what greeting to use, I just used a few from an older stamp set from Hero Arts. If you take care of your stamps, they will last a very long time! (Especially stamps from quality companies.)

I still have a large collection of patterned papers and will create more cards using them in different ways that I will share. I hope this inspires you to use your paper scraps!

Enjoy your crafting day and thank you for visiting today!

~~~ Vickie ~~~

Taking a Break!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Life keeps us busy, as you all know. I know I have been, and continue to be, very busy in my personal life. My two sons will be getting married in March and May. I am so excited to welcome two beautiful daughter-in-laws into our family!

My time will be spent preparing for these two special events, so I will be taking a break from posting on this blog.

I will continue to post cards I have created on my Instagram account. I hope you will check it out to see what I have been up to. I will also continue to be active on my facebook page. Perhaps something I created will inspire you!

Embossed thank you card with flowers and butterfly created by HorseMark Cards.

It is always fun to ‘go back in time’ to visit past posts I have here. Lots of ideas for creating cards and tips for using craft supplies, as well as a few ways to use different items, may give you some ideas you can use!

I hope to be back soon with new posts and ideas for creating cards. You can follow me by adding your e-mail to be notified of my next post.

Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy crafting in your creative world!

~~~Vickie Horsfall~~~

Who Put That in a Mailbox?

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am back to share what I have been up to lately. I fell in love with the mailbox stamp and die set from Spellbinder’s.

Here are a few of the cards I created using this set from Spellbinder’s Mailbox Die set.

I used patterned paper scraps on the background of this card. Balloons in the mailbox are perfect for a birthday card. The little pooch adds some whimsy to this fun card!

I created card for a wonderful man who has two beach houses. Seashells and starfish happen to wash up on shore and found their way to this mailbox. I can see this as a thank you card if you have rented a beach house for a fun vacation!

Any mail carrier would love to receive a card thanking them for delivering your mail and giving the neighborhood dogs a treat. I would think this card would make them smile!

This mailbox could also have newspapers in the box for the person who delivers your newspaper. (Yes, some people still have a newspaper delivered to their homes!)

I loved creating this card for a special person who loves cats! I fussy cut each cat from a background stamp. It seemed appropriate that cats would be curious about the inside of a mailbox. Such a fun card!

There are endless possibilities for using this mailbox die set…

Filling it with baby items and stamping ‘Special Delivery’ on the front would make a cute baby shower card! I am also thinking of flowers, small forest animals, candy and fishing and other hobby supplies to be used for so many occasions!

I hope you enjoyed these cards and hopefullyI have inspired you to create your own mailbox cards! What will you put in the mail?

Thank you for visiting and enjoy your creating time!


Cats, Mice, Fish & Birds Pocket Card!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I wanted to share a cute pocket card I created. It was simple to make and is the perfect card to send a note of encouragement to someone. I hope it makes them smile!

pocket card with cats, mice and fish

I plan on creating more of these easy to make pocket cards. It is a great way to use up smaller pieces of my patterned papers. Have you made a pocket card?

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Enjoy your crafting day…or evening!

~~ Vickie Horsfall ~~