Saturday, May 2, 2015

Using Embossing Strips to Create a Title - We R Memory Keeper's Blog Hop




Hello We R fans, and welcome to our National Scrapbook Day blog hop! 



 If you've just arrived on my blog, you can start the blog hop HERE on the We R blog and hop through all the designers' blogs.  If you arrived here from Traci's blog, you are in the right place! Today I'll be sharing a layout I created using We R's Embossing Strips to create a title.



I'm using We R Memory Keeper's Hello Darling for my layout today. I love the bright, springy colors, and they went perfectly with my bright, springy new bike photo. I wanted to make a title that would really stand out and be a little bit different, so I decided to make a custom title from a WRMK's embossing strip.


It was so easy to do, that I'll be doing it a lot more often. I just ran a white piece of paper though my evolution with the "You Make My Heart Smile" embossing strip from the Fine & Dandy set. Next I trimmed the paper down to the right size. Finally I added ink (I used both gray and navy blue) by rubbing the ink pad directly onto the paper. The embossed area will attract more ink, so the title gets darker than the surrounding area.

For NSD I get to give away a We R Memory Keeper's Sew Easy Starter Kit. I love my Sew Easy, and this kit has everything you need to get hand sewing the easy way on your cards and layouts! All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment. If you don't want to miss any of my future posts, you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Be sure to visit all of the blogs listed below where you’ll find amazing project ideas, tips, and giveaways (each giveaway is different). And don’t forget to check back on Friday to see if you won. Have fun!






Samantha Taylor (you are here): http://www.taylorstamped.blogspot.com/








The giveaways will close on 11:59 pm (mountain time), Thursday, May 7th at midnight and winners will be announced on individual blogs and the We R blog on May 8. 

Good luck, and thanks for stopping by! 

71 comments:

Barbara Carlson said...

never thought to use an embossing folder to create a total - thanks for sharing!

Diana Enns said...

Love all the dimension on your page. its so much fun to use all the techniques available in this crafting field. Would love to win your item.
Thanks

Anisa Rae said...

This tool looks like a great way to add stitching to a project.

rlovew said...

Very cool page- thanks for sharing how you did the title I will have to try that technique!

zub momi said...

Fabulous project! Thanks for sharing :)

Jill said...

What a cool idea. I'll have to try this the next time I bust out my Evolution!

Coletta Cooper said...

I love multiple and creative uses for my tools to change things up! Great tip. I have also wanted to try the sew tool. Looks like fun!

jcobb said...

Great page! Thanks for the tip about the embossing absorbing more of the ink...I did not know that!

Jenifer said...

This page really pops!

Denise Ward said...

The giveaways and inspirations just keep getting better on this hop!!! Embossing is something new for me but I love it! It adds SO MUCH to a card or layout in a quick and easy manner. Sewing is another matter; I didn't get the sewing talent gene from my (fiercely talented) Mom, but perhaps I could get better with this tool kit???
Anyway, Happy Scrapbooking Day!!!

Donna Strander said...

The moe i see the more i want

Pepperwood said...

I love your work!

Linda said...

I love your layout and thanks for the chance to win.

Leslie said...

Gorgeous layout! thanks for sharing

Lady Fair said...

Love your bright LO! Congrats on becoming a WRMK DT member. I definitely need to break out the embossing folders more often, thanks for the inspiration.

Jeff S said...

Fun project...great ideas. The sew tool is wonderful!

Christi said...

Beautiful layout!

Laura Stewart said...

love that blue paper !

Ladybug said...

Adorable LO!! How those strips! Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy! :-)

Janis said...

This is a great idea for the title!!! Love your LO!!!
Thanks for the chance to win your prize. I have had my eye on the Sew Easy products for a long time!!! How fun it would be to win them!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Linda said...

love your titles
the sewing looks like it would be so handy
thank you for the idea

N said...

Happy NSD Samantha! Nice layout. I never thought of using stripes as a background. It looks awesome. What a nice giveaway. I'm liking the idea of creating stitches on some of my pages. I just never had the tools before and hand punching the holes to stitch with would appear to take too much time. So I never tried it. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway. :)

Alexia Misso said...

Happy NSD! Love your layout, the title is fabulous!

Sara said...

Your project is so cool and the giveaway awesome!

Jean Bullock said...

Darling page. What a great idea to use the embossing strip for the sentiment.

Amy C. said...

Cute embellishments on your layout!

Regena said...

Adorable layout!! and great prize..Thanks for the chance

Kaatje said...

great use of things I never tought off

Paula said...

Your page put a smile on my face! Happy NSD! The Sew Easy is an awesome prize!

Sarita Venter said...

Love your layout Would love to win this price!

Theresa Riggs said...

Love the layout! It is gorgeous!

FussBudget said...

I'm so glad I came to your blog to see that the "Sew Easy" is still around. It's my favorite scrapbooking tool and I thought it had stopped being made. I want more designs!!! If you pick my name, please give this to someone else because I already have it all. This tool needs to be advertised more.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fantastic layout!!! Happy happy NSD to you!!!

Monica said...

I love the fact youve used a strong patterned paper as "whitespace" on your layout, it doesnt dominate the layout at all like I thought it might instead it highlights the photo even more!! Love the sew-easy!!! Always wanted one of those!

Camille L said...

What a great idea, thanks for sharing!

cghundley said...

Fun for you with your
new bike! Great looking
layout and thanks for
the giveaway!
Carla from Utah

Lisa Perfetti said...

Love the embossing. Thanks for your knowledge.

Barbara H said...

Would have never thought of using the diagonal stripped paper as a background. Thank you for the inspiration. Pretty layout.

Charity Cram said...

Very fun! Thank you for the chance to win!

Ann Kulseth said...

I haven't done any stitching on pages or cards but this tool would make it easier.

Robin B. said...

Fun layout! I love the layering, thanks for sharing.

Brittany Kosydar said...

I love your use of the enamel shapes!

KellyG said...

Great layout, love the white space!

Liz O. said...

Lovely LO and giveaway! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!
Liz

Stacey said...

beautiful layout! never created a title! would love to win so I could give it a try! thanks for the chance!

Jenny McGee said...

Fun embossing technique. Thanks.

Kelly J. said...

I love this!

Kelly Massman said...

your layout is so fun and bright!!! TFS!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the background of the layout.
You made the little tag look like metal. Great layout.
I've never tried stitching on paper so this kit would be a great thing to win.
thanks for sharing.

Maire Gamber said...

Love your wonderful creativity! Gorgeous! It inspires me so much.
Marie

Jeannine said...

Love the layout! The papers are just plain happy!

Anonymous said...

Your LO made me smile too! Great technique.
Kelly sasman

Cristina Criscolores said...

All WAMK are very kind to share!

Jan said...

Cute layout! Love how you embossed the title! Thanks for the chance to win!

Darling541 said...

The Sew Easy Starter Kit looks like it would be a great tool for novice crafters.

Faye's Crafti Corner said...

Love your layout - great job!! Thanks for sharing

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the chance to win!! I have wanted to try this!

Emily said...

I love your layout! Love the colors and the embellishments! You did an amazing job!

Betty Burgie said...

Thanks for sharing another way to use embossing folders.. great project...happy crafting and good luck all

Clare Tea said...

What a lovely card! since I'm fresh on the scrapbooking scene, I haven't ried embossing before, but this little card has given me some ideas... I've seen these stitch makers at the art store but never got a chance to try them. Thanks for the chance to win one!

Pat Agnew said...

Wow, love your layout. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and giving me inspiration. Also thank you for the chance to win the easy sewing kit. This is an awesome prize.

jd designs said...

What a neat project! Love the title.

Paulette S said...

Hi Sam!! It's absolutley lovely too! I've used ink on dry embossing, but never with gray and navy. I love the chalkboard feel it gave this fun embossed piece. Sweet layout too. Thanks so much for a chance to win some We R goodies, Paulette S.
craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com
http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com
Since my Blogger profile goes to expired info, but they insist on leaving it there, rather than deleting or letting me edit it.

Denise Bryant said...

Fun page in a pretty color!

Helen Gullett said...

This is fun layout!! I love your title :D and the picture too

LChippy76 said...

LOVE this !!! <3

Leonor said...

great background

Xandra Gutierrez said...

Very cute!

Emily Guy said...

I love the bright bold colours. And stitching always adds something nice!

Crystal DeJesus said...

Awesome!! I'm going to have to look up that starter kit. One never been much of a sewing enthusiast, but it could ads extra umph to future projects. 😄

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Great idea! Would love to win, thanks!