Next Level Geometric Embossing Folder Decor Piece

30 days of evolution

Happy Friday! Samantha here to share an Evolution Advanced project with you. Today I’m using one of the embossing folders from the Next Level Geometric Embossing Folder set to create a home décor piece.

We R Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folders, Geometric Set used on a home decor piece by designer Samantha Taylor. #wermemorykeepers #nextlevelembossingfolders

Usually, I use embossing folders with solid colored card stock, but embossing folders can add some really stunning texture to patterned or painted paper too. I decided to pair the Geometric Embossing Folder with some paper that I water colored with paints.

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I’m not the best at water coloring, I pretty much just paint, add water, and flick paint at the paper until I have something that looks interesting enough. I was going to need a piece of paper that is 6” x 6”, but I painted a 7” x 7” piece of paper so I could trim down the paper to pick the section I liked best. Make sure your paper is completely dry before trimming it down and running it through your Evolution. This will give you the cleanest embossed lines without the risk of tearing your paper.

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I absolutely love the amount of dimension you get from the Next level folders. Pictures just don’t do them justice!

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I wanted to add a little more to this embossed pattern. If you look closely at the photos above, you can see a horizontal line running through the embossed diamonds. I wanted that line to run both vertically and horizontally through the diamond. After running it through once, I rotated the paper 90 degrees and lined up the diamonds so they were in the same place. If you look closely at the photo below, you can see that the center lines on the embossing folder run horizontally while the ones on the paper are running vertically.

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After running the paper through a second time, you have a pattern that looks like the photo below, where the lines through the diamonds run both vertically and horizontally.

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I used my home printer to add, “Happiness comes from a grateful heart” on a sheet of 7”x 9” white cardstock. Then I cut a 5 ½” heart out from the paper and layered up some gold paper and my embossed piece of cardstock inside of the heart. I matted the whole thing with a piece 8” x 10” Wildflower Road Trip paper that I overlaid with Clearly Posh Confetti Gold Dot paper.

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All of this was put in a decorative frame, so I can hang it on my living room wall. It’s a fun piece of home décor, and the embossed heart really adds some great texture to the piece. Have you tried the Next Level embossing folders yet? Do you usually use them on solid colored card stock, or do you like to use them on patterned or painted paper? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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Evolution Advanced
Next Level Geometric Embossing Folders
Wildflower Road Trip
Clearly Posh Confetti Gold Dot
Clearly Posh Ephemera Bits
Bazzill Gold Card Stock
American Crafts White Card Stock
Water Color Paints

Embossed Birthday Card + A Giveaway!

30 days of evolution

Dry embossing with the Evolution Advanced really takes paper craft projects to the next level! And speaking of next level…have you see our new Next Level 3D Embossing Folders? They produce some seriously amazing dimension without tearing your paper. Check out design team member Kathy’s embossed birthday card.


It’s no surprise that birthday cards are the most common greeting people send. I know I make and mail lots of them so when I get my hands on a festive birthday collection like Cakes & Candles from We R Memory Keepers, I know I’ll be using every little piece!


In addition to these colorful papers with celebratory party icons, I used a couple of my favorite We R tools to create this birthday card and envelope ensemble.


See the beautifully embossed numbered background? That was created with the Evolution Advanced and the Next Level ABC-123 embossing folder set.


One of my favorite features on the Evolution Advanced is the dial thickness setting so you don’t have to use multiple platforms and remember which order to stack them in.


If you are familiar with my style, you know I can’t create a card without lots of layers and accents so I absolutely adore the ability to make box-style envelopes!


Finally, for a little extra envelope doo-dad, I cut out one of the Party Time patterned paper squares to use as an envelope seal.

ABC 123 embossing folders

**Wouldn’t these dies be perfect for back-to-school projects too? We think so, and we’d love to give away a set of them to one of you awesome blog readers! If you’d like a chance to win the ABC 123 Next Level Embossing Folders please leave a comment below. Comments will remain open until Thursday, Aug 20th at midnight mountain time. We’ll announce a random winner on Friday, Aug 21st. Good luck!**


Cakes and Candles collection
123 Punch Board
ABC 123 Next Level Embossing Folders