Friday, March 4, 2011

Leprechan Pillow Box and another Embedded Embossing Card

I'm always looking for ideas that can be used as a quick and simple gift - and if they have a seasonal flair, then that's even better! This adorable Leprechaun Pillow Box is one of those ideas. It came from Creations on Paper (Kay Sha's blog). I had posted an owl pillow box creation from Kay on my Feb. 10, 2011 post. She's got such wonderful ideas for these little boxes!
My friend Donna came over today to stamp. (Hi Donna!) I had to show her how to do the Embedded Embossing technique. She absolutely loved it! We punched out different circle shapes using the 1/2", 3/4" and 1" circle punches, and then just attached them randomly to a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock. The circle colors are Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, and Melon Mambo. Then of course, we ran it through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.
How did we ever make cards before the Big Shot? It seems I use it on pretty much every card I make nowadays! The "ice cream" is actually the tops of the cupcakes from the Create a Cupcake stamp set. And the cone is made using one of the Presto Patterns Specialty DSP (pg. 172 IB&C). This paper is soooo cool! It comes with a white image embossed on white. You simply sponge any color on it, and presto! - the pattern is revealed! (Do you think that's how they came up with the name?) Smiley from

Well, hope you enjoy today's share. I certainly had fun making them! Feel free to contact me with any questions - or you can leave me comments here! I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time...

Jayne Stenstrom


  1. Eek! Jayne, your inlaid embossing card is toooooo cute!! I love your color combinations and how you put together your ice cream cone. Fabulous job!

  2. Cool bean!!! You Leprechaun is perfect! Your card is more perfect even! I'll have to do that inlay embossing technique! It looks soo cool with all the colors you used...hmmm. I'd like to make a project with the colors you used!!! Keep them coming, Jayne!

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