This information has been requested over and over the past few weeks so I thought I'd repost it here.  Enjoy! this is such a COOOOOL technique!

ALSO see THIS POST for a similar Christmas Tree Embossing Folder card.

AND see THIS POST for one additional way you can achieve this look by cutting your embossing folder.


Do you know how to get this lovely blank oval area using the Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Embossing Folders???

Emb folder oval tree

Normally when you use one of the Impressions Folders you get an all over textured impression like this:


But I got a cool swap at Convention from Betty Kincannon who learned this technique from this blog here and here.  I wanted to try this with our Stampin' Up! Impressions folders, and I knew you'd want to see a tutorial, so I modified the instructions to use my Stampin' Up! products and I eliminated a few of her steps to suit my needs…. HERE YOU GO…

Step 1

Step 2

(wood template info at bottom of post)

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7

Then you get THIS!!

Emb folder after


Emb folder supplies

I used these frames from a national craft store chain.

Emb folder wood frame

UPDATE…. you can also make your own template/frame! Use our Stampin' Up! Chipboard sheets, and any Big Shot die, and cut an opening in a rectangular piece of chipboard and make your own frame.

This will work beautifully with the following Textured Impressions Embossing Folders:

  • Petals A Plenty, mini catalog pg 21, #116824, $7.95
  • Finial Press, catalog pg 195, #115963, $7.95




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