CCEE: You're the em-BOSS!

Hi friends and Happy Thursday ...... I think! 

Heavens to Betsy,  I love me a 3 day weekend 
but I can't for the of me remember what day it is!
I ran around all day today thinking it was Tuesday!

The CCEE Stampers this week have our final challenge with our hostess, Anne.
She asked us to create a card using embossing folders.
That's not a crafty element I use very often, if ever :)
I remembered I picked up 3 new embossing folder/stamp combo packs
at Michaels, one being a cactus folder/stamp ♥

I am so in love with succulents!
I have been going crazy for succulent stamps ~ 
anything with a cactus, potted plants, monstera leaves ♥
Naturally, this background called for a cactus so I used my 
Newton's Nook Cuppa Cactus stamps and dies
and colored it with my Zig clean brush markers.
Then, I heat embossed the funny coffee sentiment from the set.
I added a few colorful enamel dots and then let the card be ~
showcasing the embossing folder!

I'm not a big fan of embossing folders 
but I have to give props where they are due :)
These are not big 'name brand' embossing folders but definitely do the trick!
The responded very well to both #65 and #110 cardstock
and the stamps are an added little bonus.
I paid $1.10 in store (love those coupons!) awhile back
but they are online right now for $1.oo.
I bought 3 planning to do an review on my YouTube channel ..
stay tuned!

To see what the rest of the CCEE Stampers created,
stop by the blog ~ you'll be im'pressed' ... 
hee hee!
 Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥

 I'll enter this into the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Hop!


  1. I have to say Kelly that this embossing folder looks fantastic with the stamps you've used, they come together and make a wonderful card.

    Sue xx

  2. This is super cool, Kelly!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Wow Kelly you really rocked the embossing this time - love your card, it's a great one - beautifully composed, and of course I love the punny sentiment!

  4. Fun card, that embossing folder is perfect for the cacti image

  5. What a fabulous embossing folder! I really didn't think there were many out there that I don't already own, but you, Frances, and Maryann have found a few to tempt me with. As always, you add that delight with images, colors, and wit to your work. So uplifting and positive.

  6. Kelly... WOW! First the embossing... WOW! Then the awesome cactus! WOW! And that statement - perfect!

    Your card is fabulous!!!

  7. Oh my goodness, I love it!! The embossing is so fabulous!! I love the stamp, too!! What a fun card this is!! I have a bunch of embossing folders, yet I rarely use them!! You've inspired me :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. This has got to be the cutest thing, Kelly!! We coffee lovers know it's true!! Sensational embossing folder for this fun image and sentiment!

  9. Oh wow I just love the embossed design in the background to match your image!! Fabulous take on the challenge my friend! HUGS

  10. Love the way you combined the embossing folder and the stamps. Such a cute card!

  11. That's a cute embossing folder!! Cute image and card too. Love it.
    The cactus are soaking up the sun over this way and loving every minute of it. Not sure how much we are though. Pretty hot around here.

  12. Love the pressure embossing of the cactus and the cute stamped cactus. Such a fun and creative card!

  13. Fabulous card for the hop. I am the same as you, and now I must hunt down that embossing folder. Hope our Canadian Michaels carry it!

  14. loving the cactus embossing folder and cactus image....one of my fav places is the island of Aruba which is a desert island with lots of cactus

  15. This card with the cacti is so adorable! You need to use ef's more often, if you're gonna get results like this!! Fab job, and fun saying, Kelly!

  16. Another EF I've never seen....I love it. Good idea adding the little cactus!

  17. I love this cacti stamp and the background is brilliant. A great card. I have hundreds of embossing folders and most of them not used! I really must use them more. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  18. Amazing embossing, those cactus really pop from the back and the punny sentiment is so fun! :D Another fabulous card from you!

  19. Great texture with the dry embossing and that cactus is gorgeous the way it is colored.

  20. It's so very pretty.

  21. How cute is this?! That embossing folder is perfect for your design. So cute!

  22. What a great challenge Anne picked. I love that it urged you to use your embossing folder. I love how the embossed cacti look behind your little cactus. So cute.

  23. Wow! Love the embossing folder, cute design!

  24. Awesome green embossed background!!!

  25. Cute card. Fun embossing.

  26. So cool! Love the embossed panel!! Those cacti are awesome and yup! that Newtons Nook set is fantastic... Such a pretty card!