I've reached a point with my crafting supplies where I need to rethink some of my storage, so too much of my time in the office has been spent trying to decide which direction to go. Do I stay with storing by manufacturer or go with themes? I toyed with the idea of an inventory of sentiments, but to be honest, it is an overwhelming task so I keep walking away from it. Any advice, suggestions, etc., would be welcome :)
The real problem with spending time in the office, is I get distracted from the task and start playing with the stuff I'm supposed to be organizing. The sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch #106 was on my mind this afternoon and led to this card.
The MFT High Rise Alphabet X and O are cut three times from a red panel and popped up on the Soft Stone card base.
The left panel is embossed with a Paper Studio heart embossing folder. This folder has a horizontal orientation and I finally figured out how to emboss a longer panel without flattening a portion of the panel (and yes, I may be the last one out there to work this out, but thought I would share anyway).
This is what my first attempt looked like, with a row of flattened hearts.
I slipped a new panel in the embossing folder for the first run through my Big Shot and it came out looking like this.
Before the second run through the Big Shot, the bottom two rows of embossed hearts were fit into the folder, slipping perfectly into place. I then lined up the cutting plates the same way I do when making a partial die cut, so the edge of the embossing folder isn't caught between the plates.
The final result was a perfectly embossed vertical panel.
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