If there was ever a year to send a little extra love to your friends and neighbors, this is it! This simple embossed card is perfect for any occasion.

Real Red card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
House paper: 3″ x 4″
Misty Moonlight: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″

While I did stamp “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” on the inside of this “From Our House to Yours” card, you could use this card for other occasions as well, like “Welcome to our neighborhood!”

Supplies Needed:

Tips for Making this Simple Embossed Card Layout:

Emboss Only a Portion of your Card Base!

Stampin’ Up! has some new mini embossing folders that are perfect for embossing only a portion of your card base because they are long enough to cover the full length of the card. What makes them “mini” is that they are narrower at only 3-3/8″ wide.

Mini Embossing Folders Come in Sets of 2… 

They are sized that way to fit through Stampin’ Up!’s new Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (that will hopefully be available to order soon), but you can use them in any embossing machine you have.

They also work great for embossing just a portion of your card front while keeping part of it plain, making it look like you’ve used more layers than you actually have!

Fold your card out flat, position the front panel of your card base in the embossing folder where you want it, and run it through your embossing machine as usual.

Need a how-to video? Take my Step Up Your Cards with Die-Cutting & Embossing Class!

Want another card idea using an embossed card base? Check out this beautiful Sunflower Birthday Card Tutorial!

Use this Simple Card Layout

This simple card layout can be duplicated without die-cutting or embossing the background.

The patterned paper is my favorite size… 3″ x 4″ so you could make TWELVE cards like this with just ONE sheet of 12×12 paper! 

If your patterned paper has an obvious up and down pattern like these houses, with your pattern upright you’ll want to cut your 12×12 piece of paper into four 3″ strips. Then cut each of those strips into three 4″ pieces.

Go ahead, grab some supplies and give this simple embossed card a try. I’ve got all the paper sizes listed above to make it as easy as can be. And don’t forget to pin this tutorial for later!

Happy Stamping!


P.S. Want to learn more die-cutting and embossing tips and tricks? Take my Step Up Your Cards with Die-Cutting & Embossing Class!

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