Altenew Stand-Alone 3D Embossing Folders Release

This is such a great release for me because I truly LOVE, LOVE, LOVE 3D Embossing Folders! I have a huge collection of them and use them all the time. I did a workshop on them last summer. If you are looking for ideas, check out the unedited workshop video on my YouTube Channel here.

I made 4 cards for this Blog Hop, each using a 3D Folder in a slightly different way. You can check out the directions for each below and try it yourself!

PLUS, there is a GIVEAWAY from Altenew! [See below for details!]


For my first card, I used both the Sylvan Baroque & Flower Bed folders. To make the card:

  • Start with the background panel. Wrap a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock with Monochrome Wide Washi Tape.
  • Run this panel through your die cutting machine with the Flower Bed 3D Folder to give it dimension and texture.
  • Cut a piece of blue cardstock to be 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • Run this panel through your die cutting machine with the Sylvan Baroque 3D Folder.
  • Use a white pigment ink pad to lightly swipe across the raised pattern on the panel.
  • Cut a piece of off-white or white cardstock as a framing panel measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Attach the blue panel to the white one with double-sided tape.
  • Cut a vellum strip to match your chosen sentiment. [I used Fancy Greetings.]
  • Use an anti-static tool & heat emboss the sentiment with Crisp White Embossing Powder.
  • Use a strip of Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets on the back of the vellum. Remove the release strip and place the sentiment on the card panel, wrapping the ends to the back.
  • Adhere the whole panel to the background panel with foam tape for dimension.
  • Add some Satin White Sequins for embellishment, and you’re done! πŸ™‚

For my second card, I used the cute Eggscentric Folder. To make this card:

  • Start by wrapping a 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock with Rainbow Stripes Wide Washi Tape.
  • Run the panel through your die cutting machine with the Eggscentric Folder. (This adds much more texture than what it looks like in the pic!)
  • Wrap the left edge of a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ background panel with a strip of Narrow Rainbow Washi Tape.
  • Attach the front panel to the back panel with foam tape to add dimension.
  • Die cut a large sentiment for the front of the card. I chose the Fancy Yay Die.
    • I actually cut my sentiment out of a piece of cardstock covered with Blue Watercolor Wide Washi Tape.
  • Wrap a piece of red satin ribbon around the left edge & tie.
  • Add rainbow enamel dots for embellishments. That’s it! A party in a card! πŸ™‚

For my third card, I used the Flower Bed Folder again. To make it yourself:

  • Cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • Ink through the Blobby Roses Coloring Stencil on the panel.
    • I used the Cherry Blossom & Tropical Forest Dye Ink Color Families.
  • Outline the flowers and leaves with a silver gel pen.
  • Run the white, stenciled cardstock panel through your die cutting machine with the Flower Bed 3D Embossing Folder. This adds a lot of texture!
  • Cut a vellum strip to match the width of your sentiment. I used Storybook Sentiments.
  • Use an anti-static tool & heat emboss the sentiment on the vellum with Antique Silver Crisp Embossing Powder.
  • Attach a strip of Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets to the vellum. Remove the release paper & attach to the card panel, wrapping the ends to the back.
  • Prepare the background panel (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) by using Purple Wine Washi Tape & Silver Glitter Tape on the edges.
  • Adhere the front panel to the background panel with foam tape for dimension.
  • Finished! ?

For my final card, I used the Checkered Diamonds Folder. To make this card:

  • Start by die cutting the Flowing Foliage Dies out of gold metallic cardstock.
  • Make the background panel by die cutting the Cross Stitch Canvas Die from some white cardstock. [This automatically cuts a panel that measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.]
  • Cut a 2″ x 5 1/2″ strip of white cardstock and use Gold Foil Washi Tape along the left & right edges.
  • Run a piece of white cardstock through your die cutting machine with the Checkered Diamonds Folder.
  • Use an anti-static tool on the embossed cardstock.
  • Use a brush or finger dauber with Embossing Ink on top of the raised diamonds.
  • Heat emboss with Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder.
  • Cut a strip the width of 2 gold diamonds, and adhere it to the gold-edged cardstock strip using double-sided tape.
  • Use liquid glue to adhere the gold leaves to the background panel (toward the right edge).
  • Attach the gold-edged strip to the background panel to cover the ends of the leaves & inset from the left edge about 1/2″.
  • Choose a sentiment to die cut. I used the Simple Greetings Sentiment Die, cutting the background shadow out of white & the foreground sentiment out of gold cardstock.
  • Glue the sentiment to the card with liquid glue.
  • Add some Antique Gold Sequins as embellishments.
  • All finished! πŸ™‚

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/31/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/02/2022.

Thanks for joining me today! I would love to have you become a member of my Facebook Cardmaking Community! It’s a great place to find friends, encourage others, and be supported in your cardmaking journey! ?

Be sure to start the hop on the Altenew Blog. The site before me is Natasha Davies, and from here you’ll go to Rosie Neustaedter.


  1. Lori L

    That first card with the Blue just draws me in!
    Thanks for showcasing this new release with so many gorgeous cards!

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  3. Mary Holshouser

    Love the card with the washi stripes.
    they’re all great, that one just hit my eye.
    thanks for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. Denise Soloko

    I really like all of the cards, but, I have to say your first one, Sylvan Baroque & Flower Bed folders, was my favorite.

  5. Kay Furnish

    Beautiful cards! I liked how you showed the close up views of the embossing folder details – thank you for that ‘new look’ at them.

  6. Meghan Kennihan

    Your embossing folder designs are stunning! I LOVE the florals and textures! The rainbow one is great!

  7. Patty A Eifert

    Amazing cards! Especially love the look of that white ink over top of the embossing on the navy card stock!

  8. Leslie Hasen

    Sande, I love the design of your first card and how you added a couple splashes of blue to match the blue cardstock covering much of the background and the vellum really adds a touch of class!

    • sandekw

      Oh my gosh, thank you so much Karen! I really appreciate your kind comments! I’d like to invite you to join my FB Cardmaking Community. It’s just a fun place to get inspiration and feel encouraged! ❀

  9. Arlene Paterra

    Love how you did all your cards. Really like how you did the Eggscentric card to make it really pop.

    • sandekw

      Thank you Arlene! I wasn’t sure about that one, but it ended up with a real “party” feel! πŸ™‚

  10. Cindy Graham

    these are all so pretty. I’m all about color, so the monotone doesn’t usually call my name, but I love the way you did these!

  11. Sharon Youngblood

    Your cards are so beautiful! I am in love with Peonies so all this release for me is like spring! loved the way use highlighted them your cards, my favorite it first card with blue paper and highlighted the Peonies with a whisper of white ink. Oh, so beautiful!

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