February 16, 2010

Center of Attention Product Spotlight - Impressabilities

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I'm super excited to show you this month's Center of Attention product: Spellbinders Impressabilities!!  I absolutely love using embossing folders with my Cuttlebug, so when I had the chance to try out Impressabilities, I was stoked!

Impressabilities, by Spellbinders, are A2 size {4.25" x 5.5"} embossing templates and what is unique about them is they are made to be used in several different ways.  You can use them just as is and run it through a Cuttlebug, or Wizard and create beautiful dry embossed patterns on paper.  You can also use them to letterpress, stencil, or even cut the template and use it for embellishments.
For my card today, I used the die template as an embosser - this is the Paisley Impressabilities.  I love the deep, detailed images it created with just one pass through my Cuttlebug - it was very easy to use and fits a standard sized card.  You can see a detailed tutorial on using Impressabilities with the Wizard, here - however, I layered my Cuttlebug plates like this: starting from the bottom - A, B, 4 pieces of cardstock, embossing mat, cardstock to be embossed, Impressabilities die, B.

See how detailed the embossing is?  I love those crisp edges! 

Want some exciting news??  Taylored Expressions is now offering a 15% discount on all Impressabilities templates!  This steal of a deal is only valid February 16-17, so don't let it pass you by! 

There are more amazing ideas using Impressabilities waiting for you - please stop by and see:
Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe - layout is FTL78
stamps: branching out
paper: certainly celery, bermuda bay, whisper white cardstock, bloom & grow (my mind's eye)
ink: memento rich cocoa
accessories: certainly celery wide grosgrain ribbon, nestabilities, impressabilities, scallop edge punch, copic markers, dimensionals


  1. Super sweet, Karen! I love how the paisley template matches the paisley in your patterned paper!

  2. This is stunning Karen!!! LOVE everything about this card, especially the layout!!!

  3. Lovely, Karen! I love how you keep things simple but still create so much interest in your cards!

  4. Love the colors you used. Can't weait to try the impressabilities.


  6. This is just BEAUTIFUL, Karen! So brigh and cheery. . .just beautiful!

  7. GORGEOUS card Karen!!!! I always forget about embossing colored cardstock, LOL. It just looks fantastic and matches perfectly!

  8. love this.
    SUPER sweet. :)

  9. This is beautiful! I love the embossing and you always make the prettiest bows!