On pg. 195 of our regular Idea Book & Catalog and on pg. 21 of the Holiday mini, Stampin' Up! shows our 4 different and exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders manufactured by our Sizzix partner. At the low price of $7.95, I want to share with you how my clever friend & fellow demonstrator, Patty Bennett here's Patty's tutorial based on a swap she received , customized one of the "Petals-A-Plenty" folders that is on pg. 21 of the Holiday mini.

Simply, she cut out an oval! That's it. At Founder's Circle, Patty shared this swap card below. The moment I looked at it, I thought "genius!" as all she did was literally carved out an oval then used it in her Big Shot. Wherever the cutout was, the folder did not emboss and it created a gorgeous frame for her stamped image from Patterned Pines (special hostess set found on pg. 4 of the Holiday mini). It's not a direct quote but Patty told me something like "at $7.95 it's affordable to buy more than 1 and cut out any shape/s you want." I'd imagine that if you had a specific image you wanted to frame, that you could measure the image against the embossing folder and cut out just a wee bit more of the folder to create just the right frame for the image. Thanks for the tip Patty!

Patty Bennett