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Mistletoe from Cardstock & Embossing Technique

Not only can you make reindeer antlers from a mistletoe cut file,
you can also make…wait for it…Mistletoe!  LOL!

This is now hanging on our tree. I love it!

I used the same mistletoe file that I downloaded from Silhouette in this post, to make this pretty mistletoe.  Kiss kiss!

A favorite technique!

I LOVE doing this!  Take a water based ink and cover the inside (one or both inside parts) of an embossing folder.  Use water based ink if you don’t want permanently stained embossing folders.  Add your paper/cardstock and close the folder.

You can use any embossing machine. This is my Cuttlebug.

Now, just roll your embossing folder through your embossing machine.  I’m using a Cuttlebug here but I love my Big Shot too.  You can use any embossing machine.  I actually prefer the Big Shot because it’s sturdier but the Cuttlebug is so much more portable.  I really appreciate that!  Here’s a link to the Sizzix Big Shot and the Cuttlebug on Amazon in case you want to check them out.  Oh, I label all of my embossing folders, this one is the Victorial Cuttlebug Folder.
  Here’s a post I wrote about  labeling embossing folders.


Each side will give you a different look.  Ink the embossed side and roll through, now try the debossed side.  Cool huh?  You can see that I’ve tried both sides in my finished project.

Need a video on this?  Happy to help!

Click here to see my video: Cuttlebug Ink Embossing

Twine + Joy's Life Wintery Pun stamps

I decided to add a stamp (from Joy’s Life Wintery Puns) to the other end of my mistletoe.  That way it could be prettily tied around a present (or tree) and have a cute sentiment.

Remember the Viva Decor pen from the reindeer post?  I used it here to make the berries for the mistletoe.  Those Viva Decor pearl pens come in handy!

Check out this post to see another way to use the Mistletoe!

Merry Christmas!!

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  1. Very cute idea!!!!

  2. CathyinMN says:

    Cute project!

  3. shoespink says:

    Very cute love it. Thank you for all your hard FUN work.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.

  4. That is too cute!! I have yet to try the ink with embossing folders, I think I will try that out on some last minute Christmas items. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed Christmas!
    Karen [email protected]

  5. That turned out so stinkin’ CUTE! I really like it…. 🙂


  6. Cute! Ithe bakers twine in purple plum is so pretty.

  7. I don’t think I knew before seeing this you could ink the embossing folders! Thanks for sharing this new to me craft idea!

  8. Joydee1963 says:

    Joy,Great project!!I need to try that! Joy

  9. Very cute! Hope you don’t run out of mistletoe berries in your house. 😉 Merry Christmas!

  10. What a cute ideal!! Love this embossing technique, will be trying this!! Thanks Joy and Merry Christmas!!

  11. Joy is a genius! Who’d a thought to put ink on embossing folders?!?!

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