Featured Artist/Designer: Kimberly Crawford 03 19 2015

​Welcome to another Featured Artist/Designer Spotlight. Today we’re thrilled to welcome Kimberly Crawford!

Before we show you Kimberly’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…


I am a former elementary school teacher who has loved paper crafting and especially stamping, since my husband mentioned this “stamping thing” his mom did when we were getting married. I don’t let him forget it. 🙂

I currently design for My Favorite Things, Carta Bella, Maya Road, and Jillibean Soup. I was a former Paper Crafts Magazine Go-To-Gal and have been published in many magazines and books.
When I am not creating, I am an active swim mom, I love to golf, take photographs, play the piano, and bake. I live with my husband of 15 years, our son, who is 9, and our cat, in eastern Iowa.

Beyond Happy

I love the look of gold on anything I am making these days, so I thought it would be neat to try and heat emboss gold onto clear acetate. Acetate is basically a transparency, or clear piece of thin plastic.


On this card, I created an entire panel of stamped and heat embossed acetate and die cut it in the shape of a tag. Doing this technique is very easy, so I made a video tutorial for you.


I love the way this turned out!

Cardstock: My Favorite Things-Smooth White, Tropical Teal
Acetate: Hot Off the Press-Heat Resistant Acetate
Stamps: My Favorite Things-Polka Dot Background, Totally Happy
Ink: My Favorite Things-Tropical Teal Dye Ink, Versamark Watermark Ink
Embossing Powder: Stampendous-Gold
Dies: My Favorite Things-Die-namics Stitched Traditional Tags STAX, Die-namics Winged Beauties, Die-namics Scribbles, Die-namics Blueprints 21
Enamel Dots-My Mind’s Eye Teals
Clothespins-Canvas Corp
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L-3D Foam Squares White Small, Dodz Medium

Thinking Of You


I tried it again on this card, this time with a larger heart image.


One tip, adhering a clear embellishment to your card can be tricky. On the first card, the small clothespin is holding the tag to the card. On the second card, the adhesive was applied behind the heart.

Thanks for letting me share this fun technique with you!

Cardstock: My Favorite Things-Black Licorice
Acetate: Hot Off the Press-Heat Resistant Acetate
Patterned paper-Carta Bella Summer Lovin’ 6×6 pad
Dies: My Favorite Things-Die-namics Stitched Traditional Tags STAX
Sticker: Teresa Collins Studio Gold Sentiment Stickers
Sequins: Avery Elle
Adhesives:  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L-3D Foam Squares White Small, EZ Runner Refillable Permanent

We hope you have enjoyed today’s project courtesy of Kimberly Crawford. Be sure to stop by Kimberly’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you).

You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

Happy Crafting!

23 replies on “Featured Artist/Designer: Kimberly Crawford 03 19 2015”

  1. Two beautiful projects. Love the gold. I haven’t tried to heat emboss on acetate yet, will give it a try.

  2. LOVE the look of gold embossing on the clear acetate! Both are obsessions of mine and I love being able to put them together! TFS!

  3. I love this technique and have been following Kimberly for a while.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Another Kimberly fan here!! LOVE the tips she offers with the tutorial. Makes me want to go find those acetates! LOL! Love the results. Thanks for one of many inspirations you give us <3

  5. Was not aware heat-resistant acetate even existed. Love the look; thanks Kimberly.

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