This is a using the set Lovely Labels by Gina K. It is so cool, they fit inside a bunch of different Label Spellbinder dies.
So first I find a piece of cardboard. Someone once said it was about the thickness of a cereal box.
Next cut it the size of your cuttlebug folder and center the die you chose on the cardboard. This is where a centering ruler really comes in handy. You can use a pencil and mark it.
I used some removable tape to hold it in place and then ran it through the Big Shot. TWICE, once on each side. I had to be careful to make sure it was lined up but I could see about where it was on the back side.
So here is my piece.
Then I put my cardstock in the folder like normal but then put the piece I cut on the top of it. It sort of creates the mask so there isn't any pressure on that area to dry emboss it. I just use one place on the top and the bottom piece with the tabs ...whatever that's called.
That then leaves the space like this.
So next I stamped the corresponding stamp inside the non-embossed area, used my stamp positioner to put the greeting inside using the same sage ink. I cut slits below and above the image to run the ribbon through with an x-acto knife. Then I used the Bow Maker and put a double bow on top of the knot. ( Is there a way to use that and not make a separate bow?) Then I took a really light gray copic and edged the outside of the image so it looked popped up. Using my Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper I rounded the edges of all 3 layers and the base card and sponged the Sage ink on the base card edges. I added some flowers and leaves punched with a Martha Stewart punch. TIP: I put them on with a dab of Glossy Accents on the ends. I put a little STickles on the edge of the flowers.