Saturday, August 25, 2012

How to Use Cricut to Make your Embossing Folders

Items you'll need are:
Cuttlebug (or other press machine)
Cricut (or other diecut machine)
Scrap Card stock
Tape Or Glue
Step 1: Choose your cricut design or image you'd like to have embossed and cut the same image 3 or 4 times with scrap cardstock. I've chosen these starfish from the Life's A Beach cricut cart. Be sure to cut them the same size. (You could use any flat item, really.. chipboard shapes, chipboard alphas etc.)

(So sorry if this green hurts your eyes. I was trying to use up old scraps lol)

Step 2: Glue or tape each piece right on top of each other.

For my project, I used 3 pieces of cut cardstock, but you may need to use 4. You might have to experiment a little. Try to glue the stack as close to even as you can.

Choose the cardstock you wish to be embossed.

Step 3: Create your sandwich for the Cuttlebug.Or any othe die cut machine that uses layers.

Stacking from the bottom, you will need...
A Plate
B Plate
Your already made cardstock diecut
Your Core'dinations cardstock (face up)
Rubber embossing mat
B Plate

After you crank it through, your cardstock should look something like this..

If your imprint isn't raised enough, you'll want to add a 4th diecut piece to achieve your desired imprint.

Then just create your card or project and you're done! :)

Depending on how many dies or Cricut carts you have, you can have a lot of fun with this technique! The possibilities are endless!

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