Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Technique Tueday - Homemade Embossing folders

Hiya Crafty friends,

This weeks technique is how to make your own embossing folders. I have made a simply design for this tutorial, but that's the beauty of making your own. The design can be just the way you want it. You use cutting dies, as I have done. Or even hand-cut your own designs.
You can also make them what ever size you need to match you card size.

1.Cut a piece of card the size you need. I have cut mine to match the C6 card I will be using for this tutorial 

2. I will be using hearts for folder, so I dies quite a few from some card

3. Using a paint brush, coat the top of the cad with PVA glue (you can individually adhere the element to the card, but I found coating the whole card helps stiffen it when it is dry)

4. Stick the design elements to the card, over-hanging some over the edge of the card

5. Cut the excess away

6. I helped the drying process along by using my hairdryer (it's not quite as harsh as your heat gun). I also found that it helped to flatten it too.

 7. Using the same procedure, with your die cutting machine, as you would with a normal embossing folder. Place the 'embossing folder' on the first cutting mat first, then your card...

 8. ...then your rubber/silicone mat...

9. ...then second your cutting mat and run through you machine

10. And hey presto!

The possibilities are endless!!


  1. What a fabulous idea, and saves all the phaff of having to line up the embossing folder. Thanks for sharing x

  2. Fabulous Tutorial hun, must have a go at this, great work hun, thanks for sharing xxxx

  3. Woow fabulous tutorial I will have to try this. Thank you. Chris xx

  4. Such a good idea, thanks for sharing, x

  5. Brilliant idea Debbi, thank you or sharing.

    Linda xxx

  6. This is a brilliant idea, my mum has done the same thing a butterfly die xxx


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