5 Embossing Folder Tips You Need Now!

Embossing Folder Tips

Here are FIVE tips to ensure you get the most out of your Stampin’ Up! embossing folders!


#1 WHICH EMBOSSING FOLDER TYPE AM I USING? There are three types of folders that have been offered by Stampin’ Up!  It is helpful to know what type of folder you have so you know what type of sandwich you will need. 

  • TYPE 1: 3D Embossing Folders (Current)
    Approximately 1/8″ Total Thickness

  • TYPE 2: Standard Embossing Folders (Current)
    Approximately 1/16″ Total Thickness

  • TYPE 3: Dynamic Embossing Folders (Retired, June 2019)
    Approximately 3/16″ Total Thickness (*Sizzix Branded THICK Folder)
    Note: Some are currently being offered on the Clearance Rack
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Proper Sandwich

#2 BUILDING THE PROPER SANDWICH:  Each type of embossing folder requires a different sandwich when passing through a die-cutting and embossing machine.    You can download a PDF for your convenience by clicking here.

  • TYPE 1: 3D Embossing Folders
      • Top – 3D Embossing Folder Plate 
      • Middle – 3D Embossing Folder 1/8″ Thick
      • Bottom – Standard Platform

–OR–

      • Top – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Shim of Cardstock or Similar Approx 1/16″ Thick
      • Middle – 3D Embossing Folder 1/8″ Thick
      • Bottom – Standard Platform
  • TYPE 2: Standard Embossing Folders
      • Top – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Standard Embossing Folder 1/16″ Thick
      • Middle – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Bottom – Standard Platform
  • TYPE 3: Dynamic Embossing Folders 
      • Top – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Dynamic Embossing Folder 3/16″ Thick
      • Bottom – Standard Platform

149658 3D Embossing Folder Plate

#3 THE 3D PLATE MAKES IT EASY!

The new 3D Embossing Folder Plate (Item 149658) makes up the difference in measurement between our old-style Dynamic Folders (Type 3 Above) and our new-style 3D Folders in 21 mm gap machines (similar to the machine we used to offer).

The 3D Embossing Folder Plate replaces the Standard Cutting Pads in your 3D embossing folder sandwich for continued high-quality emboss results.

The 3D Embossing Folder Plate is sturdy like your platform base.  It doesn’t show wear and will rarely, if ever, need to be replaced. Definitely worth the investment!


150815 Standard Cutting Plates

#4 REPLACEMENT CUTTING PLATES ARE AVAILABLE!  I label my plates “embossing”  and dedicate them just for that purpose.  This keeps them flat longer and no “cut” line transfers like you typically get on plates used for dies.

The Cutting Plates have beveled edges so they’re easier to feed into the machine.  Made of high-quality polycarbonate.


126185 Stampin' Spritzer

#5 LIGHTLY SPRITZ YOUR CARDSTOCK WITH WATER!

Give your card stock a little spritz of H2O prior to zipping it through a die-cutting and embossing machine tucked inside an embossing folder.  This helps soften the card stock fibers and allows the embossing folder to do its job even better.  

The Stampin’ Spritzers come in a pack of 2! Keep on hand for water and use the other to add color to your projects!


Below is a current list of 3D Embossing Folders that Stampin’ Up! has released!  It would be most beneficial to pair up with the 3D Embossing Folder Plate prior to zipping them through your embossing machine.  

NOTE: Some of these embossing folders were previously released as a Dynamic Folder.  You can measure the thickness or check for the Sizzix logo to determine which embossing folder type you have. 

 

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Take 5! Stampin’ Pretty Color Combination Inspiration!

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TAKE 5 TUESDAY!  Here are 5 different color combinations featuring Highland Heather to inspire your card making and paper crafting projects!  Thursday, I will share a creation with one of the 5 combinations shown below.   See more color combinations on my page here

SHARE IT!  Which combination is your favorite?  Share it with a comment HERE.

Color Combinations Night of Navy, Highland Heather, Grapefruit Grove Color Combinations Rich Razzleberry, Highland Heather, Crumb Cake Color Combinations Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Pear Pizzazz(1) Color Combinations Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Basic Gray

Color Combinations Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam

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17 for the 17th Blog Candy Winners!

Thank you all for the Happy Anniversary Wishes and sweet comments! I have randomly selected 17 winners for my Stampin’ Pretty Blog Candy – 17 on the 17th Time for Tags Giveaway.  Almost 600 readers left comments sharing:  How do you think Scott and I should celebrate our anniversary (G-rated, please)?  You can see the original blog candy post and comments here.

Loved reading your comments and ideas.  We plan to grab ice cream (I hear you, Debbie Douglas) and do a little “treasure” shopping at a local antiques store.  We are going to one of our favorite restaurants, Vivace, tonight.

MY RANDOMLY SELECTED BLOG CANDY WINNERS & COMMENTS ARE…

  1. Cathy L.: You live in the very beautiful state of Arizona. I would take a little trip to Sedona. I would stay in a nice hotel for a couple of days. While there, I would be sure to take a picnic in this sweet little park Then I would take a little hike along the creek that is there. It is breathtakingly beautiful and so peaceful.
  2. Becky Turner: Congratulations and happy anniversary! We’ve been married 45 years and just enjoy being together. I would suggest doing some fun activity in nature that you both enjoy, like a hike in the mts.
  3. Julie Garbisch: Happy Anniversary to you both! A fun idea is to write 31 things you love about each other and share the lists over a fun dinner!
  4. Michelle Holzmeister: Happy Anniversary! A nice dinner and a stroll to an ice cream shop, then home to watch a good movie.
  5. Nancy Morgan: A nice dinner and a movie.
  6. Molly Clark: Happiest of Anniversaries!! I think the best is just a quiet night at home, maybe some takeout, and a movie on your comfy couch. Those are the best nights. Enjoy with whatever you do.
  7. Gina Nichols: Hi Mary, Happy upcoming 31st Anniversary! Do whatever makes you & Scott happy for that special day, whether big or small, enjoy!
  8. Diane Christopherson: Happy anniversary! I think a trip to beautiful New Zealand would be a great way to celebrate this milestone in your lives!
  9. Debbie Van Caster: Go on a Marriage Encounter weekend! It’s a great way to reconnect and revitalize the love you experienced when you were dating!
  10. Shelly Bascomb: Happy anniversary! A hike in the Mountains is always a great way to spend time together.
  11. Nancy Hinds: Congratulations! Come to the Oregon coast! Cannon Beach is a prefect anniversary spot. Take a stroll through town and buy a souvenir to help remember the day and a nice walk on the beach (weather permitted). Have dinner at a quaint spot. Lots of cuddling and hand holding!
  12. Debbie Douglas: Well of course you 2 MUST stop in a Baskin-Robbins 31 flavors on Monday! However you choose to spend the day…Happy Anniversary!
  13. Laurel LaJoie: These are too cute. Happy, happy anniversary to you both.
  14. Carmen Banks: What a thoughtful way to share your happiness. Thank you for offering us a chance to share this special event. Best wishes for the years ahead. Congratulations. We will be celebrating our 55th this year. We are both in good health and going strong. ❤️
  15. Lucinda L. Brown: …a candlelit dinner and /or a romantic movie
  16. Kellie Neslund: Dinner at your favorite restaurant and a movie or concert.
  17. suzanne mcphee: Happy, Happy anniversary !!! Remember your special year 1989 by looking through your wedding album together. For a special lunch or dinner take a drive together and dine at a new place you have never been but always wanted to try.

Congrats, to all 17! Please email me in the next 24 hours with your U.S. mailing address and I’ll send you the Time for Tags Stamp Set pronto!

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