YOUR MUST-HAVE GUIDE TO THE PERFECT EMBOSSING SANDWICH!

 

I have gotten a number of questions from customers who have struggled with getting their embossing folder sandwich to roll through the Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  In most cases, the problem was resolved by understanding that there are three different embossing folder types (one retired) of different thicknesses and each has their own sandwich.  The tips below (including two printable “cheat sheets”) should help you get the results you are hoping for!

IDENTIFY YOUR EMBOSSING FOLDER TYPE! There are three types of folders that have been offered by Stampin’ Up!  Their thicknesses vary by design so it is ESSENTIAL to know what type of folder you have so you know what type of sandwich you will need. 

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

  • TYPE 2: 3D Embossing Folders (Current)
    Approximately 1/8″ Total Thickness

  • TYPE 3: Dynamic Embossing Folders (Retired, June 2019)
    Approximately 3/16″ Total Thickness 
    HOW TO IDENTIFY IT:  It will have both a SIZZIX & Stampin’ Up! Logo 

HOT TIP:  Label or mark your folders so you know which type of embossing folder you are working with! 


BUILDING THE PERFECT SANDWICH:  Each type of embossing folder requires a different sandwich when passing through a die-cutting and embossing machine, including both the NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the RETIRED Big Shot.   

  • TYPE 1: STANDARD EMBOSSING FOLDERS
    • NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Sandwich
      • Top – 3 Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Standard Embossing Folder 1/16″ Thick
      • Middle – 3 Cutting Plate
      • Bottom – 1 Platform
    • RETIRED Big Shot Machine Sandwich
      • Top – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Standard Embossing Folder 1/16″ Thick
      • Middle – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Bottom – Standard Platform
  • TYPE 2: 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERS
    • NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Sandwich
      • Top – 4 Specialty Plate
      • Middle – 3D Embossing Folder 1/8″ Thick
      • Bottom -1 Platform
    • RETIRED Big Shot Machine Sandwich
      • Top – 3D Embossing Folder Plate (Blue) or 4 Specialty Plate* 
      • Middle – 3D Embossing Folder 1/8″ Thick
      • Bottom – Standard Platform

–OR–

      • Top – Standard Cutting Plate 
      • Middle – Shim of card stock or similar approx 1/16″ thick
      • Middle – 3D Embossing Folder 1/8″ Thick
      • Bottom – Standard Platform
  • TYPE 3: DYNAMIC (SIZZIX) EMBOSSING FOLDERS
    • NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Sandwich
      • Top – 3 Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Dynamic Embossing Folder 3/16″ Thick
      • Bottom – 1 Platform
    • RETIRED Big Shot Machine Sandwich
      • Top – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Dynamic Embossing Folder 3/16″ Thick
      • Bottom – Standard Platform


SPECIALTY PLATE 4 MAKES IT EASY!

The new Specialty Plate* (Item 154711) makes your sandwich for 3D folders a cinch!  All you need is the Base Plate and Specialty Plate to get the proper sandwich every time. 


CHECK THE LIST! Is it a 3D or Dynamic Embossing Folder?

NOTE: The embossing folders listed below were released as both a Dynamic Folder & a 3D Folder.  You can measure the thickness or check for the logos to determine which embossing folder type you have.  

3D: Stampin’ Up! Logo ONLY

DYNAMIC: BOTH  Sizzix and Stampin’ Up! Logos

Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder – 151797
 
Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder – 151811
 
Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder – 151823
 
Lace 3D Embossing Folder – 151815
 
Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder – 152321

 
Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder – 152320
 
Seasonal Wreath 3D Embossing Folder – 151796
 
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder – 151775 
 
Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder – 151801
 
Tufted 3D Embossing Folder – 151785

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