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Embossing Folders Comparison for Scrapbooking

Here we are going to do an embossing folders comparison for scrapbooking! “Where Can I Find Embossing Folders? and… What are the Differences? Have you ever asked yourself those questions before? Are you looking for a particular brand? Do you know where to find it in our store? How many different sizes and styles are there?

Well, I am going to do my best to help out with these questions and show you comparisons! I am including two videos; one that will hopefully help you identify the different manufactures that make embossing folders, names, sizes, styles, and even Cut@Home pricing, which will enable you to choose which folders you want. We carry embossing folders from Cuttlebug, Quickutz, Sizzix, Spellbinders, and Tim Holtz!

The second will show you how to navigate our site directly to the different manufacturer’s embossing folders. A brand new feature that was added after taping this video is our Embossing Folder Theme which will take you to view ALL embossing folders in our store, including some Bigz dies that come with a coordinating Textured Impressions embossing folder which were not included in our video.

Before I do that just what to clarify real quick what embossing is:
Embossing is a technique that makes a raised image on cardstock or other materials. By having an embossing tool and dies that have an edge one can simply run the die or also known as an embossing folder through the emboss machine with your desired paper or card.

Hopefully these videos will be informative for you!

scrapbooking brandsHere is the second video on navigating the site to find them. You may also look under THEME if you are into scrapbooking by theme and will find “embossing folders” there as well. Another hint as well is if you see in this image to the right under every folder and product we carry will list the brand, type of die and die name to which you can click on any if you want to see ALL. Very useful!

We have found that the majority of these embossing folders will work in most machines! The sandwich formulas are pretty much the same for Cuttlebug, Quickutz, Textured Impressions, Texture Fades and Texture Fades, so if you have used one of those in your particular machine, you already know how to use the rest.

Spellbinders M-Bossabilities will use a different sandwich formula as they are thicker due to embossing images on both sides of the folder. We have videos showing the M-Bossabilities sandwich formula that you will use with most of the die cutting machines we carry that will be well worth looking at HERE!

I hope this will make shopping for embossing folders a breeze!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Carrie

23 Responses to “Embossing Folders Comparison for Scrapbooking”

  1. Jany Marquez Says:

    I saw this on your google plus here: http://gplus.name/b/scrapbooking/posts/embossingfolders and this is a GREAT review! Thanks for the videos it was sooooo helpful to see how different embossing dies compared next to each other. The only problem is I WANT THEM ALL!

  2. Cut@Home Says:

    Is that a problem? LOL! I guess it could be for the ol’ pocket book if you bought them all at once! Glad it was helpful. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Kristine Says:

    This was a very fun article and I appreciate your input, I am like you and enjoy all the scrap booking and card making and rubber stamping myself. This was very interesting to me and the video was very informative on manufactures, different sizes, styles etc. and the video on navigating your site was very helpful as well I’m glad you added that, it made it so much easier.

  4. Michael Says:

    I have actually never thought about the difference between regular folders and embossing folders, but I suspect that I have used both without ever even knowing that they are classified as such. That is probably because I have always used folders for business and for media kits in advertising sales proposals. But I have never fathomed using them for scrapbooking, probably because of my narrow thinking that associates only photo album books with this hobby.

  5. Ian Says:

    I really enjoyed your video because I was unsure what embossing was until I watched it. I have always liked those kinds of cards and thing but I never knew what that was called or that you could do it yourself with the right materials. I am going to have to get one of these because I would love to be able to make greeting cards for people instead of buying them.

  6. Anna Says:

    I love to make greeting cards and bookmarks and thing like that and this would be perfect for that. It is so cool how these things work and I can hardly wait to get mine and give it a try. This was a very interesting article and I have a lot of ideas for my first project. Thanks for the post.

  7. Cut@Home Says:

    You are welcome Anna. Thanks for visiting and hope it helped. These embossing folders are great for greeting cards as well and invitations.

  8. Marcos Says:

    My son has a wedding coming up and they have designed their own invitations so this would be a perfect time to get one of these and put in some practice before they actually want to print the real ones. Thank you for posting this because It is going to be a tremendous asset for me. Maybe I can start a business this way.

  9. Cut@Home Says:

    We have many that do invitations for weddings on the side from home with embossing folders. It is a great little business to get into. And you can do hundreds without even wearing out a mat.

  10. Carl Says:

    My mom and I would like to start just a little at home business making stationary and greeting cards and things like that for people who want personalized stuff. We don’t want to get big or anything like that because we want to be able to keep it personal and unique. We were reading your reviews on these machines and we definitely think this is the way to go. Thank you.

  11. Cut@Home Says:

    Thanks for visiting and hopefully it helped whether you choose to shop with us or not. We love to educate as well as it is not always about the sale with us. Good luck in your business. It’s a lot of hard work, but I think you are smart to start small and keep it unique. That is what we do here at CutAtHome.com as well. We keep it small and don’t carry every scrapbooking product in the world, but the ones that are high quality and UNIQUE. That’s the key so you are right on!

  12. Linda Says:

    I never realized that embossing could be done so easily at home. Most people, including myself, tend to think that embossing greeting cards, wedding invitations or anything else, needs to be done with a printer, but that just guarantees that you will pay a much higher price for their services. I’d say the quality that these embossing kits produce are of professional quality indeed. This is good to know.

  13. Steve Says:

    We are looking at making some wedding invitations and this would be perfect for that they could be unique yet very pretty all at the same time. Thank you for posting this I am looking forward to trying it out in the very near future because they are getting married in August. Great idea and please keep the ideas coming because we will have lots of pictures.

  14. Cut@Home Says:

    You will be very pleased with the quality that the embossing folders do on cards or invitations. We have many customers who purchase for their custom card or invitation businesses. You can do so much with them to create quality custom products!

  15. Cut@Home Says:

    You can create beautifully embossed products with embossing folders, however, you do need to keep in mind that each card or invitation does need to be run one at a time, so you will want to start your projects in plenty of time! It is well worth the effort to have totally unique wedding products!

  16. Lisa Says:

    The information about having to run these invitations and greeting cards one at a time is a piece of information that is very valuable. There are so many things you can do with the machines they have available to you today and I think that is where all this stuff at the craft shows comes from. I used to be a regular to them until I started making my own stuff.

  17. Cut@Home Says:

    You’re absolutely right! There are so many things you can do with the machines on the market and the manufacturers are coming out with more innovative uses all the time! It does become difficult to go to the craft shows often once you start creating your own items, however, I have found that going to a few quality shows helps rejuvenate my creative juices and sometimes gives me ideas so I don’t get stagnate.

  18. Lisa Says:

    Although Lisa is right about the craft shows so are you, I go to them at least once a year to this big one we have when it gets closet to Christmas and I get ideas that I would never have thought of. I don’t know if that is right or not to do that but the people at these have been all over the country sometimes and they see things that I wouldn’t.

  19. Cut@Home Says:

    It is great to get ideas, and that is the reason they have displays-so the consumer can see how their products are used. Most crafters will add their own unique touch to projects, so really, no two are EXACTLY alike. Sometimes the way to get creative juices flowing is to take someone elses idea and expand on it!

  20. James Says:

    I agree with the cut @ home admin about the fact that you can draw inspiration from other person’s creativity. I’d say that spoken like a real artist. I have been designing on a freelance basis for years and I often look through the designs of other artists to get inspiration. You can conjure up an original design based on another’s ideas. That is often how great artistry is produced.

  21. Cut@Home Says:

    Exactly! Most artists throughout time have been inspired from the things around them, so why not be inspired by other projects? Even the designers for the manufacturers get their inspiration for dies, paper, etc from the things around them, such as color combos, fashion, nature etc. There is inspiration all around us, all we have to do is take notice!

  22. James Says:

    This is a very interesting idea and I am going to have to look into some of these machines that you have used on your site and ones that you have advertised. I am getting into the craft scene and starting to do shows as a retirement job to make ends meet and just something to have fun at and I think something like this will help me do that. Thank you for the info.

  23. Cut@Home Says:

    You are welcome! Good luck with your craft shows!

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