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cat_woman 05-18-2008 12:07 PM

Homemade Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
I worked on the design this weekend and made my own embossing folder for my cuttlebug using my Craft Robo. I'm really pleased with how well it turned out. Here is a look at the results I posted in my gallery:

Homemade Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

winniethepoodle 05-18-2008 05:39 PM

OMG! I need to try this!

benolathe 05-19-2008 12:03 AM

Just visited your Gallery link and posted this same question - wasn't sure which was the best way to "reach" you. :)

Sounds intriguing - but I don't understand. What did you do to create an embossing folder? How was the Craft Robo used?

Your finished, embossed cardstock looks nice, but I'm just confused about the creation of your folder. Do you have pics of the folder?

tdodd00 05-19-2008 04:24 AM

Yep, very cute...I don't get it either. I have a Wishblade but I have no idea how I would cut something to make it emboss. Do tell, please~

Waldsb651 05-19-2008 05:55 AM

Love your 'sample' Please share more details on how you did it. TFS

Stamping Servant 05-19-2008 05:56 AM


chickers089 05-19-2008 06:24 AM

ok, how did you do it???

itwrx4me 05-19-2008 07:18 AM

Wondering about this also!

cat_woman 05-19-2008 07:40 AM

Once my camera charges up again, I'll post a picture of what the folder looks like. Once you see what the folder looks like its not hard to figure out how to make them. I plan on doing a tutorial with screen shots when I get some free time - year end and inventory coming up at work - so it won't be until after the end of the month.

khogan 05-19-2008 08:04 AM

I'm curious how you did this too. What a great idea.

tylersmum05 05-19-2008 02:27 PM

Cant wait to see how you did this. Thought I had it figured out but not sure.

sheeba 05-19-2008 02:39 PM

Would also love to know!

michigan_5 05-19-2008 05:27 PM

that is so fantastic! Thanks for the share.

puckdiva 05-20-2008 11:36 AM

I am so curious - now I need to go find out what at Robo is... lol


Theresa Romani 05-20-2008 03:33 PM


snowcountry311 05-20-2008 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by Theresa Romani (Post 9885849)

as am i

eured99 05-20-2008 03:48 PM


whim6915 05-20-2008 04:40 PM

What the heck is a craft robo? YIKES, is it a tool I should have had all along???? My dh just left the room shaking his head. :rolleyes:

cat_woman 05-21-2008 07:36 AM

The CraftRobo is the same machine as a Wishblade or Silouette, or kind of like a Cricut/Cricut Expression. :)

stamps&cars 05-21-2008 10:27 AM

I think you could do it the same as a stencil on the cuttlebug. You would just punch or cut out the images....maybe even double their thickness, place where you want and use your crease mat. Am I close?

cat_woman 05-21-2008 10:34 AM

I cut out my image in both positive and negative - with the negative a couple pixels smaller so it leaves room for the paper and glued it to another double wide scrap making sure the images lined up properly. I used plain cardstock and 3 thicknesses glued together. Hope that makes sense. I will post a picture of the "test folder" tonight, so check my gallery if you want to see what my example looks like.

regcorn 05-21-2008 02:43 PM


Sherry826 05-21-2008 02:55 PM


stamps&cars 05-23-2008 12:23 PM

Ahhhhhh, I see.....you're using a digital cutting machine. I don't have one of those so I'd have to do something different!

craftyme70 05-23-2008 02:20 PM

I want to learn this too
I love the idea of making my own embossing folders please leet me know how to do this. Yours looks great.

BillieDee 05-24-2008 09:02 PM

Very nice. Good clean details.


laurlynn 05-24-2008 09:12 PM

Here's the link to another thread that I saved. Someone is using transparency sheets to make a folder. You might be of interest if you don't have a digital machine. I found it usefull.


Stampindebs 05-25-2008 09:54 AM


MissB4925 05-26-2008 10:00 AM

Beautiful results.. I too would like details and pic's.. Have a Wishblade and would love to try this.

cat_woman 05-26-2008 10:06 AM

I tried to get a picture of the folder but my camera doesn't work all that great after I dropped it. I will post one as soon as I can so you can see what the folder looks like.

luvbyloulou 05-27-2008 08:13 PM

Really nice CB embossing folder. I will await for your instructions on how to make homemade CB folders. Such a neat idea you have!

SusieQ4417 05-28-2008 01:44 PM


vensung1 05-29-2008 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by laurlynn (Post 9935842)
Here's the link to another thread that I saved. Someone is using transparency sheets to make a folder. You might be of interest if you don't have a digital machine. I found it usefull.


Thanks for the link!

French Chablis 05-29-2008 11:41 PM

There is also a lady who does a lot of stuff with embossing folders on:


I hope you find this helpful. Her tutorials are very comprehensive.

Tracieb2005 06-02-2008 12:25 AM

Hi Guys

There have been a few posts about these folders (inc pikkies showing how the gals did them) on UK Scrappers.co.uk in the Craft Robo section. There are also downloads available for those members with Craft Robo machines.

Not tried it yet but will when I get a chance.

TracieB xx

cat_woman 06-29-2008 12:49 PM

I finally have the tutorial finished. Here is a link to download the pdf file I created. Its quite large - 4.7MB so if you're on dial-up it may take a while to download.

Create Your Own Embossing Folders

Scrappy Kathy 06-29-2008 01:35 PM

Thanks for sharing!

SusieMcCormick 06-29-2008 01:47 PM

WOW!! Thank you.. I can only imagine all the hard work that you put into that tutorial!

KraftyChic 06-29-2008 02:04 PM

Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial! I'm sure all the work you put into it is greatly appreciated! I can't wait to try it!


Debcraft42 06-29-2008 04:00 PM

Fantastic and easy to read tutorial. Thankyou so much !


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