Dienstag, 28. Juni 2011

Making your own embossing sheets

Well, as stuff for the Cuttlebug is rather expensive, I tried to find some alternatives for it. Looking up some ideas in youtube, I stumbled over a video, where someone with a cutting machine did her own embossing sheet with a micky mouse background. So I wanted to try kinda the same, except I wanted to have just one motive. So I took thick paper, which was in the origin the back of a noteblock. I cut and fold kind of a folder, and on another paper with the same size I drew my object. I cut it with the cutter and glued the image on one side, the cut out pieces on the other side (it needs to fit in the opposite side). Done! Try your new embossing folders! :)

The other thing I tried was to do an embossing sheet with my name. I made it because I searched for a stamp that said: handmade with love. And then I came to the idea to made an embossing sheet instead of a stamp. Took me quiete a while, the whole image is just 2cm long :) . Take a look, looks great too, no?

This embossed paper I did with a ribbon, a big one with a spiderweb structure.

And here the ultra Tip: I embossed some bigger Scrapbook eyelets, and it gave a really nice effect. This is really cheaper than the usual embossing sheets. :)

Well than, I hope you try some of it, happy crafting !


  1. These are fabulous,clever you...Thank you so much for your visit and lovely comment...
    Mandy x

  2. Fab idea! Thanks for taking part in my candy! Good luck!x

  3. Wow!! This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing. I have to try this one out. I posted your candy on my sidebar. Hopefully it will bring you more followers. Good luck!! Chann

  4. That's so amazing, I agree with the expensive cuttle bug accessories and definitely try making some myself.. thanks for sharing... and also thanks for the lovely comment on my blog,,, my cat is EXTREMELY spoiled, she basically sleeps, and wants attention when shes awake but I love her anyways...
    OH ja, ich kann deutsch sprechen, aber mein grammatik bracht ein bischen hilfe, I'm still learning,,, but yeah I do teach younger kids... so it's all good...