Today we’re going to talk about embossing folders!

If you haven’t used an embossing folder before, it transforms your paper and adds beautiful texture and dimension. Simply add paper to the inside of the folder, run it through the Big Shot and be amazed! 

Stampin’ Up! currently has 28 embossing folders to choose from and there are two different types: standard and dynamic.  The standard embossing folders have been around for a long time and the folders are thin.  The 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions folders are relatively new and are much thicker which helps to create a deeper impression in the paper. 

The video below showcases a brand new folder in the Holiday 2018 Catalog, the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  If you aren’t familiar with our embossing folders, watch the video below to see what they can do to a plain piece of paper.  Then come back and I’ll share the “sandwich” you’ll use for the different folders.

The layers you’ll use when feeding your embossing folder into the Big Shot are called sandwiches.  If you have an Annual Catalog, turn to page 222 for a visual of the two different sandwiches.  The main difference is that if you are using one of the 3D folders, you’ll only use one Cutting Pad.  Because they’re so thick, you’ll break your Big Shot if you use both pads. 

Standard Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Sandwich (starting from the bottom)

  • Big Shot Platform
  • Standard Cutting Pad
  • Single sheet of paper inside the folder
  • Standard Cutting Pad

3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (starting from the bottom)

  • Big Shot Platform
  • Single Sheet in Folder
  • Standard Cutting Pad

In the video, Natalie from the Stampin’ Up! home office, spritzes her paper with water.  You do get a deeper impressions but to be honest with you, I never spritz my paper.  

Below are some projects I’ve made using embossing folders! 

Striped Scallops Embossing Folder

Climbing Vine Embossing Folder

Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder

Lovely Floral Embossing Folder

Softly Falling Embossing Folder

If you have any questions about our embossing folders, don’t hesitate to contact me! 

 Stampin’ Up! Embossing Folders Currently Available

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