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kayleeismynamehey
« on: January 11, 2010 05:01:13 AM »

I feel compelled to emboss, but I have no idea what's best to do it! I'd like to not spend tons of money, but what does everyone use or recommend?
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lylacfey
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2010 05:11:30 AM »

Since you are looking for embossing machines I am going to make a guess you want to use the embossing plates that are made for Sizzix and Cuttlebug. If I am wrong just let me know. Smiley

There are several choices now for embossing. Sizzix just released a new machine called the Texture Boutique. The only thing it does is emboss. You can use a coupon at Michaels and get it really cheap for around $20. Here's a link: http://www.sizzix.com/category/Texture+Boutique+Embossing+Machine

I don't know if it takes the Fiskars plates because those are pretty wide. If you want to use the gorgeous Fiskars plates you need a wide machine. The Cuttlebug and Big Kick/Big Shot will take the Fiskars plates. I have a lot of them so I definitely know. Smiley

Big Kick and Big Shot are the same machine just different colors and different names. You can use a coupon for Cuttlebug and Big Shot's at your craft stores.

My go to machine is my plain little Red Sizzix. The one that weighs a billion pounds. I love it because it's quick and easy. I use all my Cuttlebug folders in it. A lot of times you can find one on Freecycle. It does not take the bigger folders like Fiskars so that is a huge drawback. It does emboss beautifully and IMO embosses better than the other machines.

If you really want to be frugal you can use a rolling pin. I am not joking about this. You lightly mist your paper, lay it on the embossing plate and roll with the pin. Easy peasy but you need good arm strength. I don't have that so that's why I have machines. Smiley

Another frugal alternative is a pasta machine. SplitCoastStampers has some great tutorials on how to use a pasta machine. Once again you can't use the larger embossing plates.

You can also use brass stencils in these machines too including the original Red Sizzix.

I know this was long but I hope it helped.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010 08:05:00 AM »

You are a scrapbooking godesend! You just gave me all the information I wanted in one reply. Thank you so much!
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013 09:24:25 PM »

When you say the Fiskars plates, do you mean the new ones that come with the Fuse system?  Because I had wondered if they could be used with either the Big Shot or the Cuttlebug.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013 05:28:10 AM »

I mean the old embossing plates from Fiskars. I have heard mixed reviews on using the Fuse plates with the other die cut machines.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013 07:25:44 AM »

Darn - I was hoping it would be possible - those combos they have look pretty cool, but I have the Big Shot and a Cuttlebug already and am not interested in getting another machine - not unless it is a digital cutting machine.
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