As much as I love my digital crafting machines, I also love my trusty old green Cuttlebug and I have a severe weakness for embossing folders. I especially like ones that are easy to combine with my digital tools. The “Wall of Frames” folder from Darice is a perfect example.
It takes a bit of work to create a template, but once you have it, you can use it for cut and emboss, draw and emboss, print and emboss or many combinations of those. I made a few cards to show just a few of the possibilities.
The outer layer of this birthday card for my dear friend Annette is cut and embossed from white core card stock. Then I used print and cut to create an one piece insert to glue in place behind the open windows. The graphics are from the Peacocks and Pinwheels collection at Lettering Delights. I sanded the card stock to make the embossing stand out more, but not sure I really like how that turned out, or maybe sanding is just outside my skill set.
The outside of this cameo Mother’s Day card is also cut and embossed. The head shapes from the DB Cameo Busts font, were cut from white matte finish vinyl, and mounted on an insert of blue cardstock. I printed and foiled the sentiment, but .
The “thinking of you” card is an example of draw and emboss. I used the template to place characters from the Cutesie Doodles Thin Font so that they would be drawn with a pen in the diecutter at the exact locations to fit the embossing. I added the color by hand with markers. You could easily make a similar, one piece card with print and cut.
If you already have the Wall of Frames folder, I’m sharing both my Cricut Design Space file (if you are a Cricut user on a mobile device, copy this link for later http://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/35128627) and the .studio file and .studio3 files so you can skip ahead to the fun part.
If you don’t have this folder, I suggest you head on over to consumercrafts.com and add it to your favorites list so you’ll be ready to grab it during one of their terrific embossing folder sales and/or discount shipping offers.
I’d love to see what you do with this folder and template, so don’t forget to come back and let me know.