I am a dud at embossing.
Not only have I been unimpressed (pun intended!) with how embossing looks on my cards, but I've broken enough embossing machines to know that I don't know what I'm doing in this regard at least.
Yes, tragically, long-time readers of this blog will remember the post where I wrote of the demise of my Big Shot. If that wasn't both frustrating and embarrassing, I also broke a pricey Ebosser, and threw it away in frustration after I took it apart, voiding the warranty. (Don't do that! Do as I say, not as I do!!)
Recently, I chipped a gear tooth out of my replacement Big Shot, and recently I discovered I may have done in a Cuttlebug, too. I'm hopeless!!!
But I am also persistent if nothing else, and Close To My Heart's new entry into the world of TERRIFIC new embossing folders will be one reason that I'll climb back on board that train and learn to use the folders the right way...
Check out these DARLING folders:
The folders are just $8.95 each and there are five styles available (shown above). And in this month only, you can get an embossing folder of your choice for free just by buying 2 packs of solid color cardstock, either any two of the 40 colors (other than white, black or kraft), and/or the solid color assortments in Basic, Enchantment, Adventure or Whimsy -- see page 139 of the new Spring/Summer Idea Book.
Now, in addition to now making embossing folders available, Close To My Heart has put out a fantastic video that taught this monkey a new trick today: Did you know that you need to check for the grain of the paper so you know which way to cut/emboss your paper?? Nope, neither did I. Watch here and see for yourself:
This video alone has convinced me to treat myself to a new embossing machine (shhhh, there's a great new one coming out from Cheery Lynn Designs this Spring. I saw it previewed at the Craft & Hobby Association Mega-Show last month!) AND these gotta-have folders. If you're interested in the folders, shop here please: