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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

In the Cupboard you will find ideas, news, tips and techniques to help you get more from this fab little machine. So come in - join the fun and Cuttle with me!


Thursday, 7 January 2010

Cuttlebug Sandwich List when using Embossing Folders

Sandwiches to use when Embossing Folders in your Cuttlebug.

Over the last few months I have received many requests for information on the Sandwiches I use in my Bug for embossing and die cutting. These I have replied to direct, but since I have been looking at how to make the Cupboard's contents easier to find, I have decided that the subject of Sandwiches needs tackling as a list.  This is the way I use to emboss folders.  I'm not saying it is the only way, but from my experience of Cuttling, they do work.  BUT, NEVER FORGET TO GOLDEN RULE!




CUTTLEBUG SANDWICHES


GOLDEN RULE when using the BUG - NEVER FORCE
  reason : something will break!



EMBOSSING FOLDERS

A PLATE / B PLATE / FOLDER WITH CARD wrapped round the back of the folder/ B PLATE


NB: The card can be wrapped round the back of the folder, but if possible I perfer to run the card through with just the part to be embossed inside the folder. The reason for this is because most of the Provocraft folders are sized 5.1/2" x 4" (just right for the US market, but smaller than the A6 size we use in the UK) so to avoid creases, lines, and also stretching of the card, embossing only a single layer helps. There are other makes of folders: Crafts-too-you and Sizzix that are 6" x 4". These folders are less likely to cause the creasing because the folder encases all of an A6 card.

Also to avoid creasing you can use my method of a Modifying Folder Pad (see labels). The MFP replaces the top B Plate.


EMBOSSING BORDER FOLDERS (5.1/2" X 2")
A PLATE / B PLATE / FOLDER WITH CARD WRAPPED ROUND THE BACK / B PLATE

OR

A PLATE / B PLATE / FOLDER WITH SINGLE LAYER OF CARD / B PLATE

OR

A PLATE / B PLATE / FOLDER WITH CARD / MFP



EMBOSSING SMALL FOLDERS (2" X 2")

A PLATE / B PLATE / SMALL FOLDER ENCASING CARD / B PLATE

OR

A PLATE / B PLATE/ SMALL FOLDER ENCASING CARD/ MFP

NB: The trick I use to get the small folders to emboss somewhere other than the edge of the card, is to split the folder. Then by holding the card to a light you can see to match the folder's pattern. It is easy to rejoin it again with tape, so you are not spoiling your folder, YOU ARE JUST MAKING IT MORE USEABLE!

Another way to use these small folders is as a border, you can check this out in the labels section.

EMBOSSING BRASS STENCILS

A PLATE / B PLATE / TAN MAT/ CARD with the right side up / BRASS STENCIL / SHIM's (this can depend on the thickness of the stencil)/ B PLATE

I hope you will find this list useful, especially new owners of the Bug.   I cannot give information on the Sandwiches you should use for other die cutting machines because I do not have the experiece to do so, but I do know that all the Cuttlebug and other folders can be used in all machines.  Over the next couple of days I will be posting further list of Sandwiches for die cutting and embossing die cuts. 

7 comments:

Paula Gale said...

thanks for the post Eileen. I've been catching up with all the posts you put on regarding the bug - you are my single source of information!! I have sent of for my fitst set of nestabilities, a tan mat and a magnetic sheet. I duppose they could be delayed because of the weather, but will be coming back to your blog to find the right recipe for the sandwhich!!!

Thank you

Paula. xx

Merry said...

Thanks for the list Eileen. I have one brass stencil so will have to have a try with that in my cuttlebug now. By the way I have just posted a little bit of warmth for you on my blog.

Anonymous said...

This is really helpful Thank Eileen. Louise Score DC

Merry said...

HI Eileen, I think it is wonderful that you would like to show my snail.... you are more than welcome. Glad you liked the birds.

Annie said...

thank you so much for this info, especially about the brass stencils. I have a box of stencils I never use so will have to have a play!
hugs, annie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Ikki - at last I've got round to adding comments on here though I read it frequently. It's really useful having the "sandwiches" in one place. Just going to use your winter folder idea for a friend who's moving house. Think the snowflake might be appropriate!
Thanks for your work
Gloria Waymont

Chrissie said...

Most useful posting Eileen!
I've broken a few plates in my time, some through constant use but I have to admit I have broken the Golden Rule and the inevitable happened!!!!!
Chrissie