Monday, 26 December 2016

Make Your Own DIY Embossing Folder | Silhouette Cameo | Recycling

Hello there, well many of us love embossing folders don't we? but I decided to have ago at making my own using my Silhouette Cameo. These are also easy on the purse strings and that always comes in handy doesn't it? Anything that allows me to create on the spot is always a winner for me.

To start off you will need cereal packs that you would usually pop in your recycling bin, this is chipboard on budget and is such a handy tool to have in your crafty stash. I have a big bag of cereal boxes in my craft space that I've collected over so many years and it's overflowing too.

Using the silhouette cameo I placed the cereal packet on a cricut mat and cut two panels ever so slightly bigger than A2 card blank and then took a element that was purchased from the Silhouette Store and cut that from the same cereal box material. 

To make the folder, applied four strips of sellotape to the top edge then adhered the positive cut out to one side of the folder with zig fine glue pen then placed the individual negative strips into the gaps then apply a little zig fine gen pen to the back of the strips and carefully close the folder and press firmly, then open out the folder and that's it done. I have Cuttlebug machine and used two B plates and my A plate with a piece of cereal box material on top of the folder as shim and piece of pink card in the folder and found this worked perfectly, these would work with all machines too, you would just need to find what works better for your machine. As you will see from the finished result, it works a treat with a crisp embossed effect just like a normal embossing folder.

Enjoy the rest of your day and the holiday season. 

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  1. That is very very clever! What a great way to make more of things you'd normally throw away. It looks really good! Xx

  2. Yes it is a great way of using the things you're generally throw away. Thank you ever so much for your sweet comments. Hugs xx

  3. You are the queen of recycling! Great idea, my friend!
    hugs Asha

    1. :) Thank you and I'm hoping to bring more recycling ideas very soon. Thank you sweetie. Hugs xx

  4. What a great idea Missy! TFS Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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