Tuesday, January 06, 2009

more on textured impressions

I posted the other day about Sizzix textured impressions. Here are the cards that I promised and a couple more photos so you can see what these are like and how they compare to the Cuttlebug embossing folders.

First off, here's a comparison of the two paisley A2 folders....

The Sizzix folder is the one in front, the Cuttlebug folder behind. Both are actually about the same length, but I think you can see that the design of the Sizzix folder covers more area from the standpoint of length.

In this photo I wanted to show the difference between the widths of the designs. This time the Sizzix folder is the one behind. It's clearly wider than the Cuttlebug folder and you can see, I hope, that the design of the Sizzix covers the entire width of the Cuttlebug folder.

Here are the Sizzix folders in action. These are both A2 cards.

The above card was made with the Paisley Sizzix textured impressions folder. You can see that it makes a nice crisp embossed image and it covers the entire card front. The embossed sentiment is also a Sizzix textured impression that came with one of the Thank You sets. 

And with that timely segue....

Here is a card made using the A2 thank you folder. Again, you can see that the design covers the entire card front. The embossing is crisp and clean. I colored this with shimmer chalks for a soft look, then added some hot fix crystals.

Look out! More fun stuff to add to the stash! :-)


  1. Thanks for sharing that info...I always thought the one downfall to the CB folders is that they weren't quite big enough...Sizzix must be listening!

  2. Do the Sizzix ones fit in a Bug? Will everything fit in a Bug, or are the Bigz or Bigz XL too big for a Bug? Thank you for your time!

  3. Ruth, the textured impressions folders will fit without any problem. They're the same height as the Cuttlebug folders and only 1/4" wider, so there's plenty of space going through the opening of the machine. As far as dies, the Bigz dies and the XL dies will fit. The issue is the fact that the Sizzix cutting plates are too wide for the CB opening and Provocraft doesn't have long plates to use with the XL dies. You can improvise. I think the best work-around is to use a pair of the long narrow cutting plates that Sizzix sells for use with their decorative strip dies. My post about that is here:

    Cuttlebug Workaround for XL dies

    You can also find that post and others about the CB and Big Shot in one of the menus in my sidebar.

    Hope that helps!


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