Saturday, January 03, 2009

New Year, New Goodies!

I'm back after taking some time off to celebrate the holidays. We had a lot of fun getting together with family, but now things are getting back to "normal". I haven't found much time for crafting and card making yet, but I will soon.

Here are some of the new goodies that I have here that are tempting me...

Pictured above are four sets of the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folders by Sizzix. As you can see, they're very much like the Cuttlebug embossing folders, made of a similar plastic and having a positive and negative face to make for very crisply embossed images. I'll admit that I've taken some of these out of the packaging, but I don't have any cards to show yet. I'm hoping to make some soon.

Here are a few tidbits that I think are worth knowing though--these are more expensive than the Cuttlebug embossing folders, but they also come with anywhere from 2 to 5 folders per package. The set with just two folders has two A2 size folders, so it's comparably priced to the Cuttlebug folders. The other sets all look like they have an A2 folder in addition to three or four other smaller folders, so again I think that compares favorably with the price of Cuttlebug folders. One thing that might be a biggie though--these A2 folders will emboss the ENTIRE front of an A2 size card. I tested the paisley design and it covers the whole card front, no unembossed areas around the edges like you get with the Cuttlebug A2 folders. So, if you're one of the folks who never liked the fact that the CB folders didn't emboss the whole card front, then you'll like these design of these folders a lot better.

Okay, enough for now. I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and great start to the new year.

By the way, it didn't escape my notice that my counter ticked over 100,000 hits. I think it's time for a giveaway in honor of the milestone. I'll look at my stash and post a pic of what I'll be giving away in the next day or so. Stay tuned! :-)


  1. Can't wait to see these folders in action Jay. I've not come across them yet.

    Happy New Year to you.


  2. Where can we find these fabulous goodies?

  3. Well, 12 of the 14 released sets can be seen on the Sizzix site, and all but two of those (the two Christmas/winter ones) are out of stock there. Actually, the two that aren't pictured are sets that were supposed to be released in June 2009 but seem to be available now.

    I bought mine on eBay. I think they're starting to make their way onto other online vendor sites now. I saw them at and earlier today.

  4. I just love it when you tell us about new products. Thanks, I hope the stores carry them, but I just noticed a comment mentioned ebay. Thanks Karleen

  5. Thank you for letting us know that these are like the Cuttlebug embossing folders! I saw them on the Sizzix site and wondered if they were actual folders or plates. Now I know and will be looking for them :D.


  6. Oh boy some things to buy! Thanks for the info, will check out a all the new goodies. As you can see Barb sent me the link. ;)

  7. Aloha! I just bought the wedding set, but I don't really know how to use it. I don't want to ruin my folder. I would really like to know how to use the folder correctly, so I could begin making some cards with my new embossing folders. Mahalo!

  8. Hi Renee Astrid. Congrats on getting your hands on one of the sets!

    If you use a Big Shot and have a multipurpose platform, it's very easy to use these. I open the platform to no tabs. I place my paper, cardstock, or card front inside the folder, close it, then sandwich it between the two clear cutting plates. Put that sandwich on the platform and roll it through. That's it!

    For a Cuttlebug, it would be similar, but use plate A in place of the multipurpose platform, and the B plates instead of the Sizzix clear cutting plates.

    Depending on the pressure applied by your particular machine, you might want to add a thin shim to make the impression more crisp. If you do decide to shim, add your layers slowly until you get the results that you want, so that your sandwich doesn't get too thick and possibly break your machine or your plates.

    Have fun with the folders, and thanks, everyone, for stopping by. :-)


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