If you own the Cuttlebug by Provocraft, you’ve no doubt used your machine along with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder to emboss paper. After all, that’s why you bought the machine, right? You wanted to add some texture and dimension to your card fronts? Perhaps use one of the Cuttlebug Dies to cut a shape or two? Me too. Big surprise there. But what about embossing items other than paper? Have you tried? Until today, I hadn’t. So, I figured why not put it to the test, and see what else this little gem can handle.
Step 1: Find items to test
This went pretty quickly, I simply looked through all of my craft supplies to find items that were flat and that I knew would fit in the machine, or could be cut to size. Much to my surprise, I found several. Here’s my list.
- Corrugated Cardboard Packing Material
- Lightweight Chipboard (cereal box weight)
- Generic Craft Foam
- Linen Stick-Stock by CTMH
- Clear Envelope from Clear Bags
- Shrink Plastic
- Mulberry Paper (manufacturer unknown)
- Vellum by CTMH
- Foam Packing Insert
- Fabric (origins unknown)
- Foil Sheet by CTMH
- Adhesive Vinyl by Quickcutz
- Sandpaper 220 CCR/R Fine by CTMH