Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Embossing Folders/Repurposed Cricut Mat


Do you have any old Cricut mats that are no longer usable to cut on? Well if you love embossing folders save them. Cut 4 1/4" wide and 11 1/2" long, fold in the middle, if it begins to crack at the fold you can reinforce on the outside with duct tape. Be sure to clean all the adhesive off the mat with hot water and soap then dry thoroughly.

Use a thin piece of chipboard, one that you could cut with the cricut and cut your image, apply double sided tape to the back of your relief and the back of you image and adhere to the inside of the mat.

You will need a shim to run this through your cuttlebug and the Spellbinders (brown rubber mat) works perfectly. Sandwich is Aplate, Bplate, folder, brown rubber mat,Bplate . You get a nice deep emboss for pennies. Happy Thursday, Hugs, Sandi

13 comments:

zopeloti said...

Sounds interesting. I never used chipboard. Is there a certain brand or what size is the thin? Where do you find the shim? I'm also a pack rat. (wish I was as cute as one)Thanks for the information.

CelticWoman said...

I believe the weight on the chipboard is .22mm, I get my chipboard from my local paper distributor, the shim can be purchased from most retailers that stock spellbinder's. Thanks, Sandi

Sharon Caudle said...

Sandi my dear, you are so smart and creative!!! THANK YOU for sharing your wonderful knowledge with the rest of us!! hugs!

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous idea Sandi! I've got tons of those suckers and I rarely bother to spray them to restick 'em. VERY cool! xxD

Crayola58 said...

Who knew?....YOU did.... your mind and those challenges to do something unique is always working it. Great idea.
Hugs.
Carole

jandokan said...

Hey Sandi,
That's COOL :D
What a fantastic idea!!!

Hugs Anja

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You are so amazing Sandi..

TropicLuv said...

Very cool idea! Thanx so much for the info! Aloha...

"Um Buggin" said...

Wow!! Sandi, that is ingenious my friend. Only the great thinker Sandi, would have came up with such a creative idea. Thanks for sharing this great information.

Hugz, xx

~L~

1CardCreator said...

Thanks for sharing such a great idea! ~Diane

Margie said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA, SANDI! Thanks for sharing the details!

Sandy said...

FABULOUS IDEA!!!!! I am so gonna try this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eiyiyi said...

So clever. I have a couple of old mats just waiting to be repurposed! thanks for sharing.