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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Embossing on the Cricut with Pazzles Embossing Mat

I just wanted to share a bit of info if you are interested in ever embossing a 12x12 piece of card stock or?
I purchased a 13x15 embossing mat from Pazzles at Joann.com for $11. 

This is what it look like after taking the protective sheet off.
It is important that you squeegee the adhesive firmly with credit card or similar tool.
I did, than I peeled the film and placed a 12x12 piece of Core'dinations from the Black Magic collection.
I placed the paper an inch from the top or were I was going to feed into the Cricut E. and centered the rest.
You can see how the back or were it embossed looks like. I first tried setting the blade housing at 4 and it did not work well all the way through.  I than tried it at 6, pressure max and it work well with a couple of tiny rips.
I used Elegant Cakes cart and chose  the design on page 34 set to "fit to page".
This is the front side of the paper. Here you can see that I started sanding the design. You may choose not to with different card stock or other materials.
I hope this helped somebody!
OH THE MOST IMPORTANT PART!  you do not need a special embossing housing or needle? all you do is flip over your blade, yes take blade from housing and flip over or place sharp end into the housing!!


Abby said...

Great idea comadrita!!! I want to see the whole thing sanded!!!

Mariam Satchell said...

BRILLIANT idea! Thank you SO much for sharing!!!! I HAVE to try this!!!

Alex said...

Wow! That was cool ! TFS !

Karen said...

Wow...what a brilliant idea! Absolutely brilliant! TFS!

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