I have seen several stampers cutting their Stampin' Up! embossing folders to create other patterns and designs.. so I thought WHY NOT CUT OUT THE OVAL shape so I don't have to use the wood frame (see THIS POST).
I used my Stampin' Up! Hobby Blade to cut the oval.
How great that the folders are so affordable that I can create several different shapes if I want to! 🙂 You can use the Oval Scallop die as a cutting guide.
Hobby Blade, pg 191, item 102449, $4.50
Petals a Plenty Impressions Folder,
Holiday Mini catalog pg 21,
item 116824, $7.95
Too cool Patty. Never would have thought to do this. Thanks for this great tip!!! 🙂
WOW, you are BRAVE to cut that! I would have never thought to do it! Sure looks nice!
What a great idea, you should foward you idea to SU maybe they will design a folder like that.
AWESOME, Patty! You clever gal, you!
What a “DOH!” moment! Of course…off to place the order for another set of embossing folders… 🙂
That’s a great idea! You probably could cut the shape with a steel rule die as well 😉
I think this might interest you and you would not have to cut your folder. I tried this and it works but have not made a card using this technique as yet.
Well Duh! Call it a Sr. Blonde – stuffed with a head cold moment. Here is the link!
Such a great idea! I like this folder way more w/the oval in the center! It was a bit too much w/all those flowers. The little break in the center makes it so much more elegant!
That is brilliant!
Such a good idea….you should pass your idea on to Cuttlebug!
Awesome idea Patty! You rock!
oh my goodness!!! That is SOOO much easier than all the other ideas I had tried and it will help boost sales! lol! Now I have to order another Petals a Plenty to use for this as well as one to “alter” so I can do a border only embossed impression! Thanks for sharing….talk about the light bulb clicking on, good thing your light bulb had a power source, apparently I had failed to flip the switch on mine! Jan
it seems as though the wood frame might have given a smoother transition not as bold of a transition…i have been using the wood frame after I saw it on your website and love it!!!
Love all of your ideas, Patty! Thank you.
Patty, I copied you (of course!) but I just cut the hole in one half of the folder and that worked great too – a bit less work 😉 TFS Brenda
Hi Patty, I love the look you got! If you cut your embossing folder, do you still use the same sandwich as if you are doing a whole folder? tfs Mary
I do the same thing but I cut out of cardboard the design I want put it on top and the rest is embossed its beautiful. then you use your folder like you always would no need to buy others its really easy tricky at first is all. thanks carolyn