Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Heidi Anne Giebel

There are so many ways to use embossing folders and they add just the right touch to any project.

This embossing folder by Cuttlebug is called Christmas Countdown.

It will emboss a design that includes numbers that make up the 25 days leading up to Christmas. Each number has its own unique look, including such items as holly, little candies, snowflakes and a tree.

This embossing folder can be used in most manual die- cutting machines, including the Cuttlebug, the Sizzix Big Shot and the QuicKutz Epic Six.

Christmas Countdown is 5” x 7” so it is wonderful for making large cards or to use on scrapbook pages.

For example, on this holiday card the Christmas Countdown Embossing Folder was used behind the cut-out of the angel.

If you want to make smaller cards, this embossing folder lends itself very nicely to being trimmed down as you can see on the next two cards.

 

A fun way to allow the embossed image to pop is to use paint or ink. Simply swipe the paint lightly over the top of the embossed image and let dry. The image appears more striking and prominent. You can see the results when platinum paint was brushed over the embossed image on this card.

A few other fun ways to use this embossing folder:

  • Add to a scrapbook page that highlights Christmas morning where you could circle the number 25.
  • Emboss the front panel of a holiday treat bag.
  • Use it to emboss the layers of a Christmas banner.
  • Emboss the paper to cover a holiday journal or “To Do” notebook.

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