Username Post: paper embossing tools?        (Topic#1543687)
lillygirl7
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I was thinking about the cuttlebug, but I want to know if there is anything cheaper that anyone recommends? I don't know if I want to spend that much money to emboss paper. I will only use it to emboss paper. I won't be die cutting. Is there anything cheaper that someone can recommend to just emboss paper? Thank you thank-you!


Edited by lillygirl7 on 09-28-10 09:26 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Here Kitty
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this is popular.
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iuplori
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I know its an investment, but I don't think there's any other machine right now that only embosses and is cheaper. Maybe look for a %50 off coupon for one of the big stores? I only use mine for an embosser.


 
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The texture boutique pictured above is cheaper than the cuttlebug and works exactly the same, just doesn't do die cutting. I have die cutter already and bought the texture boutique and I LOVE IT!


 
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I have the texture boutique as well and it is fantastic, I think I paid $22 for the hot pink one with my 30% off coupon at Archivers, and it came with a embossing folder.


 
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I love my Cuttlebug -- I got it with a good discount, so I was happy with the price. I only use it for embossing, as well, but the embossing that it does is first rate.


 
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I love my Sizzix Texture Boutique!


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Penny Lane
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Another person for the Texture Boutique. It embosses beautifully and doesn't cost much. I already had a Cricut and I just wanted something to use embossing folders in.


 
lillygirl7
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How many carts do you get with the sizzix? Do you know how much the carts are?does anyone know if the fiskars plates are compatible? I know they are with the cuttlebug thanks everyone.


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Brandilynn
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you can use cuttlebug folders with a rolling pin, sprits the paper with a little water fora better emboss, thats what I did till I was ready to invest.


 
lillygirl7
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Great idea Brandilynn thank you.


 
santoso10ny
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I use Sizzix Texture Boutique for embossing purpose only, and I LOVE it! The price is very affordable.


 
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I also have a texture boutique and I love it! Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders fit in it so you have a lot of options. I got the starter kit off this site and it came with 2 embossing folders, a bunch of cardstock samples and the machine. And it's really cute! It looks like a little handbag.


 
msdixie
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Ohhh boy I am just loving reading all these comments.
I think I want to try a texture boutique, too.. because I have pretty much decided on a Silhouette digital cutter (no cartridges!!!) to use with my computer, and just want something to use for embossing.
Yay!


 
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  • Brandilynn Said:
you can use cuttlebug folders with a rolling pin, sprits the paper with a little water fora better emboss, thats what I did till I was ready to invest.



I was going to say folders with a rolling pin is the cheapest method! I do like the cuttlebug....


 
lillygirl7
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I finally got my cuttlebug yesterday for my birthday. I got a prenowned one. It came with 6 large embossing folders, 4 small folders 1 die, an extra b plate and a cute zippered storage binder for the all the folders. I paid $65 for everything! I'm so excited to play with it.


 
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have fun with it ... I love mine


 
lylacfey
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Some girls use a pasta machine.

I love to emboss with my big heavy old fashion Red Sizzix. You know the one that weighs a ton. Try Freecycle or a garage sale to find one. Trust me that machine embosses beautifully.


 
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I have the big old red sizzix,,,,,Big Red, we call it

But I'm having issues with the embossing,,,,,it's not embossing evenly,,,,,,the middle has a spot that is not embossed as deeply, and I think I need a new machine,,,,,,

poooooooooooor me. Hafta buy a new machine


 
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  • Brandilynn Said:
you can use cuttlebug folders with a rolling pin, sprits the paper with a little water fora better emboss, thats what I did till I was ready to invest.



I do this because I couldn't afford a die cut machine - it works great for what I need it for!


 
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