One of my favorite scrappy tools is my Sizzix Texture Boutique! I love that it is lightweight & small, so it is easy to store/takes up very little space and easy to move around/take with you. I also LOVE that it is so simple to use! Just place the piece of paper you would like to emboss in the embossing folder, put the folder between the two black plates, put the "sandwich" in the slot and crank the handle of the machine until the embossing folder/plate sandwich comes out the other side! There are only 2 identical black plates and one goes on either side of the embossing folder--no messing around with a bunch of plates and trying to figure out the right shim to use, like you have to do with some manual die cutting/embossing machines. If you are not interested in a manual die cutting machine, but still want the look of dry embossing, Sizzix Texture Boutique is available for less than $30
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Boutique embossing machine is great for the beginner to advanced card maker.... I have just recently started making cards after years of scrapbooking, and I can see where this machine will help me with designing both scrapbook pages and cards. easy to use, folders don't cost a fortune, and with imagination, you can find all kinds of ideas for different ways to used this machine. Highly recommend.
Thanks Megantheforumtech for such great advice on whats also accessible with the embosser.
My daughter and I were so excited to use this tonight. It was easy and just plain girly fun to use. I have to stock up on folders now so I can make lots of pretty things.
Thanks also to my friend Phillyscraps that recommended and made sure that I got one!
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Just starting out with embossing and found this to be a great dry embosser. The machine is lightweight and easy to use and gives you deep embossing, it's really impressive! Use with Core-dinations paper and you get a neat look if you sand the raised image. Very cool tool!
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This is wonderful!!! cranks easily.....embosses great!! I use my cuttlebug embossing folders with it! .........reasonably priced solution for those of us who have cutting machines but want to emboss!!! ........I HIGHLY reccomend this!!!
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This machine is so easy to use, I had so much fun trying different cartridges, and to think I used to sit and dry emboss with a stencil and embossing pen... You will love the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine!
… these little machines are small, easy to store, light weight, and work really well. All the other reviews cover that.
My only complaint is the slipping and sliding as I use it. It can be really awkward getting to to stay still, shove in the sandwich of plates, etc., and get it to crank at the same time. Anyone with finger, hand or wrist problems is going to struggle with this. I can make it work with my arthritis but fair warning because it can be frustrating.
Thankfully the results more then make up for the necessary gymnastics. I would not give mine up, especially since the price is so great.
For quick embellishments on cards of embossing, this is great. Small, light weight, grips to the counter, easy. Not for big projects because of the plate size but great for those of us that love to make cards with a little extra something.
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It's little. It's cute. And it's NOT pink.
Did I mention it's not pink? LOL!
IMHO, this 'lil beauty is perfect for anyone with an electronic cutter, who wants to do dry embossing. I rarely use dies any longer, but hauling out the Big Shot is too much work to emboss sometimes...
This machine has a small spot under my desk. It handles the Sizzix embossing folders, as well as Cuttlebug folders, with ease, and does an excellent embossing job. Then, it pops back in it's 'lil spot!
It won't use the larger Sizzix Texturz plates, so keep this in mind.
2 mops up! :)
I got this when it was 50% off at Michaels not too long ago. I originally got this just for the embossing because I already have the cricut and wasn't needing the die cutting that other similar products offered. Does exactly what it says, with ease!! And not to mention how cute it is! =) I would recommend this to anyone who want to emboss only, and have no need for die cuts.
-It took me 30 seconds to assemble the handle (with the screwdriver they provided - how convenient is that!).
-Super easy! My 4 year old watched me work it once, and then started embossing every piece of paper in my folder of scraps - by herself.
-Uses dies from other brands with no problems.
-Just wish it was bigger!
I received this as a Christmas gift a little ahead of the big day. I had mixed feelings about it at first, wondering how anything so reasonably priced can actually work. But work it does and it works very well. It's incredibly sturdy for its size and I expect to have many fun-filled hours of creativity with the little companion. Kudos!
This has been a great addition to my scrapping room! I already have a Cricut so I don't need anything that cuts. This works great! It accepts other brand's folders (which is very handy). I love that it takes up very little space! This is so much easier than the old dry embossing with a stylus and metal plates!!!!
This little "purse" makes wonders, it's the perfect embossing machine I've ever used, the size is perfect, I can just carry it like a purse, plus all my stamping friends love it.........they say it looks so cute. Thanks Sizzix
I purchased this item in January, but have only gotten to use it about six or seven times since then. I was originally really happy with it, since I have a Cricut and just wanted to dry emboss occasionally. However, I was using it earlier and the handle basically disintegrated in my hand. There was no unusual resistance on the handle, and I didn't put anything in it that was thicker than average. The handle literally crumbled into multiple pieces. I was completely disappointed. I definitely wouldn't recommend this item.