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This 6" x 6" 3D Embossing Folder, Butterflies, is designed by Lisa Horton for Lisa Horton Crafts. This embossing folder also includes outline cutting dies to cut out the five butterflies. This embossing folder is compatible with leading die cutting machines (sold separately). These butterflies can be used on slimline cards, mini slimline cards, tags, scrapbook pages, journals, planners, art journals, travel journals, and other paper crafting and mixed media projects where you need some textured butterflies. Try adding inks or pastes (sold separately) to the folder before running through your machine for one-of-a-kind designs. This embossing folder also coordinates with the Butterflies hot foil plate and the Beautiful Butterflies stencil set (both sold separately).
I bought the Lisa Horton Butterflies 3-D Embossing Folder to make embellishments for cards. Initial inspection of the EF led me to believe the embossing was not 3-D, but when I sprayed my cardstock, put it in my folder and ran it through my die-cutting machine it performed wonderfully. I have been happily making butterflies since.
The information regarding the dies that come with the folder was confusing: It sounded like this was a folder that cut and embossed at the same time and seemed to explain the high cost. Well, it turned out the dies are not built into the folder and are not a single die that cuts five shapes: There are five separate frame dies in the package. The information blurb and pictures on this webpage could have been much clearer. I am not happy about the price I paid and wish an option to buy the EF alone had been offered. I suspect that the dies will prove difficult to use with this folder (and were a wasteful purchase) because if you cut the paper out before embossing, it will have to be taped to hold in place while embossing, and I don't relish the idea, or the reality, of picking the embossed pieces of tape off my 3-D embossed butterflies. If you use the dies after the embossing you will flatten the embossing as the card runs through the die-cutting machine. This design really called for the dies to be built into the EF.
I took a star off because it should have at least one die but these embossed are adorable. I have a similar item with a couple of dies to match the moths and butterflies too. If you are dextersous enough no doubt you could cut them out after beiing mebossed. I have a similar set but they do have the dies to match each one. So I intend to play around a bit and see what happens when I've embossed these and if I can come close to the dies to punch. I think it might work for 2 but the others it's more mismatched than a good fit. All in all very happy with the embossing folder.
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