Vagabond Die-Cutting Machine from Sissix

vagabond die cutting machine by Sizzix Vagabond Die Cutting Machine from Sissix

This vintage looking carrying case holds another of the fantastic die-cutting machines produced by Sixxix® inspired by Tim Holtz.

Tim Holtz is the Creative Director for Ranger Industries, one of the leading manufacturers of innovative inks, paints, and embossing products. Tim plays an integral part in the development and design of cutting edge paper crafting products.

 

One thing scrapbook and paper crafting artists like are things that can be taken to other areas to be utilized–scrapbook parties, demonstrations, etc. The Vagabond certainly fits the bill. While the vintage looking suit-case is a nice decorative touch, the real beauty of this carrying case is what’s inside: a powerful machine that lets you create elegant die-cuts for your paper crafting activities.  Add the embossing feature to this tool, and any paper crafter or scrapbooker will not be short of being able to create fantastic pages. The versatility of this dynamic machine lets you work effortlessly with the smallest of dies to one up to 6″ wide on wide range of different materials in varying thicknesses. Grab some die-cut/embossing materials and take a fun journey with the powerful machine.

Here are some of the specifics and details on the Vagabond machine as shared by Sizzix®:

 

Included with the Vagabond Machine:

    • Is a pair of Standard Cutting Pads, as well as the Solo Platform & Shim, which makes all Sizzix components thinner than a Bigz Die compatible with the Vagabond Machine.
    • Add a Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter (sold separately), and the Vagabond Machine can even work with Framelits as well as other brands’ dies and embossing tools!
    • The diagrams on the Solo Platform, Shim and Adapter offer easy guidelines about how to make the perfect Sizzix sandwich.
    • In addition, you can use the included sheet of stickers to customize your machine with your crafting journeys.
      • The Vagabond Machine is constructed of ABS plastic for the exterior housing.
      • Has solid core steel rollers, uni-body cast roller housing, solid steel gears, high torque motor.
      • The Vagabond also features a one-year limited warranty.
      • In addition, there are several accessories that go along with this machine–sold separately.

Note: This Vagabond Machine is only compatible with power requirements that are the same as those found in the United States and Canada. Consumers who purchase this Vagabond Machine and use a different power source in any other part of the world will void the manufacturer’s warranty. The Vagabond Machine that is compatible with European power standards is available at www.sizzix.co.uk.

 

This machine is worthy of serious consideration when looking to purchase a die-cutting/embossing machine for the first time, or as an addition to your current paper crafting machines. We do suggest you look at the Sizzix® site and review in further detail the features, functions and warranty that come with this machine. Being well informed helps eliminate problems or disappoints in the future.

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Fiskars Fuse Creativity Machine

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Fiskars® Fuse Creativity Machine

 

Fiskars as a brand does much to add to paper crafting skills with the help of the tools and machines they provide.  Their reputation of quality and useability are without question.

Here are some highlights of what this die-cutting/letterpress machine will provide for you:

 

 

Everything you need to die-cut and letterpress in one pass.

The Fuse Creativity System® is so much more than another die-cutting machine. It’s the only system on the market that can cut a shape, press a textured pattern and ink the pattern all in one pass through the machine. The perfectly die-cut and letterpressed embellishments are great for accenting homemade cards, scrapbook pages or just about any other paper craft project. Plus, the Fuse Creativity System® features a simplified plating system that makes it easy — you won’t waste any paper due to mistakes with confusing envelopes and sandwiches. Create a wide range of results by using different crafting materials and inks with just one Design Set, and add additional Design Sets and coordinating Expansion Pack letterpress plates for virtually unlimited creative possibilities. We even offer an adapter kit (sold separately) so you can use your existing dies and plates from other systems with our machine.

Features include:

  • Ideal for creating die-cut and letterpressed shapes in a single pass through the machine, perfect for embellishing a wide range of craft projects
  • Simplified plating makes creating designer-quality results easy
  • Easy-to-turn manual crank helps you do more, faster, with less turns
  • 12″ cut width fits oversized crafting materials for design versatility other systems can’t match
  • Built-in storage compartment makes it easy to keep dies, letterpress plates and accessories on hand
  • Folding design offers space-saving storage in your craft room
  • Carrying handle provides convenient transportation
  • Starter set includes Fuse Creativity Machine, cutting plate with attached rubber mat, spacer plate and Design Set that cuts thick materials and two interchangeable letterpress plates
  • Just one Design Set offers five creative techniques
  • Design Set accommodates a wide variety of crafting materials and inks for different results
  • Additional Design Sets and coordinating Expansion Pack letterpress plates sold separately to expand creative possibilities
  • Adapter Kit (sold separately) lets you use your existing dies and plates from other systems with our machine to maximize value
  • Replacement cutting plates and rubber mats sold separately
  • Lifetime warranty

This special machine can be purchased online or in most reputable paper/scrapbook supply stores. This would be a great addition to any scrapbooker’s tool kit.

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Martha Stewart Crafts – Punches

Die-cut Punches
from
Martha Stewart Crafts™

martha stewart essential punches Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

The use of die-cut punches provides scrapbook crafters with tools to add clarity, frivolity or a touch of elegance to your scrapbook page and personal card creations. Martha Stewart, a well respected name in the craft industry, offers a wide array of punch options to choose from. We have tried to share a simple view of most of what she has to offer in punches. You can view the die-cut selection to decide if there is one you’d like to have in your repertoire of punches. Click on the photo and you’ll be taken to an online site where you can purchase that punch at a very good price, or you may choose to try and find it at your local craft or scrapbook supply store.

Note: These punch tools can be sharpened by punching through aluminum foil or lubricated by punching through waxed paper.

Martha Stewart Crafts
Punches

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Arch Lattice Edger Punch

This punch creates a beautiful border design with die-cut and embossed details. This Arch Lattice edger punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Arch Lattice edger punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS 3 in 1 classic Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

3-in-1 Classic Butterfly Punch

This easy and fun-to-use 3-in-1 Classic Butterfly craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. You can use this punch for confetti as well. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

ms monarch butterfly Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Monarch Butterfly
Edge Punch Around the Page

This punch creates a beautiful with die-cut border design design. This Monarch Butterfly edge around punch with the matching corner punch (sold separately) makes an elegant continuous border design. You can also use this punch alone. This punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Monarch Butterfly edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns. Also, this edge punch features fold able wings for convenient storage in standing position.

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Bumble Bee Double Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Bumble Bee craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

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Glassene Butterfly Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Glassene Butterfly craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs from paper, cardstock, felt, foam sheets, thin metal, and more. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

ms monarch butterfly Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Monarch Butterfly Corner Around The Page Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Monarch Butterfly Corner craft punch with the matching edge punch (sold separately) creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs, that together provides a continuous design around all four sides of your craft project. This corner punch is great too when used alone for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects.

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Monarch Butterfly Corner Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Monarch Butterfly Corner craft punch with the matching edge punch (sold separately) creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs, that together provides a continuous design around all four sides of your craft project. This corner punch is great too when used alone for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects.

MS monarch Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Monarch Butterfly Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Monarch Butterfly craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

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Butterfly Stamp and Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Butterfly craft stamp and punch has two different functions: one creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs; while the other provides a stamped bird image. This punch and stamp is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. The stamp and punch can each be used separately for more fun options. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

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Medium Classic Butterfly Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Classic Butterfly craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

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Crown Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Crown craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

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1″ Scalloped Circle Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Scalloped Circle craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. You can create neat scalloped circles from paper, cardstock, cardboard, felt, foam sheets, thin metals, and more. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch also makes a great background for a smaller shape or decorative stickers.

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Pointed Circle 1″ Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Pointed Circle craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. You can create neat pointed circles from paper, cardstock, cardboard, felt, foam sheets, thin metals, and more. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch also makes a great background for a smaller shape or decorative sticker.

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Corner Rounder Punch

This easy and fun-to-use pointed Corner Round craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. You can create neat pointed circles from paper, cardstock, cardboard, felt, foam sheets, thin metals, and more. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects.

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Cosmos Punch

This fun and easy to use Cosmos craft punch creates a crisp, perfectly shaped cut-out from paper, cardstock, cardboard, felt, foam sheets, thin metals and more if not too thick. You can layer or combine this shape with others companion Cosmos shapes: Hydrangea and Rose Leaf punches to create spring or floral themed embellishments. Use on cards, scrapbook pages, invitations and other paper craft projects.

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Checkerboard Edger Punch

This punch creates a beautiful with die-cut Checkerboard border design. This border punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Checkerboard edger punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

Note: The shape will remain connected to the paper after punching.

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Daisy Fan Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Daisy Fan die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Daisy Fan punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Medium Layering Daisy

This easy and fun-to-use Layering Daisy craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. You can make your own dimensional daisy embellishments by stacking layers of petals. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

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Double Loop Weave Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Double Loop Weave die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Double Loop Weave punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Doily Lace Trim Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Doily Lace die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Doily Lace punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Dragon Fly Medium Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Dragon Fly craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

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Double Embossed Elephant

This fun craft punch creates a cute Elephant with die-cut details, and an ear that you can bend. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. The tool stands upright for easy access and storage.

Note: The shape will remain attached to the paper. Pull gently to lift out the elephants ears.

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Vintage Doily Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Vintage Doily die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Vintage Doily punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Eyelet Lace Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Eyelet Lace die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Eyelet Lace punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Floral Vine Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Floral Vine die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Floral Vine punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Flower Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Flower craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped tulip cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

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Large Flower Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Large Flower craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs with with embossed details and fold-up petals. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

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Fleur De Lis Medium Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Fleur De Lis craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

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Flowers on a Vine Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Flower on a Vine die-cut border design up to two-and-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Flowers on a Vine punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Flower Bed Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Flower Bed die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Flower Bed punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Garden Trellis Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Garden Trellis die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Garden Trellis punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS 3 in 1 hydrangea Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

3-in-1 Hydrangea Punch

This easy and fun-to-use 3-In-1 Hydrangea craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs of three tiny hydrangea blossoms. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. These punch outs can also be used for confetti. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

Note: The shape will remain attached to the paper. Pull gently to lift out the Hydrangea petals.

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Heart Chain Punch Around the Page Set

This Martha Stewart Crafts™ Heart Chain Punch Around the Page Combo Set will create a beautiful die-cut border along all 4 edges of a page. Guides printed on the tools ensure precise alignment for a perfect continuous pattern. You can also use the corner punch and edge punch individually, to create single-edge borders and decorative corner designs. This Set Heart Chain punch around edger punch is a great tool for adding an elegant border for cards, scrapbook pages, invitations and other paper craft projects. 2 pieces.

MS heartbeat Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Heartbeat Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Heartbeat die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Heartbeat punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Happy Birthday Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Happy Birthday die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Happy Birthday punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Holiday Lights Deep Double-Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous two-sided die-cut border design up to two-and-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Holiday Lights deep double-edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This Holiday Lights punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Ladybug Punch Around The Page

This punch creates a continuous Lady Bug die-cut border with the matching edge punch (sold separately) creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs, that together provides a continuous design around all four sides of your craft project. This Lady Bug punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS lady bug corner Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Ladybug Corner Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Lady Bug Corner craft punch with the matching edge punch (sold separately) creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs, that together provides a continuous design around all four sides of your craft project. This corner punch is great too when used alone for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects.

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Ladybug Double Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Ladybug craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs with die-cut details. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

Note: The shape will remain attached to the paper. Pull gently to lift out the ladybug.

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Leaves and Branch Deep Edge Punch

This punch creates a continuous Leaves and Branch die-cut border design up to two-an-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Leaves and Branch punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Medallion Medium Double Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Medallion craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

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Ribbon Bow Medium Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Ribbon Bow Medium craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

ms snowflake Trim Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Snowflake Trim Deep Double-Edge-Punch

This punch creates a continuous two-sided die-cut border design up to two-and-a-half times the size of a standard edge punch. This Snowflake Trim deep double-edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, and other paper crafts. This Snowflake Trim punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Scallop Dot Edge Punch

This punch creates a beautiful die-cut scalloped border. This Scallop Dot edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Scallop Dot punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Scallop Embossed Edge Punch

This punch creates a beautiful die-cut and embossed detailed scalloped border design. This Scallop Embossed edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Scallop Embossed edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Star Border Edge Punch

This punch creates a beautiful die-cut star border design. This Stars edge punch is a great tool for adding a themed border for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Stars edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Stars Edger Punch

This unique punch creates a beautiful die-cut border design. This Stars edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. Use one punched shape as an accent piece, or line up multiple punches to a border. This Stars edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Double Scallop Edger Punch

This punch creates a large scallop pattern edged with a smaller design to provide an elegant die-cut Double Scallop border. This border punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Double Scallop edger punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Signature Hole Punch Edger Punch

This special punch creates parallel punched holes perfectly spaced to fit Martha Stewart’s ring binders. There is an alignment guide to help create a continuous pattern. The open holes are great for threading yarn, ribbon or raffia to adorn your cards, scrapbook pages, invitations and other paper craft projects.

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Threader Edger Punch

This handy tool creates a continuous series of double slots. These slots will allow for threading of ribbon, yarn, raffia and other materials sized to meet the size of the punched holes. This punch provides an easy, neat and evenly spaced slots to thread ribbon-embroidered borders for cards, scrapbook pages, invitations and other paper craft projects. This Threader edger punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Thank You Large Double Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Thank You craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is especially great for decorating cards, but can be used equally as well for photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

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Teddy Bear Medium Double Embossing Punch

This easy and fun-to-use pointed Teddy Bear craft double embossing punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs with embossed details. You can create neat embossed teddy bears which are great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects.

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Pop-up Water Lily Double Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Water Lily craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs with embossed details and fold-up petals. You can create neat pop-up Water Lilies from paper, cardstock, cardboard, felt, foam sheets, thin metals, and more. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

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Zig Zag Edge Punch

This punch creates a zig-zag die-cut and embossed details border design. This Zig Zag edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Star Border Edge Punch

This punch creates a beautiful die-cut star border design. This Stars edge punch is a great tool for adding a themed border for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Stars edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

MS stars edger Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Stars Edger Punch

This unique punch creates a beautiful die-cut border design. This Stars edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. Use one punched shape as an accent piece, or line up multiple punches to a border. This Stars edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Double Scallop Edger Punch

This punch creates a large scallop pattern edged with a smaller design to provide an elegant die-cut Double Scallop border. This border punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This Double Scallop edger punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

ms signature hole punch Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Signature Hole Punch Edger Punch

This special punch creates parallel punched holes perfectly spaced to fit Martha Stewart’s ring binders. There is an alignment guide to help create a continuous pattern. The open holes are great for threading yarn, ribbon or raffia to adorn your cards, scrapbook pages, invitations and other paper craft projects.

ms threader Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Threader Edger Punch

This handy tool creates a continuous series of double slots. These slots will allow for threading of ribbon, yarn, raffia and other materials sized to meet the size of the punched holes. This punch provides an easy, neat and evenly spaced slots to thread ribbon-embroidered borders for cards, scrapbook pages, invitations and other paper craft projects. This Threader edger punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Teddy Bear Medium Double Embossing Punch

This easy and fun-to-use pointed Teddy Bear craft double embossing punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs with embossed details. You can create neat embossed teddy bears which are great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects.

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Thank You Large Double Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Thank You craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs. This punch is especially great for decorating cards, but can be used equally as well for photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

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Pop-up Water Lily Double Punch

This easy and fun-to-use Water Lily craft punch creates crisp, perfectly shaped cut-outs with embossed details and fold-up petals. You can create neat pop-up Water Lilies from paper, cardstock, cardboard, felt, foam sheets, thin metals, and more. This punch is great for decorating cards, photo mats, scrapbook pages, and other paper craft projects. This punch stands upright for easy access and storage.

ms zig zag Martha Stewart Crafts   Punches

Zig Zag Edge Punch

This punch creates a zig-zag die-cut and embossed details border design. This Zig Zag edge punch is great for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, photo mats and other paper crafts. This edge punch has an alignment guide to ensure perfect continuous patterns.

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Xyron Creatopia

Xyron Creatopia Multi-Function Crafting Machine
A Scrapbooker’s Dream Machine

xyron creatopia Xyron Creatopia

The Xyron Creatopia is an exceptionally unique  multi-function crafting machine.  This versatile machine will revolutionize how you think about doing craft projects.  Your crafting opportunities will primarily be limited only by your creative juices.  The versatility of the Creatopia will apply laminate and adhesives to items up to 12″ wide and ½” thick.  This machine will cut paper and other thin materials, as well as emboss them with the help of available modular components.

Here is what the manufacturer has to say about their super crafting machine:

Creatopia is the only machine you need for all your creative endeavors.   Apply 3 types of adhesives and cold laminate to a variety of surfaces, cut paper, fabric and more to size or into strips, emboss paper up to 12 wide and make shapes in paper up to 6 ½” wide with leading dies.   What will you create?
Other components sold separately.  Easy to change components, easy to use.  Simply insert your item, turn the handle and remove.
Features:
  • Machine includes 25 feet of Acid-Free Permanent Adhesive.
  • Easy to change components, easy to use. Simply insert your item, turn the handle and remove.
  • Other components sold separately.
Specifications:

Max Material Width 12.5 in (31.8 cm)
Cartridge Included: 25ft (7.6m) Acid-Fre Permanent Adhesive
Weight 12.6 lbs
Dimensions (W x H x L) 21.5 in x 7.5 in x 9 in (54.6cm x 19.1cm x 22.9cm)
Power: Manual
Some of the things you can do with this wonderful machine:
  1. Apply even edge-to-edge adhesive (fabric, permanent or repositionable) for items up to 12″ wide
  2. Apply two sided laminate to documents up to 12″ wide
  3. Emboss borders on card stock and other thin materials
  4. Emboss a full 12″ x 12″ sheet of card stock
  5. Cut paper up to 12″ wide to side or into strips with a variety of straight or decorative blades
  6. Cut and emboss shapes into paper and other thin material with cutting dies and embossing folders from leading die press systems

The Creatopia comes with a 25-foot roll of adhesive for easy use.  Simply insert your item, turn the handle and remove your item.  Components (see below) are sold separately and are easy to load and unload.  The crank handle and tray fold up for easy storage.  The cut button on the back allows you to cut close to the edge of you item.

You’ll enjoy this fantastic tool!

You can purchase one of these versatile machines and/or any of the components–just CLICK HERE. Xyron Creatopia


Creatopia Components:


Refillz

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Refillz
Acid-Free Permanent Adhesive

Applies even edge-to-edge Acid-Free Permanent Adhesive onto items up to 12 inches wide and ½ thick. Refill cartridge is 40 long and fits into Xyron Creatopia.Strongest Hold. For difficult surfaces.

Features:
  • Perfect for: Photos paper crafts, scrapbooking, card making, school and home projects, home décor, vellum, rubber stamping, some fabrics, ribbon, metal and other lightweight 3-dimensional items.
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Refillz
Acid-Free Repositionable Adhesive

Applies even edge-to-edge Acid-Free Re-positionable Adhesive onto items up to 12 inches wide.   Refill cartridge is 40 long and fits in Xyron Creatopia.Reposition multiple times.  Best on smooth surfaces.  Stick it.  Unstick it.  Restick it.

Features:
  • Perfect for: Kid’s stickers, paper crafts, scrapbooking, card making, school and home projects, stenciling, vellum, games and photos.
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Refillz
Acid-Free Fabric Adhesive

Easiest way to apply even edge-to-edge Acid-Free Adhesive to textiles up to 12 inches wide. Re-positionable with fabric to fabric use. Adheres more aggressively on smooth surfaces. Refill cartridges is 40′ long and fits in Xyron Creatopia.

Features:
  • Perfect for: appliques on quilts, garments and crafts, machine embroidery, book and album covers, scrapbooking, card making, home décor and craft projects.
    Washable and does not gum up the needle.
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Refillz
Acid-Free Two-Sided Adhesive Laminate

Perfectly laminates items up to 12 inches wide with Acid-Free adhesive. Refill cartridge is 40′ long and fits in Xyron Creatopia. Cut close to or into document and edges will not peel or separate.

Features:
  • Perfect for: Photos, ID’s recipe cards, kid’s artwork, scrapbook pages, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, bookmarks, business cards, labels and tags.


Cutz

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Cutz

Xyron Cutz is a versatile rotary cutting system. Cut paper, fabric and other thin materials up to 12.5 inches wide into strips with a variety of straight or fancy blades. There is even a card kit for scoring and perforating.

Features:

  • Starter Kit comes with one straight Cutz Cartridge and one Guide Wheel.
  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
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Cutz Cartridge – Card Kit

Perfect for creating scores and perforations for a variety of projects including cards and decorative boxes.

Features:

  • Contains 1 Score and 1 Perforated Cartridge.
  • These cartridges work with Xyron Cutz.
  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
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Cutz Cartridge -Deckle & Post

Create Deckle or Postage edges or strips into paper and other thin materials.   Contains 1 Deckle and 1 Postage Cartridge.  These cartridges work with Xyron Cutz which is a component of Xyron Creatopia.

Features:
  • Contains 1 Deckle and 1 Postage Cartridge.
  • These cartridges work with Xyron Cutz.
  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
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Cutz Cartridge – Wave

Create Pinked edges or cut Wavy strips into paper and other thin materials. Contains 1 small and 1 large Wave Cartridge. These cartridges work with Xyron Cutz which is a component of Xyron Creatopia.

Features:

  • Contains 1 small and 1 large Wave Cartridge.
  • These cartridges work with Xyron Cutz.
  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
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Cutz Cartridge – Scallop

Create Scalloped edges or cut Scalloped strips into paper and other thin materials. Contains 1 small and 1 large Scallop Cartridge. These cartridges work with Xyron Cutz which is a component of Xyron Creatopia.

Features:

  • Contains 1 small and 1 large Scallop Cartridge.
  • These cartridges work with Xyron Cutz.
  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
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Cutz Cartridge – Straight

Cut straight lines into paper and other thin materials. Contains 2 Straight Cartridges. These cartridges work with Xyron Cutz which is a component of Xyron Creatopia.

Features:

  • Contains 2 Straight Cartridges.
  • These cartridges work with Xyron Cutz.
  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.

Patternz

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Patternz – Hearts

Emboss designs on craft paper and cardstock up to 65 lbs and 12 inches wide.

Features:

  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
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Patternz – Dots

Emboss designs on paper and other thin materials up to 12 inches wide.

Features:

  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
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Patternz – Fleur-De-Lis
Emboss designs on paper and other thin materials up to 12 inches wide.

Features:

  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
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Patternz – Swirls
Emboss designs on craft paper and cardstock up to 65 lbs and 12 inches wide.

Features:

  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
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Border Patternz – Starter Kit
Use this Starter Kit and a selection of patterns to emboss 3 inch wide designs on paper and other thin materials. The Starter Kit is a component of Creatopia.

Best results on craft paper and cardstock up to 65 lbs.

Features:

  • Starter Kit comes with free Floral Border design.
  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
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Border Patternz – Dots
Emboss 3 inch wide designs on paper and other thin materials. These cartridges work with the Border Patternz Starter Kit which is a component of Creatopia.

Features:

  • These cartridges work with the Xyron Border Patternz Starter Kit.
  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
creatopia patternz border hearts Xyron Creatopia
Border Patternz – Hearts
Emboss 3 inch wide designs on paper and other thin materials. These cartridges work with the Border Patternz Starter Kit which is a component of Creatopia.

Features:

  • These cartridges work with the Xyron Border Patternz Starter Kit.
  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
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Border Patternz – Scallop
Emboss 3 inch wide designs on paper and other thin materials. These cartridges work with the Border Patternz Starter Kit which is a component of Creatopia.

Features:

  • These cartridges work with the Xyron Border Patternz Starter Kit.
  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
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Border Patternz – Stars
Emboss 2.5in wide designs on paper and other thin materials. These cartridges work with the Border Patternz Starter Kit which is a component of Creatopia.

Features:

  • These cartridges work with the Xyron Border Patternz Starter Kit.
  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
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Border Patternz – Daisey
Emboss 3 inch wide designs on paper and other thin materials. These cartridges work with the Border Patternz Starter Kit which is a component of Creatopia.

Features:

  • These cartridges work with the Xyron Border Patternz Starter Kit.
  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
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Border Patternz – Paws
Emboss 3 inch wide designs on paper and other thin materials. These cartridges work with the Border Patternz Starter Kit which is a component of Creatopia.

Features:

  • These cartridges work with the Xyron Border Patternz Starter Kit.
  • This component works with Xyron Creatopia.

Shapz

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Shapz
Cut shapes and emboss designs into paper with dies and embossing folders from leading die press systems. Xyron Shapez is unique in the market as it accepts paper up to 6 ½ wide! This component works with Xyron Creatopia.
Features:

  • Works With the Following Dies and Folders:
  • AccuQuilt® Go!™
  • BossKut®
  • Ellison® AllStar™
  • ProvoCraft® Cuttlebug™ & Cuttlekids™
  • QuicKutz® Cookie Cutter™, SingleKutz™, Goosebumpz™ & Embossing Folders
  • Sizzix® Clearlits™, Sizzlits®, Embosslits™, Textured Impressions™, Simple Impressions™, Bigz™, Originals™, Movers and Shapers™
  • Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities™, Frameabilities™, Borderabilities™, Megabilities™ & Nestabilities™
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Pazzles Creative Cutter Mini

pazzles inspiration electronic cutter mini Pazzles Creative Cutter Mini

Pazzles brings die-cutting with an electronic cutter to its bare minimum with their mini-cutter.  Their “Take Me Home” cutter allows you to use your PC at home to create or download the intricate titles, images or what ever you choose to cut to your mini-cutter.  With Pazzles custom cut software, you can use the fonts from your computer and  automatically join letters to create your own messages and titles for your paper craft, scrapbooking or personal card making projects.

Pazzles has CDs, and there are thousands of images online, you can use.  Take your own personal images from photos, drawings and more to create special touches for your projects.

Pazzles Creative Cutter-Mini is a non-production system intended primarily for home use.  The serious scrapbooker, personal card marker and paper crafter will have a computerized die-cutting system to provide custom cut images for your many craft projects.

This “Take Me Home” version of the Creative Cutter includes:

  • Being able to cut medium weight card stock
  • Cut items up to 8″ in width
  • Cut text and card stock weight papers
  • Able to download cutting files from Pazzles web site
  • You can customize your craft projects with the font you choose
  • You can design and produce your own images

What’s included with your Mini Cutter:

  • 1 Pazzles Creative Cutter Mini
  • 8 1/2″ x 13″ Self Adhesive Cutting Mat
  • Blade
  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick Start Tutorial CD
  • Quick Start Tutorial Printed
  • Sample Image CD with 100 free images
  • Lil’ Chizler (used in picking up paper cuts from the cutting mat)
  • 7 piece tool kit

System Requirements:

  • 486 DX/266 or higher PC
  • CD-Rom drive
  • Windows XP or Vista

If your prefer an upgraded die-cutter check out the Inspiration Creative Cutter, or if you want to produce items for kits or resale you may want to consider the Creative Cutter Pro.  Any of these machines is sure to enhance your paper crafting opportunities.

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Epic Six Die Cutting and Embossing Tool

Epic Six Die Cutting and Embossing Tool from QuicKutz

quickutz epic six Epic Six Die Cutting and Embossing Tool

QuicKutz brings you the newest tabletop die-cutting system.  With the Epic you have everything you need for quality cuts and embossing of  your greeting card, scrapbook, home decor and a myriad other craft projects. Not only does the Epic handle QuicKutz dies, but will also work well with the dies from other leading brands–giving you a very versatile tool.

This fantastic flexible tool is both light weight and portable, and has the important high quality metal parts.  The “work area” is a wide 6″ to accommodate the 6″x13″ embossing platform or cutting mat that comes with this super tool.  These accouterments will give you good size die cuts to meet most all of your cut needs.

Check out these videos to see exactly how this wonderful tool works:

Overview of the Epic Six
QuicKut Cutting Dies
Using Other Brand’s Dies
Embossing with the Epic Six

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Embellish with Liquid Applique

Add Texture and Depth to Your Scrapbook Pages with Liquid Applique


uchida liquid applique Embellish with Liquid AppliqueLiquid Applique is a fun three-dimensional way to embellish your scrapbook pages.  This treatment helps lift segments up off your page.  The liquid applique procedure helps give character to your stamps, letters, die cut shapes, and free-hand writing (names, word, or phrases).  You can highlight specific areas of a shape, a picture or other die cut embellishments.  The applique will help lift up items like candles on a cake.

How to Apply Liquid Applique:

  • The fine tip of the Liquid Applique allows you to apply the product sparingly.
  • Gently squeeze the tube over the area you wish to applique.  Fill in the area as needed.
  • If writing use the applique as you would a pen–being sure to not over do it.
  • Liquid Applique requires drying time–overnight for best results–use a heat gun to speed the drying process if you wish.
    • Be careful not to over heat or scorching will occur.  The applique can also become uneven or lose its adhering property to the paper.
  • Add scrapbook extra fine scrapbook glitter to give the item a “sparkle look.”  This application should be done before drying or after heating.

Like so many other scrapbook ideas and products, you will be well served to experiment with this Liquid Applique product and technique a little.  Using scrap pieces first will help you eliminate not being happy with your effort on a page you’d prefer not to have your experiment on.  This is a fun technique, but Liquid Applique should be used in moderation.

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PhotoBook Creator by Unibind

unibind photobook creator kit with photobook creator PhotoBook Creator by Unibind

unibind logo PhotoBook Creator by Unibind

One of the real challenges we face as scrapbookers is to find books and albums to place our creative handy work into.  Some albums don’t allow the addition or reduction of pages . . . those that do means you have to purchase extra pages to add to your book.

Themed scrapbooks are the most difficult to deal with when it comes to finding a suitable album or scrapbook to use.  The PhotoBook is a great answer to this dilemma.   Now you can construct hardcover scrapbooks or photo albums you want with just the right number of pages.  This tool is very versatile in terms of the size of your scrapbook or photo book.

We recommend you take a look at their videos – click here.

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Scrapbook Dry or Relief Embossing Method

ENHANCE SCRAPBOOK PAGES USING
DRY or RELIEF EMBOSSING METHOD

Like mechanical or hand press embossing, dry or relief embossing is creating a raised, or depressed impression, on your scrapbook page or card. In this process, however, the impression is done with the aid of a stylus and stencil. If you don’t have, or don’t want to use stencils you can “free hand” your embossing . . . but it takes some practice to do it well.

One of the benefits of this form of embossing is being able to place it where you want on a page or card–similar to “wet” embossing, where you use rubber stamps, ink and powders heated to create your embossed image. (See “Wet Embossing” for more specific details.)

embossing stylus Scrapbook Dry or Relief Embossing MethodThe tools you will need for this form of embossing is a stylus. They often come with different sized balls on each end of the holder. Each ball size allows you to work with different paper weights. Then you will need stencils (either brass or plastic) with which to do your tracing from. light box small 150x150 Scrapbook Dry or Relief Embossing MethodAnd, last but not least, a light box (or some other back-lit source that will allow sufficient light through its hard surface . . . in a pinch you could use a window or patio door, if you have enough light coming through the glass. You might have to experiment some with this form of light source to be sure you can see the details of your stencil. If you plan to do a lot of dry embossing the investment in a good light-box will be well worth it.

The process is simple. You are going to trace around a stencil using your stylus. As you make your tracing it will push the paper or card up from the flat surface. Now that isn’t so hard is it?

Let’s be a little more specific and detailed in the procedure.

With your stencil chosen, you need to place it on the opposite side of the paper or card you are going to emboss. With the stencil positioned where you want it on the page or card, tape it down to hold it in place as you do your tracing. There are special tapes for this purpose. Using blue painter’s masking tape which has a light tackiness to it works fine. In the event you only have regular masking tape, daub it up and down on your pant leg a few times to remove some of its tackiness. You don’t want your page or card ruined with tearing paper off as you release your stencil. When you do remove the tape–any tape–do so carefully.

With your stencil securely taped in place on the back side of the page or card you are embossing–because the embossed impression will come out on the front side, you want to trace around your stencil. In essence, with your stylus you are going to push the paper or card through the stencil’s opening. As you trace your stencil using your stylus you will push the paper forward. If you turn the paper over you will see and feel a raised impression–a mirror image of your stencil. this is the embossing.

If you want your impression to be “debossed” of inverted into your paper or card follow the same process above accept you place the stencil on the front of your page or card.

Which ball on your stylus tool do you use to stencil with. That depends on the paper medium you are using. Light paper is more prone to tear if you use the smaller ball–so, use the larger one. Heavier paper and card stock will mor easily accommodate the smaller ball. Here again, you may need to experiment a little. The pressure you have to use to get your impression will have a great deal to do with which ball you can use for any project.

As you are doing your tracing, you may find the ball grabs or doesn’t move easily. To help avoid this problem–it happens to all of us–rub the ball on some wax. Wax paper works fine for this purpose. In fact, you could lay a piece of waxed paper over your stencil as you do your tracing . . . it should stop this problem. Again, the pressure you apply will also have a certain amount of affect here, but you may need to press hard to get the desired impression you are after.

Once you have completed your tracing, carefully remove your stencil. At this point you could, for a special effect, place the stencil over the newly raised impression and add some soft color to it . . . using chalk, sponge daubers with ink or paint. Be sure to clean the stencils after using them as your coloring template.

shapebossembossing 150x150 Scrapbook Dry or Relief Embossing Method

Fiskar's ShapeBoss Embossing Starter Kit

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Fiskar's ShapeBoss Mini

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Fiskar Card Embossing System

There are some tools on the market to help you in this paper craft process. Fiskars is one of those companies who have been devoted to specific paper craft products–relief embossing using a stylus is one of them. They have created the ShapeBoss™ Embossing System Starter Set, the Mini ShapeBoss™ and the CardBoss™ to assist you in your efforts. You can purchase these and the other tools noted above at most craft and scrapbooking supply outlets–stores, or online. See the links to two online craft suppliers.

There you have it, a simple clean process of adding a special look to your scrapbook page or greeting card. With a little practice you will easily become very proficient at it. Don’t be afraid to do some experimenting in the process. You may just find something neat that adds just that right touch to your project.

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Scrapbook Die Machine – Cut and Embossing

DIE CUTTING

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Thank goodness for die-cutting. If you had to cut out all of the little things you wanted to put on your pages most of you would have given up this wonderful hobby. If you have the “patience of Job” you may be happy cutting a myriad of little things with a pair of scissors. Scissors have their place, but why use them if you can cut things with precision and consistency. Turn this tedious task into something that is fast, accurate and fun.

There are packages of pre-cut items. The real goal of every serious scrapper is to have a die-cutting machine of your own. You can if your willing to pay the price, and it’s not as bad as you think. Besides, what is your time worth when it comes to putting pages and cards together.

For those of you who may not be familiar with die-cutting, think of what a cookie cutter does. Each cookie is cut to the same size and shape. Die-cutting does the same thing only with different materials than cookie dough. You can make die-cuts from: paper, card stock, self-adhesive rubber (for making rubber stamps); sheet magnet; foil, static cling vinyl, fabric, felt, thin metal, paper wood, heat and shrink plastic, poly foam, sponge, leather, faux fur, and much much more. Some of these machines will even do embossing (Go to Scrapbook Embossing).

Here are some of the die-cutting machines and systems. Click on each item for a link to see more specific details on the products and systems:

Sizzix Die Cut Machine

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Sizzix Sidekick Machine

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Sizzix BIGkick Shape-Cutting Embossing Machine

sizzix bigkick Scrapbook Die Machine   Cut and Embossing

Cuttlebug Machine

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Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter

cricut electronic cutter Scrapbook Die Machine   Cut and Embossing

Xyron Personal Cutting System

xyron cutting system Scrapbook Die Machine   Cut and Embossing

Bigshot Die-Cutting/Embossing System

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Wizard Die Cut & Embossing Machine

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