Thursday, 16 September 2010

Joy Crafts Cutting & Embossing machine with A4 plates

Hi Crafter's,

In this post I have an announcement. I have just taken delivery of the new Joy Crafts Cutting & Embossing machine with A4 plates
No longer available















At last a  cutting and embossing machine capable of utilizing up to A4 size stencils and dies.
This machine is able to use the new Grand Nestabilities due out in October, as well as any of the other Spellbinders cutting die's. You can also use in this machine the Cuttlebug cutting die's as well as the embossing folders. The only dies you can't use are the Sizzix Die's.

 You can now do all those aperture cards you have always struggled with.



Saturday, 4 September 2010

Emboss a border with a Fiskars Trimmer....

Hi Crafters,

I have been asked how I emboss the border around the cards and what with, in the post "Ribbon ribbon ribbon". So I have done this little tutorial to show you.

You don't have to have anything special, anything that embosses straight lines will do.

First I am  going to show you how on a Fiskars 30cm paper trimmer. In my opinion a useful tool to have in your craft kit. Not only can you cut card or paper with it, you can score with it too.


Right here we go.
This is how the card will look.























First of all mark on the inside of the card with a pencil 1cm in from the edge on all 4 sides of you card, as shown in the pic's above. Mark lightly because you will want to be able to rub it out after.



 Line up the marks you have made with the groove in the trimmer and using an embossing tool or bone folder, emboss a line between your marks.




Turn the card and emboss the next side.






 Turn the card again and emboss the third side.



Now emboss the 4th side, the side near the fold. again as in the other three sides line up the marks with the cutting groove.

If your lines don't meet up just go back and join them up.




Here is the card again finished.

I hope you find it useful. This is just one little basic thing you can do, you can also emboss a pattern using strait lines if you wish.



Next time I will be showing the same tutorial using the Hougie Board. 
See you soon.