Finally, An Embossing Folder Sandwich Guide!!

Thanks to my upline, Mary Fish at stampinpretty.com, for the best thing since sliced bread — a guide to making your Embossing Folder Sandwich when putting the folder through your Cut & Embossing Machine.

First, no, not all embossing folders are the same, so it’s immensely helpful to know what kind you have. Here are the three types:

  • 1. Standard Embossing Folders (current) Approximately 1/16″ Total Thickness
  • 2. 3D Embossing Folders (current) Approximately 1/8″ Total Thickness
  • 3. Dynamic Embossing Folders (Retired, June 2019) Approximately 3/8″ Thickness (These will have both a SIZZIX & a Stampin’ Up Logo)

Each type of embossing folder requires a different sandwich when passing through a die-cutting and embossing machine, including our beautiful NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the RETIRED Big Shot.

  • TYPE 1: STANDARD EMBOSSING FOLDERS
    • NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Sandwich
      • Top – 3 Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Standard Embossing Folder 1/16″ Thick
      • Middle – 3 Cutting Plate
      • Bottom – 1 Platform
    • RETIRED Big Shot Machine Sandwich
      • Top – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Standard Embossing Folder 1/16″ Thick
      • Middle – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Bottom – Standard Platform
  • TYPE 2: 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERS
    • NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Sandwich
      • Top – 4 Specialty Plate
      • Middle – 3D Embossing Folder 1/8″ Thick
      • Bottom -1 Platform
    • RETIRED Big Shot Machine Sandwich
      • Top – 3D Embossing Folder Plate (Blue) or 4 Specialty Plate* 
      • Middle – 3D Embossing Folder 1/8″ Thick
      • Bottom – Standard Platform

–OR–

  • Top – Standard Cutting Plate 
    • Middle – Shim of card stock or similar approx 1/16″ thick
    • Middle – 3D Embossing Folder 1/8″ Thick
    • Bottom – Standard Platform
  • TYPE 3: DYNAMIC (SIZZIX) EMBOSSING FOLDERS
    • NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Sandwich
      • Top – 3 Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Dynamic Embossing Folder 3/16″ Thick
      • Bottom – 1 Platform
    • RETIRED Big Shot Machine Sandwich
      • Top – Standard Cutting Plate
      • Middle – Dynamic Embossing Folder 3/16″ Thick
      • Bottom – Standard Platform

KEEP this blog post, or print out these words and graphics so you know when to do without all that trial and error! Easy! Thanks, Mary Fish!! Exactly what we needed!

If you are needing that new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine like I am, now is a great time to get it, just in time for all your holiday crafting! Click below to Shop!

Mary Hanson, Stampin’ Up!

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