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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Quick Tip Tuesday: Embossing With The Cricut Blade Turned Backwards!

Welcome to another Quick Tip Tuesday here at Fantabulous Cricut!

This may be old news, but I just discovered something SUPER, ULTRA, FANTABULOUSLY cool...  Did you know you can dry emboss with the opposite end of your Cricut blade?!?!?  That's right....just (carefully) reomve the blade and re-insert it backwards into the blade housing.  Nifty, eh?
I found a video by "SuperJoy" (JoysLife.com) on YouTube that shows exactly how to do it (blade settings and all) and thought I'd share it with you today.  Make sure you watch to the end to see embossing on foil...beautiful!
How cool is that?!?!?  If you've tried this technique, we'd all love to see your creations!  Just leave us a comment with a link to your project and we'll stop on over to check it out!  And don't forget to go visit SuperJoy and tell her how awesome her video is!  :)
***Fantabulous Cricut and its contributors do not endorse using the Cricut and its components in ways other than recommended by the manufacturer, ProvoCraft.***
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  1. Thank you for posting this! I'm going to try it!

    I also noticed that you have 501 followers! Yay!

    *I can't wait until random org chooses me* lol

  2. Thanks for the tip. I'm going to have to try this one!

  3. This is GREAT!! Thanks for posting this video, heading over to Joys Life to thank her.

  4. Wowzer! Embossing with the reverse blade -- how wonderful!

    Really a great tip!

    Many thanks, Joy!

  5. Wow..... how awesome is that!!! Joy's Life, that is amazing, I'd be singing too!

  6. What a great, great tip! I don't have the rubber mat thing though. I'm wondering if some foam will work just as well. I might give that a go!

  7. Hey Kate,
    Some people have had success using craft foam. Yay!
    Thanks so much for posting my video!
    I hope you'll come see me at Joy's Life.com.
    You Rock Fantabulous Cricut!

  8. thank you for posting this. congrats to the winner also.


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  9. Cool! I've wondered that when I've seen the ideas. It doesn't work without the mat? It'd be really cool if it worked without the mat then you could emboss, then blackout and cut so you'd have a cute embossed detailed image.

  10. OMG how brilliant is this tip - cant wait to try it out - thanks for sharing it :o) xx

  11. I wish I knew that before I bought the embossing tip for the cricut. Thanks Joy!

  12. That is a great tip!! You just saved alot of us new paper crafters lots of money!! Thanks, Joy, for being a "Guinea Pig"!

  13. WOW, that is great!!! You have just saved alot of us new paper crafters lots of money!!! Thanks for being a Cricut "Guinea Pig"!!

  14. I've never seen that before!!! I LOVE IT!!!! TFS! I'm going to have to try it!!!

  15. I've never heard of that. Cool!


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