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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday: Cutting Out Embossed Paper

Happy Tuesday to you all.  This is Carissa, a FCCB DT member,  here to share a quick tip about cutting out embossed papers.  I've seen this technique used to make really clean, quick, and beautiful cards.  I am demonstrating this technique using a plain white cardstock so you can really see the impression the technique makes.
First, emboss a piece of cardstock with your Cuttlebug, Big Shot, or whatever embossing tool you use.  I embossed with the Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder and the Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug folder.

Next, cut out selected areas using a hobby knife or punch.  I used my Cropadile Big Bite to make varied size holes on the Spots and Dots sample.  Then I used a hobby knife to cut out different shapes in the Floral Fantasy sample.

Lastly, I adhered paper to the back of each sample and let the color peek through the parts I cut.  I put a piece of multicolored stripes behind the Spots and Dots.  I pieced several small pieces of coordinating paper behind the Floral Fantasy to get the exact color I wanted exactly where I wanted it.

Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy tip.  It can really transform the way you use your embossed paper.

May all your crafting dreams come true!
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  1. Great tip. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Great tip. Super cut lil extra.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  3. cool, thanks for sharing.

    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  4. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is so cool! Thanks for the tip.

  6. what a great tip, I am going to try that out!! thanks!

  7. This is such a cute idea! I love it.

  8. Hi Carissa,
    That is such an awesome tip! I would have NEVER thought to do that, but I LOVE it! Can't wait to give it a try! TFS Sweetie. Good job!

    XO ~ Amy Jo

  9. This is a brilliant tip, I have never seen it before but will certainly try it.
    Kim xXx

  10. Awesome! But I'm pretty brutal with the craft knife....


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