Add an extra dimension to your paper projects once you have learned how to emboss with the Cricut Cuttlebug. Thank you to Cricut for sending me a Cricut Cuttlebug for the purposes of crafting with and reviewing. This post contains affiliate links, which do not cost you extra, but help support this site and keep the Cricut tutorials coming.
Are you still learning all about your new Cricut Cuttlebug machine? This little machine packs a big punch in making paper projects over the top. The Cricut Cuttlebug can be used as a die cutter or an embosser. I have a Cricut Explore Air 2 that I use for die cutting. I use the Cuttlebug for embossing.
What is embossing?
To emboss something is to create a design that stands out within paper, foam, or thin leather. Have you ever received a greeting card that had a pretty raised up design within a portion of the card? That was embossed paper.
Will I need something other than the Cricut Cuttlebug in order to emboss?
You will need your choice of an embossing folder. Cricut offers a large selection, but you can also find generic embossing folders at many online crafting stores or physical craft stores. The embossing folder is the pattern or design that will be in the paper. You will also need the plates and mat that come with the Cricut Cuttlebug.
How do I emboss?
This is something that is easier demonstrated by video. I have created a short Youtube video to show you how to use the embossing folder. View it below, and you will be embossing for your next craft project in no time.
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