Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cuttlebug Embossing Folders vs. Spellbinders Impressabilities

This is my second posting for today. Please scroll down to see the first one!

I made a suggestion to my LSS, Life's Memories and More, to start carrying Spellbinders Impressabilities. She already carries Nestabilities and these Impressabilities are great! So I offered to make samples for her store to show her customers the difference between them and the Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Here is a card using the Cuttlebug embossing folder:

I used Textile Texture because the store owner, Tanya, likes this folder but has a difficult time using it.

Here is a close up for you to see the texture:

Now, here is the same card in a different color using the Spellbinders Impressabilities:

I used the Flower one as this background. When I ran it through my Cuttlebug I used this sandwich:

Plate A, Plate C, Impressabilities Template, Cardstock, Embossing Mat, Plate B

This was a little too thick and I was afraid that I was going to break off the handle. I think that next time I will replace the Plate C with another Plate B and shim it if necessary.

Here is a close up on this card:

I hope that I was able to show you the difference in the textures of these two products!!

Stamps: Unity - Fresh Beginnings (April 2009 KOM)
Paper and Ink: Rose Red (1st Card) and Apricot Appeal (2nd Card)


  1. Interesting. I don't have either kind of folder. I have the texture plates from Sizzix & Fiskars. I also have one SU folder, but haven't used it yet. Thanks for the info. Patty

  2. Thank you - that helps a lot! The impressabilities still put a lot of texture down so that you can see it. They just don't put quite as much as Cuttlebug. Love your tutorials--so helpful.

  3. I struggle with the impressabilities because they do not emboss as well as I think they should. I'll try another sandwich mix but so far I'm not impressed with what I've been able to get them to do.