f The Bugbytes: Success - Finally tested the pazzles embossing mat and the embossing blade assembly

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December 7, 2009

Success - Finally tested the pazzles embossing mat and the embossing blade assembly

**Edited this post**
I finally tested the pazzles embossing mat and blade assembly on cricut machine. It works wonderfully.
I did a mistake and cut my mat to 12" - yep chopped a whole inch with a guillotine cutter . Don't do it. Measure up against the cricut mat before doing this. You might just need to trim 1/4 - to 1/2 and inch if at that - and not a whole inch like I chopped.
I got mine from amazon with free shipping for the mat when I combined it with something and 30 something with almost 5 dollars shipping again through amazon with scrapbooking alley I think. Well considering the images I can emboss It's almost the price for one nestability set (it still has it's uses though. So don't dump them yet)
Here's the crude rough picture. I have inked ( badly done I know)  to bring out the embossing. This is regular cardstock and single cut . Shown using both sides of the blade. Not much difference between the two in cardstock but am sure will have more effect in vellum.

Will post better trials later. Just wanted to share the excitement . Seems like I am always editing my posts too. Guess I should be less impulsive and think it out before posting.
So have fun and let's see what you design with it.
forgot to mention one important thing though. The mat does not have any grids. You have to eyeball it or draw your own. Sorry to have not mentioned that with all the excitement. Maybe you can just get the foam and apply repositionable adhesive all over it - huh? This foam is more like the ones we have for rubber stamp? Like the easy mount one. Hey maybe that will work as it is sticky and repositionable. But the blade housing assembly is definitely worth it.


Anonymous said...


Just curious what pressure did you use? I am about to try the same thing once I get my order from Amazon. Can the embossing be seen without the coloring like you have done above?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for trying this out Pam. It's a great idea. I will have to get these items to try making the button on the Cricut.

You are so creative!!

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