Embossed DIY Save The Date Cards | DIY Try
Craftwell has launched a new embossing/dye-cut/letterpress, do-it-all-with-anything machine, and I’ll just say this right at the beginning: it works! So far I have tested this machine on embossing folders from Cuttlebug, Sizzix, and Quickutz with no problems. It embosses both cardstock and letterpress papers beautifully. And it’s electronic motor makes it super easy to use with uniform results.
You can take care of many of your DIY wedding details with this machine: save the date cards, wedding invitations, ceremony cards, escort cards, table numbers, menus, favor wrappers, and even cupcake toppers! The eBosser claims to work with paper, fabric, metal foils, sugar sheets, fondant, wood veneer, vinyl, and more.
Over the next few weeks I’m going to put the machine to the test with DIY projects, including a letterpress menu card, sugar-paste/fondant cupcake toppers, and birch bark embossed ceremony cards. I will also be experimenting with die cut hearts and doily for wedding favor packaging.
Today, we’re starting with a simple embossed Save the Date card. Download the template for the Quickkutz Vine embossing card here: Save-The-Date-Template.
eBosser Pros and Cons
I’ve been searching online for other video reviews of this machine and I think this is the only real, at-home review. All the others were of Craftwell sales associates at a industry show. Ha! So let me just point out that the positives far out weights the negatives with this machine. The only think I can say is if your short of space or cash, this may not be the machine for you…
- It takes any embossing, die cut, or letterpress folder from ANY manufacturer.
- It works with any material.
- It’s automatic with clean, uniform results.
- Works with a variety of materials, including paper, fabric, metal foils, sugar sheets, fondant, wood veneer, vinyl, and more.
- Can be used as an embosser, dye cut machine, and letterpress.
- Has an automatic stop function that will stop the machine if you use the wrong combination of folders, so you will never damage your machine!
- It comes with embossing folders, but since it works with anything, you can use it with your existing supplies right out of the box.
- It’s heavy. Not so heavy you’ll throw out your back moving it around, but heavy enough that you may break a toe if it falls off the table. Luckily its solid and study enough that it’s unlikely to move even an inch, even if you decider to violently shake your table (for whatever reason, ok, I’m just going to let this metaphor go…)
- It’s expensive. It’s more than two times the price of the hand-crank Cuttlebug machine.
- It’s big. It’s quite a bit larger than the standard hand-crank embosser because it houses a motor. If you’re short on space and you don;t think you’ll be using an embossing and dye-cut machine regularly for scrap booking and party throwing, this may not be the investment for you.
Equipment for this Project
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- eBosser Electric Embosser/Cutter Bundle
- QuicKutz A-2 Embossing Folder, Vine Label
- Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool
- Cricut 29-0012 Trimmer
- Save-The-Date-Template. (FREE!)