How to Use Your Sizzix Texturz Texture Plates in Your Cuttlebug Machine!
Before I tell you all about how to use your Sizzix Texturz Texture Plates in your Cuttlebug Machine, I can’t forget to tell you that we’re giving away a FREE SIZZIX BIG SHOT MACHINE HERE!
I recently had one of our customers ask me about using the Sizzix Texturz Texture Plates in her Cuttlebug machine. I have to preface right here and now that I prefer using the Sizzix Big Shot over the Cuttlebug, and I had not yet tried this, since… well, because I use my Big Shot with my texture plates. I started playing with my Cuttlebug and quickly found out that not only is it possible… it works perfectly! So I started exploring the great big world wide web to see what others were doing with this information and was shocked.to.death. Seriously, I got a little sick to my stomach when I saw a couple of posts on various boards saying that if you owned the Cuttlebug and wanted to use the darling texture plates by Sizzix, then you were just plain out of luck… and I almost fainted when it was mentioned that if you really wanted those darling textures on your paper and don’t own a Sizzix machine, you might just have to get out your STYLUS. (egads! What era are we in?)
So here is your tutorial.
You will need this:
And ONE of these:
Here is your sandwich:
Cuttlebug Cutting Pad ‘A’
Sizzix Texturz Texture Plate
Paper or Cardstock – I used Core’dinations Black Magic Hocus Pocus Color Core Cardstock (which if you’ve never seen before, you’re in for a real treat… when I saw it at CHAW in January, I had hearts in my eyes – I swear the poor lady showing it to me thought I might attack her!)
Sizzix Silicone Rubber (or you can use something called a plumbers mat/pad from the hardware store)
Cuttlebug Cutting Pad ‘B’
Cardstock shim(s) – I used two
Here is the sandwich fanned out, so that you can see each layer:
Notice that I have the pink side of the cardstock up, that’s because I want the embossing to be on the black side, which is face-to-face with the Sizzix Texture Plate… you’ll see why in just a minute.
Next, you simply roll it through your Cuttlebug Machine. You want to feel a good amount of pressure as you roll it through. If it’s too easy, you’re not going to get a good impression, so you might want to add another shim – that’s what the black piece is in this photo.
And here’s the big reveal:
Please note that it did NOT come out like this. What I did was once it was embossed, I simply took a piece of sandpaper to my Coredinations Cardstock very lightly over the top and it sanded off the highs of the embossing. This is just one way to use this cardstock – and if you like this, you’re going to love some of the other things you can do – but that’s another post. Until then, happy crafting!