Embossing with Framelits – Create Your Own Shim!

Have you ever had creative block?

I have had one of those weeks where I just didn’t like anything that I made. Then I had one of those “3 o’clock in the morning” ideas (yes, I am tired now) and couldn’t wait to share it with you. I am excited to show you how to create a special shim so you can convert your Framelits into Embossing frames.

What do you think?? Some of those Framelits are so stinkin’ cute so why not emboss with them too?

The best part is, the shim can be used over and over again AND you probably have the supplies you need to make it sitting in your stamp room!

The supply list is short! Here is what I used to create the shim:

Silicone Craft Sheet 127853
Anywhere Glue Sticks 104045
Oval Framelits 129381

14 Responses to “Embossing with Framelits – Create Your Own Shim!”

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  1. Sharleen says:

    There was no sound to that video 🙁

    • Connie says:

      Hmmm, it’s working when I hit “play”. Not sure what the problem is, Sharleen. You might try going to YouTube and seeing if you can hear it there or make sure your mute button didn’t get hit accidentally (that’s what I did a few weeks ago – spent forever trying to figure out why my sound wouldn’t work – lol)

  2. pwilley21 says:

    Gorgeous Connie! Thanks for the tip on the shim! Boy I would hate to cut through my awesome silicone pad guess we better write a Note! You’re the best! Beautiful Card too!

    • Connie says:

      Thanks pwilley21!! So glad you like it! I have to tell you, my biggest fear is that I am not going to be paying attention and cut through my silicone mat! HORROR! Yeah, that note would be good!!!

  3. Terri Tosh says:

    Connie, I love it! Can’t wait to build my shim, and run with this! Thank you for sharing! Love the card you created!

  4. Laura says:

    Amazing, Connie! Thank you so much for sharing all you do with us! I can’t wait to try this out!

  5. Susan says:

    Connie, this is great. Love having multiple techniques for one product. Wonderful!!! Going to go upstairs and try one out. thank you!

  6. Jeanne Johnson says:

    Thanks as always, Connie. Great tip for more use of the tools we have.

  7. raymonde says:

    ta vidéo est encore superbeles geste sont très clair
    le petit tapie passe a la bigshot??
    en tout cas superbe bise raymonde

  8. Wildbunch6 says:

    Loved it! Can’t wait to show my customers how to do this. I’m like you, I like using things as many ways as possible. Thanks for sharing! Always enjoy what you create!

  9. Molly says:

    Thank you for the great instructions, Connie. Smart and also very ‘green’ too by using that product packaging. I’m not a chipboard-using kinda gal but just can’t throw it away. The only other project that has used any of it so far has been a box to hold my Dazzling Details and Stickles.

  10. ccnz says:

    wow, thank you for sharing this Connie. I am still like “Eeeek!” So, please assure me, running the framelits wrong way up did not flatten the framelits? I was thinking that just like with the soda pop tops, this process of running it through the big shot would flatten the blades!??!

    • Connie says:

      CCNZ, this should put your mind at ease… when we use our Framelits to cut cardstock, the blades are “cutting into” the cutting plates, right? In fact, sometimes the framelits embed themselves into the cutting plate. So, if you think about it, you’re not damaging your framelits any more than you would if you were cutting cardstock. 🙂 One more thing… as you run this through the Big Shot you might think it didn’t do anything. There is no pressure from the machine as you run it through so the blades are barely being squished by the Big Shot. I hope that helps and that you will give this a shot. Try it once and then you’ll see what I’m talking about. 🙂 Let me know how it goes! I know my readers would be interested too!!!


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