Make a Good Impression with Embossed Borders and Frames

Did you know your Die-namics dies can be used for more than just cutting? With the right stack and a little creativity, you’ll be able to stretch your stash of dies! In this blog post, we’ll teach you how to use your Die-namics to create embossed borders and frames, just like on this birthday card. Sometimes a subtle touch is *just* what you need.

Let’s get started!

Place your embossing mat on the cutting plate and place your card stock on top of it. Place the border die in the desired position and secure the die in place with a small piece of tape. Place the other cutting pad on top and run the stack through your machine.

Carefully remove the tape to reveal the impression of the die design on your card stock. It’s a great way to add details without incorporating addition colors or layers.

To create a double border, turn the die around (or just move it over if you want the designs in the same orientation) and repeat the steps above to add another strip of embossing.

Now you’ll have a double embossed border.

Take it one step further by adding a frame for your sentiment. Position the frame die on the card stock in the desired position, add a little tape to secure it in place, add the top cutting pad, and run the stack through your machine.

Now you have a subtle frame, ready for your sentiment and embellishments.

Ready to give it a try? Go forth and make a good impression. See you soon!

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Comments (17)

  • Zehra

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    What a gorgeous card, love the colors on the flower and the embossed look

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  • Tricia

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    Genius! What a beautiful card!

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  • Anna

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    Awesome – I’ve pinned this for future inspiration!

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  • Nicole

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    very pretty card love the embossing

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  • Cathy R

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    Brilliant, great way to get more out of my dies :)

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  • Pat McCleary

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    I stopped as soon as I read this to give it a try so I wouldn’t forget. I used MFT Layered Heart Border. So pretty- I love it. I’m not able to send a photo, so just wanted to say thank you so much for this technique. I’ll definitely be trying some other dies.

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  • Lynda

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    Fantastic tutorial!!! Beautiful card!!

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  • Carol F

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    beautiful card, I forget that you can emboss with these and it was nice to see how to do it again.

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  • Laurie

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    That is so cool!

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  • Robyn Gay

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    Love the clear photos on the how-to of embossing. Beautiful card :)

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  • Carol Ann Ater

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    I now understand the use of dies as embossing plates. I am so excited to learn this techniques correctly. thanks.

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    My wish list grows long.

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