Yesterday I told you about a project idea I was testing out. I got the wonderful idea to create my own Mickey Mouse embossing folder from my blogger friend Tami. Today I wanted to show you how mine turned out.
I do not own a Gypsy or Design Studio, so I did my layout in the Cricut Craft Room software.
To line up the Mickey heads like I wanted them I first placed one and made it the size I wanted it. Then I copied it so that there was a full row. Then I copied that row down to a second row. Since I wanted them in a staggered pattern, I then deleted every other Mickey . . . that got me two rows of Mickey’s staggered and perfectly spaced without me having to play around with the spacing. Then I just copied those two rows over and over until I had my full plate layout.
Then I put the cereal box down on the mat and started cutting. I used a deep cut blade, and also did mulit cuts to make sure it went all the way through. I think I did a mulit cut of 4 . . . I did not want any partial Mickey heads! Here is what the mat looked like when I pulled the cereal box off.
Then I trimmed up the edges of the cereal box plate into a rectangle. I guess if I would have been thinking I could have added a rectangle cut around the whole Mickey layout in Cricut Craft Room and had the Cricut trim this nice and straight for me. Oh well . . . maybe next time I make my own embossing folder I will remember to do that.
I cut a second rectangle to be the back of the plate, and I used painter’s tape to “hinge” my two sides together. I then closed the plate, applied glue inside the open holes and placed a Mickey head inside the hole. This allowed me to make sure that when the embossing folder opened and closed all of those little Mickey heads lined up right. After I would glue in one row I would open and close the plate to make sure that everything was in line and sticking to the back side of the folder.
The above picture shows the first two rows glued on with the folder opened up. I let the whole thing set for a while to make sure that the glue dried good before I tested it out. And here is the final embossed paper . . .
IT WORKED!!!!! I cannot wait to use this in a project . . . maybe something for the next Disney Pixar Blog Hop! Thank you Tami for showing me how to do this! Just THINK of all of the different things I could create now . . . my daughter would LOVE it if I made a Donald Duck embossing plate. I have a feeling that I am going to be encouraging my family to eat more cereal because I need those empty boxes to make embossing folders!
Later on I did trim this down so that it was more square. I had a project where I wanted the Mickey head pattern to run horizontal instead of vertical, so with a squared off folder I could run the paper through in sections in either direction.
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