Embossing Folders
Brands
In the Embossing Folders section you will find a wide selection of various brands such as Provocraft Cuttlebug, Darice, Crafts Too, Embossalicious, Docrafts, Nellie Snellen, Spellbinders M-Bossabilities and 3D M-Bossabilities.
Sizes
There is also a wide variety of sizes.  If the embossing folder is not the standard UK A6/American A2 size then the size is given alongside the embossing folder.
Standard embossing folders are either American A2 (approximately 5.5 x 4.25 inches; 140 x 108mm) or UK A6 (5.8 x 4.1 inches; 148mm x 105mm).  Standard embossing folders work with most die cutting machines such as the Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Vagabond, Xcut Xpress and other leading brands.  Standard embossing folders also work in the Sizzix Texture Boutique embossing machine.  The exception is those embossing folders in the M-Bossabilities range which are too thick to go through the Texture Boutique but will go through all the major die cutting machines although the user will need a different plate combination to standard folders.
5 x 5 inch embossing folders (we have found that different manufactures refer to both 127 x 127mm and 130 x 130mm as 5 x 5 inches although one is a tad over that size) are suitable for all die cutting machines capable of taking the standard embossing folders but are too wide for the Texture Boutique embossing machine. Both Crafts Too and Nellie Snellen brand have 5 x 5 embossing folders.
6 x 6 (152 x 152mm) embossing folders can be found in the Embossalicious ranges and are suitable for all the major die cutting machines such as the Big Shot, Cuttlebug, Vagabond and all A4 die cutting and embossing machines.  They are too wide for the Texture Boutique.
5 x 7 (127 x 178mm) in standard thickness are available in a number of ranges including Crafts Too and Provocraft Cuttlebug.  These are also suitable for most die cutting and embossing machines and use the standard plates for your machine when running through embossing folders.  The exceptions are the 5 x 7 M-Bossabilities and the 3D M-Bossabilities which are thicker and, though they can be used in most die cutting machines, these embossing folders will need a different plate combination. None of the the 5 x 7 embossing folders are suitable for the Texture Boutique.
A4 (8.27 x 11.7 inches; 210 x 297mm) are suitable for use with A4 machines only, such as the Grand Calibur and Ebosser.  The A4 M-Bossabilities are thicker than the folders from other brands such as Crafts Too and Embossalicious, and need a different plate combination.
For more information on plate combinations for the M-Bossabilities see the articles Using M-Bossabilities in the Cuttlebug and Big Shot and Using 3D M-Bossabilities.
       Madeleine

                                        

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