Embossing with Cut Files


We’re adding some more shelving in my craft room at the moment and having a bit of a re-organise too which means that it’s not suitable for crafting in here this week, the cutting machines aren’t even connected to my computer. So, I don’t have any new projects for you right now but It does give me a chance to move some of my projects over from Team KnK to add the files to my archives, maybe there will be something you haven’t seen before :)

Today’s post is about embossing with cut files, I previously did a similar tutorial here if you’d like to check it out.

I love the look of embossing on cardstock especially for those really special cards such as Wedding and Christening cards, it adds a tactile quality to your cards and makes them look expensive too!

Today I will show you how I emboss using cut files, this is yet another way that having a Cutting Machine can save me money as I no longer have to purchase Embossing Folders to achieve these dimensional effects ;)

Pic 1. I cut my chosen background design from some heavyweight cardstock, I cut 2 copies and stuck them together with some wet glue so I had a few seconds to slide them into place. I cut 2 pieces to give me a deeper empression when I emboss:


Pic 2. This is the sandwhich I use in my big shot, one cutting plate – my cut file – my card for embossing – a tan embossing mat – my second cutting plate. If you don’t achieve a deep emboss add a shim (a piece of card) above your sandwhich and add a second if necessary, you should feel a certain amount of resistance in order to achieve a decent impression:


Pic 3. Experiment with different materials, you can achieve fantastic results with pearl, satin and mirror effect cardstocks:


Pic 4. I chose some white card for my card today, the embossing doesn’t photograph quite as well in white unfortunately but it is lovely in the flesh. I backed both my embossing panel and my sentiment with silver card:


Pic 5. Here is my completed card, I kept the layout quite simple so I didn’t cover too much of my embossing, I added some lace and ribbon to the middle and finished the corners with some pearls:


Here’s your Free Cut File – Formats include ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)

Swirly Backgrounds 1 by Bird

Swirly Backgrounds 1 Digital Cutting File by Bird


Special Day Circle Digital Cutting File by Bird

Swirly Deep Edge Card

Good Afternoon Guys!

Today’s freebie is a Swirly Deep Edge Card which comes along with a Card Insert to add a little stability as the decorative edge is quite delicate. I cut my card base from white card then cut my insert from dark blue card to make the decorative edge really pop.

Swirly Deep Edge Card

Here’s your Free Cut File – Formats include ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)

Swirly Deep Edge Card by Bird

Swirly Deep Edge Card Digital Cutting File by Bird

Swirly Doily Card 2

Good Afternoon!

I have a second Swirly Doily Card for you today, in your file you have the decorative circle frame with its backing layer along with a circle card base. As with the first card I shared, I think the doily/frame would look great on a square card too :)

I chose to add a sentiment to the center of my card today but you can pop your focal image into the middle or how about placing a photograph behind the frame?


Here’s your Free Cut File – Formats include ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)


Swirly Doily Card 2 Digital Cutting File by Bird