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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Affordable Embossing: a Comparison of the Big Shot and the Texture Boutique

Comparison of a card with and without embossing - uses the Stampin'UP! Sale-a-bration Decorative Dots embossing folder.I love the look of texture embossing. It really takes a card up a level. Don't you just love how it feels in your hand? The card on the left is cute, but see the difference when you add some bumps that look like alligator skin!

The cute little alligator is from a Sale-a-bration set called See Ya Later

The embossing folder and the stamp set are both choices you could get FREE with a Sale-a-bration purchase.

The Texture Boutique Embossing MachineAre you someone who loves embossing too, but just doesn't see a need for the cutting feature of the Big Shot?  If so, I'm so excited that Stampin'UP! has just added the Texture Boutique embossing machine which is perfect for you. item #132657

This cool little machine only does embossing. And while it does only half the work of the Big Shot, its priced at a full 2/3 less. This machine is only $29.95 (compared with $99 for the Big Shot).

Watch this 2.5 minute video to see it in action

Stampin'UP! will have these in the next catalog, however,
there are a limited number available right now.   
Minus the one I ordered this morning.

Of course if you order  this embossing machine you are going to need embossing folders.  Here's a way to get a free embossing folder. If you order Texture Boutique Embossing machine (#132657) at $29.95 and 3 embossing folders of your choice (pages 190-191 of the Annual Catalog or see the folders online here) your order will be just over $50 and you'll qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration item.  You could choose the Decorative Dots embossing folder I used on the alligator card in this post.

If you want your free folder - which is available through March 31st - I'd say order sooner rather than later.  While the machine will be in the next catalog, Stampin'UP! says that a "limited supply" is available now.  Last time they offered a limited supply of this machine it sold out in 3 weeks.

I hope you've been inspired

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