Get to know Embossing here at Sizzix!

We LOVE Embossing as it helps you to create gorgeously textured and detailed parts to your crafting projects. Did you know that you cannot emboss using an electronically programmed machine? Well here at Sizzix you can Emboss with ALL of our Die Cutting Machines, so whether you have the Sizzix® Big Shot® Machine or the Sizzix® Big Shot Switch Plus Machine & Starter Kit, get to know Embossing now!

For best results when using Embossing Folders, spray fine water mist onto both sides of material before use and pass the folder through your machine three times. Please note that cardstock must be dry before embellishing with ink. For best results, use Sizzix Cardstock, available in our Craft Essentials range!

Sizzix Designer Josh has created a brilliant video where you can get to know Embossing, Click here to take a look!

Types of Embossing Folders

2D Embossing

The Sizzix 2D Embossing Folders have one level of embossing detail that allows you to create crisp edges to your crafts! Start your Embossing Journey with the 2D Embossing Folders, there is something perfect for all occasions from your spring makes to your Christmas makes. Take a look at the full collection now.

Multi-Level Textured Impressions

The Multi-Level Textured Impressions Embossing Folders will help you to create an impressive detail for a variety of makes from home décor projects to cardmaking. Create a base to your crafts and make a textured and detailed background. These Embossing Folders are great for both repeat and organic patterns with 2 layers of stacked detail. Discover the full range by clicking here.

3D Textured Impressions

With the 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, the sky is the limit! Create a vivid and deep emboss with this type of Embossing Folder and use different sections of the Embossing Folders for a variety of projects from paper crafting to card making. This Embossing Folder helps you to create multiple levels. Create a huge level of detail and shop the full range of 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folders now.

3D Impresslits

3D Impresslits have the same capability as the 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folders along with a die. With this type of Embossing Folder you can cut and emboss all at the same time! This die set allows you to create a perfect die cut with a beautifully embossed center! Take a look at the full range by clicking here.


The Sizzix Switchlits are similar to the 3D Impresslits but they allow you to switch your die cuts around using a magnetic technology. To use this set you would simply swap out the dies that come in your Switchlits pack for a truly special make every time! Click here to take a look at the full selection here at Sizzix.

You can shop the full range of Sizzix Embossing Folders by clicking here. You will notice in all of our videos where the Sizzix Designers are using Embossing Folders, they match them with the Sizzix Effectz range; they really are the perfect pair. From Luster Waxes to Acrylic Paints, we have it all. Discover the Effectz range now!

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