Those who know me know I am not only obsessed with my Cricut(s) but have become obsessed with the Cuttlebug as well. Embossing adds texture, dimension and interest; the embossing folders are cheap; and the machine is easy to use and transport.
I've heard that you can use other companies' dies and embossing folders in the Cuttlebug and the instruction manual does give limited instruction on that, but it seems like there are SO many dies/folders of varying sizes, what plates do you use with the different dies or folders?
I was perusing Splitcoaststampers (SCS) the other day and stumbled onto something. First, I must say that even if you don't stamp, SCS is a GREAT place for inspiration and instruction. There are card galleries, tutorials, a message board, etc. When I am looking for instructions for a new card "fold", that's where I go because someone will have posted a tutorial. Go check them out!
So, anyway, an amazing woman named Cat has compiled a list of Cuttlebug "sandwich stacks". Basically, for many of the different dies/folders out there, she lists her recipe for the "sandwich" of plates, dies/folders, paper and anything else necessary to get a good result. I have downloaded the list and plan to use it soon as I have purchased other dies/folders but have not used them!
Visit Cat's website => HERE <=. On the right hand side of her page is a link for "Download Freebies". That's where you will find a link for Cuttlebug Sandwich Stacks. That takes you to the thread on the SCS MB where she has the PDF file available to download. Click on that file and save it on your computer where you can reference it later.
If you have time, read through that particular thread on the SCS MB. It contains helpful information relating to the use of your Cuttlebug. Some Dos and Don'ts, what to expect, etc.