Did you know you could use your pasta machine to emboss paper?
I have found myself lingering more and more on the paper crafting aisle at both Michael's and Hobby Lobby lately. I love how many different projects are possible with a die cut machine and I love the way embossed paper looks. So, I have been thinking that I might want to invest in a die cut machine, like a Cricut. They're pretty expensive though, so while I'm saving up, I wanted to make sure that I actually like paper crafting. I bought a few paper punches and stamps. I had just put a small hand cranked paper embossing machine in my basket at Michael's, when I decided to pull it back out and take a closer look. That's when I noticed that the rollers in the embossing machine looked a whole lot like the rollers in my Kitchenaid Pasta attachment. I put the machine back on the shelf, and just purchased an embossing folder to see if I was right about the pasta attachment.
Sure enough, running the embossing folder through my pasta attachment did work. I was so excited with result. Here is the embossing folder I used:
I cut a piece of paper to fit the embossing folder, which also happened to be the perfect size to fit the card I was making. I then ran the embossing folder through my pasta attachment on the largest setting.
I really couldn't be happier with how the paper turned out.
By the way, I also was curious if using a rolling pin would work too. It did, just not as well. The embossing was very light. Now that I know that a pasta machine will work with the embossing folders, and I have a few nice paper punches, I can stay busy paper crafting until I get a die cut machine.
Hi, I’m Jordan – a work at home mom with 3 super fun little boys. I love entertaining guests and want to help you make entertaining easy!