To use Cuttlebug embossing folders, open the folder and put paper inside. Run the folder, along with the proper plates, through the Cuttlebug machine to produce an embossed piece of paper.
The Cuttlebug is an embossing and die machine that has separate trays to use depending on the task being performed. It comes with three processing plates, and at least two at a time are needed to operate the machine correctly. The plate labelled A is thicker, while those labelled B are relatively thin. In order to emboss a piece of paper properly, the plates must be placed in the Cuttlebug stacked in a certain order: the A plate is on the bottom, the B plate on top of that, and then the chosen embossing folder filled with paper and the second B plate. Locate the knob on the right side of the machine, and turn it until the stack makes its way through to the other side.
Cuttlebug embossing folders come in a variety of sizes and patterns. The most common use for paper embossed by the Cuttlebug is background embossing and personalized gift tags or messages. Large embossing folders are used to print background embossing. Smaller folders are used for gift tags and messages.