How Do You Emboss With Cricut?

Using a Cricut machine to emboss is an easy and efficient way to add texture and dimension to any paper project. With the right tools and techniques, you can create beautiful and intricate designs that will take your projects to the next level. Here are a few tips for getting started with embossing using your Cricut machine.

Selecting a Design
The first step in creating an embossed design with your Cricut is selecting a design that you want to use. You can choose from pre-made designs available through the Cricut Design Space or you can create your own custom design from scratch. If you’re creating a custom design, make sure it’s complex enough to show off the embossed effect when finished.

Preparing Your Materials
Next, gather all of the materials you need for your project, including cardstock or other paper, an embossing folder, and any accessories such as stamps or ink pads. Place the cardstock in the embossing folder and use a brayer to press it down securely so it won’t move when running through the machine.

If using stamps or ink pads, stamp your design onto the cardstock before placing it into the folder. Once everything is ready to go, load the folder into your Cricut machine.

Embossing with Your Cricut

Now it’s time to start embossing! Open up Design Space and select “Emboss” from the list of options on the left side of the screen.

Select “Emboss with Mat” if you have an Emboss Mat accessory for your Cricut machine; otherwise select “Emboss Without Mat” if you don’t have one yet. Then choose either “Emboss on Cardstock” or “Emboss on Foil/Vinyl/Specialty Paper” depending on what type of material you are working with and click “Continue.” Finally, adjust the pressure settings according to what type of material you are using before pressing “Start Making It!

Finishing Your Embedded Project

Once finished running through your Cricut machine, remove your embedded project from its folder and admire its beauty! You now have an intricate and textured piece that will look beautiful on any paper project or craft work that requires some extra dimension! To add even more texture and dimension, try coloring in sections of your piece with colored pencils or markers for added depth and contrast.


Creating beautiful embossed designs with a Cricut machine is easy with just a few simple steps: selecting a design, preparing materials, loading them into the machine, setting pressure settings in Design Space, then admiring your final masterpiece! With these tips in mind you’ll be well on your way to making amazing projects that stand out from all others!