Okay I hope this isn't just one of those OCD quirks that only I have. Some of the embossing folders that I own have a pattern that is obviously (at least to me and my OCD) directional. The pattern will look right with a landscape orientation, but not with portrait, or vice versa. The Fancy Fan Embossing Folder is like that for me. On the cards I made this week I wanted to use that embossing folder but I wanted the card to have a portrait orientation. Let me show you how I did that. It is super easy!
Place your cardstock inside, perpendicular to the folder's natural direction. Part of the cardstock will be outside the folder. Make sure you place the folder on the Multipurpose Platform so neither the folder nor the cardstock overhang the edges platform and emboss your piece. TIP: This is also the way to emboss only a portion of your layer.
Thanks for letting me share!