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Old 05-31-2012, 12:30 PM   #9
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Susan you are correct, I was referring to the ejection foam pads.I forgot the correct name.I recently read about your new dies and thats great news. The dies are beautiful ,but not if you get frustrated at the length of time it takes to clean out all those holes especially if you want to do a number of them. I wont say how long it took me to cut out 5 dies and clean out the die after, but enough that I would not purchase a whisper die in that form, so good to know this is being remedied. .

FYI I cut mine out on a cuttlebug I had at my disposal at the time, that my friend asked me to try them. While I did have to use some paper shims to cut them out which worked fine, it was the cleaning out of the die that was the problem.

Thanks for your post, and I look forward to your new and improved "Whispers".




QUOTE=DV Susan;19461754]Hi everyone!

Just wanted to fill you in a bit about Die-Versions! I'm so glad you've seen them, and are excited about our designs.

Any die that is very intricate and detailed IS going to require a certain amount of fiddling. The more scrolly the pieces, the more that is required to poke the negative shapes out of the finished die-cut.

However - I want to clear up a couple of things...Canada Goose talks about "pads". I think what she is referring to is the ejection foam that is included with each of our dies. It says on the packaging, and on our website to "Please adhere ejection foam directly over the cutting image." With the foam in place, these dies look just like QuicKutz/Lifestyle Crafts dies. And while we do recommend that our "Whispers" line cuts best on the Big Shot or the Vagabond {both by Sizzix} our fonts, SoloSentiments and shapes cut just fine in your Revolution, Epic Six, Cuttlebug and Grand Calibur.

That being said - we have just recently changed our method of production. We discovered at CHA, and in the spring, that most European and Asian die-cutters/crafters use the Cuttlebug, and we wanted our Whispers dies to be available to them. After much research, work, and tweaking design specifications - we have switched to a manufacturer that actually coats our dies. Think of it as "Pam for dies". HAHA You will also see "escape holes" from now on!


thanks ladies! I always enjoy talking to crafters that love die-cutting.

Susan [/QUOTE]

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