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hotwheels 07-16-2013 07:00 PM

So what new hotted craft toys?
 
Hello everyone

I am wondering what are the new hotted craft stamps toys? Come out for us to have? I have seen any or here anyone talk about it. So what new troys are you hope for? thanks hotwheels:D

jukie 07-17-2013 07:04 AM

I too would love to know what the latest must haves are in the Craft world...is there any new machines or tools that I can not live without?

buggainok 07-17-2013 07:52 AM

They've been a little hard to find, but are available lots of places now:

Envelope Punch Board

This handy little tool lets you make your own envelopes in a flash. I've been using up all that patterned paper that doesn't quite work for cards.

There is a big long thread about this in the Tool and Product forum.

Grumpygirl73 07-17-2013 01:27 PM

I got the Sizzix/Stampin' Up Magnetic Platform last month and I am wondering how I managed without it. Stampin' Up now has it on back order, unfortunately, but Sizzix is releasing it in stores in the fall. :D

muscrat 07-17-2013 02:57 PM

I am seeing more stamp and die sets. I love that you can stamp the image and then use the die to cut it out without a lot of fuss! Just ordered Backyard Basics from SU....

Arizona 07-17-2013 03:01 PM

I am dying to get the Stampin' Up!/Sizzix magnetic platform. It's on backorder until the fall.:cry:

mobrien207 07-17-2013 04:22 PM

:confused: How is the Sizzix platform different from the magnetic Genius one? I have that one...do I need another.
mob

mobrien207 07-17-2013 04:43 PM

OOPS! Deleted duplicate message.

Grumpygirl73 07-17-2013 04:49 PM

I've used both. The magnetic pull on the Sizzix is about 5x stronger by my estimate and you can put the paper on the bottom with the die cutting side down to line it up fully in your range of vision. For me, that is important. Do you need it? I could not say. I guess if I had a Genius and had never used the Sizzix, I would want to try it out before I bought a second platform.

Arizona 07-17-2013 06:37 PM

I've read reviews that the Genius platform has dead spots and tends to push/pull dies rather than allowing for specific placement. This was reported to make layering of dies difficult which is important if you want to make frames.

Grumpygirl73 07-17-2013 10:08 PM

That was my experience when using the Genius platform, Arizona. On the other hand, some people like the mat style of cutting plate so much, they're ok about the platform not being as strongly magnetic. I think it's very much a personal preference.

hsmom69 07-18-2013 04:36 AM

I knew I should have stayed away from this thread. lol Both of these products look awesome!

sc magnolia 07-18-2013 06:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hsmom69 (Post 20250607)
I knew I should have stayed away from this thread. lol Both of these products look awesome!

That's just what I was thinking! The magnetic platform is on my wish list. I'll probably have money for it when it is off back order.

This is not new, but I bought some new sanding tools the other day that I love. There are several in the package and really work well to get those little threads of paper off after you've die cut something. I have the sanding block from us, but it can't get in small spaces. These sanding tools are perfect for that. A couple of them are thin and round smaller than a pencil. I got them at Hobby Lobby. They are made by Basic Gray.

I also bought this nifty plastic storage box for my Crop-A-Dial. I got it because it comes with bunches of large eyelits, which I need for making purses to hold card set holders.

muscrat 07-18-2013 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sc magnolia (Post 20250749)
That's just what I was thinking! The magnetic platform is on my wish list. I'll probably have money for it when it is off back order.

This is not new, but I bought some new sanding tools the other day that I love. There are several in the package and really work well to get those little threads of paper off after you've die cut something. I have the sanding block from us, but it can't get in small spaces. These sanding tools are perfect for that. A couple of them are thin and round smaller than a pencil. I got them at Hobby Lobby. They are made by Basic Gray.

I also bought this nifty plastic storage box for my Crop-A-Dial. I got it because it comes with bunches of large eyelits, which I need for making purses to hold card set holders.

My DS bought me that storage case for the Big Bite when his brother got me the Big Bite Crop a Dile! Very handy for transporting. I don't have any sanding tools....may have to check that out.

CBmott 07-24-2013 01:24 AM

Envelope Maker
 
I don't know if this is new,but it is new to me. I just got the Envelope Punch Board.. I love it 'cause you can make your own envelopes now. This frees me up to many different sized cards. I also bought the "Lick and Stick" glue for envelopes. :)

TLady 07-24-2013 03:46 AM

I'm waiting for SU's NEW ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD!!!!!!!! LOVED the idea of the one from the other company BUT, didn't like the thought of buying a flawed product! (My idea of flawed? Incorrect measurements! ANYONE can punch the corners of an Envelope with a circle punch! You're paying for the measurements to be already done! They weren't with the other product!) Here's an announcement on this site: Convention 2013 Photos & Announcements (Dawns stamping thoughts Stampin'Up! Demonstrator Stamping Videos Stamp Workshop Classes Scissor Charms Paper Crafts)

tina van-eick 07-24-2013 04:45 AM

It's not new, but I love the Ultimate by Crafter's companion for scoring, making envelopes - including dimensional ones, boxes, you name it. I love their score boards too.

eyestitch 07-24-2013 06:26 AM

is there a magnetic platform that works on a Cuddlebug? That is what I have land it is what I will use until it breaks.

CandyStripe 07-24-2013 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tina van-eick (Post 20258889)
It's not new, but I love the Ultimate by Crafter's companion

Not for me, it was so bad I stopped using it like so many others have done. The channels are too wide for accurate measurements. And the cutter is the worst one ever.

I have read on here on the 'what do you regret buying' threads that some can't even get rid of theirs at garage sales.

Definitely my 'worst buy'


I haven't seen anything for a while that's a really really must have, will be watching what comes out from CHA this week.

Rebecca Ednie 07-24-2013 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arizona (Post 20250215)
I've read reviews that the Genius platform has dead spots and tends to push/pull dies rather than allowing for specific placement. This was reported to make layering of dies difficult which is important if you want to make frames.

The genius doesn't fit in the older Cuttlebug machines despite advertising that it does.

Rebecca Ednie 07-24-2013 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TLady (Post 20258826)
I'm waiting for SU's NEW ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD!!!!!!!! LOVED the idea of the one from the other company BUT, didn't like the thought of buying a flawed product! (My idea of flawed? Incorrect measurements! ANYONE can punch the corners of an Envelope with a circle punch! You're paying for the measurements to be already done![/url]

Firstly, they have fixed the measurements and secondly, that's not all it does! It allows you to get the placement perfect, the shape it punches it not quite what a circle punch creates and a circle punch would not be an acceptable substitute in my world. It also allows you to score in just the right place and all of this in under a minute, 30 seconds once you get used to it.

If you use a circle punch, you still have to measure the size of paper you need, figure out where to punch, figure out where to score, I figure that all takes at LEAST 3-4 minutes. I can go from full sized sheet of paper to done in under two. That includes finding the size I need, cutting my paper down, punching and scoring, rounding the corners and applying adhesive. No way you can do that any other way as fast for so many sizes. The envelope board is sheer genius!

It does have a little quirk which is that you should set the little pointer to the right edge of the first and subsequent score lines, not in the middle of it which is my instinct. Other than that, it's awesome!

IMHO the measurements being wrong was a big deal and a HUGE oversight but one they speedily corrected for no charge to their customers. And the device itself was not flawed in any way. And other companies, SU! included have had their share of crappy or flawed products and have not responded to customer complaints as quickly or gracefully.

eyestitch 07-24-2013 08:54 AM

Rebecca, what envelope maker are you using?

Tesserae 07-24-2013 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tina van-eick (Post 20258889)
It's not new, but I love the Ultimate by Crafter's companion for scoring, making envelopes - including dimensional ones, boxes, you name it. I love their score boards too.

I bought the Ultimate Crafter's Companion for the box making implement but after dozens of trials with different weights of papers, cardboards and cereal boxes, I always wind up with the top too big for the bottom (or is it the bottom too small for the top) and yes, I used the top side to score the top and the bottom side to score the bottom. And the cutter...what a joke. I liked the idea of the bowmaker but the instructions are hard to follow in the instructions booklet and the Youtube videos are not user friendly as the camera is facing the instructor, so whatever she does you have to do in reverse. I finally found another instructor (selling another bowmaker on Youtube) giving the instructions with the camera over her hands and at the back of her so you could really see what was going on. Not worth the price. Use your ScorePal if you have one, much better tool all around. Very disappointed.

mcw519 07-24-2013 02:16 PM

[QUOTE=sc magnolia;20250749]That's just what I was thinking! The magnetic platform is on my wish list. I'll probably have money for it when it is off back order.

This is not new, but I bought some new sanding tools the other day that I love. There are several in the package and really work well to get those little threads of paper off after you've die cut something. I have the sanding block from us, but it can't get in small spaces. These sanding tools are perfect for that. A couple of them are thin and round smaller than a pencil. I got them at Hobby Lobby. They are made by Basic Gray.

I also bought this nifty plastic storage box for my Crop-A-Dial. I got it because it comes with bunches of large eyelits, which I need for making purses to hold card set holders.[/QUOTE]

Hi, SC Magnolia -
Please tell us what the 'nifty plastic storage box' for your Crop-A-Dial is, where you purchased it and the price. Sounds like a good idea! TFS

jasonw1 07-24-2013 02:59 PM

I love the Making Memories envelope punch. I waited FOREVER for it, but that turned out to be a good thing because everything was fixed by the time I got mine. I can make an envelope in jiffy and use whatever color or dp I want for the envelope. I understand some of the really huge envelopes are an issue because the paper size goes off the bed of the maker, but I don't see my self making BIG envelopes so I am not concerned. I imagine SU's will be awesome and genius of them to come up with thier own.

You will laugh... I have the Genius platform and never have used the magnetic platform. I probably got it with that in mind and then promptly forgot that that is what it did! Good thing I kept the box.... She has to many tools one probably thinks.....

sc magnolia 07-24-2013 03:31 PM

[QUOTE=mcw519;20259709]
Quote:

Originally Posted by sc magnolia (Post 20250749)
That's just what I was thinking! The magnetic platform is on my wish list. I'll probably have money for it when it is off back order.

This is not new, but I bought some new sanding tools the other day that I love. There are several in the package and really work well to get those little threads of paper off after you've die cut something. I have the sanding block from us, but it can't get in small spaces. These sanding tools are perfect for that. A couple of them are thin and round smaller than a pencil. I got them at Hobby Lobby. They are made by Basic Gray.

I also bought this nifty plastic storage box for my Crop-A-Dial. I got it because it comes with bunches of large eyelits, which I need for making purses to hold card set holders.[/QUOTE]

Hi, SC Magnolia -
Please tell us what the 'nifty plastic storage box' for your Crop-A-Dial is, where you purchased it and the price. Sounds like a good idea! TFS

I got it at Hobby Lobby, with the coupon it was only $8.00
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Pink Case with 240 Eyelets | Shop Hobby Lobby

Ccrops123 07-24-2013 05:17 PM

I was one of the lucky ones to get the SU magnetic platform for my Big Shot! It is awesome! Worth the wait but doesn't fit in the Cuttlebug either, believe me, I tried! But I also find I use the BS over my CB now anyway!

mcw519 07-24-2013 06:49 PM

Carole - thanks for the quick response about the pink case for the Crop-A-Dial. No Hobby Lobby in my area, but Michael's & ACMoore are somewhat close and they probably have the same thing. Now to find a coupon.

STYXROCKSME 07-24-2013 07:42 PM

Su envelope maker, more stamp/die sets and the magnetic plate for Big-Shot are on my holiday wish list.


Tara

sc magnolia 07-24-2013 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STYXROCKSME (Post 20260097)
Su envelope maker, more stamp/die sets and the magnetic plate for Big-Shot are on my holiday wish list.


Tara

Me too on the envy maker and the magnetic plate along with the rotary attachment to my trimmer and more digital files for MDS :cool: I'm going to be in a vendor fair next week, hope I make some money!!

Rebecca Ednie 07-25-2013 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eyestitch (Post 20259294)
Rebecca, what envelope maker are you using?

Sorry! WRMK envelope punch board. I thought that's the one being referred to.

Rebecca Ednie 07-25-2013 02:23 PM

I've seen a small peek of new punch boards that make things other than envelopes on the Simon Says Stamp blog today. I'm all over that!

Bones0313 08-06-2013 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebecca Ednie (Post 20259269)
Firstly, they have fixed the measurements and secondly, that's not all it does! It allows you to get the placement perfect, the shape it punches it not quite what a circle punch creates and a circle punch would not be an acceptable substitute in my world. It also allows you to score in just the right place and all of this in under a minute, 30 seconds once you get used to it.

If you use a circle punch, you still have to measure the size of paper you need, figure out where to punch, figure out where to score, I figure that all takes at LEAST 3-4 minutes. I can go from full sized sheet of paper to done in under two. That includes finding the size I need, cutting my paper down, punching and scoring, rounding the corners and applying adhesive. No way you can do that any other way as fast for so many sizes. The envelope board is sheer genius!

It does have a little quirk which is that you should set the little pointer to the right edge of the first and subsequent score lines, not in the middle of it which is my instinct. Other than that, it's awesome!

IMHO the measurements being wrong was a big deal and a HUGE oversight but one they speedily corrected for no charge to their customers. And the device itself was not flawed in any way. And other companies, SU! included have had their share of crappy or flawed products and have not responded to customer complaints as quickly or gracefully.


Rebecca, what do you mean that they fixed the envelope punch board to the correct measurements? How do I get mine fixed?? Thx, Sue

buggainok 08-06-2013 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bones0313 (Post 20281533)
Rebecca, what do you mean that they fixed the envelope punch board to the correct measurements? How do I get mine fixed?? Thx, Sue

Here is a link to the corrected measurement chart. You can print out your own, or email WeRMemory Keepers customer service and they will send you a new sticker type chart.

http://www.weronthenet.com/File/View...5-2d8b6d658ea9

sc magnolia 08-06-2013 06:37 PM

Ohhh do I have something to add to this! Have you seen the new flip dies? I know stampin up has some and So does sizzix.

hotwheels 08-06-2013 07:00 PM

Can all you ladies give us exmaple of the proucts. You all talking about? I have no cule of the proucts you ladies are talking about. I must be under rock. My stores in my local area theseflip dies. and ect. I know this stuffed new. But I wonder smilar proucts. So I would have some kind of cule. thanks hotwheels

sc magnolia 08-06-2013 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hotwheels (Post 20282449)
Can all you ladies give us exmaple of the proucts. You all talking about? I have no cule of the proucts you ladies are talking about. I must be under rock. My stores in my local area theseflip dies. and ect. I know this stuffed new. But I wonder smilar proucts. So I would have some kind of cule. thanks hotwheels

They are dies to make a flip card. You know you open it and they flip a shape? I'm a demo so I don't want to break any rules about promoting or selling. If you search flip card dies you will find them.

Bones0313 08-07-2013 04:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buggainok (Post 20281551)
Here is a link to the corrected measurement chart. You can print out your own, or email WeRMemory Keepers customer service and they will send you a new sticker type chart.

http://www.weronthenet.com/File/View...5-2d8b6d658ea9

Thank you so much !! :p

gobarb26 08-25-2013 05:12 PM

Crafter's Companion Ultimate Scoreboard
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CandyStripe (Post 20259140)
Not for me, it was so bad I stopped using it like so many others have done. The channels are too wide for accurate measurements. And the cutter is the worst one ever.

I have read on here on the 'what do you regret buying' threads that some can't even get rid of theirs at garage sales.

Definitely my 'worst buy'


I haven't seen anything for a while that's a really really must have, will be watching what comes out from CHA this week.

I purchased one at CHA about 5 years ago and although I don't use it a lot anymore, I still like it for some things. I actually have used it recently for making some envelopes that I couldn't find the right size for, with my other scoreboards. :)


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