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Old 06-12-2013, 07:20 AM   #1
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Is there a magnetic platform for the Cuttlebug similar to the new Stampin up magnetic Big Shot platform? I want to be able to place my metal dies face down onto the paper so I can see exactly what I am cutting without the fuss. Hope I don't have to buy the Big Shot just for this. Thanks so much! Christy
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:35 AM   #2
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You could use the sheets of magnetic rubber. You can get them at just about any craft store. I think people also use the magnetic cover plates for heat vents.
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Lifestyle Crafts has the Genius Platform.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:32 AM   #4
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I don't have the Genius Platform but a member of my church craft group has one. She has a Cuttlebug. Her comment was "Don't waste your money even with a coupon." She didn't really elaborate but just said her dies moved so she wasted lots of paper. I also don't know which CB she has-original or V2. I think it is a tight fit because the free dies set she got was very warped.

I am going to try the vent cover magnet sheet and 2 B plates. Well post after I have a chance to try this sandwich.
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I was thinking about trying that too. Anxious to hear how it works.
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I have the Genius from Lifestyle Crafts and it doesn't work the best in the older style Cuttlebug, it's a tight fit. The more I tried it though the easier it worked and if you place the die at the front end of the plate where your loading it helps grab it and pull it through but it's not ideal. But I'm told it does work perfectly in the newer style Cuttlebug and in other machines (worked perfectly in my Epic 6). I do really like the platform system itself, it holds the dies well, I tried several different brand of thin metal dies and they all worked. If any cares I did a review Review and Giveaway: Lifestyle Crafts Genius Platform System **GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED** Stamping | CraftGossip.com
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Hi Everyone,
Is there a magnetic platform for the Cuttlebug similar to the new Stampin up magnetic Big Shot platform? I want to be able to place my metal dies face down onto the paper so I can see exactly what I am cutting without the fuss. Hope I don't have to buy the Big Shot just for this. Thanks so much! Christy
I just reverse the sandwich to have my dies face down:

A plate
B plate that you use for cutting (I have separate cutting and embossing B plates)
paper with image face up
die with cutting side down
B plate or C plate depending on which company's dies you are using
shims as necessary

I have never had a problem with the paper shifting while rolling through.

HTH
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:29 AM   #8
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Tried a piece of magnetic vent sheet with my older CB.

The sandwich I used:
A plate
3 pieces of CB embossing packaging cardboard
Magnetic sheet-magnet side facing up
Die-cutting side up
Cardstock
B plate

Needed 3 pcs of the cardboard for a shim to give enough tension for the die to cut. Die stayed where I placed it.

When I am 'fussy' cutting DSP, I just use a post-it to hold the die in place. Because of this, can't see me using the magnetic base enough to warrant the price bite in my crafting budget. The advantage of having the open dies, for me anyway, is being able to 'fussy' cut the DSP.
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This looks like some good ideas...thanks for sharing!
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Does the new stampin up magnetic platform work on the old style cuttlebug?
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Does the new stampin up magnetic platform work on the old style cuttlebug?
I had heard that it wasn't the same size as the platforms that come with the Cuttlebug. Plus they don't put any measurements for it in the catalog.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:13 PM   #12
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thanks for the info...
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Does the new stampin up magnetic platform work on the old style cuttlebug?
NO! I bought one and it doesn't fit. Just a hair too wide. Bummer!
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:02 AM   #14
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I made my own using a piece of chipboard and a sheet of magnet sold at Joann's. Cut them both to fit my plates and they work great. The sandwich is
A plate
B plate
Magnet board
die cut
paper
B plate

Depending on thickness of paper may have to use an additional piece of chipboard or cardstock to make a tight fit. Also if using very detailed die cuts.
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I had heard that it wasn't the same size as the platforms that come with the Cuttlebug. Plus they don't put any measurements for it in the catalog.

I bought a Genius and it doesn't fit. Too wide. The box said works with Cuttlebug and didn't say V1 or V2.

I think I'll play around with trying to use the heat vent magnetic board since I have one.
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Took my cuttlebug to Michaels and asked to try the sizzix magnetic platform and it was off by probably 1/16 of an inch. Just enough so it will NOT fit in cuttlebug.
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I bought one about a year ago that said it fit the Cuttlebug, but, as sunshine2 said, it's a smidgeon too wide for the Cuttlebug.
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Wonder if anyone has tried to shave that little bit off so it would fit. But that may destroy the platform.
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Wonder if anyone has tried to shave that little bit off so it would fit. But that may destroy the platform.
I thought about that, as i had done that with the Sizzix Extended Platform a few years back and my cuttlebug, but the way the platorm is and the magnet, i didnt think it will work. back to Michaels i go to return it..i hate returning things!!
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So, I have the original Cuttlebug. On a hunch, I purchased the Sizzix magnetic platform (with a 50% off coupon) to see if a bit of material could be trimmed off of both sides so that it would work for me. My friend trimmed both sides of the platform for me with his table saw to match the width of my Cuttlebug platform. I sanded the sides down a bit so they weren't so rough. It works great!
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My work around is to use removable double sided tape to hold the die to the paper. I use the standard cutting sandwich (no shims). Position the die over the stamped image, tape it down, and turn it over so that the cutting ridges are the correct way. Works perfectly and I don't have to buy anything separate or shim plates.
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I just reverse the sandwich to have my dies face down:

A plate
B plate that you use for cutting (I have separate cutting and embossing B plates)
paper with image face up
die with cutting side down
B plate or C plate depending on which company's dies you are using
shims as necessary

I have never had a problem with the paper shifting while rolling through.

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This is exactly what I was going to say. As far as I have experienced, once the sandwich is made in the right order, it doesn't care whether it's lying on its back or its tummy, if you know what I mean? So I flip it whichever way suits me, depending on what sort of cutting job I'm doing (if I need to see through or not).
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I just reverse the sandwich to have my dies face down:

A plate
B plate that you use for cutting (I have separate cutting and embossing B plates)
paper with image face up
die with cutting side down
B plate or C plate depending on which company's dies you are using
shims as necessary

I have never had a problem with the paper shifting while rolling through.

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Me too. I have always cut that way. If you swing the top plate down like a hinge to trap the edge of the die it seldom moves.

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