In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search


Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Like Splitcoaststampers on Facebook Follow Splitcoaststampers on Twitter Watch Splitcoaststampers Videos on YouTube

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Lorri.V.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-18-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
Pearl-ExPert
 
Shopping Diva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Dreaming of the Outerbanks
Posts: 2,383
Default Alternative too SU! Thin lit dies?

Does anyone else make this type of die cheaper?

Thank you!
Shopping Diva is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
Pearl-ExPert
 
iamvics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Rochester, WA
Posts: 2,206
Default

Thinlits are made by Sizzix: Sizzix.com - Catalog
__________________
Vic (Victoria) in WA
My blog: http://artbyvic.wordpress.com/
Proud to be a conservative American
iamvics is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 02:39 PM   #3
Crimping Master
 
sharilea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 1,176
Default

Spellbinders makes tons of thin metal dies. I wouldn't say they are cheaper though.
__________________
Shari
sharilea is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 04:24 PM   #4
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Bahb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California
Posts: 605
Default

There are so many die-makers now, compared to just a year ago! But I too am often thwarted by the price. So I found some less expensive dies just last week and was sooooo excited. Here's the rub....."you get what you pay for". I've been struggling all day with dies that require at least three passes through the Big Shot to cut Gina K. cardstock my Sizzix dies cut with one pass. Bottomline, I think inexpensive dies are like inexpensive rubber stamps.....they work but they require way more time, shims, effort and patience. When I need to add so many shims, because the die is not deeply cut, I worry about the health of my expensive Big Shot and will in the future bypass the inexpensive dies.
Bahb is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 04:23 AM   #5
Glitter Guru
 
maryrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 5,236
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shopping Diva View Post
Does anyone else make this type of die cheaper?

Thank you!
If you are referring to the new SU thinlit dies that allow you to create flip cards, then you may want to check out the gallery here and also the technique tutorials. I know that there is a way to do it, but it's a little more complicated than a die. That's why I ordered the dies...I'm lazy that way!
__________________
mary rose
My crafty cafe!www.maryrosescafe.blogspot.com
My home/moving/relocation blog!www.keepthisendup.blogspot.com
maryrose is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 03:07 PM   #6
Insane Embellisher
 
Lorri.V.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vancouver Island,BC
Posts: 951
Default

I just used the dies last night at a class and they are so nice and easy to make cards. I just don't like the 40.95 price for us Canadians. I know that the magnetic board direct from sizzix is 10.00 cheaper than buying from SU but I am in a hostess club and I will bide my time until it is my month and I have two items I will be getting with my 50% and credits.

Lorri
Lorri.V. is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
sprtchick likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 03:29 AM   #7
Gabfest Goddess
 
stamphappy1650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 7,472
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bahb View Post
There are so many die-makers now, compared to just a year ago! But I too am often thwarted by the price. So I found some less expensive dies just last week and was sooooo excited. Here's the rub....."you get what you pay for". I've been struggling all day with dies that require at least three passes through the Big Shot to cut Gina K. cardstock my Sizzix dies cut with one pass. Bottomline, I think inexpensive dies are like inexpensive rubber stamps.....they work but they require way more time, shims, effort and patience. When I need to add so many shims, because the die is not deeply cut, I worry about the health of my expensive Big Shot and will in the future bypass the inexpensive dies.
I agree - I've bought les expensive dies and have had problems and the cutting edges seem to dull faster.

Check out a metal cutting plate - these really help with dies that don't cut well. I love mine and can't imagine not having one.
__________________
My Gallery
stamphappy1650 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off