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Old 09-10-2008, 08:02 AM   #201
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I think my question is answered in the thread but I just want to be sure. Will the new SU Big Shot dies work on the Cuttlebug?
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Thanks Alicia, I'm trying to figure out if I really need one of these machines. Sounds like they are terrific.
Well, after reading many of these posts and seeing some of the videos, I did what I really though I would not! I broke down and ordered a Big Shot!!!
You all are the best (or shall I say worst!) enablers. lol!

I have one of the old Sizzix machines, a Cuttlebug and a Cricut...but I still decided on getting the Big Shot in the end, mainly because I want to buy some of the Bigz dies and they are too wide to fit in the other machine.

I am so excited now and am not at all regretting having ordered it. It is due to arrive here tomorrow! Yippee!!
The only bummer is that the two Bigz dies I ordered are on backorder
Oh well, I am sure I will have fun playing with it with the other things I have until those arrive.

Thanks so much for all the wonderful info posted here. I do not think I would have ordered one if I had not read so much of this. And seriously, I just know I am going to love it!!
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I have my sandwich as follows:
Clear cutting pad, pillow box die, clear cutting pad.
My die is cutting all the way through the creases where is should be folded. This is happening on the envelope die and also on the petal card die.

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I think my question is answered in the thread but I just want to be sure. Will the new SU Big Shot dies work on the Cuttlebug?
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Yes they will work with some adjusting.

See the Cuttlebug FAQ thread for more information.

There is also a great blog with photo tutorials for using sizzix dies in your Cuttlebug. I'll see if I can find the blog link for you!

http://indigoinklings.blogspot.com/2...cuttlebug.html

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I tried my nesties in my big shot for the first time last night. I am not used to a roll-through cutter. I watched the video and did it the same as she did, but there was some horrible creaking sound and it put a very big mark on my cutting pad. I guess that's normal. I tried it again with just one pad and some shims of various thicknesses but nothing really worked so I guess it just cuts into the pad and I have to deal with that. The only issue is that after a while, I'm afraid those cuts will show up on my cs (in the form of embossed-like creases) like they do with my old sizzix.
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The creaking is normal and yes your plates will get scuffed up. They are consumable and meant to be replaced after much use. Just rotate your plate each time you use it to get more use.

Also it might help to only use ONE plate for cutting only. I've marked my plates CUT and EMBOSS that way I always have one to work with that is not marked up. Does this make sense?

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Micky,

It is recommended that you use the crease pad with those dies. This is stated in th small print with an asterisk in the mini.
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I have my sandwich as follows:
Clear cutting pad, pillow box die, clear cutting pad.
My die is cutting all the way through the creases where is should be folded. This is happening on the envelope die and also on the petal card die.

Help?

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You will need to use the Sizzix Premium Crease pad instead. See the first post in this thread for a PDF file.
All of the dies with "score" lines are recommended to be used with the Premium Crease Pad.

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It is recommended that you use the crease pad with those dies. This is stated in th small print with an asterisk in the mini.
Is there a tutorial on how to use the crease pad?

Thanks for you help!
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Is there a tutorial on how to use the crease pad?

Thanks for you help!

In the very first post in this thread I have a .pdf file that shows pictures of how to use the Premium Crease Pad.

There is also a photo tutorial by Patty Bennett located here

http://pattystamps.typepad.com/patty...-tutorial.html

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In the very first post in this thread I have a .pdf file that shows pictures of how to use the Premium Crease Pad.

There is also a photo tutorial by Patty Bennett located here

http://pattystamps.typepad.com/patty...-tutorial.html

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Thank you Thank you!

Ok, I just ordered the crease pad! Man, I was waiting for the pillow box and it came today and now I have to wait for the pad. Oh well, guess I should have paid better attention.
It looks like in the tutorial that the shims come with the crease pad? Is that correct? Because I did not see where I can order them separate.

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There are WAAAY to many of these to read through so I am sorry if this is a repeat but...

Can you use the cuttle bug embossing folders in the Big Shot? TIA for the help.
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There are WAAAY to many of these to read through so I am sorry if this is a repeat but...

Can you use the cuttle bug embossing folders in the Big Shot? TIA for the help.
Ooh ohh, I know this one! Yes you can, you just need to get the sandwich right. I can't remember how exactly, but a fellow demo did it with one of my CB embossing folders.
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There are WAAAY to many of these to read through so I am sorry if this is a repeat but...

Can you use the cuttle bug embossing folders in the Big Shot? TIA for the help.

See the very first post in this thread for a sandwich stack list and links to video and photo tutorials!

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Many questions can be answered in the First post in this thread!

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Alicia,
You sure have spent a lot of time helping everyone with ?'s I went back to look at some of your posts, I asked ?'s that you already answered at least once. I think if everyone reads your first post most of thier ?'s will be answered. Thank you for repeating your answers to indivdual ?'s
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I saw a post and couldn't find the answer: How do we use the Pennant Die? Do we fold the cs or am I missing something? Also, if I don't want the whole range of pieces cut, can I cover only part of the die with paper without harming my cutting system? (Totally a newbie)
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OK so I don't have a crease pad... Are there any suggestions for me while I play between now and my next order? Thanks!
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Thank you so much for the info. When I was reading the first couple of pages I really did not know what I needed. I do not have either machine and am trying to find out this info. for a customer. The word sandwhich meant nothing to me so I had no idea that is the file that I needed. Thank you for kindly pointing that out to me!

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thanks you so much for this thread!! you have helped so many of us with our questions. Your time and effort is very apreciated!! I'm assuming that the Ellison Machine by Sizzix will work with the big shot dies. We have this machine at work and big dies and they look alot like the big shot dies. I guess the sandwiching would be different.
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I saw a post and couldn't find the answer: How do we use the Pennant Die? Do we fold the cs or am I missing something? Also, if I don't want the whole range of pieces cut, can I cover only part of the die with paper without harming my cutting system? (Totally a newbie)
Sorry I couldn't respond sooner. I'm working on lots of swaps and haven't had much computer time with my kids... My husband is getting ready for another TDY next week so I'm going to have my hands full

Ok so to answer you question you fold your cardstock in half and run it through using this sandwich from bottom to top

XL cutting pad
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I remember seeing a video tutorial. I'll try and look it up again and post it here.

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you can find Premium Crease pad at your JoAnn's Michael's and Hobby Lobby if you need instant access. It should retail for the same price.

You only need it for dies that have *crease lines* to get better score.

You wouldn't need it for the dies like the Scallop Circle, Birds and Blooms or sizzlets dies.

Hope this helps you!

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thanks you so much for this thread!! you have helped so many of us with our questions. Your time and effort is very appreciated!! I'm assuming that the Ellison Machine by Sizzix will work with the big shot dies. We have this machine at work and big dies and they look a lot like the big shot dies. I guess the sandwiching would be different.
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http://www.ellison.com/catalog/?p=our_products
They look much larger than the Big Kick and Big Shot and I'm not familiar but I would assume they would work since they are the same brand. The sandwich stack would probaly be different.

If you are referring to the Original Sizzix machine all of the Sizzix dies will work except for the Bigz Dies. They are too wide to fit in the opening.

There's video demonstrations in the first post of this thread. I'll find the Sizzix video as well and repost.

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Thank you Thank you!

Ok, I just ordered the crease pad! Man, I was waiting for the pillow box and it came today and now I have to wait for the pad. Oh well, guess I should have paid better attention.
It looks like in the tutorial that the shims come with the crease pad? Is that correct? Because I did not see where I can order them separate.

Thanks again!
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You should get 2 plastic Shims with your crease pad. They aren't sold separately that I'm aware of.

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I have a question or frustation really. I have repeatedly tried to use the basket die in the sandwich as shown and i can't get it to go through the machine. What am I doing wrong?? Also my small flower and bird die again followed the directions and nothing happened.

I can get the top note the work fine but these are driving me insane! Can you help??
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are you referring to the heavy duty machines listed here?
http://www.ellison.com/catalog/?p=our_products
They look much larger than the Big Kick and Big Shot and I'm not familiar but I would assume they would work since they are the same brand. The sandwich stack would probaly be different.

If you are referring to the Original Sizzix machine all of the Sizzix dies will work except for the Bigz Dies. They are too wide to fit in the opening.

There's video demonstrations in the first post of this thread. I'll find the Sizzix video as well and repost.

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Yes I was refering to the heavy duty machine. I ended up purchasing the scalloped envelope to see if it will work. I work at a family recourse centre and we lots of dies but nothing really good for my crafts. If not i'll see if it fits in my cuttlebug. I always could just go to my lls and use their machine. I cant affort the big shot but love the dies. Thanks for your reply.
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If you are referring to the Original Sizzix machine all of the Sizzix dies will work except for the Bigz Dies. They are too wide to fit in the opening.


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I'd like to confirm here - all but the Bigz Dies will fit the Original Sizzix, but do you need the converter as I've seen previously?

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Holy Cats this is a lot of information to try to remember!!!!
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I'd like to confirm here - all but the Bigz Dies will fit the Original Sizzix, but do you need the converter as I've seen previously?

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I have the original Sizzix and the "original" Big Shot.

You only need the converter for the old Sizzix if you are using thin dies, like Sizzlets. I have not embossed anything with that mnachine so I cannot tell you if it is necesssary for cuttlebug and such, but I imagine it is as they, too, are very thin. HTH.
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I am having a stupip moment, but can someone tell me how to make the basket round. The perforation marks make mine go flat. I am sure the answer is right in front of me, but as I said I am not feeling overly bright today.
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Can someone help me with my new big shot? I tried cutting the pillow box out and it is cutting the crease lines. The long one that is the side seam of the box seems to be fine but the crease line to fold in the ends is cutting through. I first tried cutting 4 at once and it totally cut through 3 of them. So i started cutting one at a time and it is cutting through most of them. The sandwich I am using is first a cutting pad, the die with foam up, paper and then another cutting pad. Should I be replacing the top cutting pad with the crease pad? I am afraid that I will ruin my crease pad. thanks!
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I have a question or frustation really. I have repeatedly tried to use the basket die in the sandwich as shown and i can't get it to go through the machine. What am I doing wrong?? Also my small flower and bird die again followed the directions and nothing happened.

I can get the top note the work fine but these are driving me insane! Can you help??

Ok first what machine are you using?

Big Shot?

If so this should be your sandwich for the Basket & Blooms Die from the bottom up
XL standard Cutting Pad
Basket and Blooms Die foam side up
Cardstock
XL standard Cutting Pad

I just tested it and it worked just fine.

Try moving the die down a little so that the cutting pads go in the rollers first and let the machine "pull" the rest of the die in. Does that make sense?

For the sizzlets die you need your multipurpose platform
Sandwich from bottom to top
Multipurpose Platform Tab 1
Standard Cutting Pad
Sizzlet foam side up
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Standard Cutting Pad

You can't cut anything thicker than Cardstock with sizzlets. Vellum, Cardstock, Paper, Foil

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btw I bought a crease pad from the sizzix outlet on ebay and it did not come with any shims. Can I cut my own shims from acetate? Or are they even that thick? Do I need them?
I don't know if Acetate is the same thickness as the shims that come with Crease Pad.

You might need the shims if your die is cutting instead of scoring.

Premium Crease Pad *option A

Standard Cutting Pad
Originals or Bigz or Bigz XL die blade
side up * Position the Die with the
Crease rule Perpendicular to the rollers
Cardstock
Premium Crease Pad
Roll through Big Shot


Premium Crease Pad * option B
If the crease rule cuts through the paper try this sandwich

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Crease Rule Parallel to the rollers
Premium Crease Pad
Roll through Big Shot

Premium Crease Pad * option C
If the crease line is ok but the blade fails to cut out the surrounding shape completely, add one clear shim beneath the die. Add both shims if needed Clear Shim * There are 2 pieces of Shim start with one first. You can add both if the sandwich is not thick enough.

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Can someone help me with my new big shot? I tried cutting the pillow box out and it is cutting the crease lines. The long one that is the side seam of the box seems to be fine but the crease line to fold in the ends is cutting through. I first tried cutting 4 at once and it totally cut through 3 of them. So i started cutting one at a time and it is cutting through most of them. The sandwich I am using is first a cutting pad, the die with foam up, paper and then another cutting pad. Should I be replacing the top cutting pad with the crease pad? I am afraid that I will ruin my crease pad. thanks!
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Yep you need your crease pad! It's consumable just like your cutting plates so you will eventually have to replace it.

See the first post of the .pdf file with a visual and also a link to a tutoral from Patty Bennett on how to use your crease pad.

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Old 09-14-2008, 07:03 PM   #234
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Thank you so much. MANY people, including me, really appreciate all of the time that you are putting in to this thread - you are the best.
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I am having a stupip moment, but can someone tell me how to make the basket round. The perforation marks make mine go flat. I am sure the answer is right in front of me, but as I said I am not feeling overly bright today.
Photo Tutorial Baskets & Blooms Die by Diana Gibbs
Video tutorial Baskets & Blooms Die by Angie Kennedy Juda

* If you use Cardstock for the "bottom" of your basket it would be more sturdy
Cut your DSP to 8 x 5 1/4
Cut your Cardstock to 2 3/4 x 2 3/4

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Thanks again for ALL this Great info.
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Thank you to everyone who answered my question! I am still having trouble with my basket, but I think I just need a little more practice. It does look better than the first one!
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I've had my Big Shot since it first came out and I love it!

I just bought my first set of Nestabilities and was dissapointed that I couldn't use them. After looking at the tutorials, I guess I need a multipurpose platform. Can I use someting else??
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I've had my Big Shot since it first came out and I love it!

I just bought my first set of Nestabilities and was dissapointed that I couldn't use them. After looking at the tutorials, I guess I need a multipurpose platform. Can I use someting else??
You could try using cardboard or chipboard shim underneath your dies but you're best bet would be to purchase the MPP.

You can find it at most online retailers or use a coupon for it at JoAnn's Hobby Lobby, Michael's or AC Moore.

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can you use the larger dies(pillowbox ) in the cuttlebug?? or any of the dies?
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