Hubby placed an order from my Wish List on Amazon.com for birthday. We got the items on Monday and the weirdest thing happened with the order.
I received everything he ordered but they sent too much! Instead of getting one Karen Burniston's Poppy the Owl die set I received two. Same for the Butterfly Pivot Card die, he ordered 1 and we got 3!! Fortunately, we got the right number of Cottage Cutz die sets. I have to contact Amazon tomorrow and see how to get these back to them.
Anyway, I am having serious problems cutting with the Cottage Cutz.
I spent all day Monday trying to get them to work.
He gave me Tea Time Border Die & Picket Fence die, these two work great. Nothing to pick out, just a quick tap on my trash can and all of the bits fall out.
He also bought me Garden Gate & Fence (For my Halloween cards) & Ivy 4 by 4.
These are impossible! ESPECIALLY, the Garden Gate.
I placed the ejection foam into the dies as directed. I cut pieces of cardstock (I use Stampin' Up! cardstock only) I ran the dies through using both my magnetic platform and the regular platform. I tried wax paper, Sizzix shims and other pieces of cardstock as shim. Finally, I used one of the silicone pads I had from an old Spellbinder. It was rough turning the handle to get the silicone through, but I thought that would do it.
It didn't. It cut the side pieces out beautifully. but the gate is in the middle of the 4 by 6 die and even turning it around a few times didn't get it cut.
I don't want to break my BigKick.
Am I missing something? Are these dies only for paper? At this point I am not sure they'd cut even that.