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Old 09-08-2014, 11:08 PM   #1
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Question Cottage Cutz - do they?

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.

Any ideas?
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When I had this problem, I contacted the company. They were wonderful to deal with.
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My dress form dies are a bit of a challenge but after shimming and using wax paper it does cut right. I agree with Larue. Contact them and tell them how it is acting.
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I had a similar problem with a Memory Box die and found that if I put the shim UNDER the dp, I was able to get a good cut. Oh, and I had to run it through several times - 15-20 times. Someone else recommended rotating the die 1/4 turn each time you ran the die through the machine.
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I cannot get the tea time doily die to cut well at all. I've tried everything. I have the metal adapter plate. I use wax paper. But once you run it through with wax paper it pops out of the die and you can't turn it to run through again.
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I'm getting good cuts today, but I am cutting with die cutting edge into the adapter plate and running it back and forth through the BS six times.
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