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Old 01-04-2009, 08:15 PM   #2321
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Before you go to Hobby Lobby, make sure you get a 40% off coupon! Go to hobbylobby.com

It's the only way to get your nesties at a decent price!
Thanks for letting me know that the site offers coupons. I am new to hobby lobby. They just opened one near me. I had never been in one until a couple of months ago. DH says he may need to buy their stock now that I have discovered them! I love the place!!!
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This is exactly what I was looking for - so glad to be able to find everything I need in one place. I appreciate all of you sharing your wisdom...
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Michael's (at least those by me in Illinois) have Cuttlebug accessories on sale for 50% off this week. No coupon required. Not enabling - just informing. LOL.
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OK--now I'm upset. I finally broke down and bought a Cuttlebug at Michael's last week--now they're on sale!!! Does anyone know if they'll adjust my price?
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OK--now I'm upset. I finally broke down and bought a Cuttlebug at Michael's last week--now they're on sale!!! Does anyone know if they'll adjust my price?
If you still have your receipt and go back with it, they should give you the sale price. If not, just return the one you bought and buy another with the sale price.
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Thanks for letting me know that the site offers coupons. I am new to hobby lobby. They just opened one near me. I had never been in one until a couple of months ago. DH says he may need to buy their stock now that I have discovered them! I love the place!!!
Yes, the HL coupons are great. They usually appear every other week. Our Sunday newspaper has them, too.

You can print out more than one. You are allowed to use one a day for the sale week. I've been know to take someone with me with another coupon on the same visit. I saw where someone had her 4-year old daughter use a coupon and put the money on the counter, lol. I don't think I would go that far.
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Yes, the HL coupons are great. They usually appear every other week. Our Sunday newspaper has them, too.

You can print out more than one. You are allowed to use one a day for the sale week. I've been know to take someone with me with another coupon on the same visit. I saw where someone had her 4-year old daughter use a coupon and put the money on the counter, lol. I don't think I would go that far.
My kids are not quite that young but my youngest is 9 and I've been having him use HL coupons for at least a couple of years. HL is an hour drive away and I don't get to go often so I gotta do what I gotta do.
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My kids have earned their keep in lines at Joanns and Michaels. That's why I have so many kids, ya know, so I can use more coupons. LOL (just kidding)
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you can go to www.hobbylobby.com on sunday (or any day) and print out their coupons. you can even do the text only coupon and save colored ink !!

i have stopped by HL, used a coupon, done another errand and shopped again with another coupon ....... it does help to get another checkout person. with trying to conserve gas i cant see making trips on multiple days..... i spend as much in the one day as i would in two
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you can go to www.hobbylobby.com on sunday (or any day) and print out their coupons. you can even do the text only coupon and save colored ink !!

i have stopped by HL, used a coupon, done another errand and shopped again with another coupon ....... it does help to get another checkout person. with trying to conserve gas i cant see making trips on multiple days..... i spend as much in the one day as i would in two
To continue this hi-jack... I've done that too. But I usually feel so sneaky and terrified that the previous clerk will see me, come thundering over and say, "No, No, you've already used one coupon today."

Pretty pathetic, I know. Is it ego that I think they will remember me, or a total lack of self esteem on my part?
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my nearest hobby lobby and michaels are 1 1/2 hr. drive from me. so whenever i get an email with a coupon i save it in my mailbox in a folder i created and named "craft coupons". then when i do make a trip to the craft stores i just look in my "craft coupon" folder and see if any of them are current. (and delete the expired ones) i make sure to print out more than 1 coupon per store just in case i decide to make it an overnight trip or i have family come with me. this time i enlisted the help of my almost 19 year old son to buy something for me with a coupon.i could tell he was uncomfortable in line with a set of nesties. but hey when opportunity knocks......but i did give some thought to getting in line again with a different checkout. the lines were long and i dont think they would have noticed.a sale is a sale.
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I wish my HL would stock more cuttlebug items because I go there often and use the coupons but I've already gotten all the items from my wish list that they actually stock.
I also wish they would carry a wider variety of punches, especially when they have there 50% off sales.
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Can you Cuttlebuggers tell me what store or website has the latest, the newest, Cuttlebug folders out there? I've spotted a few cards with some new ones in the gallery this weekend. I'm getting ADDICTED. Thanks!
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does anyone know (for sure) when the next set of 'folders & etc" will be released? I was thinking perhaps CHA show late january but not sure if I am on the right track... R
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Has anyone used the company Ellison - they're canadian. i just found out about this mor ning and they carry quite an extensive supply of dies for sizzix, etc. i would appreciate any opinions available. thanks.
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Ellison and Provocraft used to be in a partnership in the US to make Sizzix. Then a few years ago, they had "breakup" lawsuit. Then Provocraft came out with Cuttlebug and Ellison took back the Sizzix brand.

So yes, Ellison is reliable. They've been around a *long* time!
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I'm sorry if this has already been asked before, but I didn't read through all the threads.
I have the cuttlebug and love it. I haven't had any trouble with any of my embossing folders, but I'm having a lot of trouble with the folder/die set combined for birthdays. It's the folder that has all the candles on it, along with the die that has the large candle/sayings.
The problem is everytime I use the emboss folder it wrinkles the paper. I thought it might have to due with the weight of the cardstock/brand, but I have even used my su supply and it still wrinkles. It doesn't seem to matter if I put the open end of the folder through the "bug" first or the folded end, it still wrinkles.
Has anyone else had this problem and do you know if there is a "cure" or do I have a bad folder?
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[QUOTE=soos;12704370]I'm sorry if this has already been asked before, but I didn't read through all the threads.
I have the cuttlebug and love it. I haven't had any trouble with any of my embossing folders, but I'm having a lot of trouble with the folder/die set combined for birthdays. It's the folder that has all the candles on it, along with the die that has the large candle/sayings.
The problem is everytime I use the emboss folder it wrinkles the paper. I thought it might have to due with the weight of the cardstock/brand, but I have even used my su supply and it still wrinkles. It doesn't seem to matter if I put the open end of the folder through the "bug" first or the folded end, it still wrinkles.
Has anyone else had this problem and do you know if there is a "cure" or do I have a bad folder?

I have this folder but had yet to use it......I just tried it and if the paper doesn't fit inside the folder it doesn't wrinkle but it does wrinkle if it's bigger than the folder. Hope this helps,
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Sorry, should have read this before I posted.....
The paper will wrinkle if it doesn't fit completely inside the folder
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Thanks Sharri, I'll have to retry. Does it work like your other folders though? I can place a folded card in my other folders with no wrinkles. But if I put a folded card in this particular folder, it wrinkles. I guess I'll just have to "layer" with the candles! Thanks again for your help!!
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So yes, Ellison is reliable. They've been around a *long* time!
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I recently purchased a big special edition Holly leaf border die made by Quickkutz, and was really hoping I would be able to find a way to run it through my cuttlebug. I bought the extended platform and plates that sizzix has, but sadly found out that they are not wide enough for this die. They are only about 2 inches wide... I'm not aware of cuttlebug having extended plates- does anyone have any suggestions?

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Dear Desperate: (I've always wanted to write that!)

Have you considered 2 sets of the Big Shot plates? I know that's what some are using to run the Sizzix Bigz XL thru their Bugs. It might be worth a try! Other than that, I would think you'd have to upgrade your machine.

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I was wondering if it matters which way you put the folders through the cuttlebug? Does the folded edge go in first, last or doesn't matter? I don't want to crack it.
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It shouldn't matter which way you put it in. I usually put the fold at the top, but I've done it other ways, too, depending on what I was embossing.
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Thanks Amy for the quick reply. That is good to know.

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I just treated myself to a cuttlebug and I'm confused. Is the new green plate an improvement to the white A or replacement? All I can find is photos of the white one. Anyone else have green and what's with the honeycomb design?
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I bought my cuttlebug about a month ago and it had a green A plate with honeycomb on the one side. I also had wondered about that but haven't had any trouble with it. My friend bought a cuttlebug from the same store about 2 weeks later and hers was a white one so I don't know why but yes I have the green one also.

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A friend just bought a Cuttlebug and it has a green A plate. It has a warning sticker to be placed on the SMOOTH SIDE of the plate that says " turn over " It also says you MUST ALWAYS have the HONEYCOMB side UP when cutting.
She contacted Provo Craft and they confirmed the green honeycomb side must always be up ( the smooth side on the under side s/b against the machine) when cutting. They didn't say why they changed it.
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A friend just bought a Cuttlebug and it has a green A plate. It has a warning sticker to be placed on the SMOOTH SIDE of the plate that says " turn over " It also says you MUST ALWAYS have the HONEYCOMB side UP when cutting.
She contacted Provo Craft and they confirmed the green honeycomb side must always be up ( the smooth side on the under side s/b against the machine) when cutting. They didn't say why they changed it.
Well, I'm certainly not a "Cuttlebug engineer" but it sounds as if they are trying to build a little "give" into the sandwich stacks for the CB. The original A plate that I have is pretty rigid, and the other plates C and B, are hard acrylic. The Bug makes quite a cracking sound when you crank some of the dies through. Lots of people have cracked their B plates.

If the new A plate has a honeycomb design, it might have more give in it, and less chance for all the other plates to crack.
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I agree, Bugga. And helps Cuttlebugs not to break.
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Whoops! I also have a green A Plate, but missed the warning about having the honeycomb face up and have been using it with the smooth side up. I'm glad I have subscribed to this thread! Thanks for the info!!
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I have a green plate too and didn't see the warning. I always use honeycomb down, it simply made more sense to me. I've had great results with it, and no cracking or anything, so i'm wondering if it really matters?

curious... i'm going to go read my instruction manual now!

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My green plate has the 'A Platform' sticker on the SMOOTH side. Meaning that I would presume you put the smooth side up, then your other plates on top of that. The honeycomb side has nothing written on it anywhere, and I have no warnings anywhere on my plates. The instruction maual doesn't have anything either, and the pictures look a lot like the white a plates, not the green ones. It makes more sense in my mind to have the smooth side up, and my results have been 'cuttlebug-perfect' using the plates this way, so I'm not going to change anything!

I'm still confused, but oh well!

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Does anyone know of plans to open a HL in SoCal? I see they have opened a store in Arizona, getting closer....
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I remember reading somewhere on here about how to cut and emboss Nesties in one pass using the Cuttlebug. Didn't write it down anywhere, of course, but now am prepping for a shoebox swap and needing to cut and emboss 100 shapes. Could someone point me to the correct place?
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I remember reading somewhere on here about how to cut and emboss Nesties in one pass using the Cuttlebug. Didn't write it down anywhere, of course, but now am prepping for a shoebox swap and needing to cut and emboss 100 shapes. Could someone point me to the correct place?

Is this it?

Embossing with Nestabilities

It is post # 12.

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Old 01-20-2009, 10:39 AM   #2360
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I remember reading somewhere on here about how to cut and emboss Nesties in one pass using the Cuttlebug. Didn't write it down anywhere, of course, but now am prepping for a shoebox swap and needing to cut and emboss 100 shapes. Could someone point me to the correct place?
Here ya go
You can also see this blog Indigo Inklings for a photo tutorial of how she did it
http://indigoinklings.blogspot.com/2...cuttlebug.html

She uses a Sizzix Crease Pad Cut to size!

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