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hi everyone can tim holtz dies work in the cuttlebug???
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I use a TH flower die in my bug and it works just fine.

Also, does anyone know the sandwich for using the SU Doily Die in bug? I've tried a couple of things but can't get it to cut all the way through.

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I just bought the new Stampin Up Petite Purse die but I cannot get it to go through my CB. I tried this sandwich - B plate, Big L die (face up), cardstock then B plate. The B plates are to short to fully cover the Big L die so it will not go through. Just ends up pushing the plates out from on top of and under the die. Any ideas or are there longer cutting plates available for the CB? TIA!
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I just bought the new Stampin Up Petite Purse die but I cannot get it to go through my CB. I tried this sandwich - B plate, Big L die (face up), cardstock then B plate. The B plates are to short to fully cover the Big L die so it will not go through. Just ends up pushing the plates out from on top of and under the die. Any ideas or are there longer cutting plates available for the CB? TIA!
Yes, they make longer plates and they are frequently on sale for 40% off at Joann.com; otherwise it can be pricy if you get the longer A, B, and C. Be sure to sign up for their email newsletter as there are always coupons.

Sounds like you only need the B set right now!

6x13" set of two B plates:
Cuttlebug 6''x13'' Cutting Mats - 2PK

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Cuttlebug 6''x13'' Spacer Mat A

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Cuttlebug 6''x13'' Adapter Mat - 1PK

Watch for them to go on sale, at 40% off, then they are only $11.99 each and you can buy them with a free shipping coupon, LOL!
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I just bought the new Stampin Up Petite Purse die but I cannot get it to go through my CB. I tried this sandwich - B plate, Big L die (face up), cardstock then B plate. The B plates are to short to fully cover the Big L die so it will not go through. Just ends up pushing the plates out from on top of and under the die. Any ideas or are there longer cutting plates available for the CB? TIA!

Joann. com has the 13" plates: Cuttlebug 6''x13'' Cutting Mats - 2PK*: dies & accessories*: die cut machines & accessories*: scrapbooking*: *Shop | Joann.com All three (A, B & C) are available.

Not on sale today, but frequently are.
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I just bought the new Stampin Up Petite Purse die but I cannot get it to go through my CB. I tried this sandwich - B plate, Big L die (face up), cardstock then B plate. The B plates are to short to fully cover the Big L die so it will not go through. Just ends up pushing the plates out from on top of and under the die. Any ideas or are there longer cutting plates available for the CB? TIA!
Cuttlebug does make B extended cutting plates. They are 6"x13" and they work great with the Sizzix XL dies. Here is a link to a set that you can buy on amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/6-Inch-13-Inch.../dp/B0045549TE

Hopefully that will fix the problem that you are having. Good luck!!
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Cuttlebug does make B extended cutting plates. They are 6"x13" and they work great with the Sizzix XL dies. Here is a link to a set that you can buy on amazon.com: Amazon.com: Provo Craft 6-Inch by 13-Inch Cuttlebug Cutting Mats B, 2-Pack: Arts, Crafts & Sewing

Hopefully that will fix the problem that you are having. Good luck!!
That is a good price but it is not shipped by Amazon, so with the shipping it is almost full price. Still, no sales tax!

If you order from Joann, there is a 50% off any one item through May 12, 2012:
50% off any one regular-priced item* Use promotion code HJW133
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FREE SHIPPING with a $50 minimum purchase Use promotion code WBD140

Still, it is better to wait until they are 40% off, and they frequently ARE on sale, then use a free shipping coupon.

If you only need the B plates right now, the 50% off coupon will offset the shipping charges.

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you girls are awesome! I knew if I posted here someone would be able to help me! Luckily I have a Joann's close by so I will check to see if they have to extended cutting pads in store. If not I may have to take advantage of the 50% til 5/12.

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Hi ya!

If you don't find the plates at Joanns, check your local Michaels. Not all of the Michaels seems to stock them, so you may have to visit a couple.

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Hi Girls,

I was wondering if anyone has ever used Cottage Cutz Dies? Scraping Cottage sells them. Their website says they are cuttlebug compatible, but I was wondering about their listed measurements and what that means. For instance, one that is labeled as measuring 4x4 will have 2 or 3 dies in the pic and that seems to imply (at least to me) that they are one piece that has several cuts on a single die. However, they say they are "thin metal dies" and they sell foam separately to "eject" images. I'm having trouble imagining what they really look like and how large each image really is.
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I have just bought and used my first Quickcutz die in my Cuttlebug. It is the Birdcage die and although it said it was a 4 x 4 die, the die itself actually measures 3.75 x 3.75. The finished birdcage is about 3.25 x 2. I was surprised that it wasn't all in one piece though, the cage itself had to be assembled and comprised 8 separate pieces, plus the perch and two birds. I got to and cut out about 6 and then sat and assembled them to use at a later date. I have wanted a birdcage die for ages and had been looking at the Tim Holtz one, but this one is smaller and more intricate looking and I am really happy with it.
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Thank You, Jan.

Wow! there are a lot of Jans on this page.
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I almost ruined my cuttlebug day before yesterday! And though i managed to save it from complete and utter disaster, i had been thinking of screaming for help here during my moments of panic, so i thought i would relate the incident even though the storm has passed.

I had been meaning to design baby announcements for my 2nd due anytime now, and often get only little amounts of time while my first is indisposed for a few to rush out my craft stuff and tinker with it. it doesnt help that i'm staying at my inlaws in the meantime, so the lack of comfortable creative space sometimes is deeply felt. anyhoo, i was trying various sandwiches to get my set of fiskars texture plates to make as grand an impression as CB and timholtz embossing folders do: theres a cute hand an feet texture plate that i had thought would be perfect for use, but alas, since i dont own spellbinders mats, and there isnt any of those official things available in my country, i was improvising with foamic sheets and this very handy craft magazine bonus mini mag i have that seems to work perfectly for filling up spellbinder gaps.

however, the sandwich just didnt seem to be going through right, and getting frustrated, i was insane enough to remove the B plate off the top and leave the set of foamic sheets on the very top uncovered, and the CB's top roller ATE the WHOLE WAD of them! and the next 15 minutes or so that i spent trying to tear, pull, cut them out were regardless spent cursing my bout of insanity.

strangely enough, while there was a whole pile inside the top section of the bug, the sandwhiches seemed to run through without a glitch. Still, i knew that i could in no way afford to dismantle the bug.

here's how i eventually got them out. and i did get them ALL out: I pressed the protuding sheets against the roller with my fingers and simultaneously turned the handle, so that they were pulled out by the rollers aid. it seems simple enough now, but pulling them and doing the same thing doesnt help at all. i guess it was somehwat imitating the CB rolling function that helped. and i'm extremely relieved, not touching my fiskars for a while, and sticking to the pure and simple CB folders for a while!

thanks for reading my rant.

On a side note i stuck with the simple polka dot folder and am pretty happy with the final design of the announcemnt cards that i'm working on. i shall be sure to post them in the gallery soon!
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My CB has been dying a slow death, and now it seems like the end is very near. I use it for nearly every card - with Nesties for circles and ovals, embossing folders, or some other item - and some times half a dozen passes for a card. So I am not surprised!

I have two questions - should I think about getting a different machine - though I have no complaints about the Cuttlebug.
Then, where is the best deal right now?

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My CB has been dying a slow death, and now it seems like the end is very near. I use it for nearly every card - with Nesties for circles and ovals, embossing folders, or some other item - and some times half a dozen passes for a card. So I am not surprised!

I have two questions - should I think about getting a different machine - though I have no complaints about the Cuttlebug.
Then, where is the best deal right now?

Thanks, every one.
With that much use, I think you would really enjoy the Vagabond. Overstock.com has an excellent price right now, and if you get their emails you may be able to add another 7 to 10% off and thsir shipping is always $2.95. I bought mine at Oh My Crafts but I believe the Vagabond is excluded from their coupons now. Again, be sure to sign up for their emails to get a discount code.

I too had a Cuttlebug that I really loved. What I really like, other than the ease of push button die cutting, is the same small footprint on my tabletop. If you have room for the bug, you have room for the Vagabond. It folds closed in just the same way.

It is also essential to purchase the Solo Die Adapter to allow it to cut wafer thin ties like Spellbinders; of course the new bug ships without a C plate so that is equivalent also.

For embossing Spellbinders dies, just use two of the tan embossing mats instead of one with your standard cutting plates (Solo Die Adapteris removed at this point).

I have not regretted this purchase for one moment!
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Thank you, Lynne. You encouraged me to do more research - I think the vagabond is the answer. It seems to have disappeared from Overstock during the day today but I will check other options.
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Thank you, Lynne. You encouraged me to do more research - I think the vagabond is the answer. It seems to have disappeared from Overstock during the day today but I will check other options.

It's on Overstock: Sizzix Vagabond Machine Inspired by Tim Holtz | Overstock.com
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I feel like I hijacked this thread - sorry. I just want to give a reply. I went to our local Joann's today - a new store, but tiny. I think all the die cut machines and supplies are 40% off. Anyway I bought a vagabond for $149 plus tax - close enough in price and I have it now LOL! Not a lot of dies and embossing folders I REALLY needed but I did get a couple of dies. Now I am ready to test drive!
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Does anyone else have issues with their Cuttlebug not cutting very intricate dies correctly? I purchased the Fleur de Lis squares this weekend and tried several times to cut it out using different weight cardstock, and although it cuts the exterior of the box, the interior portion doesn't cut all of the way through. I even tried adding a shim, and running the die through several times, gut it still doesn't work. The same thing happened with a dress frame form from La-La Lands crafts.

I don't have any problem cutting simple dies such as circles, squares, ovals, etc., it's just the intricate ones. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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I have that exat die and haven't had any problem with my CB. This is the sandwich I use. Starting at the bottom:
1. "A" plate
2. "B" plate
3. Card stock with die face down on top of that.
4. "C" Plate

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Does anyone else have issues with their Cuttlebug not cutting very intricate dies correctly? I purchased the Fleur de Lis squares this weekend and tried several times to cut it out using different weight cardstock, and although it cuts the exterior of the box, the interior portion doesn't cut all of the way through. I even tried adding a shim, and running the die through several times, gut it still doesn't work. The same thing happened with a dress frame form from La-La Lands crafts.

I don't have any problem cutting simple dies such as circles, squares, ovals, etc., it's just the intricate ones. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Yes, I have some memory box dies that no matter what card stock or sandwich or how many shims, it won't cut completely.
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Have you tried shimming only the area that does not cut? Cheery Lynn Designs has a video that is helpful with cutting intricate dies.
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Does anyone else have issues with their Cuttlebug not cutting very intricate dies correctly? I purchased the Fleur de Lis squares this weekend and tried several times to cut it out using different weight cardstock, and although it cuts the exterior of the box, the interior portion doesn't cut all of the way through. I even tried adding a shim, and running the die through several times, gut it still doesn't work. The same thing happened with a dress frame form from La-La Lands crafts.

I don't have any problem cutting simple dies such as circles, squares, ovals, etc., it's just the intricate ones. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
There is a video that Memory Box did where it shows them using tape to shim intricate dies in areas that won't cut. Here is a link to their video page, scroll down to the one called "How to shim intricate Memory Box dies"

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Yes, I have. I have a Memory Box die with a spot that doesn't want to cut. I'm thinking it's a defect in the die, and need to contact Memory Box. I have a couple of their dies, as well as the Flour de Lis die, you're talking about, and they all cut fine.

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Does anyone else have issues with their Cuttlebug not cutting very intricate dies correctly? I purchased the Fleur de Lis squares this weekend and tried several times to cut it out using different weight cardstock, and although it cuts the exterior of the box, the interior portion doesn't cut all of the way through. I even tried adding a shim, and running the die through several times, gut it still doesn't work. The same thing happened with a dress frame form from La-La Lands crafts.

I don't have any problem cutting simple dies such as circles, squares, ovals, etc., it's just the intricate ones. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Is the new Cuttlebug V2 any better than the original? I was thinking about getting one.
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I'm new to die cutting and trying to decide whether to buy the sizziz big kick or the Cuttlebug.....any suggestions on the differences between the two ...want to use the die cutting to Make cards for my hand crafted jewelry that I make from polymer clay. And for embossing on thin sheets of baked clay.. Most of mu polymer clayats use the Sizzix big shot ... A fewer mentioned the Cuttlebug....can't decide and I only want to buy it once...did go into ACMoore with my 50 coupon. It could notable up my mind.. They had the red and white sizziz for $49 ... That would have made it $25 after the coupon... They wantedd$89 for the Cuttlebug ...all opinions welcome
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I have been told the sizzix is a little hardier, which may be important with your putting thin sheets of baked clay in it. I have a red and white big kick and love it so much I bought a second to have on hand if mine ever breaks. I use mine for cards and scrapbooking and have used it almost daily since I got it in 2007. I have never had any problem with it. It cuts everything I put in it. I do have a grand calibur for the oversized dies, but likethe big kick the most. Good luck with which ever you choose.
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I'm trying to use the new SU Doily Die in the bug and just can not get the right sandwich where it cuts out all the pieces.........Does anyone know what the sandwich is for this die??

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Unread 06-10-2012, 09:57 AM   #3872
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I'm trying to use the new SU Doily Die in the bug and just can not get the right sandwich where it cuts out all the pieces.........Does anyone know what the sandwich is for this die??

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If it's this die: Paper Doily Sizzlits Die - by Stampin' Up!

Then the sandwich should be: A, B, die, cardstock, B
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Vic....that's the one.......I thought I'd tried that will be try again.

I can get it to cut some of the pieces out but not all. I even tried to add a couple of shims. I'm thinking that maybe I need to get some new B plates as mine are so bad - after two years of use!

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Unread 06-10-2012, 07:27 PM   #3874
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Can I use the sizzix Flip-It dies in the cuttlebug and what would be the sandwich? I am in Malaysia and have limited access to crafting supplies. I am worried I might break my cuttlebug and that would be a disaster!!! Thanks in advance for your help.
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You can use sissix dies in the cuttlebug. I use the c adapter plate. The sandwich instructions that are on the die package work fine. I haven't tried the extra large or bigs sissix dies. Does anyone know how they work in the cuttlebug?
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Is there a list of materials that the Cuttlebug will cut?
I know that there is a list of some of the things that the
Big Shot with cut. Or are they both like the same as far
as cutting, and they will both cut the same thing? Thanks
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Is there a list of materials that the Cuttlebug will cut?
I know that there is a list of some of the things that the
Big Shot with cut. Or are they both like the same as far
as cutting, and they will both cut the same thing? Thanks
for your help.
They do the same thing. But I have a friend that has a sissix that I have used and it is more heavy duty than my cuttlebug but also heavier and more cumbersome to store and move around which is why I bought the cuttlebug instead. I dont know of any list of materials, to prevent any problems I would definitly research any materials such as chip board or vinyl. If you go to FAQ on cuttlebus on splitcoaststampers you will find a wealth of information! Go to amysings page. see below copied from her page:

Here is a comparison of Big Shot and Cuttlebug from Julie HRR's marvelous blog.

Here is a fantastic resource on the "sandwiches" you can use for all different brands of dies and texture plates, as well as other media. Cat's Fantastic Sandwich Stack List This is the place to find out which dies you can use. (Hint: pretty much all of them. Some will require a few extra accessories.)

When you die cut, it will leave marks on your cutting plate. This is normal. Eventually, your cutting plate will wear out (Provo Craft says it will do about 500 cuts). Then you will need replacements. You should be able to get those at a Michael's, or ask the online retailer where you purchased your Bug.
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yes I used to have the red sissix! it was much heavier than the new one
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Thank you so much Greeneyed lady, that was really helpful. I
found alot of answers to my many questions.
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