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Old 12-31-2008, 06:39 AM   #1
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Question How to use Cuttlebug with extra long Revolution Dies?

I am loving my new Cuttlebug and have been using a variety of dies with great success, thanks to all the knowledgeable folks in these forums!

But I saw some extra long Revolution dies at Hobby Lobby that are just gorgeous, but they are longer than the Cuttlebug plates. For example, this 2.5" x 12" flourishes die!

The extra long Revolution platform is some kind of metal contraption, not a regular sandwich-type plate.

I don't see why the Cuttlebug wouldn't work with something longer, since it is just rollers, but what do you use for longer plates? You would need both the A and B plates to be longer.

Any clever people out there figured it out yet?
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:30 AM   #2
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You can run it through leaving one end stick out, and then carfully slide the uncut part of the die between the plates and run it through again.

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Buy an extra set of plates and tape them together. A friend of mine has done this and says it works...I'm going to try it next time I get to Mike's.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:25 AM   #4
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The QK 12" platform ($10 at OhMyCrafts and it comes with 1 cutting pad) with some shims or the Sizzix Extended (Essentials) Platform with the Sizzix Extended Cutting Pads would work. I have some of the Bigz XL dies and had to buy the Extended Cutting Pads anyway.

You will need something in addition to the QK platform to send the thin border dies through a CB. I bought it thinking it would be enough and it isn't, so I bought the Sizzix Extended (Essentials) Platform and between all the extended platforms and cutting plates I have now, I can get a good sandwich.

I use this in a BigShot, so let me find everything and see what would work in a CB. The QK platform in narrow, but the Sizzix ExPlatform & Cutting Pads might be too wide.

I got a better result putting the die on something the right size and using the smaller plates as shims. The first few times I shimmed underneath the QK platform with various regular-sized CB & BigKick plates and some cardstock and eventually hit upon a good sandwich. Then I decided to just bite the bullet and buy a Sizzix Extended Platform. I've used the ExPlatform enough now that I feel it was worth buying.


QK Platform @ OMC here.

OMC also has a bunch of the QK border dies on clearance for $12.50 on this page.


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Buying the Sizzix Extended Platform wasn't a waste of money (and it was on sale a while back). I figured it was worth it since I paid only $12.50 each for QK border dies. Also, now I use the Sizzix Extended Platform & Cutting Pads to send multiple Sizzlits through the BigKick. It saves a bunch of time.


Sizzix has free shipping if over $75.

OMC has 10% off your entire order (including sale & clearance items) going right now: YEAREND10

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I just checked and the Extended Sizzix Platform and Cutting Plates will not fit through a CB. It's very close, though! If you're handy with tools you could trim a bit off and be good to go.


My other suggestion would be to buy the $10 QK Platform at OMC (which is currently 10% off with the coupon code) and use CB plates & cardstock to shim. The 12" QK platform will give you an even cutting surface even if you have to tape the underlying shims together. It's also slightly magnetized so the border won't shift. I use my other QK dies with it and can send a bunch through at once.

You could even add a few of their clearance QK borders to make the S&H worth it. It would be the logical thing to do.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:33 PM   #6
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Default Different Sizzix Strip platform

The Other Meg;

Your replies have been SO HELPFUL and I appreciate the time you spent. I saw the Sizzix platform you mentioned and you are right - it is 6 1/4" wide and the Cuttlebug max is 6", so it is a fourth-inch too wide. I was about to order it so you have SAVED me!!

They have another Sizzix platform and strip plates. They are narrow and long - different from the BigZ extended platform which is long and wide.

Joann's has them:
Sizzix BIGkick Extended Spacer Platform (2 3/4" x 13 1/2")
Sizzix Decorative Strip Cutting Pad (13'' pair)

And in the meantime, I found this YouTube video from CropStop.com showing how to do a sandwich in the Cuttlebug - it requires the stuff mentioned above plus CropStop exclusive adaptors to make it the right thickness.

CropStop also carries the Sizzix parts. I have not ordered from them. They have a CropStop Cash loyalty program but I don't have any info on how that works - they don't say up front what the discount is.
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