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GypsyRoseStamper 08-05-2010 06:20 AM

Dies from Marianne Designs
 
Anyone know if there is a U.S. vendor for these dies? Love the butterfly die!

BillieDee 08-05-2010 07:24 AM

Are these the ones? I don't like the shipping on this site but the stencils are fabulous! Marianne Designs

GypsyRoseStamper 08-05-2010 07:44 AM

That's them! They are so intricate looking. No butterfly right now, but there are some other ones that really interest me. Where did you find the shipping info, or did you know it from a previous order?

BillieDee 08-05-2010 07:50 AM

Put an item in your cart then view it. You get a choice of domestic USPS or international USPS. Just seemed high. *shrug*

But those stencils are incredible! And appear to be much cheaper than Spellbinders.

GypsyRoseStamper 08-05-2010 07:54 AM

Thanks! I read somewhere that they will work in the Cuttlebug or Wizard.

BillieDee 08-05-2010 08:14 AM

Same site but different brands:
http://www.dandeeimages.com/Joy%20Crafts/60020027.jpg
http://www.dandeeimages.com/Creatables/LR0113L.jpg
http://www.dandeeimages.com/Creatables/LR0114L.jpg
http://www.dandeeimages.com/Creatables/LR0115L.jpg
not a butterfly - but this stuff looks like so much fun!
grrrr. I've not even been through half of the stuff yet.

Looks like they'll work in any of our die cut machines. I'm a bug user, too.

MillieMadeIt 08-05-2010 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by GypsyRoseStamper (Post 17119527)
Anyone know if there is a U.S. vendor for these dies? Love the butterfly die!

Because of some Patent infringement issue with Spellbinders or Sizzix (can't remember which), they cannot be sold in the US. Hayley-Jo at Crop Stop tried to get them for me, but was told that she cannot sell them here. I don't know what the rules are as far as their being shipped to the US from Europe.


Happy Cutting!!

Millie

Biko8666 08-05-2010 11:57 AM

OMG! They are beautiful I can't see where the patent infringement would be. We don't have anything so intricate as those. Now I see why some of the crafters from other countries have such different designs than we have.

dini 08-05-2010 02:36 PM

you can occasionally find them on ebay, too. They are gorgeous, huh! Have you seen the Nellie Snellen dies?

Makaren 08-06-2010 12:10 PM

You can find some of the same things at Ecstasy Crafts at

Ecstasy Crafts

Makaren

stamp luvr 08-06-2010 06:43 PM

Simply Special Crafts has some too. I just bought 2 Marianne corner dies (Ebay) and they were shipped the same day. I got them a day later. Haven't used them yet though.

Simply Special Crafts

JoBear2 08-09-2010 01:54 AM

Try Bunny Zoe's - she has heaps of Marianne dies
 
Although I am in Australia, I have bought some of these Marianne dies (as well as other products) from Bunny Zoe's crafts in the UK. She does ship worldwide and I think her prices are very, very reasonable for shipping, and it is very easy to work out how much the shipping is with this chart on her website. And you can change the currency to US dollars on the far LHS about half way down the page

Here is a link to the Marianne dies (the butterflies are on the 2nd page) - there are about 33 different dies there - have fun looking (I want to get all of them! :lol:)

sprtchick 08-09-2010 09:41 AM

so..although these say stencils for die cutting...these are dies for a die cutting machine? I love these lots of them...especially the butterflies....
blessings.

paulssandy 08-09-2010 10:18 AM

These are so pretty, wish I had the money for some.

Tenakee 08-09-2010 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Biko8666 (Post 17121765)
OMG! They are beautiful I can't see where the patent infringement would be. We don't have anything so intricate as those. Now I see why some of the crafters from other countries have such different designs than we have.

I don't know for sure, but I think I read somewhere that Spellbinders has a patent on open metal dies (ones that you can see through) like the Nesties and that's why My Favorite Things, Papertrey, and Tim Holtz's dies have to be solid metal (you can't see through them).

Maybe since the dies mentioned above are the open kind, they can't be imported under this same argument? If they were just stencils and didn't cut, I bet that we could get them here.

Again, I'm no patent lawyer - just what I read elsewhere.

paulssandy 08-10-2010 05:13 AM

I don't know if that makes sense to me. Some places overseas sell both.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Tenakee (Post 17137420)
I don't know for sure, but I think I read somewhere that Spellbinders has a patent on open metal dies (ones that you can see through) like the Nesties and that's why My Favorite Things, Papertrey, and Tim Holtz's dies have to be solid metal (you can't see through them).

Maybe since the dies mentioned above are the open kind, they can't be imported under this same argument? If they were just stencils and didn't cut, I bet that we could get them here.

Again, I'm no patent lawyer - just what I read elsewhere.


GypsyRoseStamper 08-10-2010 05:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paulssandy (Post 17141066)
I don't know if that makes sense to me. Some places overseas sell both.


Other countries aren't bound by U.S. patent laws.

stamp luvr 08-10-2010 09:18 AM

Try Jerri K Jiminez shop, A touch of Grace. I don't think she stocks Marianne dies but she has an amazing selection of similar dies. Her work is out of this world.

A Touch of Grace - Paper Boutique

JoBear2 08-10-2010 05:57 PM

This makes for interesting reading....
 
I came across this little article which might shed a bit of light on the Spellbinders patent. And here is an update to the first article.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Tenakee (Post 17137420)
I don't know for sure, but I think I read somewhere that Spellbinders has a patent on open metal dies (ones that you can see through) like the Nesties and that's why My Favorite Things, Papertrey, and Tim Holtz's dies have to be solid metal (you can't see through them).

Maybe since the dies mentioned above are the open kind, they can't be imported under this same argument? If they were just stencils and didn't cut, I bet that we could get them here.

Again, I'm no patent lawyer - just what I read elsewhere.


paulssandy 08-12-2010 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GypsyRoseStamper (Post 17141164)
Other countries aren't bound by U.S. patent laws.

Oh, I misunderstood. I thought that no one anywhere could sell both. So glad they can.

paulssandy 08-12-2010 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoBear2 (Post 17144746)
I came across this little article which might shed a bit of light on the Spellbinders patent. And here is an update to the first article.

Sounds to me like they do not think competition would be good for them. Hmmm...don't they have trust in their own product I wonder.

justintimestamper 08-13-2010 10:18 AM

I saw some of the dies at a stamp show in Novi, MI, this past weekend.
SweetStamps.com LLC

If you have any questions about whether they'll work in your die cutting machine, ask Stacey. She's a wealth of information.

Tenakee 08-13-2010 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paulssandy (Post 17151880)
Sounds to me like they do not think competition would be good for them. Hmmm...don't they have trust in their own product I wonder.

I don't think that it has anything to do with not trusting their own products. I think it has to do with protecting a great idea. If they came up with the idea of the dies, or more specifically a way to make them better (not having it be a solid metal die, being able to see through the die to see where you are lining it up, etc.) then why shouldn't they be able to protect that great idea from other companies making money off of it? That's what patents are for - protecting a great idea - not because you don't "trust" your own product.

annie in cornwall 08-15-2010 03:59 AM

Cuddly Buddly here in the UK - Scotland to be precise - stock Marianne dies along with loads of other products from Europe. They will ship to USA and are very reasonable, I believe. Here's the link to the Marianne die page: Die Cutting & Embossing Tools < Shop | Cuddly Buddly Crafts

I order from them a lot as they also stock a lot of products from the USA that I find hard to get hold of over here!

hugs, annie x

Misstreez 08-15-2010 04:41 AM

I like the look of these dies. Something about the dies looked familiar to me, and sure enough when I went to my LSS (in Australia), there was some of the MD dies. Unfortunately they also told me that the butterfly that I was most interested in has been on back order for six months! I did however get a shop order in for the poinsettia. Can't wait to try them out.

I was frustrated at not being able to see cards made using these lovely dies when I found this blog - Marianne Design Challenge Blog

Very nice!

sprtchick 08-16-2010 10:32 AM

OH my goodness....I went to the last link posted and spent over $100 on these dies. I got all three of the butterflies and several others...YIKES>..but excited just the same.
Thanks for the enabling..
blessings.

annie in cornwall 08-16-2010 11:04 AM

Glad to be of help! I'm sure you will be pleased with your dies. I put mine through the Cuttlebug with no problems but they cut better if they are sandwiched with the paper on top then the cutting mat on top of that. I also emboss the larger dies even if they don't have embossed areas - it seems to make the edges smoother and can help getting them out of the die. The smaller ones I cut in my old red sizzix with the adaptor plate and the little square adaptors - then I do it the opposite and have the cutting base plate, card then the die with the little square adaptor on top of that. Slide through, press and hey presto - quicker than turning the handle!

They can be fiddly to remove from the die once cut - I have a piece of bluetack (not sure what you call it in USA) which I warm up into a ball in my hand then dab it on the card to help pull it out of the die. I also use a pricking tool but am careful not to scratch the metal. The newer dies are now coming out with little holes that don't cut or emboss but are there so you can push the card out!

have fun with them!
hugs, annie x

BillieDee 08-16-2010 11:32 AM

I so do not need to start another addiction but I wanted to comment ...

Annie - can you try a piece of wax paper between the cardstock and die? I've found that with some of my more intricate ones that this trick helps the paper fall out more easily.

annie in cornwall 08-16-2010 11:39 AM

thanks for the tip! I also read that rubbing a candle over the die helps too, or a little silicone polish - but make sure it's all polished off or it could mark the cardstock. I find card cuts and comes out better than paper - but the bluetack lifts out the paper very easily. An artist putty rubber also works the same.

hugs, annie x

sprtchick 08-16-2010 12:58 PM

Billie..you beat me to it ...I was going to suggest the wax paper..it works so well to get things out of the dies with little or no effort...cant wait til the dies arrive....there are more I want so this is probably only the first order..oops....
blessings.

Scrapfever2 08-16-2010 08:15 PM

Darn - all the butterflies are sold out!!! But my wallet is good with that!

Misstreez 08-16-2010 08:27 PM

Yeah, I noticed that too. Butterfly three is the hardest one to find anywhere. :(

annie in cornwall 08-17-2010 01:08 AM

Butterfly 1 and Butterfly 2 are both showing as in stock at Cuddly Buddly .. ..Die Cutting & Embossing Tools < Shop | Cuddly Buddly Crafts

hugs, annie x

ladybugg61 08-17-2010 05:03 AM

I recently placed my order for some of the Marianne Design dies through Cuddly Buddly - they had the most reasonable pricing that I could find.
Cute Clipart, Stamps & Craft Supplies | Cuddly Buddly Crafts

Misstreez 08-24-2010 08:36 PM

After reading this thread, I went and found an online store (Australian) who had the butterfly 2 die in stock. It is now waiting down at the post office ready for me to pick up this after noon. I'll give it a run thru tomorrow. :D

Thanks for bringing these dies to my attention. I hope the OP gets to find some too.

montanagal 08-25-2010 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Misstreez (Post 17165248)
I was frustrated at not being able to see cards made using these lovely dies when I found this blog - Marianne Design Challenge Blog

Very nice!

I got the butterfly dies on ebay. They were shipped from England (with shipping no more than items from us stores) and arrived within a week.

I used mine in the cuttlebug with wax paper with no problem. Just used a darning needle to free the several little pieces that stuck.

Here is the link to my first card with the butterfly in my gallery.
Butterfly Wedding by montanagal - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

sprtchick 08-25-2010 09:02 AM

montanagal your card is just beautiful! I placed my large order over a week ago...I have not heard anything yet...anyone know how long it takes to get these in the US after you place your order? I have not heard a peep out of them. I hope they have shipped by now..
blessings.

montanagal 08-25-2010 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sprtchick (Post 17213613)
I placed my large order over a week ago...I have not heard anything yet...anyone know how long it takes to get these in the US after you place your order? .

Thank you for looking at my card. I bought my items from 'swincraft' on ebay. I received them in a week.

polargirl 08-27-2010 06:32 PM

About 6-8 weeks ago I purchased some Marianne Creatable Dies from 'Dutch Paper Crafts', She's from New York and seems like a very small business of only one.

Misstreez 08-28-2010 11:37 AM

Wax paper is definitely the way to go with this die. I cut one without the wax paper and boy did I regret it! Love my new die!


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