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Old 12-02-2009, 06:23 PM   #161
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Question embossing with slice????

Have any of you embossed with the slice? I LOVE my slice, but don't have the embossing tips. . . yet! Should I get em? Will I like em? Wish I could see some cards that have been embossed with the slice so I know what the heck to do. I am a visual person and need a picture.
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Avrilt, we need to join a 12-step program!

I ordered the embossing tips. When my machine arrives, I'll give them a try and post a review.
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I wish I had ordered one from crafts etc last week for $89. I think I really really need one!!! It doesn't matter that I have all the other machines too, right??? LOL
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I think I may have to buy one as a Merry Christmas to myself...
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I got a Slice the other day, well I will have it in a few days (I am away at the moment!) but I am a little concerned as the manager advised my other half against it!! Luckily he did not listen and still got it for me so I can decide. Does it cut small words out well please? Thats what I will mainly be using it for! In the meantime I am going to see if I can find somewhere where I could demo one!
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If you have an Archivers near you, they are usually very good about letting you try out a particular product, especially a pricey one. I was in the A's near me a few days ago and talking with a cashier about the Letterpress system by Quickutz. She offered to demo it for me right then and there!
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I know someone who has had the green Slice and now the Pink Slice (she won that one). She says the Pink Slice does perform a little better (ie: faster). Other than that, it doesn't do anything more than the green Slice does.

I have tried the embossing tips in a MM Slice class I took. In order to emboss a design, then cut it out with a shadow technique, you will need to mark where your Slice is sitting on your paper so that after you emboss you can change the tip back out to the blade, replace it on your glass mat (embossing tips use an embossing mat) and reposition it in the right place to cut around the embossed image/word.

I bet if you check YouTube you could probably find a video showing you how to do it.
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:12 AM   #168
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Wow, I just love the speed.
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Thanks, Sempermom and Novell. Sounds like the blue/green Slice was a good deal (I got it for $89 & free shipping during the Crafts, Etc. sale). A little more speed is a good thing, but I'm glad I saved the $$ so I could buy more cards.
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This is probably a silly question, but do you have to use it on a glass mat? It wouldn't work on maybe a cricut mat. Just wondering. I've been reading up on it here and am thinking I really need to have one. Thanks, Angel
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Mine's here! The kids and I cut lots of shapes today and had a blast. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cards that have shadowing! Also, about the cutting speed, the M+ cards have a way to set it higher, so maybe the blue/green machines are as good as the pink ones after all. I know I'm thrilled with mine right now.

The Under the Sea card is going to get a lot of use around here. Love all the pirate stuff. I'll try the embossing tips tomorrow!

Glass mats -- I would say stick with them. I stopped using the self-healing mats when I discovered glass. Blades (Exacto and others) glide so much better on glass. They go smoothly around corners & curves and don't get hung up. I actually took my Fiskars templates back from my kids (I gave them to them to use as drawing stencils) when I discovered glass mats. I had given up getting a smooth cut with them (I was using a self-healing mat), but when I switched to cutting on glass, they worked like a charm.
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This is probably a silly question, but do you have to use it on a glass mat? It wouldn't work on maybe a cricut mat. Just wondering. I've been reading up on it here and am thinking I really need to have one. Thanks, Angel
Yes. I wouldn't try a Cricut mat--I think the blade would get hung up in that kind of mat, just like my Circle Scissor blade used to get caught until I realized that was the problem and why I was having such poor results with that tool--Oy!

The glass mat is integral to the performance of the tool.

The Circle Scissor blade and Slice blade are similar to each other.

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yep, def need a glass mat, but, it doesnt have to be the Slice brand mat. i have the 6x6 that came with the machine, but then i bought a 9x12 mat from Ek Success, and it works great. i bought this one because i could use a coupon on it and it only ran me like about $8 compared to the slice one for $20! because, no coupons on slice stuff ;(
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Oh, yes, definitely! Any brand will be fine and, as Sempermom mentioned, you usually can't use coupons on Slice products, so get some other brand. I have a 13x13 EK and the little 6x6 that came with the Slice. It's nice to have both.
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I found the Krylon brand at Michael's, in the section of general adhesives (not in the paper crafting aisles)
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I took the plunge and bought myself a Christmas present! And I was up late so guess where I bought my Slice?......yep, the infomercial! I know I paid more but I will get everything I need to start with except for the other carts. I can't wait to get it and thanks for all the great info you all have up here which helped me decide.
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Why did I open this thread? And why did I read every page?

I just bought the Sizzix Texture Boutique last week. I don't need another "tool". Maybe if I say it enough, I will believe it?

I gave my DH a strict $100 budget for my Christmas gift, so I guess I just need to start saving my pennies to get this baby myself!

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Well ladies, just checking back in on my Mistletoe. It will have to go back to MM because it won't cut anything larger than 2". Anything, 2" or smaller it cuts perfectly. Anything larger, it is all over the place. Good thing my Christmas cards are done. So on Monday, I am calling them and sending it back to them for a new one. Just to be sure, I am going to cut a 4" something out of one of my other cards then I'll know whether it's the machine or the card for sure. But the wreath, 2.5 inches wouldn't cut at all, had cuts all over the place and the 2" cut perfectly even after homing the blade several times.
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thanks for the tip Pollybear! i also use Elmers 2 way spray adhesive.

Terri, thats a bummer for sure. i hope they get a new one back to you qucikly. how strange for it to do that.
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Welcome Sheysd1 and vintage chick.

Sheysd1, you got an awesome package deal! if i hadnt already had mine, i would have jumped at that too. you simply must tell us how the drawing tips do, as they arent on the market yet, lucky duck you!!!

vintagechick, i have a cuttlebug, but am so tempted to get the textrue boutique, just cause its so darn cute LOL. and hey, i'm gonna tempt you even more to get a slice, BECAUSEEEEEEEEEEEEEE..............after you cut a shape you can run it through the boutique and emboss it!!! thats what i do with my bug. in fact, i just dusted her off the other day for a project!
i know, the slice can emboss too, but this way you can do assembly type work, cut cut cut, emboss boss boss!!! KWIM????

anyways glad to see all the great tips and support coming through here, and of course all the enabling ha ha
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Hey! I'm so glad to hear that...did you have to tighten the blade and then loosent it a bit?
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I'm having probs with the embossing tips. I went through all the Settings on the card and made sure they were set properly, and am still not getting any embossing. Any suggestions?
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Hey, ya'all! I haven't gone thru the thread to see if this has already been suggested, but, if you put "Slice" in the keywords of your uploads and then we can search for and find each other's Slice creations!

I played with my Mistletoe Design Card last night!

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Hey, ya'all! I haven't gone thru the thread to see if this has already been suggested, but, if you put "Slice" in the keywords of your uploads and then we can search for and find each other's Slice creations!

I played with my Mistletoe Design Card last night!

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Use the blade tool and adjust the blade down some and see if that makes a difference. Maybe 1/4 turn.
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Well, hmmm.....I don't know what to do about the Mistletoe card. I cut a 4" deer this morning and it worked fine. I also cut a 4" snowflake so it seems like it is only some of the designs that are a problem. I also cut a 4" design from FA LA LA and it cuts beautifully so it is the card. I'm thinking that I'm going to keep the card and not have the hassle of sending it back and just try my luck with the designs on the card. I didn't use my stampin up cardstock, lol, so if I waste some, not really a problem for me.
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Anyone know where I can get vintage findings at a good price? 50.00 is too much for the card.
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I'm having probs with the embossing tips. I went through all the Settings on the card and made sure they were set properly, and am still not getting any embossing. Any suggestions?
I don't think the embossing tips leave a really deep emboss anyway but you should be able to see it. As someone already suggested, I would play with the adjustment.

Some of the cartridges do have known issues with cutting certain shapes in certain sizes. I would recommend giving MM a call to let them know which ones you are having issues with. A long time ago they said they would provide downloaded corrections to some of those issues but I've never seen them. An exchange of the cartridge (maybe after you're done making Xmas designs) might be warranted.
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scrapbookpal has the MS+ cards for 39.99 and the others for 29.99, and free shipping on orders over 25! they ship really fast too.
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I've tried adjusting the tip and am still not getting an impression. I've also tried a couple different types of paper.

The machine cuts fine, so I think I'll send an email to MM.

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You're using the embossing pad underneath, right?

As for centering your cuts, you have to create a template. Using scratch paper, cut the design you want. Trace around the left corner of your slice machine on your paper. Cut around that pattern so that on your notecard, you can place the mask where you want your cut to be. Line your machine so that the left corner matches the mask and try cutting.
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Yes, I'm using the embossing pad. I watched the videos on the Slice site and it looks like I'm doing everything right. After updating the Slice and adjusting the Settings, the gal just popped the blade out, put in the embossing tip, and it worked first time for her.

I'm stumped.
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Well, I'll have to pull mine out and play with it a bit to see if I have any different results.
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I'd surely appreciate your insight, Novell. Thank you!
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Will it cut anything besides paper, like acetate or fabric?
Yes, it will cut lighter weight acetates, including Makign Memories acetate scrapbook sheets, but not thicker, heavy stuff like .007 craft plastic

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Did you know the Slice was designed to cut through more than just paper? This sweet machine really is a full-featured Design tool, ready to create shapes and fonts in a variety of media. Beyond the obvious regular paper and cardstock, the Slice also works with other media such as foam paper, vinyl, textured paper, metallic paper, acetate, vellum, photos, and yes - even fabric with a fusible web backing!

Check out one clever way - with many possiblities - to make great gifts with Slice-cut fabric in the project below!

Wendy Bretz, who is almost done creating all of her Christmas presents (showoff!) - has been creating these sweet tea towels to accompany homemade food baskets for her friends. We asked her to share her steps for re-creating these and other fabric projects using the Slice:

Choose your fabric. A thinner cotton works better than more silk-like fabrics. You want something that a blade can slice through, such as quilting fabric.
  • Adhere one side of fabric to Fusible Web. Keep the backing on after you have fused one side to your fabric. I usually cut the fabric with Fusible Web down to 12" x 12" to make it more manageable.
  • Use the fabric square with your Slice like you would a regular sheet of paper. Spread your glue on to the glass cutting board. Place the fabric with adhesive on to it and cut.
  • If it isn't cutting all the way through, it's possible that you have a dull blade, that the blade is screwed in too tight or that your fabric is too thick.
  • Remove the backing and iron on to your material!
So think beyond tea towels! This project could work just as easily on t-shirts, stockings, jeans, hanging art - you name it. And there's still plenty of time to make loads of beautiful holiday treasures for your friends and family. Happy Crafting!
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Well I couldn't resist any longer and ordered the pink Slice! I love pink so I had to get that one! I also ordered Noteworthy with it and hope to see a good sale on design cards soon to get more. I hope Michael's puts them on sale again for 50%! (Fingers Crossed):.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:52 PM   #200
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Okay, I pulled my embossing tips out. I remove the blade unit (not just the orange blade but even the lime piece it inserts into). I inserted the finest embossing tip. I set the Slice on the far left corner of my double-sided patterned paper (American Crafts with solid brown on one side). I embossed a 2.5" gingerbread man, then removed the embossing tip unit, replaced the cutting blade & unit, repositioned my pp on the glass mat back in the left hand corner, used the shadow cut and had no problems. I sanded the top of the embossed image and now have a very cute gingerbread man. I'll take a pic and post it tomorrow so you can see what it looks like.
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