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Old 10-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #121
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Yep, isn't that the truth....Took a break from using them for awhile and today I decided to try the Gilded Gate...well, here we go again.....Even with the ejection foam and MANY passes - NOPE. My little gate is in the garbage and truthfully, I feel like putting the die there as well....
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Thank you all for your replies to my frustration. I have ordered an eBosser and will come back to let you all know if it is the answer. I really resent having my time wasted on product that is a nuisance to cut.
And..........Memory box dies and Cottage Cuts work the FIRST TIME I swipe in my Big shot ( just sayin )
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Thank you all for your replies to my frustration. I have ordered an eBosser and will come back to let you all know if it is the answer. I really resent having my time wasted on product that is a nuisance to cut.
And..........Memory box dies and Cottage Cuts work the FIRST TIME I swipe in my Big shot ( just sayin )
I hope you have better luck with the eBosser with Spellbinders dies than I did. I originally only had the Cuttlebug and thought as my bug was getting old this was the reason why one of my then newer dies wasn't cutting easily, required multiple passes and rotating the die several times to get the diecut.

I was advised to buy a BigShot but it didn't perform any better than my old Cuttlebug. I then took my die to the local retailer selling the eBosser when it was first released to test the die with that machine. I was ready to buy the eBosser if that die worked in the machine. They were confident that the eBosser would handle the die - but it failed as well. It seemed to have the same 'flat' spot in the middle of the machine too which required multiple passes of the die - so needless to say I didn't purchase the machine. I think there are just some dies which are problematic and no matter which machine you use, they require patience and multiple passes.
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I am happy to report that I have found a solution to my Resplendant Rectangles cutting problem. I just got the Solo Thin Die Adapter and an Olfa self healing cutting mat. I was reading about using the Olfa cutting mat (in another thread) with the Magnetic Platform because it doesn't bow like the cutting plates do. Here is the sandwich I used

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It cut through perfectly with one pass. All the pieces came right out of the die-cut. A few were left in the die itself but those are easily popped out with a paper piercer. I was amazed at how easy it was. No more fussing with it!

Warning: It was a bit of a tight sqeeze going through but I did not force it. I believe the Solo Thin Die Adapter + the Olfa mat are about the same thickness as a cutting plate. Just slightly thicker which is why the sandwich was a bit tight. But it went through. I am very happy with these results and may now buy the a few more of these intricate dies.
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I don't have any of the dies mentioned here, but I've read on other threads that some have had success putting wax paper between the cardstock and the die so it releases more easily - may be worth a try...
This is a great tip . Thank you so much.
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I love my Gilded Gate, but was ready to cry this mornng. So happy to find this forum! I tried many many of your suggestions and this is what wrked for me: I added a metal shim (.008 thickness) purchased at local Ace Hardware for $2.99, patted a little talcum powder on with finger, used freezer paper and spritzed the cardstock. Still took a bit of poking with paper piercer and the curliques in the end posts did not release, but they look fine anyway. So I am sort of hapy now.
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I have an original model Grand Calibur and I am finding most of my intricate dies are difficult to cut. I usually end up running it through many times turning and moving it and adding shims. I usually succeed in the end as long as the paper doesn't move!
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I love my Gilded Gate, but was ready to cry this mornng. So happy to find this forum! I tried many many of your suggestions and this is what wrked for me: I added a metal shim (.008 thickness) purchased at local Ace Hardware for $2.99, patted a little talcum powder on with finger, used freezer paper and spritzed the cardstock. Still took a bit of poking with paper piercer and the curliques in the end posts did not release, but they look fine anyway. So I am sort of hapy now.

I'm sorry, but I think it is ridiculous that a customer should have to jump through so many hoops in order to use a product. There should be some sort of warrant of merchantability that the product works as advertised. How many people would buy this product if they fully disclosed what one has to go through to make the product shown on the cover of the package?
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I'm sorry, but I think it is ridiculous that a customer should have to jump through so many hoops in order to use a product. There should be some sort of warrant of merchantability that the product works as advertised. How many people would buy this product if they fully disclosed what one has to go through to make the product shown on the cover of the package?
Thank you for your perfectly stated sentiment. I could not agree more.
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I stopped buying the intricate Spellbinders sets awhile ago (and stick to frames sets only), and I just wondered if the company has changed its manufacturing to make these less of a nightmare to work with. Is it safe to go back in the water???
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I wasn't happy with their more intricate dies either and stopped buying their dies altogehter. There are just so many other companies that have really great intricate dies and frames that cut so much better - Memory Box, Impression Obsession, My Favorite Things, Elizabeth Crafts and Dee's Distinctively to name a few.

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I wasn't happy with their more intricate dies either and stopped buying their dies altogehter. There are just so many other companies that have really great intricate dies and frames that cut so much better - Memory Box, Impression Obsession, My Favorite Things, Elizabeth Crafts and Dee's Distinctively to name a few.

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I finally got my first set of Spellbinders when they were on sale at Joann's. I got the lacy squares and, so far, I've had no problems with them. I only cut one layer at a time and the heaviest paper has been PTI cs. I use my paper piercer to poke out the extra bits, I JUST went to the dentist, I'll ask about their old tools next time. I know my hygienist sends hers out and gets new tips put on them when needed.
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I've invested in lots of Spellbinders and find problems with the intricut dies as well. I will definitely try the tricks mentioned. The most recent problem that I am having is with the Spellbinder Grand Nestabilites, Grand Labels Eleven. I was trying to cut the 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" die in my Big Shot Pro. I used Papertrey Ink cardstock and also Stampin Up cardstock. The die did not cut completely. Not sure if my "sandwich recipe" was correct. I followed a YouTube video to use the proper cutting pads, etc. I tried it several times and used the the Grand Scalloped Square as well in 6 1/2". It happened to that as well. Now I am wondering if I have to purchase the Grand Calibur just to use these dies or if didn't use the right cutting pads, etc. Has anyone ever encountered this problem? If so I would love some feedback and suggestions.
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:44 PM   #135
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Ladies, my favorite tool is ta da, a seam ripper for getting under the edge of the intricate die, saves fingernails and is my go to poky tool for not only Spellbinders but also Cricut cuts. I have two in my work room as they sometimes get buried under paper pieces, etc. Dental picks aren't something we can all easily access. I always use wax paper, but a metal shim sounds like it might be needed. I had some problems with a MFT die until I worked out what shims were needed. I tried all my D-Lites and they all cut with the proper shims and new plates. My old plates were warped and pretty beat up.
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I have just read this thread from beginning to....ongoing. I bought some of the intricate dies a few months ago and more yesterday - sadly I have had just the same problems over the past ten days that others have had all through. I have a Cuttlebug which is about 6 years old and works hard, always cutting well for me until now! I use wax paper, new, unmarked flat plates, and a metal shim; I turn the die (if it fits the other way) and run it through again (and again) and *still* have problems. I'm in the UK and these new dies are horrendously expensive white elephants

Cartermrc, the lacey squares (and circles) are some of my favourites - but they aren't the type causing the massive problems....
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I have just read this thread from beginning to....ongoing. I bought some of the intricate dies a few months ago and more yesterday - sadly I have had just the same problems over the past ten days that others have had all through. I have a Cuttlebug which is about 6 years old and works hard, always cutting well for me until now! I use wax paper, new, unmarked flat plates, and a metal shim; I turn the die (if it fits the other way) and run it through again (and again) and *still* have problems. I'm in the UK and these new dies are horrendously expensive white elephants

Cartermrc, the lacey squares (and circles) are some of my favourites - but they aren't the type causing the massive problems....
I found that the suggestion to use a light spritz of water to soften the paper fibers was what resolved the issue for me.

Do you think it could have anything to do with your Cuttlebug machine itself?
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I will definitely try spritzing - thank you for the reminder. I don't think my CB is the problem because it works perfectly with all other dies including the older SB. I always use the same sandwich without any shims other than the thin metal plate, and recently replaced the B and C plates so have nice flat ones instead of banana shaped (although the bananas didn't give any problems except for allowing the die and card to slip if I tilted the sandwich as it went onto the base prior to rolling through).
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Just the other day I read the best advice and tried it. Take a new dryer sheet, rub it on the die and your paper. Then the intricate dies will pop out easily. Try it... it worked for me. Hopefully it works for you.
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Sorry Kate, getting the paper out of the die is NOT the problem (I use waxed paper). The trouble is that the intricate dies do not cut properly.
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Hi Fiona.....I've noticed this thread has really wound up being a discussion of two entirely different issues, one being removing card stock from Spellbinders dies (which is reletively easy with waxed paper) and issue two being cutting cardstock with them, which, in my experience, is often entirely impossible no matter what I do. They advertise their dies as being compatible with other machines, but a thought has occurred to me. Do these dies work in Spellbinders die cut machine, where it won't work in others machines, fForcing us, of course to buy their Grand Calibur?

Has anyone tried them in a Grand Calibur?
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I received and responded to your email. Our customer service won't be able to get back to you until Monday, but I want you to know that you're being heard. A 90 degree turn for a second pass is a normal step when using intricate dies. As far as the Fancy Lattice, it looks like you have the teflon. It's been amazing. Your Die D-Lites should not be experiencing the issues you've pictured and I know we can absolutely help you with that. Just last week we helped to replace some Die D-Lites from a post in the forums. We stand behind our product and make it right. Replacement dies are tested in-house before they're sent out. We want to see our consumers happy! xo
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Thank goodness I'm not alone. I have backed off buying or using the newer SB cause the last few I have bought have been very frustrating.
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I was getting frustrated cleaning up and cutting all that waxed paper, so I tried something new. I rubbed some French milled soap on the dies. I fully expected my experiment would not work...but it did! I cut out several fancy shape abilities accents and motifs with no problem. Hope this helps.
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Thank you very much. I'll definitely try this. Is there any particular reason that you used French milled soap?


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I STILL refuse to buy a die that requires me to make multiple passes, use waxed paper, powder, turn die slightly between multiple passes, move die endlessly around to different spots on cutting plate, spritz with water, etc. I buy Dutch dies instead. They cut beautifully with only ONE pass (once in a great while, a die might require a second pass or shim).

The Dutch paper crafters have been using templates for at least a decade before Spellbinders existed. The Dutch die are sturdier and they cut and release so easily.

I have a couple Sizzix wafer-thin die that cut and release well, but I must admit they are not intricate die.

I have about 100 SB die because I did not know Dutch die existed. I just kept buying SB die. A few years ago, I bought my first Marianne die and became hooked. Then I discovered Joy! Crafts die (been in business over 20 years), another Dutch brand.These companies make very detailed/inricate die. I rarely use my SB die.

TIP: Use a BIGkick or Big Shot machine (they are the same, just different outer casing). They are stronger and sturdier than the Cuttlebug, but the best part is that they don't wobble like the CB because the base is bigger and has a lower center of gravity. (A low center of gravity makes an object more stable.)

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One thing that makes me angrier than anything else though, and I WILL take the time and space.....is the videos they make. They cheerfully tell us over and over and over again how easy it is to use their product.....you 'simply do this' or 'simply do that' and 'voila'......'easy, easy, easy'. They never once mention anything in any of their videos or documentation about multiple passes, waxed paper, multiple passes, talcum powder, multiple passes, turning your die slightly BETWEEN passes, or moving your die endlessly around to different spots on your cutting plate or MULTIPLE PASSES.

I often wonder how many dies they would sell if they were more forthright in the presentation of the their product.
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Don't limit yourself to the Dutch dies. There are so many U.S. companies now making wonderful dies....that cut and release extremely well. Memory Box/Poppy Stamp dies are probably by main dies, but I do have a lot of the Dutch dies as well.

I wonder if anyone could tell me which U.S. manufacturers use Spellbinders for their die manufacturing. I want to avoid them! (At least, their detailed dies.) The only one I know of is Heartfelt Creations dies, but there must be numerous others out there. Any information???
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Actually, yes. I know the bars tend to be harder and smoother. I also had a few from hotels and as gifts!
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GypsyRoseStamper, you're right! I forgot to mention Memory Box die. They are extremely well-made and cut beautifully. I like that they are made in America, too.

Spellbinders make die for Just Rite Stampers and Heartfelt Creations. I can't think of others, but there probably are more.

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I wonder if anyone could tell me which U.S. manufacturers use Spellbinders for their die manufacturing. I want to avoid them! (At least, their detailed dies.) The only one I know of is Heartfelt Creations dies, but there must be numerous others out there. Any information???
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I forgot to say that I, too, want to avoid buying die that Spellbinders has made under other names. I hope people will reply with answers.

Usually, stamp manufacturers state that their "exclusive" coordinating die are made by Spellbinders. That may not be true in all cases.

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I wonder if anyone could tell me which U.S. manufacturers use Spellbinders for their die manufacturing. I want to avoid them! (At least, their detailed dies.) The only one I know of is Heartfelt Creations dies, but there must be numerous others out there. Any information???
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At least many of the Just Rite dies are frame sets and shouldn't be a problem cutting.
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My suggestion is to simply reach out to Spellbinders Customer Support if you are having problems with your dies, Spellbinders backs their products.

Copied from the Spellbinders website:

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I am appreciative to you Kelly (Spellbinders spokesperson) for responding to this thread with your attention to the Spellbinder intricate cutting dies problem. Though you may have lots of ideas and little tricks to get these dies to cooperate and cut nicely, I do feel that I should not have to keep moving the die around the cutting board looking for the sweet spot that cuts best; trying shims of every size, cutting 6 times to get each part of the die cut through. At this stage in the game all of us do have to continue finagling to get these gorgeous dies to work, but until Spellbinder resolves this problem as other companies have, I don't think I am going to continue investing in this product. I have a huge inventory of Spellbinder Dies that I use in nearly every project, but with time being a factor, I am sorry but I just can't keep sitting there rolling and picking and cleaning them out for half an hour to get these intricate dies to cut clean. And yes, I am using wax paper. Unless I hear something different I do believe there is a design problem with these dies or other companies wouldn't be able to cut them either. So sorry to have to say these things but good feedback does help create better products. We want Spellbinders to succeed; we love their dies! All us gals in the crafting world love good tools to produce beautiful results. We want to continue investing in these gorgeous dies but Spellbinders needs to do more research in why their dies are having the problem to quickly and cleanly cut images. When it comes to cost, to eliminate the frustration I am sure we gals would pay another buck for a die to cut properly. I would love to hear that Spellbinders is listening to the multitude of gals' experience with these dies, and looking into this very real problem that all the cutting gimmicks aren't going to consistently help.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:21 PM   #154
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I so agree with you. the quality is not up to par. i too have tried everything and nothing works. i do not agree , however, with increasing the price, as we pay a pretty penny for dies that do not work. usually we would get reimbursed for a faulty item. there are so many companies out there that have intricate designs and sell for half the spellbinder price. i say, get your act together, cause i am no longer willing to spend my hard earned money on poor quality item.
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:47 AM   #155
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Just the other day I read the best advice and tried it. Take a new dryer sheet, rub it on the die and your paper. Then the intricate dies will pop out easily. Try it... it worked for me. Hopefully it works for you.
I love my spellbinders dies. Once I realized that all intricate dies need a little extra time in my big shot I just started turning and shifting my card stock. I love this dryer sheet tip, but let me add that if you are sensitive to smells, buy unscented ones! My hands now smell like Bounce outdoor fresh! It really did work, but I don't think the cheaper fabric sheets I used to buy would. You can feel a sheen on the bounce sheets.
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Anyone used an Ebosser with these intricate dies? I ordered their newest version, as got tired of cranking.
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Ladies, we've read through the newest comments on this thread and want you to know we are listening. We take pride in that we strive to create the most intricate dies on the planet. Before we release a die, each is tested in our Grand Calibur machine to ensure a consistent result. If you are having difficulty, please contact our customer support department at 1-888-547-0400 and we will do our best to resolve your issues. For over 10 years, you have entrusted us with your creative needs, we stand behind our dies completely and want your experience to the best it can be.

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I have an EBosser...it does great with:
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Ladies, we've read through the newest comments on this thread and want you to know we are listening. We take pride in that we strive to create the most intricate dies on the planet. Before we release a die, each is tested in our Grand Calibur machine to ensure a consistent result. If you are having difficulty, please contact our customer support department at 1-888-547-0400 and we will do our best to resolve your issues. For over 10 years, you have entrusted us with your creative needs, we stand behind our dies completely and want your experience to the best it can be.

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Why don't you also test on the Cuttlebug and Big Shot, which are the most popular machines?
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Hi @BathBelle
Good question! Many factors can impact how well dies cut, including intricacy of the design, the pressure of the machine, the weight of cardstock and how often the machine has been used.
Due to these factors and the fact that different machine makers have different tolerances, we can only guarantee our dies work in our machine. We test our dies on all machines, however, we can't guarantee the success of our dies in machines we don't manufacture. We do our best to support the industry and provide reliable solutions.

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