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Old 11-18-2009, 08:00 AM   #119
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Originally Posted by debbiemom23cs View Post
I don't think you are using the right sandwich. Here is a video that Spellbinders owner, Stacey Caron, made showing how to cut/emboss using the cuttlebug.

The sandwich she uses is A plate, C plate, die, cardstock, B plate - this will cut your die.

The sandwich to use when embossing is: A plate, die with cardstock inside, Tan Embossing Mat, 2 pieces of cardstock for shim, 2 B Plates. This will emboss the die cut!

Also, what weight of vellum are you using? I have found Vellum to be kinda tricky with the more intricate dies. I usually use a heavier weighted vellum. Let me know if you need more help!
Thanks so much for the quick reply. I watched the video and tried that sandwich. The cutting was fine, but got no embossing. Tried a lot of combinations, and finally got one that embossed without extra cutting. It sounds complicated, and I had to bring it to the computer to get things in the right order. A plate, then die, cutting side up, then black rubber plumbers gasket, (rubber sheet) 2 layers of funfoam, a peice of stiff, thick chip boardand finally 2 B plates. I was so happy to get the result I was hoping for. I also took your suggestion about the velllum, and tried different weights. The heavier, the better. This likely will not work for everyone, as every bug has a mind of it's own, but it worked for at least. Thanks for your help. Sorry to be so chatty today, I'm on my third coffee and it's just 11 am.
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