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Old 03-05-2007, 07:56 AM   #1  
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Default Favorite Dies for Card Making?

I just got the Cuttlebug and this is my first step into the die-cutting world! I bought it mostly for the embossing capabilities but would like to try some die cutting too. Do you have any favorite shapes that you use time and time again in making cards? I was looking at the dies today at M's, and just didn't know where to begin!
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I like to use the slider tags. I just got the Olivia alpha, love it. I also use the set of 4 flowers alot to make dimensional flowers.
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I like the Tiny Tags also!
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I have the both sets of the flower dies and 1 set of the smaller embossing folders. plus my largers folders. I still can't see all that money for the alpha dies . . . yet. I still have chipboard letters and numbers from pre-buying the Bug to use first.
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I love the embossing folders and that was the reason I bought the Cuttlebug in the first place. But I have gotten the 'Olivia alphabet, the sliders and the flowers and asterick die cuts and I find I use them often. But since I didn't buy the CB for it's diecutting, but for it's embossing capabilities these are all the dies I'm planning on getting.
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My fave Cuttlebug dies are the 'Asterisks' and 'Sliders' sets.

My other fave dies are the Ellison 'Cut'n'Emboss' dies - they cut a shape AND emboss detail at the same time - fab! I just got a butterfly and a flower shape, so as they're my newest dies, they're my current faves!

I would imagine you could use those in the Cuttlebug the same way you'd use the CB dies. I am not 100% sure as I don't own a CB, I use my CB dies in my Sizzix Sidekick - but I use exactly the same sandwich for CB dies and Ellison 'Cut'n'Emboss' in my Sidekick.

The Ellison 'Cut'n'Emboss' dies are hinged and you just sandwich your paper/CS in the die and run it through.

Sizzix also make 'Embosslits' which are the same style of cut and emboss dies - but I haven't got any of those - yet!
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Also wanted to say I recently got the Olivia CB alphabet - and absolutely love it!
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I love the embossing folders and that was the reason I bought the Cuttlebug in the first place.
I second Charlee's comment above. I've recently also bought the sliders dies, and they are fabulous. I love how they look attached to the ribbon. I've also trimmed one of the die cuts to make a tag that hangs down from the ribbon (just trimmed off one of the 'handles').

I must say, the Cuttlebug is so easy to use, after reading all the how-to's on this site.

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Default For those of you who use the sliders...

what stamp sets do you use with it? I was a little concerned that they seemed small. TIA
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Here's one I made using the sentiment from All Year Cheer: Happy Hello

All Year Cheer also has the sentiments "hugs and kisses" and "for you" which would both fit on the sliders.
Noteworthy has several small sized sentiments including "friend", "bliss", "love" and "baby".
Smorgasborders (retired 2006) has "friends" and "so nice".

Hope this helps a bit.
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Hi Barb, I loved your card I also bought the cuttlebug and the sliders. I was just wondering what you made them with? Just card stock or did you use some chipboard or cardboard? I need to find some time to play with it... its still in the box Thanks for everyone's great ideas and comments on the products.
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That's a lovely card Barb - I wanted to say thanks very much for the tip about trimming the one of the 'handles' off to make a tag, what a fab idea, TFS!
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Also wanted to say to Kelly - I've used cardstock for sliders and also faux chipboard (cardboard from a cereal packet) covered with decorative paper.
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Oooohhhh, and I have alot of the faux chipboard from different packaging that I have saved. I knew it would come in handy. Thanks for the tip
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