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Old 01-27-2020, 09:24 AM   #81
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New electric die cutting machine. Pros and cons for me, albeit with limited info:
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- accommodates 6” and 9” plates. (C’mon, Gemini - come out with 9” plates!)
- white (no Barney purple stripes)
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- must keep your finger on a button while cutting. (Geminis don’t have a button - just “present” the sandwich to the machine.)
- large (l like the slimness of the Geminis; fit nicely on a desk corner)

A video solely about the machine doesn’t show it die cutting, so didn’t include. Fast forward to 2:00 in the following one to see it in action: 

I watched the video and she only placed her hand on the machine to reverse the platform. She said it's an automatic feed. I have been waiting for someone to come out with this because I have so many thick dies. I'm definitely going to wait until Black Friday to see if they'll lower the price because 259$ is steep! Hopefully Crafter's Companion won't sue them over the technology. It sure looks similar to what they have on their line-up of machines. Here's a closer look:

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Old 02-03-2020, 11:41 AM   #82
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Why, why, whhhhhyyyyyyy do I read these threads and then go and watch the videos???! I do not NEED more things that I "just can't live without"! I would have been perfectly happy not knowing these things exist. Now, they're calling my name, over and over .... Tim Holtz new inks, blower, cat stamp set, embossing glazes, embossing dauber, Stickles gel, some shimmery CS, a couple little tools ... Out of everything, at the very top of my list, something I TRULY need are some of the storage tins for Distress Oxide inks. The rest, I actually hope  my memory fails me and I can forget I saw them. I still have stuff from years ago I haven't cracked open or touched yet. lol

I got bins for my DOX in the containter store. the're clear, long & narrow (abt 16x4?) and i can stack 5 x5 rows in them & bec. theyre clear i can see my colored labels from the outside
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Old 02-06-2020, 09:24 AM   #83
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There are so many things I wanted from Creativation, BUT!  Like others, I have many things I've bought because I watched someone's YouTube video and then I've never used them.

I'm waiting to see someone demo the Embossing Glazes -- they're probably wonderful, but I need convincing -- I've got clear embossing powder and UTEE already.

I've been waiting for a toner ink pad for YEARS.  The deciding factor for me is that I was thinking of getting a Glimmer machine because I love the results -- but I have SO MANY tools already, and after I buy the machine, I have to buy the special dies.  I've already got hundreds of sentiment stamps especially I'd love to foil -- so if I use the toner ink pad, I'm fine with spending a day stamping to get the most use out of it.
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There are so many things I wanted from Creativation, BUT!  Like others, I have many things I've bought because I watched someone's YouTube video and then I've never used them.

I'm waiting to see someone demo the Embossing Glazes -- they're probably wonderful, but I need convincing -- I've got clear embossing powder and UTEE already.

I've been waiting for a toner ink pad for YEARS.  The deciding factor for me is that I was thinking of getting a Glimmer machine because I love the results -- but I have SO MANY tools already, and after I buy the machine, I have to buy the special dies.  I've already got hundreds of sentiment stamps especially I'd love to foil -- so if I use the toner ink pad, I'm fine with spending a day stamping to get the most use out of it.

I’m addicted to heat embossing though tend to go simple (white or clear over any color) or metallic (sometimes multiple layers to look like metal). But I’m all over these new translucent powders. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s one of the videos of Tim demo-ing them. Not to enable anyone.



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Old 02-06-2020, 10:06 AM   #85
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I've been waiting for a toner ink pad for YEARS.  The deciding factor for me is that I was thinking of getting a Glimmer machine because I love the results -- but I have SO MANY tools already, and after I buy the machine, I have to buy the special dies.  I've already got hundreds of sentiment stamps especially I'd love to foil -- so if I use the toner ink pad, I'm fine with spending a day stamping to get the most use out of it.
You can use regular dies with the foiling machines, Jennifer McGuire has videos. The results are a little different, but look great.
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Old 02-06-2020, 10:20 AM   #86
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There are so many things I wanted from Creativation, BUT!  Like others, I have many things I've bought because I watched someone's YouTube video and then I've never used them.

I'm waiting to see someone demo the Embossing Glazes -- they're probably wonderful, but I need convincing -- I've got clear embossing powder and UTEE already.

I've been waiting for a toner ink pad for YEARS.  The deciding factor for me is that I was thinking of getting a Glimmer machine because I love the results -- but I have SO MANY tools already, and after I buy the machine, I have to buy the special dies.  I've already got hundreds of sentiment stamps especially I'd love to foil -- so if I use the toner ink pad, I'm fine with spending a day stamping to get the most use out of it.

I've been waiting for that ink pad too! But, I moved on to the Glimmer Machine. I got tired of waiting. I LOOOVE the Glimmer Machine! AND remember, the ink pad dries out QUICKLY, so keep that in mind! You'll have to replace the pad too.... I watched Heidi's Video at Creativation.
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Not disparaging this very young kid (16), but Ranger, Gina K and whoever else seem to be using him to draw in younger crafters. For me, he simply has no credibility in this industry...I've been stamping longer than he's been alive! So exactly what has "he" done that's been amazing in the industry? He's supposed to be in high school being a "kid"! Lots of time left to be in the adult world.

Just a thought...maybe he graduated early. Also, how does one developing credibility? I would think by putting themselves out there and offering good products. IMO there should be no age restrictions on commerce. If you have some good ideas, why not implement them? I'm sure Simon has a legal team/protectors to make sure he isn't taken advantage of. I like the fact that professional paper crafters are mentoring him. I have a feeling he'll break out on his own in a few years.
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Sorry not to quote anyone -- my tablet is being difficult. Bjeans, thanks for the Tim Holtz link with him demoing the embossing glazes-- I saw that video and was interested, but Tim's style is fun but not my style, so I'm waiting to see how other people use it. Tlady, cool about your Glimmer machine! I know about the short window with the toner ink pad, but it will give me a chance to get new use out of stamps I already have, so it's worth it to me to dedicate a few hours to stamping with it. I'm sure I'll still get a Glimmer one of these days!

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Not disparaging this very young kid (16), but Ranger, Gina K and whoever else seem to be using him to draw in younger crafters. For me, he simply has no credibility in this industry...I've been stamping longer than he's been alive! So exactly what has "he" done that's been amazing in the industry? He's supposed to be in high school being a "kid"! Lots of time left to be in the adult world.

I agree.  Again, not disparaging him, but I don't get what's so amazing about him either.  A Ranger Signature Designer?  Really???  I think he's being supported and pushed through the ranks by some influential people in the industry.

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Joggles has all the new Ranger Creativation items. That means Alloys and Embossing Glazes for me - a few of each. Normally Joggles ships the day of the order if it’s in before 2:00 - and shipping is very cheap. But she warned in today’s quick video going through all of the products that it will likely take longer but they’ll do the best they can. 

Reminder that according to Tim the Alloys need either blending solution or alcohol inks to bind to. Just alcohol won’t do it. 
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