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Old 04-09-2019, 05:48 AM   #1
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Default Cuttle Bug "B" Plates

I am sure this has been brought up but I have not been on for a bit. I am so frustrated that they have discontinued the Cuttle Bug and its accessories. And now you can get the "B" plates unless you want to pay $40.00 or more. I don't want to give up my Cuttle Bug and I don't have the funds to buy a new machine especially an electric one. If the electric goes out I can still use my Cuttle Bug.....I can't use one of the electric machines. And so much more can go wrong with the electric machine and we all know the warranty only covers so much for a short period of time. I hate the fact that if we want a die cutting/embossing machine & have the Cuttle Bug we are basically being forced to buy a new machine. UGH!!!!!Thanks for listening just had to vent.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:47 AM   #2
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Try your local hardware store - chances are they’ll be able to cut sheet acrylic to the right size for you, just check carefully on thickness. You could try eBay too - certainly here in the UK I could get a pair of compatible B plates for less than £5. Lots of folk are going to be willing to step into that gap in the market with compatible products, especially now Provocraft have taken away the option to buy “the real thing”.

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Others are having success with a self-healing cutting mat - that might be an option for you as well.
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:33 AM   #4
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I can vouch for both the above suggestions. I bought 'compatible' plates for my Bug from Ebay, as Joanne says, about a fiver. There are also people selling sheets of perspex online, cut to your own size, and in varying thicknesses. Pretty sure it's something you'd be able to get locally, if you took an old plate in with you they'd be able to match the thickness. As well as hardware stores, you could try local window replacement people, as they probably do perspex too.

I've also been using the cut down self healing mat, and that works really well. If you try that, do check the thickness of your mat against a proper cutting plate, as mats do vary considerably.
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Thank you so much for the ideas. I tired the self healing mats and that work very well. I tried a few different ways and came up with two combinations that will work. A plate, two self healing mats & the C plate, OR A plate, self healing mat, magnetic spacer, self healing mat and a B plate.
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Thank you for the tip about the self-healing mats! Most of the smaller hardware stores here have closed, and I'm not sure that a big box store would be as helpful.
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I have spent a week on and off looking on the internet for someone who may still have the B plates for sale and no luck unless you want to spent alot of money. Someone on this thread mentioned the self heal mats and I just tired them and I am happy I did. I can get the mats with my coupons at Joann Fabrics. The magnetic space from Cricut is nice as it helps hold your dies in place.
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I found them on amazon and the Canadian Wal Mart Site. I also ordered C plates and the magnetic mat.
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:23 PM   #9
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Here is a link for Amazon with the C plate: Amazon.com: Cricut Cuttlebug Adapter Plate C, 5.875"x7.75

It is a lot cheaper than $40. I just purchased new plates from Amazon for when my current plates warp too much. I have a Big Shot, but pull my Cuttlebug out sometimes.
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In addition to getting them cut at the hardware store, check Michaels. I saw some plates at my store on clearance just 2 weeks ago. (they weren’t marked clearance, but all the cuttlebug stuff came up on clearance when I price checked them.)
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This is the reason I turned my back on Cricut. Too many times have they made the ultimate machine only to turn their back on it and make you buy the new and improved product. Self generating income sucks. I always keep spare new plates just in case. So I may have a gold mine in Cricut plates. lol
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Joann.com has both the A and the C mats on sale for $11.99 each currently.

Michaels.com has the C mat for $7.19 currently.

Also, one woman I spoke with says she went to a glass-cutting business and was able to get them to cut plexiglass to the size (within 1/16") she needed.
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JoAnn's shows the C mat but it also says currently out of stock. No B mats came up when I looked. Michael's still has the C mat.
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I have gotten replacement plates from Hi June Store on Aliexpress for $3.73 with free shipping for the one plate. I got it in a little over a week. The plates work great and have bevel edges too. I think there is a shipping fee if you order in larger quantities. The one I got is 3mm thick. They also have 5mm ones too.
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What??!! The Cuttlebug has been discontinued? When? WHY?? I LOVE my Cuttlebug and I pray it never breaks! This is such sad news....
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What??!! The Cuttlebug has been discontinued? When? WHY?? I LOVE my Cuttlebug and I pray it never breaks! This is such sad news....

See this thread for more info: Cricut discontinuing Cuttlebug - Splitcoaststampers
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Just checked EBay and there is someone in the UK with new genuine B plates for sale. Price for set of 2 B plates is U.S $6.12 plus ship of $10.44 US. That’s about $17 for 2 B Plates. They have 10 sets available right now.

Put cuttlebug b plate in search line to find listing.
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They say they are Cuttlebug "Compatible" B plates. They are not the genuine plates. It is a good price but if they happen not to work & you want to sent them back it will cost you another $10.44.
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Thank you for the info., Angelnorth! Just a couple of weekends ago, I overheard a couple of women saying the exact same thing in Hobby Lobby and I just thought they were sorely mistaken....boy, what a shock to learn it's true! Makes no sense to me...
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I picked up two packages from Mikes in Canada. They had several cutting plates and accessories available.
Good thing I had my 45% off coupon.
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I don't live in Canada. Do they have a web site so I could order?
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I guess you could contact Michael’s in Canada.
I would google Michael’s Canada and they would give you links.
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Thank you so much for the ideas. I tired the self healing mats and that work very well. I tried a few different ways and came up with two combinations that will work. A plate, two self healing mats & the C plate, OR A plate, self healing mat, magnetic spacer, self healing mat and a B plate.

Will any Olfa 6X8 rotary mat work? I can't find this exact mat online. Are they all the same thickness. This is what I found on Amazon.
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That is the correct mat the bar code #is the same as mine 0 91511 30041 3.
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Thanks Laurie!
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Thanks for all this info! After discovering the Cuttlebug had been discontinued (last week, when I went to buy new B plates to replace my battle-scarred war vets) I actually just bought two sets of B plates from a website that obviously hadn't gotten the memo (Direct Home Supplies, in case you do a search) and I bought two sets of B plates for $16.69 each, but today, they refunded my money. I think I'll try the self-healing mat first, since it's the easiest solution -- thanks for posting the SKU number!
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Would someone mind letting me know the thickness of the Cuttlebug B Plate? Thank you for your help!!!
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Would someone mind letting me know the thickness of the Cuttlebug B Plate? Thank you for your help!!!


Just measured mine, its 1/8", or 3mm.
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I tried a self healing mat....it worked great for a little while and then warped badly. Any hints for a fix?
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