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I recently attended a Scrapbook Expo and purchased a new Cuttlebug machine. I just love die cut pieces but am having trouble getting the machine to cut through Gina's luxury cardstock. I use the heavier weight. Do I need to go back to using only the 80 lb for my die cuts or am I missing something?

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I used her heavy weight card stock and found it difficult to fold for an A2 without scoring it, something I'm not used to with lighter paper!!!. That paper is amazing. But yes, my gut feeling is that it's a bit too heavy. Have you tried the Cuttlebug with and/or without an extra shim? Are you using A+B, die+paper, then C for cutting? What is everyone else's experience?

Hi Metty. I do have the metal shim from Cheery Lynn Designs but it still won't cut my detailed dies with the heavier weight paper. My sandwich is just as you described. It cuts the light weight paper but not the better quality, heavier weight paper.

When Gina tells you what supplies "you'll need for this technique," she seems to say that the "heavy base weight" should be used primarily for just that - a card base, while the 80# is "layering weight." Are you embossing the base or one of the layers? If the base, maybe rethink your project; if a layer, then the 80# works quite well. (Or just use a lighter weight yet, like the normal 60# you buy off the rack.)

That might be my problem Metty. Thanks so much. I will double check the weight of the paper I am trying to die cut and emboss and make sure it is the 80 lb or less!

Hello Melody

Not sure if your problem was solved, I just came back to see what's going on in my groups.  I would think that to cut through heavier cardstock, you might need to tighten your c,b,b plate, plus add extra cardstock with your plates,it might work.  Let me know if it does.

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