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Spellbinders and other dies etc.

This group is to chat about Spellbinders and all of your other favorite dies that help create your beautiful cards and any tips of other ways to use them and have fun.  :)

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Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Die

Started by Debrah Warner. Last reply by Barbara Campbell Sep 30, 2015. 1 Reply

This is my first attempt at creating flowers with a spiral die.  I have watched a few videos on YouTube.  Any tips or tricks?  Can you share pictures of cards that you made using paper flowers that…Continue

Tags: paperflowers, flowers, bittyblossoms, Spellbinders

New to Spellbinders - and have lots of Questions!!!!

Started by Juliette May Hendry. Last reply by Juliette May Hendry Feb 8, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi, everyone - so glad this group exists!I'm new-ish to Spellbinders - had the basics years ago when that was about all there was available...the basics. Now..oh, wow! So many choices and I'm a…Continue

free set of dies

Started by Christian Chandler. Last reply by Christian Chandler Mar 21, 2014. 7 Replies

Hi I am just getting back to stamping and loving all the wonderful tools we have.  My wonderful husband got me a grand Calibur since most of my dies are spellbinding. Long story but I ordered 1copy…Continue

Another possible solution for cutting delicate dies

Started by NANCY BLUMENSTIEL. Last reply by verna garrison Aug 20, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm so addicted to my spellbinder dies and always looking for solutions for cutting the intricate dies. I watched the Tuesday video this week put out by Spellbinders and Ken Oliver suggested a…Continue

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Comment by Evelyn Hutson on February 1, 2015 at 11:07am
Oh lordy, y'all, a long one!. Apologies in advance.
To address cutting the delicate dies; there are you tubes using dryer sheets so the paper releases.
I didn't have great success with the stuff painted on the dies but I was able to unlock several punches with it!
I have an ebosser and not to happy with it. It doesn't do a complete cut and it won't go through when shimmed. I think the key may be just to shim just the area that is not cutting.
As for die storage... I think I have tried them all. Just when I have invested time and money someone comes upwith something better! The first method I tried worked very well. I put a piece of magnetic sheet and the dies inside the folder and stood them vertically in shoe box sized boxes from HL. I punched (McDill File Tab 3" Punch) using a different color for each section. I divided by shape and/or type rather than SB's classifications. Then I got the bug to try Artbin. I told DH thay were on sale at J's and he got seven! Bless him! So now I am ordering many more sheets, labeling the dies on the back w/ a sharpie and labeling the sheets AT THE TOP!!!! Then I read somehere a post by someone that she uses the Artbin sheets and places them upright in a rectahgular plastic bin. That would make them more accessible. So - are you ahead of me? Two bins are in my craft room. The sheets slide down if there are only a few. I will have more than a few so we'll see.
Well, if you have gotten this far thanks for hanging in!
pronounce me Eve-Lyn
Comment by Sofia Khrystyne Whitney on January 31, 2015 at 5:39pm

Hi everyone, I am slowly coming back to doing some more cards, but there's been a bit of a set back recently, a friend of mine of 7 years passed away last night at the hospital from a brain aneurism, so as one would guess, I am really sad right now!  Wow, 84 members and growing.  Hope you are having a Blessed new year so far!

Comment by Linda S on January 24, 2015 at 1:01am

I did not think to mention that the plastic envelopes that I use are 3-hole punched and fit an 8.5" x 5.5" (or half-size) binder.  I like the full size binders and envelopes too, but the half-size envelopes are plenty big enough for the 4 die sets that I have so far.  I used the Spellbinders Media Mixage flower set on Friday afternoon.  The set is a pair of flowers that I bought several months ago to experiment with 'cuz I wanted to know if a machine was absolutely essential or not (or if there was a way to cut manually):  No, but definitely worth the $50 from HL clearance as they changed from Spellbinders to Silhouette Cameo.  When I put them away I pealed the tape from the cardboard insert and put the dies on an old magnetic business card and back into the original package.  I need to find one of my plastic envelopes to put them in, so that I can file them properly.

Comment by Verna Angerhofer on January 23, 2015 at 2:07pm

I wonder if one can buy magnet sheets by the yard and then hang them on a wall and put your dies onto that? Just a thought! So far I have a card carousel that I purchased when a store went out of business and have many placed in their original packaging in those card slots. But I have more that I keep in a drawer and each time I need to go through the whole lot before I find the one I want. So I have been trying to think of an easier way to store them now.

Comment by Linda S on January 23, 2015 at 1:22pm

Evelyn:  So far I have only a few sets of dies, but I have been putting lots of things in some 8.5" x 5.5" plastic envelopes that I get at Staples.  My local store can't seem to keep them in stock, apparently someone in the area likes them for coupon storage, and I have to check / buy a few every time I go in for something else -- bc that is all they will put on the shelf at any one time.  I came up with this solution after checking out several vendors and evaluating the storage methods that they sell / give away with your purchase of their stamps & dies.

I also like the plastic "photo case" (holds 4 x 6 prints) made by Iris that I find at my local Hobby Lobby (in scrapbooking dept).  I saw some for 5 x 7 one time at Staples, but did not grab them bc I did not have a specific need at that moment -- been kicking myself ever since.

I am still looking for a solution to the issue of wanting to use a magnet sheet to hold enough dies to fill up a whole sheet of cs.  What brand of machine do you have?

Comment by Evelyn Hutson on January 23, 2015 at 11:49am
Hi y'all. I live near Charleston, SC and am a die addict for sure. I would be interested in how y'all store your dies.
Comment by Linda S on November 23, 2014 at 11:38pm

I recently purchased a Spellbinder's Grand Calibur and would like to be able to use a magnet sheet to hold my dies in place.  However a sandwich made up of an <A plate + magnet sheet + die + cardstock + C plate> is too thick.  Webpages that mention the Raspberry plate are not clear that this is what I need.  Also is it necessary to use the 5 x 7 Spellbinders magnet sheet?  Two of them side by side wastes several square inches of cardstock, and it costs significantly more than what I can buy from the office supply department at Wal-Mart.

Comment by Jan MacKinven on November 13, 2013 at 12:16am

Has anyone tried the Tattered Lace Dies.  I just love them and they are so versatile.

There is a good video on createandcraft.tv/tvSchedule.aspx - see "Tattered Lace Pick of the Week" and others on tatteredlace.co.uk/videos/

Comment by Carol Callaghan on November 6, 2013 at 2:37pm
Will try both and will feed back. Am off work tomorrow so hopefully will get a chance
Comment by Verna Angerhofer on November 6, 2013 at 2:14pm

But then again, perhaps the pressure of your die cutting machine might crack the heat embossed area. So I think if I were you I would cut first and then add the design to the area.

 
 
 

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