The Cuttlebug is a very versatile embossing and cutting system, you can use almost every die and embossing folder on the market in this wonderful machine. The latest cutting system to hit the Scrapbooking market are Spellbinders, dies that can be used to cut, emboss or used as a stencil. The great thing is, you can use these dies in your Cuttlebug which means you do not have to purchase another machine.
Cathy, myself and a couple customers sat down this week to experiment with this new die cutting system. Here's how to cut and emboss using Spellbinder dies in your Cuttlebug.
Cutting: Stack from bottom to top; plate "A"; Place 2-3 pieces of cardstock to use as a shim; plate "C"; Spellbinder die (ridged side up); Paper or cardstock; *plate "B". Run through Cuttlebug machine to cut out shape. Note: *For best results ensure your "B" plate is not to warped as it will be very difficult to run the die through your machine.
Embossing: Was a little trickier, but we have ordered the embossing mats to make embossing a breeze, until then here's how we improvised. Again stack from bottom to top; Plate "A"; Leave die face up on "A" plate with die cut still in the die; we then placed 4-6 layers of Fun Foam depending on the thickness of foam (to act as an Embossing mat) on top of the die; Place two "B" plates on top, use 2-3 pieces of cardstock as a shim (using more than 3 pieces may cause breakage to your "B"plate). Turn die over and use like a stencil with inks and chalks for added detail. Note: Fun Foam only works for a couple of runs through the cuttlebug and then needs to be replaced.
Spellbinders packaging includes step by step instructions with their dies on how to use them in many of the die cutting systems on the market.
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Until Next Week, enjoy the sunshine!