"The Thick and the Thin of It"
The "Cuttlebug" is a mechanical die cutting and embossing machine made by
I am not employed by Provocraft. These are my own personal experiences and opinions using the Cuttlebug.
The Cuttlebug can be used with cutting dies other than Cuttlebug/Provocraft products.
For this post, I will be using cutting dies from Tim Holtz, Sizzix and Spellbinders.
The manual that comes with the Cuttlebug includes instructions for using other brands of cutting dies. This section is located in the middle of the manual.
These are examples of the 'thick' dies that I have in my collection. These dies are made by Tim Holtz (left) and Sizzix (right).
The 'sandwich' for using the thick dies in the Cuttlebug is
starting at the bottom...
thick die (foam side up)
paper (front side toward the die)
Give a little push, roll the 'sandwich' through and the pieces cut beautifully!
I have the original Cuttlebug, a blue one, and the green. All three work with this 'sandwich'.
These are a few of the 'thin' dies that I have. All are made by Spellbinders.
For the 'sandwich' to cut using the 'thin' dies, I use...
1 piece of cardstock (add another piece if needed)
*Word of caution...be careful when adding additional layers of cardstock. Too many layers can cause damage to the Cuttlebug. There should be a little bit of resistance at first when you are pushing the 'sandwich' through the Cuttlebug. But don't use strong force to push the 'sandwich' through. You may break the Cuttlebug! I know...it happened to me!
Thin die (rough side up)
Paper (front of paper toward the die)
Give a little push, roll the 'sandwich' through, and it cuts beautifully!
Again, the original, blue, and green Cuttlebugs work with this sandwich.
Please check out Cuttlebug Tutorial Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4!
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!
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