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Post by admin on 2010-07-12, 08:46

Hi Everyone,
I am not sure if many of you have a cuttlebug but I know any avid card maker either has one or knows of them.
My manufacturer from overseas was telling me about these and asking about the interest here for them. Well, I had to admit I had absolutely not idea what he was talking about and he gave me a link to look at the new dies available on the market specially for quilling. Each different kit makes a different flower. Tell me what you think!
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Re: Quilling Dies for your cuttlebug

Post by bZb on 2010-07-12, 12:19

Hi Karon,

I have a cuttlebug (great invention that it is... love it!! seconded only to the cricut) and I also have some quilling dies for use in it. I have 2 dies that cut different length fringed flowers and some that do the stamens - the only problem that I have with them is that I think the strip for the flower is too large, it measures about 4mms, so larger than your normal 3mm strip of paper, but not 5mm...

But I love it none the less... I love you
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Re: Quilling Dies for your cuttlebug

Post by admin on 2010-07-13, 08:36

I see what you mean Belinda, I would be concerned with the left over scrap. When you cut your own, you use a whole piece but through the cuttlebug you use a piece of card that is cut out hence the wastage factor. What if there was a die to just cut plain old quilling strips for different size widths? thoughts?
My cuttle bug is sitting up on a shelf begging me to use it but I just haven't had the time and don't like the dies I have here. It would be good if I had some specific paper width ones that I could put it through to get what I want. The quilling die is pretty novel though!
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Re: Quilling Dies for your cuttlebug

Post by Heather on 2010-07-17, 18:08

My quick review!

I bought two of these sets yesterday and am still playing with them. I find that they make bigger flowers than I usually make which may be a good thing for scrapbookers as flowers on layouts certainly is popular. They make a thick flower which may not be so popular with card makers. I say this because I am in Canada and if an envelope is thick, we have to pay extra for postage.

The daisy set I really like. I found that the daisy is more realistic if I fold each petal in half lengthwise before I quill. I do this on the biggest die. Unlike the video, I glue all my strips together before I roll. I will have to try it the way they did it and see if there is a difference. The leaves die is handy. The strips die, sometimes I hand fringe for a more delicate look.

The rose/carnation set I am having some trouble with as the petals are so wide and it is difficult to unfold them after they are rolled and have them look nice. I see their instructions are a bit different than how I was doing them so I will have to try it their way. I'm on the fence on this set though. I need some more play time with these.

I have ordered the chrysanthemum set but I'm not sure that I really needed it since I usually do my own hand fringing. (I never did get my machine fringer to work well.) It will come in handy for teaching a class especially teaching children who wouldn't be able to cut the fringing well.

I still have to play some more trying different papers but I think that I will get my money's worth out of these dies even if I don't use them often.

The strip dies cut a strip that is wider than 1/8 inch, more like 3/16 (I haven't measured, just guessing) but at least it does smooth edges. I like this width as it is easy to hand fringe for smaller flowers.
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Re: Quilling Dies for your cuttlebug

Post by admin on 2010-07-20, 05:22

Thanks so much Heather for the update, we don't have them in Australia as yet but I dare say they will be here soon and I was wondering how they are going elsewhere in the world. I found your review very informative.
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