Stampin' Up! carries the Big Shot and some mighty fine dies and embossing folders :)

Stampin' Up! carries the Big Shot and some mighty fine dies and embossing folders :)

Hi Susan
Happy new year to you and all paper crafting folks out there.

I hope you can help me - I have been given a Heart Colour embossing template which is used on a Roller Cut Machine. I want to use it on my Cuttlebug - do you have any suggestions.


Hi Desire

Thank you for the New Year's wishes :) I hope you have a wonderful 2011 too!

Now as for your question, I would have loved to have had a picture of your die. There are so many different cutting and embossing machines and dies! I had a look for 'roller cutting machines' and found there are commercial grade ones that are enormous and are used for cutting boxes, window blinds etc, all the way down in size to craft ones that seem similar to a Cuttlebug. Which variety roller cutting machine are you meaning?

Let's assume you mean you have a die that fits a craft sized roller cutting machine. Many dies from those machines are able to be used in Cuttlebugs and Big Shot machine interchangeably.

The important thing is to make a 'sandwich' for your die that will allow it to be sent through the die cutting machine at the correct height for that machine and for that die.

Here's a suggestion for you: Compare your heart colour embossing template with a similar embossing folder for your Cuttlebug. Are they the same in depth? If so, use the heart colour embossing die with the same 'sandwich' you would use for a similar sized Cuttlebug embossing folder.

On the other hand, if the die is too thick for the Cuttlebug, it will not travel under the roller and through the machine.

Here's a chart I found for you on the web that tells you which dies are compatible with what machine, if that helps at all.

Do let me know if this works for you.


PS: If you live in Australia and would like to order a Big Shot machine or exclusive Stampin' Up! dies and embossing folders, I sell them. Contact me to place your order.

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