|Posted: 10/2/2012 12:59:11 PM|
i don't know if i have chosen the correct thread but, i wonder if any of you use the memory box dies and, if so, what paper have you found works best with them? i have tried a few but have not achieved great results. i know i just need to find what will work best and i love the detail in the dies. please help.
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|Posted: 10/2/2012 1:09:43 PM|
I have quite a few of their dies. I like to use the smooth core dinations cardstock. I rub my dies with wax paper before I use them. I have used DCWV smooth cardstock too. Hope that helps.
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|Posted: 10/2/2012 1:28:30 PM|
I never have had a problem with them. I use either Papertry Ink smooth cardstock or Bazzill textured. I do use my cuttlebug 99% of the time to cut them. You could try adding a shim of some cardstock or if need be chipboard and see if that helps
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|Posted: 10/2/2012 1:49:07 PM|
I have a ton of memory box dies - no problems cutting them for the most part, however one or two have proven a little tricky. You can add a card stock shim, you can add wax paper, or, if that doesn't do the trick, tape your die to the card stock it will be cut with, run through your machine, then do a quarter turn while the die is still in the paper and run through again. If one little spot does not cut, adhere scotch tape to that area. I most frequently use Bazzill, but I've also used heavy 110 card stock.
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|Posted: 10/2/2012 2:54:07 PM|
I purchased a very thin metal adapter plate through Simon says stamp that is made to help add that little extra pressure to get them to cut through all the way. So far it's been working great. I find it a bit steep at $12 but its made up in the fact that I waste less paper.
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|Posted: 10/2/2012 2:56:41 PM|
I also have a ton of Memory Box dies. They seem to be one of my latest addictions and just when I convince myself that I really don't "NEED" any more, they come out with more that I "have to have"! I had problems with one die last Christmas and was told to use scotch tape on the back of the die (as mentioned above) in the spots where it doesn't cut through. You may have to use more than just one piece. I also bought a small metal shim that seems to have made quite a difference for me in getting nice clean cuts.
I have used all kinds of paper ranging from thick cardtock, thin patterned paper and even thick and thin glitter papers. The glitter paper caused me the most grief and takes the most patience, but it works!
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|Posted: 10/2/2012 5:30:46 PM|Like most others have posted, I use the metal shim and when I have dies with alot of detail I sometimes use masking tape on the back of the die in the spot where it does not cut well. Something else to remember is always cut with your die facing upwards, and you can always add cardstock to give alittle more pressure.
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|Posted: 10/2/2012 6:57:51 PM|Well, thanks for the information on the metal shim for Memory Box dies, my fellow Peas!
I have chosen two fairly intricate dies for future wedding invitation cards and I was a little worried about cranking out so many die cuts when sometimes the dies don't cut all the way through.