Anyone here still use their Quickutz?
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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:14:51 AM
Even though hubs bought me a cameo for my birthday a few days ago. I don't think I can part with my 1st die cut machine. Plus from all the threads I have read on the cameo I am starting to feel a little intimidated. Quickutz is going to be my security blanket for while till I get a knack on this cameo.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:19:15 AM
I do! Especially since I tried them on Fun Foam and found that they worked. Now I make my own "Thickers."



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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:25:36 AM
Not often, but I do!



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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:27:31 AM
I bought my Bigkick AFTER I owned two electronic die cutters. Yes, I would keep my die collection if I were you. They give a fast, beautiful, flawless result.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:28:06 AM
Absolutely! They are great when you just need a few quick letters or a circle or what have you. There is a place for both.

What has changed for me is how I buy the dies. If the for is very specific and I may only use it one time or for one project, I will pay the $0.99 cents and buy the cut for the Cameo. If I would use it multiple times, I will buy the die.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:34:23 AM
Yep. I love my QK.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:38:50 AM
Still love mine!

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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:39:13 AM
@Basketlady~ smart idea about the cost on dies vs. cameo. I have bought some dies that I have only used one and others I seem to use all the time. Still to this day I love my QK.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:41:08 AM
I still love my QK, extended plate, dies and embossing plates... And I still use it even with a slice and E2.



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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:00:27 AM
I still use my QK. I've always thought their dies were just beautiful. I will probably never get rid of the ones I have.



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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:12:21 AM
I had not used it in years, but I just recently got out my Quickutz and fell in love with all my dies again. I have no clue why I forgot it all this time.

I've been using the typewriter font alphabet for almost every project since I got it back out!




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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:18:17 AM
I agree! Still really useful. It's so helpful for the quick routinely used shapes as Basket1lady said. For basic shapes or shapes that surround a stamped image, it is great. Now you have the best of both worlds.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:32:56 AM
I use my QK all the time. I don't have an electric die cutter so I use it for titles on my of my layouts since I don't like buying sheets of letter stickers. I often use them with foam to make 'Thickers'.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:08:08 AM
I still use my QK and my sizzix... I love them all for different reasons... I still use my punch letters that I had to have years ago.. So easy for a quick title...


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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:11:40 AM
My Sizzix sidekick tends to be my manual 'go to' but I still have my red sizzix & my original blue QK hand tool. I use the red sizzix for some spellbinders & embossing folders, in addition to the dies that I kept. I got rid of about 20 sizzlet alphabets & 2 sizzix alphabets when I got my cricut but I kept all the QK alphas, always loved them. I would definitely keep them, it tends to be less work alot of times to do a manual cut, if you have it, than to find the correct cricut cart, setup, size it & do the cut.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:25:05 AM
Not as often as I should, but I do. I just bought a doghouse/house die this week to case a layout I saw in the gallery here...and I only have cats!


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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:28:51 AM
I still occasionally use my QK dies, but I don't use their tool anymore. I just use my Big Kick. It's easier than the squeeze handle for me.

I love my electronic cutters and use them the most, but I also still use my manual dies, too. And I still occasionally buy a manual die. I have dies from several different companies.

I'm just a sucker for anything that cuts paper. But at least I do use them.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:32:23 AM
Yes, my QuicKutz, Zip'eCut, BossKut, Cheery Lynn Designs and Scrapping Cottage Cutz, not to mention my Sizzix in ALL sizes including the pro dies. I like the look of die cuts rather than electronic cuts. Not to mention that for the money, I preferred to get a DSLR to replace my SLR rather than an electronic cutter.

I can drag out my dies to cut shapes while I'm watching TV in the living room, that would be harder to do with the electronic.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:43:11 AM
Am I hearing that the thin wafer dies in the handheld QK will cut fun foam? Sounds like the perfect way to make your own Thickers.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:44:35 AM
I still use my all the time. I love it!

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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:46:12 AM
What type of "foam" should I look for to make my own thickers? I have a Michaels or Joanns by me. Anybody have the package they could post?? Great idea to make your own!

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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:58:58 AM
I just used it to make cards for my kids friends birthdays that are coming up. Used all scraps for the cards and letters. That is one thing I like about it it could be such a small odd shape of scrap and I can line up the letter just right for it.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:22:20 AM
Craft foam is usually sold by the sheet but also by the package. Go to the Hobby Lobby website and look under "craft foam". You can do a search or it is under the heading Crafts & Hobbies and then Craft Foam.

A tip, IF you can't cut it well, peel out the white foam OUT of the inside of the die, THEN cut the craft foam. Many times, you can replace the sticky foam back into the die. I always have lots of extra sticky foam for the dies since I don't cover the entire die anymore.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:30:28 AM
Thank you! We don't have a hobby lobby but I will check out their site to see what it looks like. Nice that it's sold by the sheet. In the stores, is it usually by the paper sold individually?

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Posted: 2/2/2013 3:36:43 PM
At Walmart, Hobby Lobby and Michaels, it is usually by kids crafts, close to the felt, glitter, pipe cleaners and googly eyes. Some of the craft foam has glitter on it, I haven't tried to cut it with my QuicKutz, just the regular plain craft foam.

I HAVE cut the glitter foam sheets with my Sizzix dies. Stiff fabric, like the iron on fabric, I have cut with the QuicKutz. I don't know which die cut machine you have, the QK squeeze, one of the QK roller machines or a Big Shot or something similar. As I recall, I have had better luck with the roller machines. I have the original blue QK squeeze but it has been collecting dust since I got the Zip'eMate in 2006 and then later the Big Shot, so I haven't done any comparisons.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 4:43:29 PM
I actually use my QK more now than ever. With just a QK Squeeze tool, I owned only a couple alphabets & few versatile shapes. Last summer the purchase of a Big Kick gave me new options. I've expanded my QK collection with grand alphabets, nesting dies, borders, large shapes - oh my!

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Posted: 2/2/2013 7:30:13 PM
I do. mostly my alphabets


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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:40:43 PM
I've used my QK dies tons to cut foam. They make great SWAPS for Girl Scouts! Super cheap and easy. I had the girls cranking them out.

As another poster said, it may cut better to remove the foam first. You can replace the foam fairly accurately. If it isn't perfect, that's ok. The foam doesn't affect the cut. It just helps to "pop" the paper out.

You can find the foam in the kids craft area. It comes in tons of colors.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:07:47 PM
I still use my Quickutz alphas but run them through my Cuttlebug instead of the old handtool.



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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:28:56 PM
I use the alphas, but also use my cuttlebug. I am excited to learn that they cut through foam. I am definitely going to try that...especially with the bigger letter dies. IMO a lot of the alpha are classics.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:01:48 PM
I just started using my QK Revolution again and had forgotten how much I love it!


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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:44:18 PM
I don't use them as much as I should but I still like them. I have a Cricut and have for years but sometimes I want one of the fonts or shapes on the die. I have 7 binders full so I have lots if options. I use them in my pink squeeze as I find it faster than a cuttlebug. I haven't bought any in years though.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:12:45 AM
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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:07:51 AM
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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:08:41 AM
I have a Silhouette and still go to my Squeeze to cut tabs... Such a cute and perfect size... The copper on the bottom of my Squeeze is dented so sometimes the paper gets mangled though And can't figure a way to fix it


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Posted: 2/3/2013 6:21:24 AM
I use Fun Foam in my Big Kick with the QK dies. I buy it by the sheet and the package.



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Posted: 2/3/2013 7:35:42 AM
Oh my...making my own foam Thickers, and glitter foam to boot? I was just looking at HL, and they have glitter foam sheet packs for $4, with like 5-6 different colors. Holy cow!!!


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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:31:56 AM
Yes! My QK fonts remain my favorite embellishment.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:43:31 AM
Wow! Just yesterday I was inventorying my QK dies. I was never able to get the hang of the squeeze but those dies work great in my sidekick which is always my goto for quick alphas and shapes. I will keep and use them always.

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I thought about giving up my Epic when I moved and had to downsize and now I am so so glad I didn't! I don't like having to lug out my Cameo when all I want is a little arrow for my banner on a card. So, keep both!


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Posted: 2/3/2013 10:30:42 AM
Another tip, use the sticky back foam and make your own stamps! I was doing that LONG before QuicKutz jumped on that bandwagon. My first stamp "blocks" for my foam stamps were the old Sizzix Original plastic boxes.

What ever you use for your block, UNLESS you want it more or less permanent. I just use my finger or something and pat the sticky part of the foam a few times to get a lot of the stickiness out so that it is easier to remove the foam when I'm finished with the stamp.

One thing I like doing with my foam stamps is cut a shape or outline shape and use it as a background on either cards or scrapbooking. Use embossing powder that is glittery and/or very light colors. I like the clear and almost clear silvery and gold colors. Makes a subtle and pretty background.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 10:59:13 AM
all you Quickutz girls .I just bought a alph on one die and it came with a clear adhesive sheet does it go on the back of the die or over the foam ? Makes feel kinda dumb


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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:22:19 PM
peggyd, the clear adhesive sheet is ONLY if you need a shim, that is, IF the die doesn't cut good all the way through the paper on all the shape.

IF you need a shim, it goes on the BACK. But you use it ONLY if you need it. When I first got my dies AND the only machine out there was the original blue squeeze, I had SEVERAL dies that needed shims and a couple that TWO shims wouldn't fix. I was in the middle of moving to another state at the time and missed the time I had to return it for a new die. BUT it wasn't really a problem because as AccuCut came out with the Zip'eMate, I got it and my "bad" dies were bad no more.

I've only had a very few dies from any company need shims with either the Zip'eMate or Big Shot. The roller die cut machines just do better than the squeeze type.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 2:27:14 PM
Yes, their dies are still my fave. I use them in my Big Shot.


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