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Posted 4/14/2013 by edie3 in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 4/14/2013 11:31:33 AM
on a single die? Just curious.




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Posted: 4/14/2013 11:40:42 AM
Hmmm...of course, it would depend on the die...but I'm very cheap.

If it were to "die" for ( ) and I could use it A LOT...

I like things in the under $20 range but I *might* go as high as $30?


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Posted: 4/14/2013 11:51:53 AM
I'm VERY cheap. A single die, even on that I'd use over and over, has to be BIG if it's gonna be $10. Example: I'm seriously ticked off that I'm going to spend $12 for this (I would have linked here, but surprise surprise(!) they're out of stock). I'm going to buy it, but I don't like the price. I have a ton of uses for it though.

For just a passing fancy die, it's gotta be around $5.


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Posted: 4/14/2013 12:07:55 PM
I found one I liked, but it is $16-$17 dollars. A heart, so it is not that versatile.




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Posted: 4/14/2013 12:16:53 PM
Hearts are not versatile?

Three hearts and a stem make a clover!
Five or six make a flower!
Cut or fold in half and layer for a great wavy or bumpy border!
Use it upside down and it can be a face shape foe creatures of all kinds!

Lots of versatility in my mind! Go buy your die!!

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Posted: 4/14/2013 12:20:45 PM

Hearts are not versatile?

Three hearts and a stem make a clover!
Five or six make a flower!
Cut or fold in half and layer for a great wavy or bumpy border!
Use it upside down and it can be a face shape foe creatures of all kinds!

Lots of versatility in my mind! Go buy your die!!


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Posted: 4/14/2013 1:10:21 PM

Hearts are not versatile?

Use it upside down and it can be a face shape...


Cut the 2nd heart in half for ears and you have a bunny!


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Posted: 4/14/2013 1:56:23 PM
It is a special heart, isn't it gorgeous!





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Posted: 4/14/2013 2:01:33 PM
The most I would every spend is $15.


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Posted: 4/14/2013 3:04:40 PM
It's a beautiful heart die. You could cut lots of them, cut the tops off and line them up to make a beautiful scallop edge and the bottom triangular pieces would make a beautiful banner.

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Posted: 4/14/2013 3:39:28 PM
that's the way to think, Miss Kathy!




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Posted: 4/14/2013 3:41:40 PM
I have probably spent as much as $15, but have been ticked at myself for spending that much. Ideally, I like to stay in around the $10 mark!


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Posted: 4/14/2013 3:55:43 PM
How do you find dies that cheap? Where I am in Canada, dies(like Spellbinders and Tim Holts) go for $20-30.
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Posted: 4/14/2013 4:12:46 PM
That heart is gorgeous. I would go as high as $25-30, but I haven't. I use my Cricut or Cameo for things like that. But intricate dies like that one are special. Treat your self.


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Posted: 4/14/2013 4:24:41 PM
The most I have ever spent was $24.95 for a 4x6 rounded corner die. Believe me I debated, but it was the last one the store had so that pushed me to buy it and also I had a $5 coupon (it was originally $29.95). I figure with PL I will get my money's worth making my own cards for it with my scraps instead of buying them.


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Posted: 4/14/2013 4:31:55 PM
I paid $36 for a sizzix bigz xl. Never again.



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Posted: 4/14/2013 4:54:32 PM
I like the nestabilities & I think they are about $20 a set.


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Posted: 4/14/2013 5:19:12 PM
It depends on the size and versatility.
If it was something I would use a lot then I might pay $20 -25


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Posted: 4/14/2013 6:22:35 PM
For a single die, not a set, I would have a hard time going over $10.



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Posted: 4/14/2013 7:48:00 PM
I've paid $30 for a single die in the past, probably wouldn't now.




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Posted: 4/14/2013 7:52:32 PM
OP-you could cut the heart die in half for butterfly wings!
As far as price I'd pay.....depends on size and versatility. I have a sizzix big shot Pro so I can cut 12" wide dies. I've paid $40, but for an album shape. Always on sale....never pay full price.


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Posted: 4/14/2013 11:39:32 PM
It would have to be really special or really cheap and VERY versatile. Probably $10 tops. With all the electronic cutters out there (aka cameo, etc) most die cut shapes are things I can either trace or re-create. Sizzix dies were my first love but the problem I always had was I either needed/wanted the shape bigger or smaller.

But go figure I am ok with spending $ on smaller punches as those I can quickly and easily use on my smaller paper scraps. It's too hard to die cut small things out of scraps.


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Posted: 4/15/2013 1:10:32 AM
It depends on what the die is, if it is a Dachshund, I'll spend a lot more! I've also spent more if it is a penguin. I guess about the most I spent in a long time for one die was for a commercial die that cuts out 10 business cards at a time. But it was so worth it!


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Posted: 4/15/2013 2:22:10 AM
I have no problem bringing out my wallet for those bigz XL Tim Holtz dies with alphabets. They are super expensive, but I compare that to the cost of buying big stacks with packs of thickers, then the die look like a bargain in comparison.

Other than those dies, I have not paid more than $20 for a die, and then I prefer versatile ones like tags, envelopes, etc.

And I would count hearts as versatile, but that particular heart edie3 is showing us is perhaps not the most versatile. But it IS truly gorgeous and it could be used on any project, so I think I would go for it anyway.



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Posted: 4/15/2013 6:22:17 AM
The only dies I ever really use are the wafer thin so I would pay at the most $8-ish.

I love the companies like Avery Elle that create free digital cuts to match the images. But I would pay up to $2 for a digi die.


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Posted: 4/15/2013 7:30:45 AM
- I've spent about $20* for an all-in-one 4x8 alphabet die. Given QK Disco is three alphas in one (i.e. the "inside" can be used alone & resembles a mini Diesel font; the "outside"/shadow can be used alone; & the alpha & shadow can be used together), IMHO it was a great deal!

- $20* is also the most I've spent on a set of nesting dies (e.g. QK Nesting circles, stars, labels, hexagon).

- I usually pay less than $10* for 12" border dies, except for two wider ones (QK houndstooth & diamonds) that were $20*/each.

- I rarely spend over $10* for any sized single image.

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