shim for Cuttlebug?
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Posted: 1/18/2014 11:20:32 PM
I am wondering what is the best material to use as a shim for the Cuttlebug? Also, what size do you make the shim?

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Posted: 1/18/2014 11:22:27 PM
I rarely have to make a shim for using in my Cuttlebug, but the size depends on the die I am using.

I try cardstock first. If that isn't thick enough, I double it. If it needs more, I try chipboard.


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Posted: 1/19/2014 9:40:31 AM
i also rarely need to use one, but I have the rubber mats and I also have a couple of the cardboard backings from the Cuttlebug embossing folders that I use. I keep them in the bag with my plates.



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Posted: 1/19/2014 10:08:05 AM
Every Cuttlebug is probably a little different. I think anywhere between a sheet of cardstock and a piece of chipboard. Start thin.


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Posted: 1/19/2014 4:53:40 PM
I agree that you should start thin. In my Big Shot, in the past, I've used pieces of a cardboard box. I had to tape together a couple of pieces of corrugated box, in a pinch. It worked fine. Cardstock was way too thin, and one layer of cardboard wasn't enough.


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Posted: 1/19/2014 4:58:16 PM
I use cardstock or really thin cardboard--the kind that's on the back of notepads.


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Posted: 1/19/2014 8:01:41 PM
I have saved the card that comes with the embossing folders. It's the perfect size and usually the perfect fit for the thin dies like Quickutz.
I just keep a couple in with my plates.


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Posted: 1/21/2014 8:53:14 PM
Thanks to everyone for their help!

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Posted: 1/22/2014 1:49:43 AM
I use a piece of cardstock folded four times for my shim. Hope that helps.


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Posted: 1/22/2014 9:43:49 AM
I have several pieces of thick card stock set aside. For embossing (e.g. the Spellbinder dies), I might use 3 pieces of card stock together. Mine just happen to be 6" x 6" and one is 4" x 6." For certain brands of dies (e.g. die-namics), I just use one medium thick sheet of card stock.
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