Marianne Design Creatables Dies

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Re: Butterflies- Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby cazat81 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:23 am

I havn't yet bought any of these dies - don't have a CB so not sure how they will work in my BS? I have though bought a number of the Joy Crafts cutting and embossing dies. Sadly the butterflies are no where as detailed as the Marianne design ones :( So far I am quite pleased with them - like with the Marianne ones there is some 'faffing' involved - I have to use a 'pokey' tool to remove the die cut(s) :roll: as well as removing the 'waste' as it does not come away easily without using a 'pokey' tool.
I have had to work out for myself how they best worked in the bigshot - as they do not give you any sandwich info. as such for any of the machines :roll:
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Re: Butterflies- Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby sheilagh » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:59 am

I was surprised at how big the butterflies are. The one I have left is 9.5cm x 6.5cm so, to a certain extent, you are limited as to how you can use them.

What I mean is that they aren't delicate little things like some of the QK ones that you can dot over cards etc

P>S> I don't have one left - it's just been sold :)

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Re: Butterflies- Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby Kath » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:38 am

Oooh I was just thinking if it was one I didn't have i might buy it then I saw it was sold! :(

Never mind. I have 2 and I do like them. :lol:

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Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby Wight Witch » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:27 am

Please, does anyone know what

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Re: Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby Kath » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:26 am

I would email who-ever you bought the stencil from,Leslie, to find out which you need. However I am guessing they mean the tan mat which you use for the nestability embossing.

I bought one if the butterfly dies for my friend and she has a big shot. At Craftsulove they are sending a die home with one of the employees who has a Big Shot to find out for me. Very good service I think.

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Re: Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby sheilagh » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:31 am

I tried the tan mat and it was way too thick - wouldn't go through the cuttlebug.

Then I tried various bits of card and whilst they worked to some extent I didn't get the crisp detail that is shown on their illustrations .

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Re: Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby LizG » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:31 pm

Lesley ....instead of the A and C underneath have you tried the A and B - then it might work with the embossing mat

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Re: Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby Wight Witch » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:58 pm

Thanks for the replies girls.
I will have ago at changing the plates around, will let you know how it goes.
TY :P

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Re: Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby Kath » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:27 am

If you have a Big Shot the instructions for the butterfly dies are.....


Here are the instructions on how to use the butterflies with Big Shot machine


multipurpose platform with all the flaps down

the first plate
die face up
paper
2nd plate

Hope that is of use to someone. My friend has a Big shot and she found it worked if rolled through a couple of times.

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Re: Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby cazat81 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:09 am

Thanks Kath :angel: Maybe when stores have the dies back in stock I maybe tempted to buy one
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Re: Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby Wils » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:12 pm

Can you let me know how you are getting on with these dies as I am considering ordering some tomorrow... (will-power - whats that????!!!!)

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Re: Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby Kath » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:44 pm

I have the butterfly ones and although they are a bit fiddly I love them.They cut fine in the cuttlebug .The fiddly bit is clearing the bits out of your die when you have removed the die cut. However, I don't mind this as the die is well worth it.

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Re: Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby SueF » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:59 pm

Kath wrote:The fiddly bit is clearing the bits out of your die when you have removed the die cut. However, I don't mind this as the die is well worth it.


Try using a rolled up piece of bluetac 8)

I've not had a proper play with mine yet - will remedy that soon :lol:

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Re: Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby Kath » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:10 pm

Good idea,Sue. I will try that the next time I use it. Thank you.

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Re: Marianne Design Creatables Dies

Postby DingleDel » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:41 pm

I am bumping this post as I have been drooling over some of the Marianne frames.....look so, so pretty.

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BUT, are they as fiddly as some of the other dies, would I be better off paying a bit more and getting a fancy set of Nesties and a new flower die????
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