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Old 13-04-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Question Memory Box Dies / Grand Calibur

I'm assuming these dies work ok with the Grand Calibur but wanted a sanity check before I press the "order" button

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Never used one but I think they do....just have to get the right combination of mats..
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Yes they work - same sandwich as Nestabilities

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Old 15-04-2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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Thumbs up thank you..

... ladies! Feel the urge to go browse and order some....
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Old 15-04-2012, 05:40 PM   #5
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I bought the poppy one yesterday. Haven't tried it yet though.
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Old 16-04-2012, 08:35 AM   #6
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It's a case of altering the 'sandwhich' until you have the right pressure for the die and the card you're cutting - they are fabulous dies but often need an extra shim for the perfect cut
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It's a case of altering the 'sandwhich' until you have the right pressure for the die and the card you're cutting - they are fabulous dies but often need an extra shim for the perfect cut
I bought a Metal shim yesterday at Ally Pally and it works like magic with any die that needs a shim, so much better than pieces of card and faffing round with several passes through the machine!!
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Old 16-04-2012, 06:07 PM   #8
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That sounds interesting Hilda. It doesn't blunt the cutting edge of the die in any way does it?
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You don't put the cutting edge to the metal shim Rukhshana - the sandwich is - acrylic mat. metal shim, die with cutting side up, card, acrylic mat - or if you prefer, acrylic mat, card, die with cutting side down, metal shim, acrylic mat.

I could never understand why manufacturers' die cutting instructions were nearly always for the card to go over the die, but I find all my dies do cut better if I do it this way. I used to prefer putting my die onto the card, so I could position exactly to minimise waste, and that also seemed the logical way, but it woud seem there is good reason for doing it the other way round, so I am trying to get used to doing it this way now!!

I was going to buy some ejection foam, especially for my Marianne butterflies, but I tried them this morning with just one pass through the machine using the metal shim and they cut perfectly!!! I had given up using them, so I am really pleased to have found this solution!!

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Old 16-04-2012, 09:01 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info Hilda. I also have a Marianne butterfly die that is the only die that refuses to cut as it should even with ejection foam. It sounds like this metal shim could be the answer.
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