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« on: December 22, 2003 12:54:00 PM »

okay... so i have been looking for a die cut machine just for little cheesy shapes and what not... but does anyone know anything about these things??

i found this::

but is there something else out there that i should know about??
thank you for your help in advance.

just a quick update, i found one for less on ebay and just bought it... so when it arrives i'll play around with some stuff and post pictures of what i end up doing.

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2004 10:55:51 PM »

I'm curious about Sizzix too.  Have you had a lot of fun with making shapes?  I worked in a library for a few years in high school and the best part was to use the die cutter to design bulletin boards Smiley

What do you make with your diecuts?  I can't imagine wanting to use the same shape more than a couple times (unless letters maybe?) , but I guess for greeting cards or something like that it could come in really handy. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2004 09:56:42 AM »

I want my business stationary to be cute pink circles, I've found this at stationary stores (w/ matching envelopes- square) but I'm thinking I could go to the paper store, find the color I like, then have them die cut myself right?
My question is:
1) should I buy my own die cutter- would it look professional?
2) does anyone know of a company I can send my paper to and have them professionally cut?
3) does anyone know of a wholesale stationary/paper supply company, besides Kelly Paper?

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2004 05:15:04 PM »

i did receive the die cutter but i'm finding that the shapes are expensive and now that i just moved out of my parents house and have to pay rent i can't afford the shapes... but i did get a few and i stitched a star to the from of a purse... the purse came out crooked but the star i stitched look pretty good...

aunt beep::
the idea sound really cute and i'd love to see your cards when your done... and yes i think you should buy your own die cutter... i assume in the long run it would be cheaper... cause when having things made professionally you are paying for the labour and if you do things yourself then you just get the satisfaction of doing things yourself...
the only paper store i know of is kelly paper...

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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2004 06:04:54 PM »

Aunt Beep, not sure if this would help you but most places that do scrapbooking (Michaels' or your local scrapbooking store) let you use their die cutters for free or a nominal price.  That way you *might* be able to get your cards printed on regular paper, then die cut them yourself?  Die cutters are kind of expensive if that's all you're going to use it for.

You might want to just talk to a print shop, depending on the quantities you need.  They'd also be able to do high quality printing - you could probably get out cheap with one color (black) laser printing on pink paper.
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2004 02:51:42 PM »

i used my die cutter and here is something i made...

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2004 08:33:00 PM »

we have a local scrapbook store that for a buck an hour on fridays allows you to come use all of their tools and gadgets. Smiley

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