Movers & Shapers Dies

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  1. lovetostampandscrap

    lovetostampandscrap SU! Demonstrator

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    I need some advice. I've been thinking about the Movers & Shapers die, but have been hesitant to purchase it due to the cost, plus additional cost for all of the movable pieces. Here's my question :confused: - do you have to use the Movers & Shapers die with the movable piece you want to die cut, or can you simply use the movable piece by itself? All I really want it for is to mat my punches - I'm really not interested in punching a window in a card front. I'd appreciate your thoughts.
     
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    yapha Hop-Meister

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    I usually just use the piece by itself. Someone posted the sandwich for that. I have to find it for you. It's not officially recommend, but it works fine.
     
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    Here's the video I used for the info on using them without the big piece:

    [video=youtube;mw4xbMHGpr4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw4xbMHGpr4"[/video]
     
  4. MaryR

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    I use the pieces alone more often than with the window. I didn't watch the video that yapha posted, but here's the sandwich I use:

    Texturz Impressions pad (is that the name of the hard black one?)
    Cutting plate
    Die
    cardstock
    Cutting plate
     
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    yapha Hop-Meister

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    Yep, that's basically the sandwich. It just helped me to watch the video.
     
  6. lovetostampandscrap

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    Thanks so much - think I'll order the set in the catty with my next order and give 'em a try.
     
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    tanya27 SU! Demonstrator

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    I've been wondering if we could do that! I thought cutting the card base out was a bit silly :)
     
  8. escape2stamp

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    Good use for all of my retiring 12x12. Cut a bunch of card bases with windows. Might make a good door prize for my next event. Or put a few with each customer order until I use them up.
    ??
     
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    I know it does work but I must warn you that I did read some place on the SU or Sizzex web site that this was not recommended. I think it causes too much pressure in the small individual piece.
     
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    I had heard this, too.


    The M&S dies also make some cute Z-fold cards. I'd have to really scan the gallery to find one. Let me see if there are any there.

    Here we go:

    http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=12541&title=sab-blog-hopm-s-card&cat=963
    http://www.stampinaddicts.com/galle...539&title=sab-blog-hopm-s-card-inside&cat=963
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  11. lovetostampandscrap

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    Ok, I'm sold - I think I will get the whole thing. After watching the video Yapha provided a link to, it looked like it was hard to get just the die through - it worked better with the entire piece with the die placed where you wanted it. Thanks for everyone's help!
     

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