Saturday, 12 March 2011

Cuttlebug Sandwich Recipes

I have a Cuttlebug, which is a little manual die cutting machine. I have several makes of die I can use in my Cuttlebug and I decided it was time to see what these dies could cut and to record the sandwich required for a clean cut. A sandwich in this case is the layering of plates, shims, dies and material to be cut, not one made from bread and butter!


I tested:
Paper
Bazzil cardstock
Felt
Cotton material
Shrink plastic
Grunge paper

I used combinations of different plates, A, B or C, a piece of thickish card, ordinary printer paper with a die and the material being tested. The paper might be in 1, 2, 3 or 4 thicknesses. The figure in brackets is the suggested number of runs through the Cuttlebug. The first plate down is first in the list.

Quickutz Die
Sandwiches for Quickutz die
Paper - A, C, die, paper, B
Bazzil - A, C, die, bazzil, B
Felt - A, C, die, felt, B
Cotton - A, C, card, die, cotton, 2 paper, B
Shrink plastic - A, C, die, plastic, B (4x)
Grunge paper - A, 2 paper, C, die, grunge, B (4x)

Cuttlebug Die
Sandwiches for Cuttlebug die
Paper - A, B, die, paper, B
Bazzil - A, B, die, bazzil, B
Felt - A, B, die, felt, B
Cotton - A, B, card, die, cotton, B paper on cotton may protect B
Shrink plastic - A, B, die, plastic, B
Grunge paper - A, B, die, grunge, B

Marianne Die
Sandwiches for Marianne die
Paper - A, C, die, paper, B
Bazzil - A, C, die, bazzil, B (2x)
Felt - A, C, die, felt, B Thin bits are fragile
Cotton - A, C, card, die, cotton, 4 paper, B (2/3x) May need a snip
Shrink plastic - A, C, die, plastic, 4 paper, B (4x) Tricky to get out, needed a snip
Grunge paper - A, C, die, grunge, B

Spellbinders Die
Sandwiches for Spellbinders die
Paper - A, C, die, paper, B
Bazzil - A, C, die, bazzil, B
Felt - A, C, die, felt, 2 paper, B
Cotton - A, C, card, die, cotton, 2 paper, B (2x)
Shrink plastic - A, C, die, plastic, B
Grunge paper - A, C, die, grunge, B (2/3x)

BIGZ Die
Sandwiches for BIGZ die
Paper - B, die, paper, B
Bazzil - B, die, bazzil, B
Felt - B, die, felt, B
Cotton - B, die, cotton, B (2x) May need 2 paper on cotton
Shrink plastic - B, die, plastic, B
Grunge paper - B, die, grunge, B

These were the setting that worked for my particular Cuttlebug, be aware that other Cuttlebugs may be different and require slight alterations to the sandwich. I don't know about sandwich but it is definitely time for cake.

5 comments:

Nat said...

Oooh I didn't realise that even little Quickutz dies would work with felt - thanks Mandy, a very useful post xx

Giselle said...

After all that experimenting & writing down the instructions, you deserved your cake!

That's going to be so useful to so many people & save them lots of time :)

Rooty said...

You're a marvel Mandy - this is exactly what I need, and I never knew the QK could cut cotton or shrink plastic!

Big blown kiss to you!

Stephanie Medley-Rath said...

I don't do much die-cutting, but what an informative post! Thanks. I found you through BFS.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Very informative 😄