I was really excited to receive these dies and have already tried the 'believe' die. Using cardstock I put it through my Big Shot, using my Magnetic Platform and appropriate cutting plates and it did not completely cut the first time through. So I put it through the machine again. After I took it out of the machine, while the die released from the cardstock, the word 'believe' would not completely release from the cardstock without fussy cutting on my part. While I could remove the inside of the loop from the letter 'l', I could not remove the center from the loops of any of the letter 'e's. It looks like the centers were only embossed, not really cut. Maybe a third time through the machine would help? I so want these to work and would appreciate any recommendations from others!