Because I learned about this product via the Internet, it was not exactly as I expected, but I love it and all of the possibilities these dies will produce!
I guess its because I'm still learning to use it but they just aren't coming out that well. Some of the templates like the small ones can cut and emboss but the large ones with very intricate designs are not fairing so well. I will keep trying. Maybe I should have started with something simpler.
I bought these and am asking Scrapbook.com to refund me, I bought new pads for my Big Shot and these dies still will not cut all the way through. I used shims , waxed paper , everything I could think of. I made multiple passes through the machine and still had to use my exacto knife. Very disappointing. The ones I got to cut were really beautiful, but it was just not worth all the effort.
I absolutely love spellbinders and have many of their dies, but these pretty and intricate dies were impossible to remove from the die without tearing or destroying them.
I heard about using wax paper and have not tried it yet and are keeping my fingers crossed that it is a solution. These dies are beautiful and want to use them.
I believe the ones I have are defective and I'll be asking sb.com or Spellbinder to replace them with a non-defective set. If they do, I will be back to back to update my rating.