I love this die! I use it in my Cuttlebug. Since the die is BIG, in the Cuttlebug you would use die, cardstock and 2 'B' plates. The Sizzix Bigz Die takes the place of the 'A' plate. There are good instructions that come with the die on how to make the flower after it is cut. I also misted it with a 'little' water and then turned down the tops of the pedals. This made the flower look more realistic.
Marjorie from TX
I've been looking EVERYWHERE for the Sizzix Bigz 3-D Flower die and was FINALLY able to get my hands on one thanks to scrapbook.com. <3 <3 It was out of stock for the longest time! Anyway, love this die!! I use the die to make custom handmade roses out of canvas, felt, organza, tulle, mulberry paper, grungeboard, and card stock.
I was kicking myself in the rear for not getting this die sooner. When I decided I had to have it I couldn't find it. I was excited to get the notice that scrapbook.com had it in stock. I ordered it right away! It arrived quickly and I'm now a happy scrapper!
I absolutely love this die.....it's so easy to make this beautiful flowers to add to either greeting cards or scrapbook pages. I have already recommended this product to several of my stamping/scrapbooking friends.
Glad Sizzix came out with something special like these paper roses. How awesome. Cricut is my favorite but they don't have these roses, which keeps me from giving away my BigKick machines,
Kudos to Sizzix
I like this die, but I will admit that I haven't yet gotten the hang of rolling these flowers to make them look like the picture. It looks easy enough, but is a little challenging. Great concept however.
I was so hyped about getting this die, those flowers look great, and it would be wonderful to have one die that can cut the paper and all you have to do is roll it up, right? Well, its a bit more complicated than that. The die cuts a spiral scalloped shape that you then roll up. That's where the challenge was, it was really hard to keep the die cut in place, the paper kept bunching and rolling up, I couldn't get the glue right to keep the rolled up layers together and and it took me longer to make these flowers than to make other beautiful handmade flowers I have made in the past!
I guess with some practice I'll get it right, but I'm of the mind that one gets these tools to make our art easier...
Used in this layout: Leave a Trail
This is a beautiful flower. However, it is good to know that you will need a stick to twist this flower into the shape it needs to be. I wish I would have know that when I ordered it.
This die is outstanding. I used it yesterday with such wonderful results. I needed to decorate a bride's poster and we all had such a good time doing it. The more times I rolled the strip, the better the results. Practice does make wonderful flowers.
So much better than buying the pre-cut ones. Before rolling, use a stylus and bend back the curves to make it look more like a rose or shade with ink to give dept. Very pretty and real looking.