I know they are designed to be used with the tray but has anyone tried using them without it? This may seem like an odd question but I don't need to cut shape holes for cards and I really don't want to spend $20 on the tray if I don't have to. I'm fairly dexterious, so if it's possible, I could make it work. I just don't want to invest in the little dies and find out it doesn't.
I just bought a different die that cuts sawtooth circles and when I got it home and opened it up, I discovered that I need to spend another $20 for the magnetic contraption to make it work. It's useless without it. These $30-$40 combo dies are killing me!