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whateveriwant
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So I have seen a ton of threads about Spellbinder dies and I'm wondering. How many sets of them do YOU have? And I do mean SETS, not individual dies.


How Many Spellbinders Sets?
None
1-10
11-20
21-30
31-40
41-50
51+
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Seaexplore
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In response to whateveriwant

I have 4 or 5 I think. Since I got my cricut I haven't bought any because I can use SCAL and make whatever I want on that.


 
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None, yet. I'm still deciding where to start. I have it narrowed down to either the circles or the rectangles. Hopefully by October I'll have my first set.


 
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I don't own any. I keep looking at them, but then think that I could create the same things on my Cricut. Is there an advantage to having these sets over using a Cricut? I'm wondering what I'm missing out on.


 
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IMO, the Spellbinders are amazing because of their embossing capabilities, not just because of the die cuts themselves. Also, you have the ability to use the dies as a stencil to ink/chalk/spray mist over.
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I totally agree with Amy,,,I have a cricut and a gypsy, and I STILL love my spellbinders,,,,,,,the edge is just so FINISHED with that little embossed ridge,,,,

I have 6 sets or so now!

it's much harder to do this, for example, on my cricut,,,

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I have ovals: large, small and deckled, a hearts set and a set of tags on discount ordered by mistake! I also have QuicKutz nested circles and scallops and I can honestly say I use the dies way more than I use my Silhouette. They're just more convenient, and it's far easier to work out where on the paper they're going to cut.


 
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  • Hev on 07-05-11 04:05 AM
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I've got 20. 15 regular ones and 5 for the grand calibur. I'll post a couple of my faves!


Edited by Hev on 07-05-11 04:06 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I thought I definitely had less than 10 sets but I just counted in my head (I'm at work) and came up with 12 sets. I have the cricut too, but I much prefer nesties because they are more convenient for me (I find it a bit of a pain to Flip through all the little books for the right image when I know I have a nestie that will do the trick (and I can't do an efficient search on my gypsy yet). I also love the embossed edge, and frequently do the reverse stencil technique to ink that embossed edge (tutorial on a recent post on my blog). This might sound weird, but there's also just something I enjoy about the hands-on experience of cranking that baby through the machine, hearing it crack and pop, and having a cool crisp die cut come out the other side.


 
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I don't have any but I would love to own a few sets. I always look at them and bookmark the ones I think are the most versatile.


 
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  • stick on 07-05-11 11:10 AM
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You didn't include "not enough" as an option


 
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In response to stick

Only have two sets but would love to own more.


 
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I have the Expression/Gypsy but I prefer my Spellbinders for my cards. Love the embossed edge and I like being able to cut out my stamped/colored shapes with the die. I also find them cheaper to buy in sets of 4. Just bought the circles and scalloped circles for $40. That's 4 sets at 10 bucks each


 
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I just got my Big Shot in May with 2 sets. I got 4 more sets in June.


 
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Not enough LOL! I've got the sets I've tagged below but have my eye on some ovals next, and the small labels one. I am in love with my parisian accents set - I don' have any border punches so I use the strip die a lot.


 
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I had just bought 5 sets before our summer business started up again.....Have not even taken them out of the package.....


I would love some help. I tried one in my cuttlebug with the instructions they had and I could not get it to work. Can someone give a tutoral or a link to something that would explain it. I could not figure it out and I don't want to waste good paper.

I just loved the look of the cuts when I saw someones LO that had used them.....So gorgeous.


 
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My sister (who makes cards) gave me her Wizard 2 years ago. I was only doing scrapbooking back then, owned a Cricut, and NEVER used it. I just started making cards a couple of months ago and now I use it ALL the time! Love the extra touch of embossing!


 
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I have 2 sets. they are really pretty. I just dont use them alot. Maybe now that im starting to get into making cards.


 
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If you like Spellbinders..... you need to check out their blog. They started their blog frenzy where the design team helps show off all the new releases and you can win ALL the new die templates! Woooo! Hooo!!!!!!

Shanna


 
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oooooops!!!!! Forgot to link ya up! Sorry!

http://spellbinderspapera rts.com/blog/spellbinders-get -...


 
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  • ShannaVineyard Said:
oooooops!!!!! Forgot to link ya up! Sorry!

http://spellbinderspapera rts.com/blog/spellbinders-get -...


Thanks SO much for the info!! Just entered!


 
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You guys are great enablers


 
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I have way to many but they are so handy in making cards. the worst is I finally broke down and have 3 sets of the grands. EKKS.


 
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  • PhotobearSam Said:
I would love some help. I tried one in my cuttlebug with the instructions they had and I could not get it to work. Can someone give a tutoral or a link to something that would explain it. I could not figure it out and I don't want to waste good paper.


What went wrong? Didn't it cut through completely?

According to the instructions, the "sandwich" should be:
A plate
C plate
Spellbinders die with cutting side up
paper/card-stock
B plate

That works for me. If it doesn't cut right through, then run it through again with a shim of one or two pieces of card-stock. Oh and I practise on paper which is cheap/ugly/scrap rather than the good stuff. Hope that helps a little?


 
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  • RedSquirrel Said:
  • PhotobearSam Said:
I would love some help. I tried one in my cuttlebug with the instructions they had and I could not get it to work. Can someone give a tutoral or a link to something that would explain it. I could not figure it out and I don't want to waste good paper.


What went wrong? Didn't it cut through completely?

According to the instructions, the "sandwich" should be:
A plate
C plate
Spellbinders die with cutting side up
paper/card-stock
B plate

That works for me. If it doesn't cut right through, then run it through again with a shim of one or two pieces of card-stock. Oh and I practise on paper which is cheap/ugly/scrap rather than the good stuff. Hope that helps a little?


It did cut through but not cleanly....and I could not get it to emboss....I will try again.


 
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  • PhotobearSam Said:
  • RedSquirrel Said:
  • PhotobearSam Said:
I would love some help. I tried one in my cuttlebug with the instructions they had and I could not get it to work. Can someone give a tutoral or a link to something that would explain it. I could not figure it out and I don't want to waste good paper.


What went wrong? Didn't it cut through completely?

According to the instructions, the "sandwich" should be:
A plate
C plate
Spellbinders die with cutting side up
paper/card-stock
B plate

That works for me. If it doesn't cut right through, then run it through again with a shim of one or two pieces of card-stock. Oh and I practise on paper which is cheap/ugly/scrap rather than the good stuff. Hope that helps a little?


It did cut through but not cleanly....and I could not get it to emboss....I will try again.



Which die are you using? Also, to emboss well, you need the tan mat (or an equivalent).
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  • mercytiara Said:
This might sound weird, but there's also just something I enjoy about the hands-on experience of cranking that baby through the machine, hearing it crack and pop, and having a cool crisp die cut come out the other side.




This made me sigh out loud.

I don't have ANY yet, but will hopefully have some SOON. I just don't know where to start - I want them all!


 
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So...is anyone else wondering if someone really DOES have more than 51 sets, or if they just clicked the circle for fun? LOL!


 
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Dunno, maybe thought the Spellbinders Design team would have a ton. Maybe someone on the Design team has more than 50 and is here at sb.com? That is a lot though!!!!!!!!


 
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I'm jealous of them, whatever the reason


 
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  • whateveriwant Said:
So...is anyone else wondering if someone really DOES have more than 51 sets, or if they just clicked the circle for fun? LOL!



That was me, I have been buying them for over 4 yrs so it does add up. DH usually gets me a few for Christmas, birthday, anniversary, etc (he totally spoils me) and I have gotten some on sale etc. I have a lot of the old retired ones too. They are my favorite and I love these dies and the only ones I get since I have a silhouette and don't need carts. I love stenciling with them as well. My storage binder only has room for one more set and I am not sure what to do after that but so far I am not in love with the new releases but there is one from the last release that I have to have lol.


 
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  • Here Kitty Said:
  • PhotobearSam Said:
  • RedSquirrel Said:
  • PhotobearSam Said:
I would love some help. I tried one in my cuttlebug with the instructions they had and I could not get it to work. Can someone give a tutoral or a link to something that would explain it. I could not figure it out and I don't want to waste good paper.


What went wrong? Didn't it cut through completely?

According to the instructions, the "sandwich" should be:
A plate
C plate
Spellbinders die with cutting side up
paper/card-stock
B plate

That works for me. If it doesn't cut right through, then run it through again with a shim of one or two pieces of card-stock. Oh and I practise on paper which is cheap/ugly/scrap rather than the good stuff. Hope that helps a little?


It did cut through but not cleanly....and I could not get it to emboss....I will try again.



Which die are you using? Also, to emboss well, you need the tan mat (or an equivalent).




Yup, I have the mat and they were the Nestabilities (Large Squares is the one I tried)

As soon as my business closes in October (we have a summer business so no scrapping) I will try again.


 
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I have about 60 sets right now...but I only bought 4 of them.


 
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