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Sneezy1956
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Have any of you used Cherry Lynn dies? They are so awesome I had a chance to play with some at a friends and then ordered two for myself this morning and they are already shipped. Never had such fast shipping.


 
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Who is Cherry Lynn and why did she die?


 
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they are dies like spellbinders only different I just ordered the pine leaves and the dolly so pretty.


 
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I just seen them today Jane I have the french doily on my wishlist now. such pretty dies i do agree. they will work in the cuttlebug right?? same sandwich as spellbinders? atleast that was gonna be my guess.


 
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I have some of her's but they are soooo intricte I find them to hard to deal with I love her butterflys so much but omg - - they are so hard to pop out.

Did you see the new foam they sell? It is sopposed to help with issues like that, helping the die cut pop out better. Ive got some but Ive not added it to the die yet.

I love memory box dies (I think is the name) plus other wafer dies but Cherry has to be my least favorite at this point .. that could change after my lazy butt trys the foam


 
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I was taught you need a metal shim but other then that, yes you use them as a spellbinder die if your using the BigKick or Shot.


 
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what about wax paper?? I know with a few of my intricate spellbinders I need wax paper and it works fine.


 
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LOL Someone posted a thread called "Tim Holtz dies" and everyone was all "When? How?"

I haven't any Cheery Lynns but they're on my wish-list. I love how intricate they are.


 
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  • Rae_M on 11-10-12 06:58 AM
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I'm not sure if you are aware of this, but on the back of the dies are tiny holes, and if you use a die pick to poke through them, the paper will pop right out. I've never had a problem with the thin dies unless my sandwich wasn't thick enough and the paper just didn't cut around the image.


 
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I have two of them and the detail is phenomenal! They are pricey, but worth it to me!


 
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I watched a video on teh cherry lynn site and seen they recommended a metal shim. I want the doily die but I;m not sure i want to fork out money for a die plus another plate


 
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I have a butterfly one...and I'm with Sassie, they are difficult! I'm aware that you pop out the paper from the die but that's the problem....the paper/cs sticks to the die after you cut it and you can spend a half hour popping out little pieces of paper...
I don't tend to use it very often!

Alison


 
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maybe ill find a different doily die for my wishlist

anyone have an recommendations


 
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I was scrapping with Bonnie (sbartist) in Hawaii a few months ago and she had the new koi Cheery Lyn. It was awesome! I loved it. She has the little pick set (I bought one) and she did not use a metal plate. Do they make a metal plate to go with the big shot and where does it go? Stupid question but where does the waxed paper go?


 
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The wax paper goes between the die and the paper. I use it with my nesties all the time and it definitely makes it was easier to get the die cut out of the die as well as getting the scraps out. I learned this from Holly, of course.


 
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I know Holly has mentioned it but I didn't have a Big Shot then so I didn't understand what she meant. Now I need to try it!


 
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  • kiyawinn Said:
I have a butterfly one...and I'm with Sassie, they are difficult! I'm aware that you pop out the paper from the die but that's the problem....the paper/cs sticks to the die after you cut it and you can spend a half hour popping out little pieces of paper...
I don't tend to use it very often!

Alison


Glad someone understands my flustration They are very pretty cuts if you have the pacients in popping out everything -- I mean its not HARD but a little more time consuming -- and I always rip somewhere so Ive just set them aside LoL!

Now this foam came out - maybe that will help even more then the poker system? (crossing fingers) Ive got some investment in them but not to bad thankfully. I do use there flower dies, and such with no issues. Though Ive found I like other brands of flowers better ... I think they have a great company & really do have some cute ideas!


 
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PS - as far as Dolly's are, ive never seen another company compare to the beauty of a cherry lynn die. So good luck maybe the wax paper trick will work? I do use the metal shim (my lss sold it to me in a kit the poker took thing & the metal shim) bascially telling us those were vital ness. to have (they were right)


 
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I LOVE these dies! If you go out to YouTube, there is a video (search for Cheery Lynn Dies 1-9). It shows you how to use what's called the Cuttlehug ("hug", not "bug") metal cutting plate adapter with them. It eliminates a lot of the problem with those detailed dies. It's great! I use it every time I do a really detailed die cut.


 
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I've found the die/wax paper/cardstock combo to be very effective. Also, I use my Silhouette picker upper? instead of a poker. Works just fine - stick it, wiggle it, lift it, and the die comes right out...
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Okay - I'm off to find a cuttlehug. And where does it go in the sandwich?


 
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Okay all you enablers - I went to the website and ordered the large metal plate (coudln't find the smaller one) and about 6 Cheery Lynn diecuts including one beautiful doily.

I was going to order one that just took my breath away it was so beautiful - had it in my cart at $39.00 then read it was only for the Big Shot Pro or Grand Caliber. Guess I'm glad I got the Big Shot now instead becuase I can see spending a fortune on these dies if I had the bigger machine!


 
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My dies are supposed to be here tomorrow I can't wait and I just use it in my big shot like I do the spellbinders my big pad thing then my plates and they work fine. I will try the wax paper because when I was at my friends house it did take a long time to get the dolly out.


 
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I just ordered 3 too. The French doily, The pine leaves and the flower builder 2. Love the texture it looks like you can get on the petals. We will see how that works. I have a metal shim I got from PTI, and I use my BS the most, so I should be set.

Henri, How are you liking your Big Shot? Have you used it much?

Jane, have you watched my butterfly kisses12 on you tube? She just made an awesome page with the doily and pine branches.


 
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I've mostly used the star nesties on my Big Shot and I loved it. We saw a Herman's Hermits concert in the spring - stumbled across it at Epcot and I got lots of pictures. Not great, but still fun.

I wanted a page that looked like an old teen magazine page or cover from the 70's so I cut out about 8 or 9 of the pictures of him with one star and cut out different color larger stars for mats for the pictures. Then I put the stars and pictures everywhere and then used the 2 smallest star nesties and made more stars in every color and scattered them around. It's actually kind of cute and very much out of my comfort zone.

I've done a few other things with it and I love it! Just need to use it more. I do 95% travel layouts and I just don't get real creative on those but the ones around home I tend to crawl out of my normal style a lot more.

I got the French doily too and will use that one and put pictures of my granddaughter in the center and do pretty pages I hope. Real girly ones.

I got a large and a small cat die from Cheery Lynn and I am going to do layouts of my son's house inside. He has it fixed so "bachelor" - even a full size Coke machine in the living room!

He has two black cats so in each room I'll put a silhouette of his black cats from those dies. Could have used them when I did the Hemmingway house. Had to use black cats from my Halloween collection of stickers and they weren't quite what I wanted but they worked.


 
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the french doily is the one i have my eye on.


 
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No idea about this brand! I have to check it out!


 
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Cute idea, Henri. I have their screen door die and it also comes with a cat silhouette die. I've used it on several cards.


 
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These dies would be great for cards. I am buying a few for scrapbooks but I don't like to use the same dies over and over in my scrapbooks so I limit the number I buy.

SHe has some beautiful butterflies and I don't use butterflies enough to justify the cost of the die but would like a few. I noticed several on ebay sell the actual cardstock cutouts for a couple dollars and that would probably be a better way for me to go for some of the cuts rather than buying the die if I don't think I will use it a lot.

The ones I ordered yesterday I think I can see many uses for.


 
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Aaargh!
Once again, I decided to pull out the Cheery Lynn butterfly dies to make a birthday card for my sister.....
Once again, I feel like screaming because, beautiful as it is, it doesn't punch all the way out and I am sitting for 10 minutes punching tiny, tiny, tiny pieces of paper out with my paper piercer and some of them stick and rip.....
Now I remember why I didn't buy any more of these!

Alison


 
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The utube for Cheery Lynn dies says that with the metal plate under it you can just shake the tiny pieces out - I'm going to try it.

The Cheery Lynn dies are so pretty - I'm hoping it is as easy as it looks in the video because I got several of them and a couple of them are really intricate.





 
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I've had some PTI and MFT dies that are pretty intricate. I've luckily not had too much trouble getting them out. I got an email saying my ordered was shipped today, so hopefully it will be here by end of week.


 
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They are the ones who have that nice window frame die - I think it's called Madison - and also a window box. I see a lot of cards made with those.


 
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I used an extra sheet of paper for a shim and a piece of wax paper between the paper and the die and the french dollie came out perfectly for me.


 
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so Jane you didnt use the metal plate? just an piece of paper?


the window die is so cute.

trying to nail down my wishlist for dh in hopes he will suprise me with atleast 1 lol


 
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Got my dies today. I just ran the French Pastry through my Big Shot and it came out great. Nothing stuck in the die at all. I "thumped" on the doily to get lots of the little pieces out, then used a pick on the rest, but took no time. I just didn't want it to stick in the die and then get torn.

I did use my metal plate I already had from PTI and no wax paper. All tabs down and regular cutting mats. Worked great. I'm happy


 
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In thinking I need to add some of these to my Christmas list.


 
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I am sure the newer dies coming out are probably cut diffrent. There were a lot of "compants" of this happening so they of course are going to fix things up.

They are a great company! Great CS with good idea's in styles ect!


 
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If you like the Cheery Lynn dies, you will also love the ones by Tonic Studios and Crafters Companion. Both of these are made in the UK and are very intricate. I have a bunch of them and just ordered the "Reach for the Stars" die set.


 
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I ordered a whole bunch of Cheery Lynn dies off their website 2 years ago and therefore I now have an unlikely customer story to tell y'all.

They had a mix-up between the packages and my package got lost in the mail, so they sent me a new one (which can't have been cheap because I live in Israel).

Some time passes, but imagine my surprise when I get another package of dies, but this time from Austria. Apparently my original package had gone to Austria, and the lady who got it (another cheery lynn customer) was extremely kind and sent it to me after contacting the company and finding out whom the package was originally intended for.

So I called her up, and thanked her very much in German, which completely unnecessary because she knew Hebrew. I mean, what were the odds?!

Anyways, about the dies: I'm super happy with them. Yes, it's a bit fuzzy to clean out the little pieces from them, but I tend to use a needle for it and it doesn't take too much time. I just love their steampunk butterflies and the dragon.


 
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Excuse my ignorance but, as I don't use dies, I didn't know about the Cheery Lynn brand so, when I read the title of this topic I thought that some designer named Cheery Lynn had died!!!!
I must get more informed about brands of items I don't use, lol!
I needed to share this with you, it's so funny! (specially because nobody died indeed).


 
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