Username Post: Get rid of dies?        (Topic#1585453)
kiyawinn
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I got the Cameo for Christmas and I also have a BigShot. I used to use the BigShot a lot for diecutting. Now, I mostly use it for embossing and only once in awhile will I cut a Spellbinders or something....

Our LSS is having a "yard sale" in March and I'll be selling a bunch of things.....I'm wondering if I should sell some of my dies, maybe keep a few favourites?
I can cut just about anything I want from my Cameo...I'm thinking that I don't need most of my dies anymore....I could save space!
I have a bunch of Sizzix/TH dies, some Spellbinders, some Lifestyle Crafts/QuicKutz.
I might just keep a few nesties and sell most of them....what do you think?

Alison


 
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  • stick on 02-24-13 09:40 PM
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There are many papers that don't do well with an electronic cutter - fibrous art papers, coated papers that don't adhere well to the mat, tissue thin papers that just get destroyed. I love having BOTH an electronic cutter (a Gazelle) and a Big Shot. This said - I'm also a fan of not over-burdening oneself. I would take a critical look and think if you would be HAPPY getting rid of certain dies. You haven't had the Cameo for very long so you're still in the honeymoon stage with it. Don't do anything rash, but also don't keep a lot of dies just because they're there.


 
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True...hadn't considered the paper thing...

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I kept mine and still enjoy using it. I have the Cameo and the Cricut E, sometimes I just love manually using my Bigshot with the different texture I can cut in it. I can't do this in my electronic machines. Just keep this in mine, once you sell them they are hard to locate and get back, if you change your mind. Good luck with your decision.


 
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What Stick said, and she said so much better than I could! I'd wait.


 
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I would look at it over six months, if you aren't using them, I would weed through them and get rid of any that you are not using.


 
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  • binkiemonstermom Said:
I would look at it over six months, if you aren't using them, I would weed through them and get rid of any that you are not using.



Agree - wait a few months.


 
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  • KimKV on 02-25-13 05:38 AM
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I've been trying to decide the same thing. But not just with dies, I have so much junk that I didn't even know I had.

I have the Cameo and seems no matter how hard I look for something in my other dies,I just go back to the cameo. None of the dies I have seem to do anything for me anymore. Unfortunately, there are no more scrapbook stores around here that would have those yard sales any longer.

Good luck decided. But yes, take your time deciding!!


 
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Same here, the only store around here that did yard sales closed at the end of January.


 
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I put all of the dies I wasn't using in a big plastic storage box with the date marked on it. I was going through things the other day and realized I haven't used them in over 3 years!!! Yeah, I'm selling them.

I'd do the same thing - put them in a box. Date it. See if you go back to it at any point in the next six months - year or so. If not, sell them then. If your LSS is anything like mine, they'll have another yard sale.


 
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I'm a hoarder and never get rid of anything, for several reasons-
I've paid way too much for said items and would never get near what I paid.
I have the "but what If I need it someday" thing going on in my head.
Grand kids may want to use it.
And than also like mentioned above, different pps that I may want to use that the Cameo and Cricuts don't do well with.
Just last week DGD3 had a school project and I pulled out my little "bitty body" dies to create people for her family tree. Worked out perfectly but before that I couldn't even tell ya the last time I used that die. And because it was manual it was something she could help in doing ( as it was her project).
My room is busting at the seams but I still manage to find a spot for it all.


 
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Totally agree with stick.

I am over the Quickutz dies; they're just not that great. But it's worth having a Big Shot to use the Tim Holtz Sizzix dies... I love them.


 
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The funny thing with me getting rid of stuff is that sometimes, the LESS I paid for something, the harder time I have getting rid of it.

(Well, not so much "the less I paid" but "the more awesome of a deal I got".)


Edited by aquabunny on 02-25-13 10:31 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • Vae on 02-25-13 10:23 AM
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Yeah totally! Because if you got a friggin awesome deal then it's almost like it's worth twice as much as the "normal" price


 
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Yes, exactly! Because I know I'll never find that good of a deal on it again, and that I might not even find the item again at all (I have an... unfortunate habit of not discovering things I love until they're discontinued).


 
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WHAAAAAAAAAAA???????????


GET RID OF SPELLBINDERS DIES??????????

HEAVEN FORBID!!!!!!!!

My brain can't wrap around the concept, Cameo or no Cameo!


 
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Holly you're so funny!!!

But here I am thinking the same thing about the Sizzix and TH Dies!!

I'd hold onto them if I were you, Alison!! I don't have an electronic cutter, but I love the steel rule dies for cutting lots of fun stuff like magnet and foam and sponge and veneer and felt and craft metal and cardboard and chipboard and and and ... !!!!

Then again, I do subscribe to the "one day I may need it" school of thought, so, read my opinion with that in mind


 
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I still like the dies to use with my cuttlebug for quickie things, but that's mostly because of the way I'm set up right now. I also like being able to make the embossed edging with the dies. I keep on buying dies, even though I love my cameo. Every time I buy one I think, "But I have a Cameo...I don't need a die", but they still find their way into my shopping cart ~Judy


 
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I think I'm going to purchase a Portrait (little Cameo),,,,,,and I STILL can't imagine getting rid of my dies,,,,

just,,,,MORE GORGEOUS CUTS FOR MEEEEE!


 
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Thanks for all the input!
I think I will go through my dies and weed out a few....
I'm not going to get rid of all of them but there are some I'm pretty sure I'll never use again...
I have a lot of dies (especially a lot of QuicKutz, which are not good at cutting anything but paper anyway, although I DID love them when I only had my BigSHot)
I'm probably going to get rid of a lot of other stuff too! I have a ton of flowers, chipboard shapes, and stickers, alphabets etc. that I don't think I will use.....

Alison


 
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  • stick on 02-25-13 06:25 PM
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Ah, a good spring cleaning! I need to do a little of that. If you happen to be getting rid of a Quickutz Feathers 4x4 I'd love to take it off your hands as it seems to be out of stock everywhere, but shipping from Canada to Cali is probably not worth it, lol. I love the idea of putting stuff in a box for a few months and see if you miss it.


 
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  • CommaHolly Said:
I think I'm going to purchase a Portrait (little Cameo),,,,,,and I STILL can't imagine getting rid of my dies,,,,

just,,,,MORE GORGEOUS CUTS FOR MEEEEE!



I saw your post on the other forum. It does not work with that software, BUT Silhouette Studio is easy to use too...just saying You will be in love with the first cut...I am happy for you!


 
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I am a QK hoarder. If you have alphas, drop me a line.


 
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  • HisGEM Said:
  • CommaHolly Said:
I think I'm going to purchase a Portrait (little Cameo),,,,,,and I STILL can't imagine getting rid of my dies,,,,

just,,,,MORE GORGEOUS CUTS FOR MEEEEE!



I saw your post on the other forum. It does not work with that software, BUT Silhouette Studio is easy to use too...just saying You will be in love with the first cut...I am happy for you!




so I heard It does work with SCAL3 though,,,,and their own software,,,,,so I have options, thank goodness

Now, to just get that birthday money so I can buy it


 
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Oh yes sell them all, then notify me and let me take them off your hands.
I still love my QK's most I have never used but I have a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that my collection is awesome. Then that is just me. Most of us have some strange addiction with scrappy stuff dies are mine.
I know that doesn't help you at all but as many has pointed out you may want to hold on for a short while.


 
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Jane and I will surely help you get rid of them right Jane?


 
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I refuse to answer on the grounds that it may incriminate me. And face just how much I have spent.


 
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My motto you can never have too many QK's.


 
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  • creater1 Said:
Jane and I will surely help you get rid of them right Jane?




LOL!
Ok, I haven't gone through them all yet but I do have quite a few....a lot of the earlier small ones because I used to have the QuicKutz lever type thing to cut dies (2x2?)....I thought it was so cool back then!
Jane, I do have one alpha collection....Limited Edition Snow Day....
And I have the fold up, black storage thing and all the pockets to keep them in....

Alison


 
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  • stick on 02-25-13 07:32 PM
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Y'know, the 2x2s work just fine in a Big Shot, if you should feel attached to them in any way


 
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  • stick Said:
Y'know, the 2x2s work just fine in a Big Shot, if you should feel attached to them in any way




Don't tempt me into keeping them all!
I know they do, actually....I've been using some of them but a lot of them haven't been used in a LONG time.....

Alison


 
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  • CommaHolly Said:
  • HisGEM Said:
  • CommaHolly Said:
I think I'm going to purchase a Portrait (little Cameo),,,,,,and I STILL can't imagine getting rid of my dies,,,,

just,,,,MORE GORGEOUS CUTS FOR MEEEEE!



I saw your post on the other forum. It does not work with that software, BUT Silhouette Studio is easy to use too...just saying You will be in love with the first cut...I am happy for you!




so I heard It does work with SCAL3 though,,,,and their own software,,,,,so I have options, thank goodness

Now, to just get that birthday money so I can buy it




LOL I know your birthday is right around around the corner SCAL3 is a good program too...have you downloaded sil studio to check it out and get a feel for it...and visit the store?? Great files...


 
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  • HisGEM Said:
  • CommaHolly Said:
  • HisGEM Said:
  • CommaHolly Said:
I think I'm going to purchase a Portrait (little Cameo),,,,,,and I STILL can't imagine getting rid of my dies,,,,

just,,,,MORE GORGEOUS CUTS FOR MEEEEE!



I saw your post on the other forum. It does not work with that software, BUT Silhouette Studio is easy to use too...just saying You will be in love with the first cut...I am happy for you!




so I heard It does work with SCAL3 though,,,,and their own software,,,,,so I have options, thank goodness

Now, to just get that birthday money so I can buy it




LOL I know your birthday is right around around the corner SCAL3 is a good program too...have you downloaded sil studio to check it out and get a feel for it...and visit the store?? Great files...



GASP! I DIDN'T KNOW I COULD DOWNLOAD SILHOUETTE STUDIO!!!!!!!!!!!! RUNNINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG OFF TO DO THAT!!!!!!!! waving my thanks as I go!

I have drooled over quite a few files in the silhouette store though


 
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If Jane is not interested in you alpha set or 2 x 2 please let me know.


 
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  • kiyawinn Said:
I got the Cameo for Christmas and I also have a BigShot. I used to use the BigShot a lot for diecutting. Now, I mostly use it for embossing and only once in awhile will I cut a Spellbinders or something....

Our LSS is having a "yard sale" in March and I'll be selling a bunch of things.....I'm wondering if I should sell some of my dies, maybe keep a few favourites?
I can cut just about anything I want from my Cameo...I'm thinking that I don't need most of my dies anymore....I could save space!
I have a bunch of Sizzix/TH dies, some Spellbinders, some Lifestyle Crafts/QuicKutz.
I might just keep a few nesties and sell most of them....what do you think?

Alison



Does the cameo emboss?

i am looking for somethig differnt than my cricut that gives me prettier matting. So i was looking into nesties and a grand calibur. Keep the nesties...i adore those


 
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are you feeling some chest pain?? don't worry... its just lil old me tugging at the heart strings.... lol.

i'm just a lil old sydney gal who's scrapbook shop is a long long long way away... and i have this big beautiful big shot sitting there with a measley 6 embossing folders and NO dies (except two keyhole things i can't even use without the base plate thingymebob)..... is this working yet?? i am in such desperate need of dies.... i'd be ever so grateful and and and oh hell... i'd love ya long time !!!! hahahahaha.... these other ladies even said they have "collections" and here i sit in lonely old sydney with NO dies at all sigh sniffle sob... lol


 
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are you feeling some chest pain?? don't worry... its just lil old me tugging at the heart strings.... lol.

i'm just a lil old sydney gal who's scrapbook shop is a long long long way away... and i have this big beautiful big shot sitting there with a measley 6 embossing folders and NO dies (except two keyhole things i can't even use without the base plate thingymebob)..... is this working yet?? i am in such desperate need of dies.... i'd be ever so grateful and and and oh hell... i'd love ya long time !!!! hahahahaha.... these other ladies even said they have "collections" and here i sit in lonely old sydney with NO dies at all sigh sniffle sob... lol


 
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hahaha see i even double posted to be sure i tugged those heart strings good and proper hehehehehe.


 
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Been to Sydney twice and I love it!

Before getting rid of anything I would get each one out and make a supply of diecuts with them. Then if you need any of the things again you will have the images already cut. I would probably do a big full envelope of everyone of them you are thinking of getting rid of in an assortment of colors and tons of black of each!

Then if you need an die down the road and don't have it, you still have the images you made.


 
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I don't have any alphas for the Quickutz but I do have 2 sets of alphas for the Cuttlebug if anyone is interested? Can't remember now which ones they are, will have to wait until I get home to find the names. We could probably do some sort of swap, since we're not supposed to sell things on this site


 
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This post has been good and bad---I've been debating whether or not to get a Big Shot so I can do some embossing (have a Cameo I love and use often), but I couldn't really justify it since I still have my QK Revolution. So today I did some moving and rearranging so I can get my Revolution out of the case (that is usually buried under other stuff) so I can see if I use it more. The bad is the fact that I realized how many dies I have for it that I'll likely never use again...but am too lazy some days to feel like organizing and listing them so it would be easy to send out to anyone interested!


 
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