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Note: The Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System is an accessory tool to use with your die cutting machine. You must have a die cutting machine in order to use this system.
Here’s a super cool new and fabulous tool to add glamorous foil to your DIY projects by Spellbinders! What is the Glimmer Hot Foil System? This system makes it easy to add foil elements to your paper crafting projects with the help of your die cutting machine.
Once you get your hands on this foiling system you’re going to want to add foil to everything! The Glimmer Hot Foil System is an innovative system that is an accessory to use with your die cutting machine. A die cutting machine that uses sandwiches is required to use this foil system. Some of the most popular compatible die cutting machines are the Platinum 6, Big Shot, We R Evolution, Vagabond and more.
This lightweight system is compatible with the Glimmer Hot Foil Collection of plates and foils (sold separately). The plates are thicker than regular dies and they transfer foil to your paper crafts. The Glimmer Foil comes in a variety of colors and packs.
We know you’ll love adding elegant and foiled design to your cards, pages, invitations, banners, treat bags, place cards, party favors, thank you notes, save the date cards, engagement or baby announcements and anything else that you can think of that needs to look luxurious!
How to Use the Glimmer Hot Foil System:
Materials that work well with the Glitter Hot Foil System, when used with the proper shim, pad and plate – refer to instruction manual:
Glimmer Hot Foil FAQs:
Which die cutting machines are compatible with the Glimmer Hot Foil System?
The Spellbinders Platinum, Platinum 6, Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine, Sizzix Big Shot, Big Shot Plus, Big Shot Express, and Big Kick, Vagabond, We R Evolution, and RG Amaze.
Which machines are NOT compatible with the Glimmer Hot Foil System?
The Glimmer Hot Foil System is NOT compatible with the Cuttlebug, Side Kick, or any other machine that cannot cut Steel Rule Dies and does not have at least a 6" long platform.
Can the Glimmer Hot Foil System use the Go, Press and Foil Machine Dies?
Can you use any brand of heat transfer foil with the Glimmer Hot Foil System?
Unfortunately, no. Other popular foils like ThermoWeb and Minc are toner based and will not work in this system. This machine does not use a toner to adhere the foil.
Can you use any die with the Glimmer Hot Foil System?
Technically, you can use most metal wafer thin dies, however they may not create beautiful designs. Some do not make sense with this system as they were created to cut out shapes. If you do decide to try a new wafer thin die, keep this in mind and add an extra cardstock shim or two, as water thin dies are slightly thinner than the Glimmer plates.
You’re going to have hours of fun adding just the right amount of WOW to your projects! In no time, you’ll be creating foiled invitations or save the date cards for your wedding or event, banners for that important fundraiser, a handmade card creation for the special graduate or scrapbook pages for future generations to enjoy!
The system can be used with your own collection of dies; however, it’s only going to transfer the cut of the die producing a delicate design in comparison to the available coordinating plates. To view the heat activated Glimmer Foil Rolls and variety packs (click here) or the Glimmer Plates (click here).
This system is so much fun to work with. It is unique and different from a foil machine, as it allows you to work with so many types of materials. I created beautifully foiled Christmas cards, but my favorite way to use the Glimmer Hot Foil machine is to emboss napkins with foil sentiments. They look like they were purchased at a fancy store! I cannot wait to work with other materials-it also works with things like leather, wood grain paper, velvet paper...make sure you own a manual die cutting machine as this is an accessory to be used with one.
I saw the 2 videos available here before I went ahead and purchased this system because I, too, have a Vagabond plus I have Minc system. I love my Minc, but the foils only work on laser printed images. I bought this system because it is much simpler and it has lovely dies for my son's wedding. Everything works as promised and I had a great deal of fun trying each and every die. I did not use a heavy cardstock because of the warning and I can see why rolling it thru my Vagabond would be too tight and cause issues with the foil. I also trimmed the foil as closely as I could. Everything worked fine for me and my foils worked perfectly! And I was very pleased that Scrapbook.com was the only store that had this system and was selling it prior to the 10/1 release date! One caveat: Although the demonstrators casually mention that they don't know if it's hot enuff to burn you, IT IS HOT ENUFF TO BURN YOU! Use the tools and you'll be fine!
Like the glimmer machine, it doesn't work as well as the video show it. I have tried several cards that the foil sticks on which damage the complete top layer of the card. I will say that the larger dies work wonderfully. I would recommend but not for smaller dies.
I love using my Glimmer Hot Foil System. It is so easy to use and you get absolutely beautiful results. It is smaller than I thought which is good because it doesn't take up much counter space. I love that I foil from this machine then take it straight to my Sizzix machine. I was able to use other Dies with the Glimmer System (some work, some don't). You just have to play around with Dies to see which ones work. I bought the Glimmer System on sale and I'm really happy with it. It is worth buying.
First time ever trying out a machine like this and I have to say I absolutely love it! It's pretty, light weight, compact and easy to use. It has everything you need to play with it right away! Plus
you can use your thin dies to create beautiful details on your projects and the additional plates are budget friendly too! A note: The key to great transfers every time is running it through your Platinum 6 very slowly, this way it transfers evenly:)
Love this machine, I bought a TODO earlier this summer and wasn't impressed. this glimmer and the spellbinder stamps are wonderful, they work every time one pass with my cut'n'boss, I have already made some amazing cards...I love the non-skid plate, the stamps stay where you put . Can't say enough good things about this product....Scrapbook.com was so prompt in getting my order in the mail,I will order from them again for sure!! Have a great day!!
This Hot foil system is so easy to use and you get beautiful results every time. I love that you can foil a sentiment on your projects just by doing a few steps. You can even emboss using this system. Other systems only foil if it’s printed with a laser printer, which is kind of a hassle for me. But this system totally removes that step, the less steps I have to do the better. The size is perfect, I can just slide it into my Alex drawers and it’s out of the way.
Great little machine that adds a beautiful foil touch to my projects. I totally recommend it.
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I am obsessed with the Glimmer Hot Foil System! The look of foil on colored cardstock just never grows old. I cannot wait to hand make my Christmas cards this year with foil accents. It blows me away just how easy the system is. I need all the foil and hot foil plates!! Happy to report "hot" is really just rather warm, not burning temps!
This machine works great. The timer is a great plus . I’ve only used it a short , but my cards came out beautiful. You must cut the foil close to the die. The extra foil sometimes sticks to the cardstock. The machine does take up space but it is worth it. This machine is so much better than the other machine that needs the special black paper. I give this machine 5 stars.
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