Contents: 2 pads (1 pair)
Size: 8 3/4" x 6 1/8" x 1/8"
Cutting Pads Details: Cut thousands of steel rule and thin metal Sizzix dies in your Sizzix machine using this versatile set of polycarbonate plastic Sizzix Cutting Pads. These clear cutting pads make it easy to see that your paper and die remain properly aligned while loading in the machine and cutting. Pair these clear cutting pads with the Sizzix Standard Magnetic Platform to get perfect cuts every time from your chemically etched wafer thin metal dies from Sizzix and dozens of other brands. And weighing in at at only a quarter of a pound, these pads are lightweight to take on the road with your machine for a crop.
Plus, you can get double use from these Sizzix pads - when one side of these cutting pads is worn out, flip them over to get more cutting life from them in your BIGkick, Big Shot, or Vagabond machine. When both sides are worn out, then it’s time for replacement cutting pads.
This item is for use with the all models of the Sizzix Big Shot, all Vagabond machines and the Sizzix BIGkick. Each of the Sizzix Standard Cutting Pads are made of the highest quality polycarbonate plastic and each pad is approximately 8 3/4" x 6 1/8" x 1/8".
Here’s just a sampling of what our Scrapbook.com customer reviews say about Sizzix Cutting Pads:
“These are great to use with the Big Shot.” - suzyqz007
“These cutting pads are sturdy and last for many projects.” – codybear
“excellent cutting pads” - jotroup1
“good quality product” – daisyhill
“I've used other brands with my big shot but none work as well or as reliably as [these].” - Deejay5
Worried that clear cutting pads will be difficult to find on a messy desk? These standard pads are also available in mint, coral, blueberry, watermelon, cherry red, java, apple green, and lilac. There’s a color of cutting pad to go with every craft room decor!
Compatible Dies: Sizzix Bigz, Sizzix Originals, Sizzix Movers & Shapers (with Magnetic Base Tray), all brands of chemically etched wafer thin metal dies (with Sizzix Multipurpose Platform or Standard Magnetic Platform)
Instructions: To use these cutting pads with a steel rule die, place the die between the pads with paper face down over the part of the die design you would like to cut. If needed, use washi or masking tape to secure the paper in place to get perfect placement of your paper. Set the die and pad “sandwich” on the cutting path of the machine, and turn the crank to move it through.
To use these cutting pads with a thin metal die requires an accessory platform such as the Sizzix Magnetic Platform or the Sizzix Multipurpose Platform. To create your die cutting “sandwich”, begin by placing the platform on the bottom. On top of the platform, place the first cutting pad. Then place your paper right side up on top of the cutting pad. Place the thin metal die on top of the paper, with the cutting edge down (in contact with the paper). Finish the sandwich by placing the second cutting pad on top. Set the die and pad “sandwich” on the cutting path of the machine, and turn the crank to move it through.
For easy reference of how to assemble “sandwiches” with these cutting pads for other types of dies and Sizzix accessories, use the Sizzix Sandwich Booklet.
TIP: These polycarbonate plastic cutting pads often make loud creaking, cracking and snapping noises while being cranked through the die cutting machines that can sound alarming. Do not panic if your machine makes these noises while using these cutting pads! This is a normal part of machine operation and the cutting pads are designed to withstand these pressures.
How to extend the life of your cutting pads: Since these Sizzix cutting pads are double-sided, you can use both sides of them before replacing them. When they get worn on one side, just flip them over and use the fresh side!
If the pads show signs of warping, cut by setting your die into the depressed area of them. That will help ease pressure on the cutting pad. To help prevent your cutting pads from warping, make sure that you vary the location that you are cutting on your pads. Use the entire pad surface and spread your cutting around!
You can also see these instructions in action in the videos below or read reviews and ratings. Still have questions? Check the question and answer area below.
Sizzix cutting pads do the intended job. I like the new beveled edge that eases the pads under the rollers. On the other hand, these new pads seem to bend easier than the original pads. Is Sizzix using a different material? In any case, keep flipping the pads and moving dies around...the result will be less warping. I like the size of these pads better than the extended cutting pads..easier to move around.
everything about this transaction was perfect. The price was excellent, very fast shipping and product arrived in perfect condition. I have purchased from scrapbook.com before and I will continue to use them. I am in the process of making my Christmas cards and have almost worn the pads out already
The cutting pads for the Sizzix Big Shot are a necessary part of equipment to use the machine. The time between replacements really varies. It depends on how much die cutting I do. They usually last between 3 and 6 months, rarely they last a year. It is important to keep turning them, using both sides as they last a lot longer that way.
I do a lot of die-cutting so my cutting pads take a beating and wear out pretty quickly. Scrapbook.com offered a pair of cutting pads on sale with an additional promo discount. Great value. Promos are run often so I'll be watching when I need to reorder.
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