These flowers are truly unique and fun. If your'e new to die cutting, just make sure that you have the extender spacer platform which you will need to make these flowers. The extender does NOT come with the Big Shot if purchased by itself. This is a long and narrow die and the extender platform is 2 7/8" x 13". I wish this info were put in parentheses in the product title and I could of purchased this with my order. It is however listed in the description. Being a novice I didnt get that point.
Die cuts perfectly. I put scotch tape on back side of rosette to keep it from tearing as I make the folds. After trial & error I settled on hot glue to bond fast enough to keep rosette in place under the pretty round. I've been making little pumpkins using 2 small rosettes & 4 large rosettes. 2 of the large rosettes I cut down 1/8" on the flat side before folding. It helps get the rounded side of the pumpkin as they are stacked to form the pumpkin. Have fun whatever you make with these rosettes.
Being a newbie to die cutting, I guess I didn't read the fine print about extra purchases needed for this die. But I took it to my scrapping mentor who has every piece and pad and cutting machine on the market and the 2 of us couldn't produce a good product. Instead of score marks the die cut through the fold marks on the strips, and we ended up with confetti. Not sure whether it's the die or not, but definitely not for the beginner with limited resources.
I was very surprised at the speediness of my delivery. I have used the product several times and am amazed at the ease in which it produces the strips. The rosettes are so lovely when finished and make any project look special and unique. Love it!!!
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