i read the reviews before ordering and was a bit hesitant. I an SO glad I got them. I run them back and forth a few times on my big shot and they are gorgeous! I also tried the wax paper trick and it makes it even easier to come out of the die. Great product!
I LOVE these words by Tim Holtz. They are done in a beautiful script, not too formal yet not too casual/comic strippy. I also really like the size. They are more on the large size which is fine with me as I don't use a lot of elements on a card... mine is a more simple style.
These die cuts are so lovely. Just the right size for card making. They're especially pretty when you cut the out of metallic paper. I'm so glad I got them.
My suggestion for Tim is that the dies should come on a metallic sheet with a the words on them. It's hard to figure out what the words are before you die cut them. They are shipped loose in a plastic envelop and that's just not how I want them stored.
I was really excited to receive these dies and have already tried the 'believe' die. Using cardstock I put it through my Big Shot, using my Magnetic Platform and appropriate cutting plates and it did not completely cut the first time through. So I put it through the machine again. After I took it out of the machine, while the die released from the cardstock, the word 'believe' would not completely release from the cardstock without fussy cutting on my part. While I could remove the inside of the loop from the letter 'l', I could not remove the center from the loops of any of the letter 'e's. It looks like the centers were only embossed, not really cut. Maybe a third time through the machine would help? I so want these to work and would appreciate any recommendations from others!
Love the selection of holiday words! When I'm working on cards, I don't want to fumble with individual letters when I'm mass producing. These are the perfect size, and the typography is perfect for my style. So happy I decided to order these!