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.
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!
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.
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!