I really wanted the stamp and die set for a mixed media piece for my wall. I read the information carefully when purchasing the dies, as well as the (two sets of) stamps. I eventually made up my mind that the dies and stamps did come together as a set-- they should for $30 plus dollars!!
But sadly neither set of stamps arrived with the dies. Because the dies depend on the use of these stamps, I either was going to throw good money after bad and do nothing. Or, I was going to lay out even more money for the stamps. I did the latter, but oh so reluctantly.
I buy little of Tim Holtz's work because I believe it is significantly over-priced. There are many good artists that charge less than Holtz. There are times when I find his prices rather unbelievable. If I had realized how much these items really cost, I would not have bought them.
By the way, the products themselves are beautiful. Look elsewhere and you will find what you need at better prices.
This die set goes with both the large and small flower stamps. I like that the dies cut close to the flower edge. I do not like having a big white edge so I love the way these cut close. The stems are tricky to cut because they are so narrow. They seem to cut well so far. I tend to cut the stamped image and then one or two more blanks to glue to the back of the image to add thickness to the die cut.
I've had the stamps for a long while and have made some beautiful cards. Now I would like to make some 3D style and these dies are perfect for doing that. I've tried fussy cutting and it takes forever so I was really happy to see these go on sale. Thanks Scrapbook.com for your quick service. Can't wait to be able to pick up again at your location to save on the postage.
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