Create a fun gift for a teacher, para or the student in your life with the Pencil Box Bigz Die by Lynda Kanase for Sizzix. Included in the package is one Bigz Die that is compatible with the BIGkick, Big Shot and Vagabond machines and requires the use of one Cutting Pad and one Crease Pad and is designed to cut through cardstock, chipboard, fabric, foam, magnet, leather, metallic foil, paper and sandpaper (in limited use). All items are sold separately.
I like that I can successfully cut through several pieces of paper at once but in order to conserve paper as best as I can, I have to trim the pieces to a more respectable size. Compared to thinlit dies, this is a weird concept for me (to trim the paper to weird shapes). The directions for this bigz die tell you to use a crease pad but a regular cutting plate works fine in its place. This little box is more clunky to assemble than I initially realized so get ready for that. I would definitely recommend using a dry adhesive strip versus a wet adhesive. I also recommend adding your dry adhesive and creating the flaps as you go otherwise you'll end up with a weird looking box. There is also no special die for the silver band just below the pink eraser. You will need to trim a piece of silver cardstock yourself for this. A heavier weight cardstock might be nice in place of a more flimsy 65 # cardstock. Makes for a neat gift just a pain to assemble.
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