Your wintry crafts will look peaceful when you use the Pine Branch Thinlits Die Set designed by Tim Holtz for Sizzix. Included in the package are 4 thin metal dies that measure 2 1/2" x 4" - 1 3/8" x 1 7/8". These wafer-thin chemically-etched die sets are designed to cut, emboss or stencil a single sheet of cardstock, paper, metallic, or vellum and are compatible with the BIGkick, Big Shot and Vagabond machines (sold separately).
Very nice design for cards and such, the pine cones cut nicely, but you need a couple shims of paper to get the branches to cut. I've tried several types of paper, and still the same result, the branches don't cut through unless I add a couple shims of paper, then it cuts through. I think the die needs to have deeper cutting forms. I like the design very much. Just hard to cut the branches.
At first l was having a lot of troubles with this die cut especially the pine branches, it just wasn’t cutting clean. Than read somewhere to place your paper down than a Piece of Wax Paper than your die cut. That was the trick so if your die isn’t cutting clean try the Wax Paper works every time. Also tried this little trick on another die l was having troubles with. It worked than just peel off the Wax Paper.
I love this design! It would be the perfect design if it had a solid image of the pine cone to back it. Unfortunately, I can't get a complete cut with the dies. I've tried it on my Cuttlebug and my Big Shot, shim - no shim, etc... I will play a bit more, see if I can get it to cut, but I suspect I'm going to return this one. The design is so detailed the entire middle section barely impresses, let alone cut. Service, as always, was A+!
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