Add a touch of home to your Christmas crafts with the Christmastime Thinlits Die Set designed by Tim Holtz for Sizzix. Included in the set are 4 thin metal dies that are compatible with the BIGkick, Big Shot, and Vagabond machines (sold separately). The dies are designed to cut, emboss or stencil a single sheet of cardstock, paper, metallic foil or vellum.
I'm a bit disappointed. I feel the pkg was misleading. While it does state 4 dies, the blk & wht pic at the top of pkg makes it look like there are several detailed dies. But they are not. All the male accessories are attached to the one male die, same for female & tree. I see this as a paper waster; to get the detailed colors you may want you'll have to run the die thru several times. Would rather they were individual dies like so many other Thinlits sets.
While this looks like a simple die set, the only simple part is the lamp post. The two figures have multiple parts which are all on their one respective die (i.e., the man's body, hands, face, hair, hat, scarf and boots are all on one die). One has to make multiple runs through your machine with different colored paper in order to complete each person. It would have been a lot easier and for crafters and made more sense if the detail parts (faces, hair, hat, scarf, boots, hands) were on a separate die.
This is a lovely die. Be prepared to run it through on different colored papers to get all the components. It will take less time to make a beautiful card than if you were to color it. Sometimes I'm just in "die mode" and this makes for a beautiful simple scene with a dash of nostalgia. Love it!
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