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October 14, 2009

Cuttlebug Sandwich Chart

Note: 
*Can interchange die and paper for every sandwich (if you do then - paper , die facing down). I prefer the option I’ve given as I can place the paper exactly where I want it. 
**Please pay attention to which side of the paper you want up. Helps if you make trial cuts.A
*** At anytime you find the sandwich too tight and you have to push really hard on the handle. Please stop immediately. No breaking the cuttlebug on my watch. 
****Conversely if the sandwich is too easy it might not cut/emboss right so do add shims with extra cardstock.
*****sandwich  order is from bottom layer to the top
Sizzix Dies
B Plate
Die facing up
paper
B Plate
BigZ XL dies (like pop out dies)
Method 1
using 5 x 12 cutting mats from accucut.
(Sizzix bigshot extended cutting pads - 13" x 6.5" - will not fit in the cuttlebug)
You can get the plates at this URL
http://www.accucut.com/Cutting_Plastic5x15br_for_LC_and_XLC_dies-p5158c904-path0.html? 
  • accucut plate
  • die facing up
  • paper
  • accucut plate
Method 2 using 4 B plates 
  • 2 B plates - arrange 2 plates back to back to fit the whole length of the die 
*lay it in this way - - below the dies and not =. You  just need a single layer covering front to back and do not want to increase the thickness.
  • die facing up
  • paper
  •  2 B plates - arrange the plates back to back to cover the whole die 
Method 3 using 3 B plates
  • 2 B plates back to back
  • die facing up
  • paper
  • B plate   at the front end of the die.

 Roll it half way through till you reach the end of the B plate and then switch it/move it to the back and continue rolling.
Quikcutz Die
  • A Plate
  • B Plate
  • Paper
  • Die
  • C Plate
Quickutz Border Die
Method 1
Use sizzix extended  platform and decorative strips - 13"x 4"

  • white thick extended platform 
  • decorative strip - plastic plate
  • die
  • paper
  • decorative strip - plate
alternatively you can use the same method  as in cutting bigz die but this time you also have to move/slide the thick white platform A while rolling.
Spellbinders Dies & Nestability
Cutting 
  • A plate
  • B plate
  • Spellbinders die facing up (ridges are the blade)
  • Paper or cardstock
  • C plate
Note: Here B and C plate can be interchanged but my preference is to have C plate on top as I feel the thicker plate on top will extend the life of the plates. Again a matter of personal choice. Some people find B plates to be easily replaceable.
Embossing 
  • A plate 
  • 2 sheets cardstock to act as shim. Add extra pieces if needed.
  • B plate
  • Spellbinders die facing up
  • Paper or cardstock
  • Spellbinders Tan Embossing Mat or a plumbers rubber gasket sheet from hardware store cut to size
  • B plate
Cutting  with Spellbinders Magnetic Placement Mat
  • A plate
  • B plate
  • Spellbinders White Spacer plate
  • Spellbinders Magnetic Placement Mat
  • Spellbinders die facing up 
  • Paper or cardstock
  • B plate
Embossing  with Spellbinders Magnetic Placement Mat
  • A plate
  • B plate
  • Spellbinders Magnetic Placement Mat
  • Spellbinders die facing up
  • Paper or cardstock
  • SpellbindersTan Emboss Pad
  • B plate
Note: If you want to cut and emboss leave the paper as it is. It sits conveniently in the die. The blade pushes up but doesn’t cut because of the embossing mat/rubber gasket lining material.
Fiskar plates
  • A plate
  • Fiskar plate with texture facing up
  • card stock
  • 2 tan embossing mats 
  • B plate
Brass stencils
  • A plate
  • C plate
  • cork
  • red or tan rubber mat
  • card stock
  • stencil
  • B  plate 
Cricut Embossing folders (not cuttlebug folders but the ones you cut with cricut)
  • A plate
  • your cricut cut folder with paper
  • cardstock shims - 2 to 3 depending on the shim cardstock thickness (start with 2 and then add one more if needed.
  • C plate
If you want to leave a gap in the middle of embossing folder in whichever shape you want.
take a cereal weight chipboard and cut it to the size of embossing folder. Then place the shape - maybe an oval from spellbinder etc the chipboard (tape with scoth tape so that it is in place) and sandwich
  • A plate
  • B plate
  • die oval or label any shape
  • 2 chipboard
  • B plate
  • shims if needed
(yep 2 B plate instead of C plate and B plate) If it does not pass through and there is a resistance then discard the 2nd B plate too and use just one B plate and shims.
It may not cut all the way through both chipboards but it will leave an impression for cutting.
So next pass just cut the one chipboard with regular sandwich -
ie
  • A plate
  • c plate
  • die oval or label any shape placed on the imperssion
  • 1 chipboard
  • B plate
After this is done you get your tool
so then your sandwich will be
  • A plate
  • B plate
  • embossing folder with cardstick inside
  • 2 chipboard with cut label or oval placed on top of the embossing folder - taped in place if needed
  • shims as required
As mentioned you are free to print and use the chart for personal use.
Data in the above chart was collected both from personal trials and also from other websites. Watch youtube you guys and gals. You can learn almost any thing under the sky.
The letterpress from lifestyles unfortunately does not work in cuttlebug. You can try in the new one. But it does work on big shot as it is a bit wider.

updated: letterpress does not go into the cuttlebug bt can be used with big shot

4 comments :

ftloc said...

This is a great chart! I've been wondering if I can use my Cuttlebug with both the Sizzix and Quickutz dies I've seen in the stores. I came upon your page while looking at stuff for the Gypsy so this was just an added bonus for me. Thank you very much! :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful chart. Thanks so much for all your work in putting these charts together!

Kerry Peasland

Unknown said...

Oh wow...thank you so much for this!!!

Katydyd79 said...

What a wonderful blog! I came here seeking "sandwich recipes" for my dies, but found the fabulous SVG files, too. This is one of the best blogs I've ever seen! Thank you sooooo much for sharing your vast talents and experience with others!

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