All of us have preferences on which die cutting machine works best for us as an individual, but we all like being able to use all of the dies in our particular machine, which is why I did some playing and am going to tell you how to use Sizzix Pop N Cuts in various machines! They are really a cinch to use in all of the machines and they give you such great pop up cards!
What are Pop N Cuts you ask? The Sizzix Pop N’ Cuts are scrapbooking dies that can be run through your die cutting machine or Sizzix Big Shot to create pop up cards,invitations,greeting cards, and other craft projects you can think of. Simply run the die through the machine with your Sizzix pop n’ cuts base kit (657802) and you are on your way. YOU WILL NEED THIS TRAY kit in order to use ALL POP UP INSERTS!
Why are these dies so cool? They are interchangeable! Meaning you will be able to store your Sizzix pop n cuts in a very small amount of space.And what do we mean by interchangeable? well Karen Burniston designer for Sizzix says, “It starts with your base die which comes with the one die is all you need to make the outer portions of your CARD! Then the open space in the base includes a magnetic plate so that when you put your inserts inside and cut them you get a fantastic easy to assemble single piece pop up card.” Then when you are ready to do another card you simply take out the pop die insert and put in your other one and you are ready to go. See video below for demo!
The Big Shot and Vagabond machine will require the same sandwich formula as any Bigz XL die. Here you can watch the video using the Sizzix Vagabond Machine by Tim Holtz.
In this next video you can see how to use these dies in the Provo Craft Cuttlebug. So easy! You will want to use 2000201 Cuttlebug Cutting Mats B 6×13″ for your sandwich formula.
In this video you can see how to use this Bigz XL die in the Epic Six Tool by Lifestyle Crafts. You will need to purchase either 655267 Sizzix Extended Cutting Pad or 2000201 Cuttlebug Cutting Mats B 6×13″ to make your sandwich for this die.
Here is a short clip showing some of the new releases for the Pop N Cuts at CHA 2012 Summer Show. Lots of fun in store in those little packages!
I hope you have enjoyed the videos and have learned a lot regarding the Pop N Cuts dies. They are a lot of fun and amazingly simple to use! All that is required is a little imagination!
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!