F06596 - Sizzix Bigz XL Pop-Up Die
FUN & Unique!
I bought the ball & the spinner and own several other 3D dies and love them all! These dies take a little practice so use scrap paper the first time. It wasn't a problem finding #16 rubber bands (the bags are labeled). I bought them at Staples for $1.65 for a bag full (but I agree Sizzix should have included a few in the package.) If you Google Sizzix (name of die), you can find video tutorials that will walk you- step by step- through the assembly process. I found that using the extended crease pad helped with crisp score lines and Scor-tape or Sticky strip is a MUST! But I would not hesitate to buy these dies at QVC because they are a great price. Please bring in other 3D dies QVC!!! I want more at your great prices!!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this
I think this is an amazing product, I am having a "ball" making these and creating different looks. I love the wow you get when people see it done and I think the instructions that come with it are so easy to follow
die hard card makers
I had to have this when I saw it on QVC. I love the pop up effect so when this came out I was excited! These dies are $40 in craft stores and QVC had them way before they came out. The spinner die is easy and adorable. You have to make sure that the folds are creased good and after you make your first card, they do get easier to make! I did have to buy another die cut machine and the longer cutting boards, but I would've bought them any way.
This would be a FIVE STAR ITEM if Sizzix could have found their way clear to supply, ohhhhhhh how about A DOZEN, #16 rubberbands that you NEED to proceed. It was a riot, and an unsuccessful one at that, trying to improvise the first night I had this.... didn't work. GOTTA HAVE #16's, who knew!!!??? I had remembered from the demonstration on air that I also needed to purchase the long plexiglas thingies and EVERYTHING WORKS WONDERFULLY. Naturally, the ONLY problem is: I WANT 'EM ALL ........ NOW please!!!!
i too understood that it would work in the older machine and it doesn't!
I also got the new machine and no extra long pads included so i have to buy that and no one has them. all out of stock. so i cant use this for awhile. i wish i would have know that at the time! I normally have been happy with allo qvc purchases but not this time
Fun to do
I purchased the heart and the spinner die. The heart was a breeze. When I attempted the spinner I really had a hard time to get this to work. Well, I emailed Sizzix and they gave me Karen Bernstein's email address. What a lovely lady. She helped me with step by step instructions which were alittle different then the ones from QVC. The main problem was the tape. You definitely need strong 2 sided tape. I found that 2 sided carpet tape works great. This and making sure your folds are done correctly. After I had tried it about 4 times, I finally finished my friend's birthday card. She loved and and said it was a keeper.
I was hesitant to order this die because I have the old sizzix machine, but during the presentation it was mentioned that it would fit. This particular die will not fit the original sizzix machine so I will need to purchase the 'Big Shot' which is not possible at this time. I would like this to made very clear during any future presentation so other customers are aware. Great idea wish I could use...I will be returning (very sad)....
Just alittle info
This dye is really neat, but...... it is alittle complicated to get together and you will need to use very strong adhesive or it will come apart after you insert your rubberbands (didn't know about them). Isn't something you could mass produce quickly. Crease your folds really well and I found that putting the bottom on last was much easier than trying to slide the tabs in under the top (it doesn't want to hold).
Beware Need to Purchase Additional Tools
I just got these in & they are so neat looking, but just realized you needed the extended cutting mats to use (additional $19). I ordered the new electric Sizzix & they do not come in it. I wish I knew that in advance. I have to wait another week before I can try these out. Just make sure you order them in advance. The dies do not come in the protective container like the other reviewer said. I really liked those & wish they would bring those back. The price hasn't change without them. Happy Scrap'n.
not easy...but cute
I had a hard time lining this up just right. ANd my double side tape was nowhere sticky enough. I wish I knew before hand that it required rubberbands to put it together. I was really unprepared for something this complex. Don't get me wrong it's adorable finished, but I was thinking Christmas cards....not enough time between now and Christmas for me to complete 125 of these!
Love the dies, the simplicity of application is great. But, as usual, I want more designs. Hope we get the ball and the wedding cake in SOON. Sizzix dies never give out and can be used until infinity. I have had some for 6 or more years and used often. I love them. NONE of the sizzix dies come in a plastic case anymore. They discontinued those a couple of years ago. They were nice though. Took up to much room in quantity.
I got all three and they are great i was making card with them today they make your card look so nice ther only thing i didnot like was that they dont come in plastic case like my other sizzix diesthat i have otehr i am glad i got them