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Offline howdyheidi

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I think I broke my cuttlebug :( What to buy now?
« on: February 23, 2018, 01:57:00 PM »
I was die cutting a sortof fancy edge die today so I used my metal shim.  There was a very loud pop and now I think the bug is loose and wonít cut or emboss anything.

I do think I will need to replace it, but with what?  I loved that the bug was small!!  But I have heard that the newer versions arenít as sturdy.

Any ideas???
~~Heidi~~

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Re: I think I broke my cuttlebug :( What to buy now?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 11:46:46 AM »
Before you toss your CB, double check.
You may be able to pop it back in place unless you see evidence of actual broken parts.
When I still had mine, I had mine popped but got it working by trial & error.
If you must replace good luck. Maybe a secondhand original would be best if the new ones aren't as well made
Daniel

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Re: I think I broke my cuttlebug :( What to buy now?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 06:20:42 AM »
Daniel, I definitely will take it apart before I buy something new. I have to say, the noise was so loud, I cannot imagine a piece of plastic didnít break.  Thanks!
~~Heidi~~

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Re: I think I broke my cuttlebug :( What to buy now?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 01:10:42 PM »
Bummer!  I hope you can put it back together. 

I have a Sizzix Big Kick that I like, but it is pretty big.
Cindi

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Re: I think I broke my cuttlebug :( What to buy now?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 09:22:27 AM »
I have a Big Kick too. It is a little larger and does not fold up, but it is light weight. I have taken it several times to my club meeting, so it is pretty portable. I got mine at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon, so that helped a lot.

April :smile:

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Re: I think I broke my cuttlebug :( What to buy now?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 11:57:55 AM »
Some of my friends have been talking about hobby lobby lately, so if they take a trip there (it is 45 min away) I will go along and compare prices of the die cutters.

Thanks for the suggestions!
~~Heidi~~

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Re: I think I broke my cuttlebug :( What to buy now?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 10:06:06 AM »
I think I already mentioned in the chat but I just love that new Mini Gemini, but it is a bit costy, comes with a few dies too.  Craft direct has sales every now and again on them but if you could use a coupon that would be great at one of the stores but not sure if they let you use them on machines.

Offline howdyheidi

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Re: I think I broke my cuttlebug :( What to buy now?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 10:42:30 AM »
Hi Connie. I do really want the mini Gemini.  If I can find a great price, it would probably be worth it!  I am watching prices right now, and it is a good exercise to make cards without a die cutter for a month or so!  Thanks for the ideas!
~~Heidi~~

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Re: I think I broke my cuttlebug :( What to buy now?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2018, 10:24:07 PM »
I will be on the lookout for you, I saw one recently for cheaper but can't remember where right now, they sometimes go on sale when they do a craft day on HSN, they are having their next day I think March 7th but not positive

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Re: I think I broke my cuttlebug :( What to buy now?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2018, 12:09:47 PM »
Heidi, are you watching?  Thanks for the heads up on HSN craft day, Connie! 
Cindi

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Re: I think I broke my cuttlebug :( What to buy now?
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2018, 01:30:28 PM »
I wanted to update that I went ahead and got a Cuttlebug V3. 

I am very happy with it so far!  They did change the plates so that you can both cut and emboss using the A plate, 2 B plates and their new thicker grey Rubber embossing mat. 

That means that I can use a die to cut (A, rubber, B, die, B) and then just move the sandwich around without having to dig out the C plate (A, B, die, rubber, B) to quickly emboss with the die still in place.  It really is so much quicker! 

I will keep my C plate, but am very happy with the rubber mat! I would imagine it would work in the older Cuttlebug too.
~~Heidi~~

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Re: I think I broke my cuttlebug :( What to buy now?
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2018, 07:00:49 PM »
When Anna Griffin shows off her cuttlebug on HSN she also uses that sandwich, I think all the new machines went to that

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Re: I think I broke my cuttlebug :( What to buy now?
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2018, 07:35:38 PM »
Good to know!  I did try it and the C plate still works, but the other combo is more convenient.

The rubber mat does smell a little, but I hope that goes away with time.
~~Heidi~~

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Re: I think I broke my cuttlebug :( What to buy now?
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2018, 08:39:07 PM »
Do you have dryer sheets with a scent, maybe putting the mat between a couple sheets will help absorb the smell