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03-24-2007, 09:29 AM
I Just Got The New Wb Last Week. At First I Thought There Was Something Wrong With It Because I Have The Cricut Too And That Always Sounds So Smooth When It Is Cutting. My Wishblade Sounds Like It Is Not Working And Also Sounds Unsteady Like It Is Stuck On One Thing, But Today I Cut Out That Road Trip One, Which Is Very Detailed, And It Did A Great Job! Was Anyone Else Feeling This Way When You First Got Your Machine???
Ps: By The Way, When You Are Trying To Glue Or Stick A Very Detailed Piece Onto A Backround Or Mat, What Do You Use? I Used A Mini Tape Runner? Would Something Else Work Better?
03-24-2007, 09:32 AM
Welcome!! I have never used anything but the Wishblade and I had read a lot of infomation that it tends to be "noisy" when it cuts - so I wasn't suprised..
When I am cutting out really small things, I run my card stock through one of my many xyron machines first - before cutting. That way once it is cut it is just like a sticker and ready for sticking down!!
Hope that helps!
And Welcome again~
03-24-2007, 10:25 AM
I use the glue pen, just dot along the piece. This seems to work just fine. My scrapping group likes to use the sticky backed mat stacks when possible..usually it just cuts the paper and not the backing, so we can just peel off and it is ready to stick. I might be asking for a Xyron for my birthday...recommendations, anyone????
03-24-2007, 11:43 AM
I use my Xyron 150, (we call it the Scrappers XBox!)
And when the letters/object is too large for that, then I use my Cheetah!
(BTW, as soon as my inventory gets in, we will be adding these to the store!)
Welcome to the group!
My brother lives in MN and he is the one that I turn to for help on making this website run! :)
03-24-2007, 12:05 PM
Michelle...what is a Cheeta? I have never heard of it.
03-24-2007, 01:47 PM
The cheetah is a hand held xyron version. You hold it like a paint roller (kinda) and roll it across the surface to apply the adhesive. I think it's about 2-3 inches wide.
I have a xyron 900. I love it. I can make my own 8.5 x 11 sheets of adhesive backed paper. It's especially great when the cutout is detailed. Not only is the glue already there but it separates easily from the backing (like on stickers) and doesn't require much effort to lift the intricate parts.
03-24-2007, 02:44 PM
I have the 150, the 250 and the 500!!! I love it... if anything is larger than five inches I can use my normal adhesives..... so depending on what it is depends on what I use... but I have to say I probably use my 500 the most - cut a sheet of card stock in half and run it though then the whole thing is sticky.
Debating on the 900 - I just wonder how much adhesive I would waste on the paper that I didn't use - barely do I use a whole sheet of cardstock!
Hope that helps ~
03-24-2007, 08:17 PM
Lori, the 900 is great when you know you are going to do several of the same cut and fill up the paper! Especially when you consider the time it would take you to take each of those cut pieces on the page, and stick them down one by one with your other adhesive!
I particpate in swaps, and find that I use it a lot there. Also, when I test cut my products, I tend to fill up a whole sheet of paper with cuts, so if I have 10 files, and each of those 10 files needs a little RED cut, then I take the red paper, run through the X900, then, fill my cut screen with all the RED parts from all the files, and send it through the cutter.
Sometimes the hardest part is remembers which red "piece" goes with which file!
03-24-2007, 09:12 PM
I totally see where it would be awesome if you do a lot of cutting like that... so far (and there is always the chance that will change)... I haven't done that!! But you never know.... I want the 900 just so I can have them all!!!
You know that saying..... she with the most toys wins!!! LOL
03-24-2007, 09:25 PM
lol...well, we don't even want to count up all my toys! lol.
Wishblade machine, klic-n-kut machine, soon to have knk element machine, Xyron 150, Cheetah, 900, and so much more...it's kind of scary!
When I go to the scrap store now, I"m almost bored!
03-24-2007, 09:30 PM
TOOO FUNNY!!! I have a little over a $100 credit at my local store right now (due to design team credit, etc....) and I was thinking the same thing.... yawn... what do I need... nothing, anything I HAVE to have... nope........ Maybe next week!!! LOL
I have a whole room dedicated to scrapbooking (that's what happens when you move into your new home and hubby is in Iraq.. you can do whatever you want in there!!!). But I tell him all the time - you can pay for a shrink - or scrapping supplies.. its up to you!!
He finally said he thought he would get more out of the scrapping supplies!!! LOL
03-24-2007, 09:36 PM
My hubby would respond that the shrink would only be a temporary fix, and he'd end up paying for the scrapbooking stuff anyway!! lol!
03-24-2007, 09:38 PM
hmmm we better never let the two of them get together... those military men!!! They are all alike!!! LOL
03-25-2007, 05:16 AM
My hubby always telling me . . . "Buy whatever you want. No matter what it costs, it will be cheaper than therapy!" In some ways, I think our hubbies are right. I think crafting in general is good for women/men in lots of ways and I do think it helps our mood, attitude, etc. It certainly keeps you from being bored! LOL.
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