Complete Cuttlebug Guide: Using Other Dies and Embossing Folders with Cuttlebug


The Cuttlebug cutter is pretty amazing- as far as i know it is the only on on the market that cuts all other brands of die cuts.
If you are having trouble figuring out what plates/pads to use your Cuttlebug when using other dies her is a chart that tells you which plates to use with what dies.

DIE CUT/EMBOSS
CARDSTOCK:
CHIPBOARD:
(OTHER MEDIA)
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘B’
Media
Media
Media
Cuttlebug Dies
Die (blade up)
Die (blade up)
Die (blade up)
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘A’
Pad ‘A’
Pad ‘A’
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘B’
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Folder (Media inside)
Pad ‘B’
Folder (Media inside)
Pad ‘B’
Folder (Media inside)
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘A’
Pad ‘A’
Pad ‘A’
The pressure tolerance or tension varies from machine to machine, you may need to add cardstock shims for better results.
Always go for the thinnest configuration then build up for increased pressure.
Pad ‘C’
Pad ‘C’
Quickutz Embossing Dies
Cardstock Die
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘A’
Media Die
Pad ‘B’ Pad ‘A’
Pad ‘C
Cardstock
Quickutz 2×2 die
Die
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘A’
Pad ‘B’
Media
Sizzix Sizzlit
Die (blade up)
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘A’
Pad ‘B’
Media
Ellison Thin Cuts
Die (blade up)
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘A’
Pad ‘B’
Sizzix Steel Rule dies [red]
Media
Die (blade up) Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘B’
Ellison AllStar: Large. Red die
Media
Die (blade up) Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘B’
Ellison Bigz
Media
Die (blade up) Pad ‘B’
Sizzix Bigkick Dies (although these
Pad ‘B’
dies are larger than the other large
Media
Sizzix dies, they are the same
Die (blade up)
thickness.)
Pad ‘B’
Ellison Big Shot Embossing Folder (Use the plastic folder that comes with the die)
Pad ‘B’
Folder (Media inside)
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘B’
Folder (Media inside)
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘A’
Pad ‘A’
Pad ‘C’
Cardstock
Jcut
Die
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘A’
Pad ‘C’
Cardstock
Accu-cut: ZAZ Cut & Emboss folders
Die
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘A’
Pad ‘C’
Cardstock
Spellbinders Cut & Emboss dies
Die
Pad ‘B’
Pad ‘A’


Comments

  1. Good morning. I may have missed it but I was wondering if you knew…Do the embossing folders of the stampin up big shot fit and work in the cuttlebug?
    Thank you for your response
    Rita

  2. Hi
    Santa is about to bring me a Cuttlebug (lucky me), so a big thank you. This will save a lot of time for us newbies…
    Thanks Again
    B

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