Thursday, November 5, 2009

11/5 Necessity or Laziness?


I've heard that the mother of invention is "Necessity," but in my case, whenever I come up with something new it seems like it's because of "Laziness!" I am prepping for a class and to save my customers time and to reduce the wait time at the Big Shot Machine, I decided to precut some Modern Label Shapes with the Magnetic Movers & Shapers. This particular shape is just a tad bigger than the Modern Label Punch so it makes a background layer to your punched shape. The thing is . . . you are "supposed" to use the SU Movers & Shapers Curly Label Bigz XL Die to hold the magnetic shaper in place. That means a lot of cranking on the ol' Big Shot handle because the Bigz XL Dies are L-O-N-G and I only needed such a small tiny piece of paper out it.

I decided to experiment and LOOK!! I found out that when you put the following sandwich into the Big Shot Machine, you get a perfect punch with you Movers & Shapers Die without using the Curly Label Bigx XL Die! Your bottom layer needs to be the Standard Texturz Impressions Pad. Then, it's the Standard Cutting Pad, followed by your Magnetic Mover & Shaper shape of choice, your card stock, and lastly another Standard Cutting Pad. Run it through the Big Shot and perfecto!

You have just cut your Magnetic Mover & Shaper without the Bigx XL Die!! This is GREAT when you have a lot of these babies to cut as I did today. Hope you are as happy to learn about this as I am to share it! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439) it comes with Standard Cutting Pads, Standard Texturz Impressions Pad (114614), Magnetic Movers & Shapers (115953)

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8 comments:

Katie said...

Oh, Kay---I could have used this weeks ago with the circle shape (from the mini catalog) when I was trying to cut a circle in the middle of a big star for the treat cups. Why ever didn't I think of it? I put the circle on the big die and was frustrated because it would have cut off the edges of my star (since the star was a bit wider than 4.25 inches). Ha!! Thank you for your brilliance, girl!! (It's brilliance rather than laziness!) :)

Project Create said...

oh thank you for figuring this out. I was trying to, but I do not have that pad currently...but I will be getting it for sure now.

Barb said...

Definitely brilliant! TFS!! :)

Scrappindad said...

I just got that set of the dies the other day in an order. I had heard there was a way to use them without the Bigz die. Thank you so much for sharing this. Now I don't have to go hunting for how to do it!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! TFS

Shelley Germann said...
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Shelley Germann said...

Let's try this again!

Love your idea on the movers & shapers. I've been contemplating making myself a jig to avoid buying the behemoth.

Judy Garza said...

Oh Kay! I don't know what took me so long to see this!! You are a genius!! I can't wait to show my downline at the next Group Gathering!
Thanks for the excellent post.