What do the dies look like? Once again I believe that a picture can communicate so much better then what I could just using words. Hopefully the combination of pictures and dialogue will bring a better understanding as to what these dies look like, as well as how they are packaged and priced!
Pictured above is one complete set of dies. In this case this is the complete set of Petite Scalloped Circles along with their Coordinating Basic Shapes. This complete set of 24 dies will be priced at $79.99 retail - that is $3.33 for each die!!! What an incredible value!
We did not forget about those who are on a budget though! Many times it is important to ration out these must have tools that you know will make a difference in your creative process, therefore these are packaged as individual sets as well! For example all six (6) dies in 1a will be sold as a set for $24.99 retail, those in 1b will be sold as a separate set for $24.99 as well. So if you do your math on purchasing the dies in this manner it is still a very affordable $4.17 per die! This will be the other way that all the individual shapes and their coordinates are made available to you.
Each die in a given set is exactly 1/4" larger then the previous die. The coordinating set of basics is the same size. So 1a and 1b have approximately the same dimension (only the scallops make the scallop die appear larger). Pictured below is an example of the layering process.
So if you would like to have coordinating scalloped and circle shapes and want to have 1/8" layers I would suggest purchasing sets 1a and 2b. If you prefer the look of the shapes layered in exactly the same sizes or with 1/4" layers then I would purchase sets 2a and 2b. I will do my best to make certain that it is apparent at the time you place your order which combinations will work together, and how they work together.
This is the reason that these dies are truly "Nestabilities" - they do nest together perfectly. Each set of dies has their own special "characteristics" and I hope to share that with you over the next few days, so that you will know the subtle differences between each set.
This particular set of dies ranges in size from 1 1/4" up to 3 3/4" in diameter.
There will be FIVE complete sets of dies in the following shapes:
- 1. Petite Scallops with coordinating basic shapes, Circles - 4 sets of 6 dies for a total of 24 dies
- 2. Classic Scallops, with coordinating basic shapes, Circles - 4 sets of 6 dies for a total of 24 dies
- 3. Classic Scallops with coordinating basic shapes, Ovals - 4 sets of 5 dies for a total of 20 dies
- 4. Classic Scallops with coordinating basic shapes, Squares - 2 sets of 6 dies, Scalloped, 2 sets of 7 dies basic for a total of 26 dies
- 5. Classic Scallops with coordinating basic shapes, Rectangles - 4 sets of 5 dies for a total of 20 dies
I will do my best to update the sizes for all the listed products as soon as possible. I am currently working with prototypes and do not have all the sets. Therefore I want to be 100% certain that the information I share with you be completely accurate.
What is the difference between the Petite Scallop and the Classic Scallop you may ask? The difference is in the size and number of "bumps" that are located around the exterior of the circle. For example in the petite scallops there are a total of 37 "bumps", whereas the classic scallops only have a total of 22 "bumps".
Over the next few days I will review each shape with you and share as much information as humanly possible so that you will know exactly what these products will look like and what it is that you can do with them. It is all about education to me! I love to share and educate and what an amazing opportunity this is for me to be able to do so. Thank you for being here with me to learn more about these fabulous new tools!
OK - off to prepare my next post - What Machines are these Compatible With?