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July 14, 2007

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Candice Warnke

What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System?

It's simple and easy to use! What more do you need! Oh - it takes up very little space !!

Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this sytem for these new Nestability shapes?

Yes.

Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you?

Definately!

What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon Ü)?

I would like to see some flourishes - they are so popular right now!!

Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well?

Definately - I wasn't sold on the shape dies until I saw how you could stencil with them! I love the fact that you can do all three steps quickly!

Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments?

Yes! I often just want a peek of color behind a photo or stamped image - this is perfect!

What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer?

I prefer my cricut for most things - but do use a manual system in addition to that.

What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies?

I have the Nestabilities Circles and love them. I have used the shapes - but have yet to purchase any.

What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard?

I have only seen a video demo of this machine, but it looks very neat!

What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you?

New ways to use the dies - creative projects!


Whatever other questions or thoughts you may have may be added at the end.
ETA: Please know that you will not be disqualified from this drawing for not answering this question -it is one I thought of after all was said and done. I believe that this may help me - help you better.

What type of diecut machine do you currently own? (this will help me in guiding you in tutorials.)

I have the Cricut Expression and Cuttlebug Machines.

Thank you once again for helping me, help you!

Ellen

#1. The Spellbinders Die cutting System is so versatile in that you can use other brands of dies, etc. Plus the added benefit of all the different elements that you can actually cut through with the dies. All around best die cutting machine on the market!
#2. Definitely the best system to go with for your new Nestability shapes. The customer service you receive from Spellbinder's, from a customer perspective, if outstanding.
#3. Definitely being able to cut through various materials is very important as your creativity is not limited to what you can do with the Wizard. Dream it up and the Wizard will undoubtedly accommodate your very wish.
The machine fits well into my tote to take to crops and I'm able to use it in limited table space. The small space the dies require to store them makes it easy to tote along as well.
I have the old Wizard and the durability of the machine and plates is far greater than many other brands I've used in Scrapbook stores.
#4. Hearts will be awesome! As the mother of four daughters I can always use lots of hearts! Hopefully, they'll be in the scallop line as I love scallops. New dies I would like to see are - 1. @ in different sizes
2. an eyelet border die (I do lots of sewing and love and use eyelet quite extensively) It would make an awesome border on several of my layouts
I would be glad to send you a piece of my favorite eyelet :) for an idea of the style.

#5. I use the dies in all three ways. The embossing makes the dies stand out so much more. And then adding some chalk or inks to highlight the areas makes them more realistic looking. I hardly ever just cut a die, the embossing adds so much. I've used my dies with the dimensional paste as well. A little hard to clean off but well worth it if it matches my layout or card.
#6. I have the Marvy circle, square and oval scalloped punches in a couple sizes and I feel the 1/8" increments of the Spellbinder dies will be a great improvement. Sometimes the difference in my punch sizes leave too much of a border for what I'm looking for. The 1/4" allows too much color when you want the previous paper to just pop off the page and have a very small edging around it. (Does that make sense? I can see in "my" mind what I'm try to convey!) I can't wait to be able to purchase the new dies so I'll have this available to me. (I've started saving my money to purchase some of them at CK when it comes to Kansas City.)
#7. I would love to have a die cutting machine to hook to my computer and be able to use all the fonts I've downloaded for free. However, my budget does not allow that as they are so expensive. Plus the fact that I have my Wizard and I usually don't duplicate tools, unless, I'm truly unhappy with the one I have. And in the case of the Wizard I am not unhappy in the least of ways. The only problem with my Wizard is I just have one alphabet, Whimsy, so I'm very limited there but I love it.
I also prefer the Wizard with it's ease of taking to Crops or a friends house. Much more versatile machine than one you hook up to your computer.
#8. My experience with the Spellbinder's die cutting dies shows up in my scrapbooks and card making projects. I die cut them, emboss and dissect them to add the different colors. I've used buttons to make coconuts on the palm tree. Again, I don't have lots but I use the ones I have as much as possible. I'm really excited that the new scallop dies will be with out the nibs on them. I like the versatility of being able to die cut my ovals and squares where ever on my paper, rather than the small distance you can with a punch. Also the fact that I have uniform measurements when I layer them. Just a little sad that my oval and square dies that I have won't work 100% with the new scallop shapes.

#9. I've had my Wizard for three years. I work in a Scrapbook store and recommend the Wizard whenever I can. Even though this store does not sell them anymore I still tell people how much I love it when they ask which of the machines we sell I would recommend. I tell them the machines are personal preference and that of all the different ones, I prefer the Wizard because of it's versatility. Having usage of the ones in the store from time to time I've not found one that I like better or would trade my Wizard for even if money was not a question.
In taking the Spellbinder's Educational classes I've been able to flatten bottle caps and set eyelets. Something I wouldn't try with the other machines. My experiences, other than in the classes, is pretty limited to basic die cutting and embossing.
#10. This is a tough question as I'm not anywhere near as creative as you or the people on the Design Teams. This has nothing to do with what I would like you to teach me but I'd love to find another Scrapbook store that teaches the Spellbinder's Education Program. The Scrapbook store I was taking the classes from lost the Design Team member teaching them due to her husband being transferred out of state. I looked forward to that monthly class. I'm just enthralled with the many ways to use the Wizard that you creative people have come up with. Anytime someone comes up with a new way to use the Wizard I'm truly amazed! Sorry I have no new ideas for you to try.
#11. I own a Spellbinder's Wizard and wouldn't trade it for any other hand operated die cutting machine. Hands down it's the best on the market.

I've used the Indulgence dies on a project at a class and they are very impressive on a layout. I'm so excited to try to win the Indulgence set of Dies, a set I'd love to own but my budget doesn't allow it at this time. I'm saving for the new scallop dies!
Susan K

Amy

1) Affordability, size of dies (the largest dies are larger than the punches I own), storage space requirements are less.
2) I don't know because I haven't tried other systems. However, since you have tried a lot of them and done a lot of your own research, I think you have.
3) Yes
4) ??borders with fun edges???
5) Yes
6) Absolutely
7) Manual, but that's probably because that's what I've always done.
8) None, but I can't wait to get started.
9) None
10) Mainly how to use the dies and what can be done with them.
11) I'm sure I'll have questions once I get started using the products. However, you are so good at answering them in your blog.
12)I just have a Cuttlebug now.

Ginna

* What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System?
-Being able to emboss and cut the same image is great, its such a sophisticated look.
* Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this sytem for these new Nestability shapes?
-Yes I thihk spellbinders is right on the money with this new system. Brilliant!
* Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you?
-YES YES YES
* What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon Ü)?
FLOWERS!
* Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well?
-YES YES YES
* Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments?
-Yes it allows for lots of flexibility in looks
* What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer?
-Manual
* What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies?
-None yet
* What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard?
-None
* What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you?
-Pictures of how to use the dies step by step.
* Whatever other questions or thoughts you may have may be added at the end.
-Thanks for all your hard work!
FYI I've got a cuttlebug...

Jenn Cornell

1. I think the Spellbinders Diecutting System is versatile... I can use what I have with it.
2. You’ve made a great choice in selecting in selecting this system for these new Nestability shapes.
3. I tend to cut multiple colors of cardstock at the same time (to save time on later projects)... so this is awesome.
4. I’d like to see STARS
5. I love that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well
6. It is advantageous that you can now layer projects in 1/8" increments. I currently use the Creative Memories cutting system for circles and when I want scallops, well, I use my scissors to get it close enough.
7. I preferred the manual die cutting method.
8. I LOVE my Spellbinders die cutting dies!
9. While don’t own a Spellbinders Wizard, I did get to try one and so wish I had one. I received my Cuttlebug as a gift.
10. You have already taught so much... I am in awe of your samples, and ideas.
11. I currently own a Cuttlebug. I have the tan wizard charm embossing pads and use them with my texture plates and brass stencils. I also picked up a couple of Spellbinders dies that cut and emboss and I just love them. I just wish I could find them locally, I am not a fan of shipping and handling charges!

Malena

1. Looks like it can go where punches can't.
2. yes
3. yes
4. Flower pedals to do around the circles or by themselves.
5. yes
6. I don't know yet
7. manual
8. none yet
9. I just got a Wizards as a gift, but no dies yet.
10. I think I saw or read that you can set eyelet with it and do the bottle cap lids art with it?

leeanna fatovic

What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System? Convenience of storage - so many dies in such a compact place!

Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this sytem for these new Nestability shapes? I think so - and I am glad you did because I had not heard of them before this.

Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you? Yes - I don't believe that any other system can say these things!

What would you like to see in future diecut shapes? Monograms of different sizes maybe?


Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well? Yes because it cuts down on having to emboss after cutting


Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments? Absolutely because trying to cut a 1/8" border around a shape is painful!

What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer? Manual

What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies? None yet - waiting on my preorder!

What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard? None sad to say.

What types of things would you like me to teach you? Ways to creatively use them

What type of diecut machine do you currently own? Quickutz and cuttlebug and cricut

Mel

1. What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System? Precision cutting, compact and portable.
2. Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this sytem for these new Nestability shapes? Absolutely!
3. Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you? Absolutely!
4. What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon Ü)? Animals.
5. Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well? Absolutely!
6. Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments? Absolutely! (I seem to be repeating myself)
7. What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer? Manual
8. What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies? Never tried them. My love and purchase of these diecuts is based on your opinion.
9. What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard? None.
10. What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you? How to be uber talented like you.
11. Whatever other questions or thoughts you may have may be added at the end. No questions at this time.
12. What type of diecut machine do you currently own? Cuttlebug, Sizzix, Quickutz and Cricut.

Peggy F

What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System?
A two for one deal, cut & emboss plus easy storage.

Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this sytem for these new Nestability shapes? Yes.
Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you?
Yes.
What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon Ü)?
I am not a big heart fan, but I would like to see photo corners and rectangle nestablities.
Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well? Yes, multi-use is good.
Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments? No, not so much as I don't layer that much.
What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer? Manual, portable and I think computer systems are expensive and have more things that could go wrong.
What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies? Not much. I have a friend how has one, but that is about it.
What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard? Little to none.
What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you? How to do a window card.

Whatever other questions or thoughts you may have may be added at the end. Is it possible that Spellbinders my buy/purchase the Create-a-Cut patent? I was so looking forward to getting my hands on one of these, now they are gone. :(

Kathyc

OK, I'll give this a shot!
What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System?
* It looks so easy to use
Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this sytem for these new Nestability shapes?
* I know it wasn't easy but I also know you did your homework so YES!
Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you?
* Definitely; triple function means 3 times the fun!
What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon Ü)?
* Maybe a diamond shape?
Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well?
* Of course! Again, 3 times the fun!
Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments?
* Yes, I think a 1/8" mat looks very professional.
What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer?
* Manual
What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies?
* None I'm afraid; you've brought all this to my attention!
What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard?
* Same answer as last post
What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you?
* Just extra ways to use these products!
What type of diecut machine do you currently own? (this will help me in guiding you in tutorials.) Cuttlebug (love it!)

Thank you once again for helping me, help you!
You're welcome; thanks for this chance!

Angie DiMeglio

What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System? The benefits that I see are that the cut, emboss and nest, which make storage so easy.


Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this sytem for these new Nestability shapes? In my optinion, definately yes.


Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you? Yes, very important


What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon Ü)? Hearts would be nice and maybe geometric shapes and boxes.


Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well? Yes, that is very important to me.


Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments? Yes because I always layer and have bought several circle cutters that don't work properly, for one example.


What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer? Manual


What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies? I don't have any experience yet with Spellbinders dies.


What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard? I don't have any experience with the Wizard.


What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you? Different layering techniques.


Whatever other questions or thoughts you may have may be added at the end.
ETA: Please know that you will not be disqualified from this drawing for not answering this question -it is one I thought of after all was said and done. I believe that this may help me - help you better. Do you have to line anything up to get a perfect cut?

What type of diecut machine do you currently own? (this will help me in guiding you in tutorials.) Thank you once again for helping me, help you! I own the big kick, sizzix and cuttlebug.


Kathy W

**The benefits that I see to this system are many, especially to those who have not purchases a lot of the punches. (this would include me). I am attracted to them primarily because of storage issues and cost. I also like the bigger scallop edge. Another benefit is that it works with other systems: I have a cuttlebug.
**I'm not sure what all choices you had, but I appreciate all the research and info you have given about the nestability product. I also know that Spellbinder/Wizard is a good company.
**Yes, the triple value of what this system can do is extremely important. Very cool that it can emboss as well as cut. Love that I can purchase a shape set now on a limited budget and have nesting options.
**I am wondering how the embossing part will work on the cuttlebug. I do like the idea that they can also work as stencils.
**Actually, the hearts are a shape that I find useful all year round. I would get these as a number two choice behind circles. No one ever does triangles, but there are so many beautiful mosaic things you can do with that shape :)
**I like the 1/8" increment option, although I am not fussy about having perfect 1/8" matting. It just gives more choices of size for a particular shape.
**I didn't know there was such a thing as using your computer with die cutting, so I'd say I'm manual 100%!
**I have no experience with Spellbinder products.
**Some of the things I wanted to know, you have already posted. Examples: how does it work with the cuttlebug, what are the exact size increments of the shapes (how small is the smallest?). I would like to continue to see more examples outside the box (such as the Christmas tree cards I saw made with heart shapes)--can't remember if this was with the die cut system or PT's new release, but it was a cool idea.
**Other questions: wondering about Spellbinder customer service (if only one die was defective), cutting out windows in cards, cutting through different types of papers (again with a CB).
Thanks for all of the research and hard work you have brought to this project.

Linda Hardesty

What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System

Love the new Nestability dies, what a great idea!! I think this is a company looking at ideas to spark creativity yet also offer help to offer cost effective ways to achieve new looks for paper projects.

Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this sytem for these new Nestability shapes?

Absolutely, I'll be purchasing both the nestabilities and the machine shortly.

Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you?

Yes, I've branched out from just card making to creating journals, covered boxes and other projects. Having a system that will cut through more than just one sheet of card stock is of the utmost importance to me. Storage, that's always a dilemma. Having a system that stores easily and with dies that are useful yet storage friendly make it high on my list of "must haves".

What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon Ü)?

For now, I'm excited about the circles and rectangles. Who would think something as simple as circles and rectangles could cause such a stir?

Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well?

Exactly. This is yet another feature that draws me to this system. I love the layering capabilities so much. Much easier to store the dies rather than tons of punches. The punches are good for one sheet of card stock, but can't handle anything heavier. Embossing isn't even an option with the punches.

Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments?

Absolutely.

What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer?

I've only used manual so I can't comment on the computer method for functionality. However, the high cost to a computer system makes it highly unlikely that I would purchase it. Love the cost effectiveness of the Spellbinders system and the dies.

What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies?

I have no experience to date, but am sold on the Nestabilities and will be purchasing some in short order. I tried several times to place an order on Friday but experienced too many problems so I'll wait until the frenzy is over.

What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard?

None to date, but intend to order it soon.


What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you?

Unique ways to use the dies and system. I love to think outside of the box and your unique style and creativity is certainly an inspiration to myself and many others. Thanks.

Whatever other questions or thoughts you may have may be added at the end.

Keep up the good work, you have so many great ideas.

ETA: Please know that you will not be disqualified from this drawing for not answering this question -it is one I thought of after all was said and done. I believe that this may help me - help you better. What type of diecut machine do you currently own? (this will help me in guiding you in tutorials.)

I have both the Sizzix Machine (used rarely) and the Big Shot which was a gift for Christmas. I use the Big Shot more often because of the embossing capability and the ability to use other products like the Cuttlebug embossing dies. I suspect I'll be selling my Sizzix very soon to make room for the Spellbinder System.


Thank you once again for helping me, help you!

Janet S.

What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System? The versatility it offers.
Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this system for these new Nestability shapes? Absolutely.
Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you? yes
What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon Ü)? Diamonds and flowers
Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well? yes
Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments? ABSOLUTELY
What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer? Manual
What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies? I own a Wizard.
What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard? I have one.
What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you? Any and everything!
Whatever other questions or thoughts you may have may be added at the end.
ETA: Please know that you will not be disqualified from this drawing for not answering this question -it is one I thought of after all was said and done. I believe that this may help me - help you better. What type of diecut machine do you currently own? A Wizard, Sizzix original, and a Sidekick.(this will help me in guiding you in tutorials.) Thank you once again for helping me, help you!

Kerry

What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System?

-cuts multiple types of materials

Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this sytem for these new Nestability shapes?

-well they're made specifically for the spellbinder so in that respect yes

Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you?

-compact storage is a huge plus, but the rest, not so much

What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon Ü)?

-octagonals

Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well?

-yes, I guess so

Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments?

-yes, that's a really nice feature of the new nestabilities

What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer?

-so far manual; I like to have more control

What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies?

-I've seen them demo'd but I don't own any

What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard?

-Not so good: my friend one won at an Heirloom show and the handle broke the first time she used it;

What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you?

-probably how to use the nestabilities with other die cut machines

What type of diecut machine do you currently own? (this will help me in guiding you in tutorials.)

-Sizzix original, sidekick and BigKick

Connie

What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System? THE SHEER NUMBER OF SIZES AND NESTIBILITY IS AWESOME!
Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this sytem for these new Nestability shapes? YES. ALSO, I HAVE NOT FOUND THEM TOO MANY OTHER PLACES?
Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you? YES
What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon Ü)? GREEK ALPHABET LETTERS, AS SINGLES (BEST CHOICE FOR ME!) OR A GROUP. NESTIBILITY WOULD BE BEYOND MY IMAGINATION WONDERFUL! (DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY SORORITY & FRATERNITY WOMEN SCRAPBOOK & CRAFT?
Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well? YES
Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments? YES, BUT 1/4" IS NICE TOO.
What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer? MANUAL
What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies? THEY LOOK BEAUTIFUL, HAVE NOT YET PURCHASED THEM, BUT ON MY LIST!
What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard? HAVE NOT USED OR SEEN IN PERSON
What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you? YOU ALWAYS SHARE THE BEST TRICKS! IT IS HARD TO KNOW WHAT "EXTRAS" THERE ARE OUT THERE UNTIL YOU EXPERTS SO THE EXPERIMENTING! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
What type of diecut machine do you currently own? CUTTLEBUG

k.m.

Benefits...emboss & cut, compactness & affordability.

Yes.

Nice to have many options.

Flourishes, Flowers, Alphabets.

Love the fact that I can emboss & cut also.

Nice to be able to layer in smaller increments.

Manual

Have no experience

No experience

Compatability with Cuttlebug

I currently own a Cuttlebug


Patti Capt

* What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System? So many - space saving, cost saving, versatility.
* Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this sytem for these new Nestability shapes? Oh, yes.
* Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you? Very much.
* What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon Ü)? Flowers are the only other shape that come to mind. I love the ones already available.
* Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well?
Probably one of the MOST appealing features is the fact that they emboss as well as cut, so yes, indeed.
* Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments?
I'm used to larger increments but it will be nice to be able to do smaller ones as well (when I can afford them all! LOL)
* What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer?
Manual since that's all I'm familiar with at this point.
* What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies?
None as yet, but I'm going to find out soon when the pre-orders are filled!
* What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard?
None
* What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you?
You're doing an excellent job so far - thank you! I suppose I'll have a better idea once I start working with them.
* Whatever other questions or thoughts you may have may be added at the end.
I own a Cuttlebug.

I love your blog and all the wonderful ideas you convey - also, love your store, Ellen!
* ETA: Please know that you will not be disqualified from this drawing for not answering this question -it is one I thought of after all was said and done. I believe that this may help me - help you better. What type of diecut machine do you currently own? (this will help me in guiding you in tutorials.) Thank you once again for helping me, help you!

Sara

Ok here are my thoughts:

*I like the easy storability.
*Yes
*Yes
*Diamond
*It's nice but not important
*Yes
*Manual
*None
*None
*How to use with a cuttlebut
*I can't think of any other questions
*I have a cuttlebug

Katie

*What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System? I love the ability to cut as well as emboss. Compact storage is also a plus! I've enjoyed my Marvy Punches but really dislike how bulky they are. Another benefit is that they'll help me to use my Cuttlebug more...I don't think it's feeling the love enough.
*Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this system for these new Nestability shapes? Yep! You betcha! What I've seen looks amazing!
*Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you? Yes it is! Value is ALWAYS immportant. Although I have a rather large room for my stamping/scrapping supplies, with a growing family I may not always be so fortunate. Being able to cut through more than one piece of paper is a nice feature, but since I usually work on one card at a time, I'm not sure that I'll need that feature right away. We'll see!
*What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon)? Maybe flowers?
*Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well? Yes Yes Yes!!! I love dimension on my cards, and from the samples I've seen, the embossing adds such a professional look to them!
*Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments? Yes! I can't do single layers...just doesn't work for me. Perfect layering is going to be so fun...and effortless too!
*What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer? I've only done manual die cutting, so can't say anything about the computer method.
*What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies? No experience...but did preorder the nestabilities, so I can't wait to have some experience!
*What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard? No experience.
*What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you? Maybe pictures to go with how to use the dies with various machines (I have a Cuttlebug). I'm a visual learner, and although I can figure it out on my own, any help is appreciated!
*Whatever other questions or thoughts you may have may be added at the end...Just want to say thank you for working so hard on this! I can't wait to get my Nestabilities!!!
*What type of diecut machine do you currently own? Just a Cuttlebug

Katie

*What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System? I love the ability to cut as well as emboss. Compact storage is also a plus! I've enjoyed my Marvy Punches but really dislike how bulky they are. Another benefit is that they'll help me to use my Cuttlebug more...I don't think it's feeling the love enough.
*Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this system for these new Nestability shapes? Yep! You betcha! What I've seen looks amazing!
*Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you? Yes it is! Value is ALWAYS immportant. Although I have a rather large room for my stamping/scrapping supplies, with a growing family I may not always be so fortunate. Being able to cut through more than one piece of paper is a nice feature, but since I usually work on one card at a time, I'm not sure that I'll need that feature right away. We'll see!
*What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon)? Maybe flowers?
*Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well? Yes Yes Yes!!! I love dimension on my cards, and from the samples I've seen, the embossing adds such a professional look to them!
*Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments? Yes! I can't do single layers...just doesn't work for me. Perfect layering is going to be so fun...and effortless too!
*What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer? I've only done manual die cutting, so can't say anything about the computer method.
*What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies? No experience...but did preorder the nestabilities, so I can't wait to have some experience!
*What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard? No experience.
*What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you? Maybe pictures to go with how to use the dies with various machines (I have a Cuttlebug). I'm a visual learner, and although I can figure it out on my own, any help is appreciated!
*Whatever other questions or thoughts you may have may be added at the end...Just want to say thank you for working so hard on this! I can't wait to get my Nestabilities!!!
*What type of diecut machine do you currently own? Just a Cuttlebug

lexi

* storage, nestability, embossing options
* yes, it sounds like you did a lot of research and made a well-educated decision
* yes
* i like the idea of diamonds mentioned already!
* yes, i think this is a very cool feature.
* sure--but with various sizes, i like that if you want a bigger layer, you can have it.
* manual, though i was intrigued by the reports of the machine that would cut shapes from your computer--or did i imagine that?!
* none yet
* none yet
* keep showing samples like you are and describing how you created them as well as other ah-ha moments as you learn and create yourself!
* i do want to see more and have them available before i jump on the bandwagon, but i like what i'm seeing so far.
* sizzix bigkick

thanks for taking on this product development and sharing it with us!

:) lexi

Sue T.

What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System?

I love that you get all the different sizes in one compact unit. My punches take up 3 full drawers!

Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this sytem for these new Nestability shapes?
Yes, haven't seen anything else like it from other companies

Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you?

Very important.

What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon Ü)?

Ovals, squares, nested letters

Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well?

Would make a great look on my scrap pages :)

Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments?

That's awesome! It's annoying to try to layer a punched shape, only to realize you don't have the right size punch to coordinate.

What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer?

I prefer manual because the computer is usually being used while I'm at the craft table :)

What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies?
Never used them, haven't seen them locally.
What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard?

Never used them, haven't seen them locally.

What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you?

Anything new and fun.

What type of diecut machine do you currently own? (this will help me in guiding you in tutorials.)

I own the Cuttlebug.

Thanks for all your hard work!

Sue

Melissa (SCS: stampin_melissa)

* What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System? I like the idea of both die cutting and embossing.

* Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this sytem for these new Nestability shapes? Yes.

* Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you? Value and cutting through other items are important to me, I am less concerned with compact storage.

* What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon Ü)? I can't think of any other than the Hearts. :)

* Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well? Extremely appealing.

* Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments? Absolutely!

* What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer? Manual, I have no ability to use computer.

* What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies? None.

* What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard? None.

* What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you? Innovative ideas how to use these tools with my CB. ;)

Pat

What benefits do you see in the Spellbinders Diecutting System?
Storage, embossing and cutting at the same time and affordability.

Do you think that I've made the best choice in selecting this sytem for these new Nestability shapes?
Yes.

Is the triple function of value, compact storage and ability to cut through other items as well as two layers of paper important to you?
Oh yes, love multipurpose products.

What would you like to see in future diecut shapes (Hearts are already on the horizon Ü)?
Flowers.

Does it appeal to you that these dies not only cut, but emboss and act as stencils as well?
This product Rocks!

Is it advantageous to you that you can now layer your projects in 1/8" increments?
This product is way too cool!

What is your preferred die cutting method - manual vs. computer?
Manual.

What is your experience with the Spellbinders die cutting dies?
Can't wait to use them!

What is your experience with the Spellbinders Wizard?
No experience here.

What types of things would you like me (and the other members of the Spellbinders Design Team) to teach you?
All the different creative ways to use the Spellbinders, so far the design team is doing an outstanding job of showing us the versatility of this product.

Whatever other questions or thoughts you may have may be added at the end.
ETA: Please know that you will not be disqualified from this drawing for not answering this question -it is one I thought of after all was said and done. I believe that this may help me - help you better. What type of diecut machine do you currently own? (this will help me in guiding you in tutorials.)
A cuttlebug.

Thank you once again for helping me, help you!
Was it worth the wait?

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