On today’s Tip Tuesday video, I’m introducing you to the brand new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine! This machine will be available on my store as of 1st September and I can’t wait for you to have a go yourself. This machine is a dream to use – the sandwich glides through so smoothly, there’s no clunking or crunching as I’m used to with other machines. It has a great-sized platform for any project you can think of, smooth even pressure across the full width of the roller so you get a great cut or embossed impression every time. I’ve added a number of FAQ’s at the bottom of this post for you also.
Q. Are the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines comparable to other machines on the market?
A. Yes, they are fantastic machines! Due to our machines’ solid steel construction frame, the tightness and effectiveness of the cutting and embossing will remain intact over time. The precise pressure designed and engineered into the machines also results in crisp, clean, and precise cutting along with beautifully detailed embossing. The new machines have small footprints, ergonomic carrying handles, easy rotating handles for comfort in use, and strategically designed platforms for superior control. They also include simple visuals and training for a rapid learning curve. The best part is that all this value is offered at a great price!
Q. Are these machines only available through Stampin’ Up!?
A. Yes. There are times that we partner with companies who already offer crafting tools and we rebrand them for Stampin’ Up! This is not the case with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machines. They’re exclusive to Stampin’ Up! which means the only place you or your customers can buy them is through us!
Q. Do the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines have a warranty?
A. The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine each have a three-year limited warranty. To prevent damage to the machines, use as directed and use only with compatible Stampin’ Up! products.
Q. Do I need to buy plates before I can use my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine?
A. No. The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines come with the plates you need to get started. The machines include these plates:
- Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine: 1 Base Plate (Plate 1), 1 Die Plate (Plate 2), 2 Cutting Plates (Plate 3), 1 Specialty Plate (Plate 4)
- Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine: 1 Mini Base Plate (Plate 1), 2 Mini Cutting Plates (Plate 2), 1 Mini Embossing Plate (Plate 3), 1 Mini 3D Embossing Plate (Plate 4)
This is what you need for basic die cutting and embossing. Optional plates are sold separately for specialty die cutting and embossing. You can buy replacements for all plates.
Q. Can I use Stampin’ Cut & Emboss dies and embossing folders with other die-cutting and embossing machines?
A. Yes. You can use Stampin’ Cut & Emboss dies and embossing folders with most die-cutting and embossing machines. Use the sandwich recommended by the machine’s manufacturer. Because of variances in machines or products, you might need to use a shim.
Q. What is the life expectancy on the Cutting Plates and the Magnetic Cutting Plates?
A. Lifespans on these plates vary based on usage behaviour. Cutting Plates naturally become bowed and scratched over time. Replace them when they no longer give you the results you want, such as if the dies stop cutting cleanly or if the plates leave marks on the paper.
To extend the life of Cutting Plates:
- Flip the plates so each side gets equal use.
- Place dies in different spots on the plate—don’t always place them in the same spot.
To extend the life of the Magnetic Cutting Plate:
- Place dies in different spots on the plate – don’t always place them in the same spot.