Good afternoon all - this afternoon I thought I would do a test run on 2 new dies that arrived early last week. They are Crafters Companion Die'sire Create - a - card dies. One is everyday & one is Christmas.
Well, you have before you a not too happy bunny. My first attempt using the everyday one cut the design (although I did run it through twice) - but no embossing appeared from the next step. I also had to pick out a lot of the cut pieces - they didn't fall out. I then thought perhaps the card was a little too thick - not sure what gsm it is but is reasonably firm.
A second attempt with a finer card & following the instructions inside the dies packaging I tried again. This time it didn't cut at all - & yes! I did check I had it the right way round. Another look at the right sandwich & I realised that they had recommended one of the E-bosser shims, so I tried again. This time it cut with just a few dodgy places. But - sadly - failure in the embossing stage. So an email has gone off to CC & I wait a reply which I assume will probably be tomorrow.
I did a problem search on google & found a set of "chats" about them - not very flattering I have to say. If their solution is not any good the dies will be going back. I bought direct through Crafters Companion rather than the C&C offer that was on because that way I could buy one everyday & one Christmas at their "2 for" special price. At the same time I also recorded all the C&C programmes so I am going to rewatch a couple where Leanne is using these dies & see if I have missed something important.
I hope your crafting is going well & not so stressful.
'Bye for now.