Cuttlebug Sandwich Recipes

I have a Cuttlebug, which is a little manual die cutting machine. I have several makes of die I can use in my Cuttlebug and I decided it was time to see what these dies could cut and to record the sandwich required for a clean cut. A sandwich in this case is the layering of plates, shims, dies and material to be cut, not one made from bread and butter!

I tested:
Paper
Bazzil cardstock
Felt
Cotton material
Shrink plastic
Grunge paper
I used combinations of different plates, A, B or C, a piece of thickish card, ordinary printer paper with a die and the material being tested. The paper might be in 1, 2, 3 or 4 thicknesses. The figure in brackets is the suggested number of runs through the Cuttlebug. The first plate down is first in the list.
Quickutz Die
Sandwiches for Quickutz die
Paper – A, C, die, paper, B
Bazzil – A, C, die, bazzil, B
Felt – A, C, die, felt, B
Cotton – A, C, card, die, cotton, 2 paper, B
Shrink plastic – A, C, die, plastic, B (4x)
Grunge paper – A, 2 paper, C, die, grunge, B (4x)

Cuttlebug Die
Sandwiches for Cuttlebug die
Paper – A, B, die, paper, B
Bazzil – A, B, die, bazzil, B
Felt – A, B, die, felt, B
Cotton – A, B, card, die, cotton, B paper on cotton may protect B
Shrink plastic – A, B, die, plastic, B
Grunge paper – A, B, die, grunge, B
Marianne Die
Sandwiches for Marianne die
Paper – A, C, die, paper, B
Bazzil – A, C, die, bazzil, B (2x)
Felt – A, C, die, felt, B Thin bits are fragile
Cotton – A, C, card, die, cotton, 4 paper, B (2/3x) May need a snip
Shrink plastic – A, C, die, plastic, 4 paper, B (4x) Tricky to get out, needed a snip
Grunge paper – A, C, die, grunge, B
Spellbinders Die
Sandwiches for Spellbinders die
Paper – A, C, die, paper, B
Bazzil – A, C, die, bazzil, B
Felt – A, C, die, felt, 2 paper, B
Cotton – A, C, card, die, cotton, 2 paper, B (2x)
Shrink plastic – A, C, die, plastic, B
Grunge paper – A, C, die, grunge, B (2/3x)
BIGZ Die
Sandwiches for BIGZ die
Paper – B, die, paper, B
Bazzil – B, die, bazzil, B
Felt – B, die, felt, B
Cotton – B, die, cotton, B (2x) May need 2 paper on cotton
Shrink plastic – B, die, plastic, B
Grunge paper – B, die, grunge, B
These were the setting that worked for my particular Cuttlebug, be aware that other Cuttlebugs may be different and require slight alterations to the sandwich. I don’t know about sandwich but it is definitely time for cake.
Tagged

3 thoughts on “Cuttlebug Sandwich Recipes

  1. Oooh I didn't realise that even little Quickutz dies would work with felt – thanks Mandy, a very useful post xx

  2. After all that experimenting & writing down the instructions, you deserved your cake!

    That's going to be so useful to so many people & save them lots of time 🙂

  3. You're a marvel Mandy – this is exactly what I need, and I never knew the QK could cut cotton or shrink plastic!

    Big blown kiss to you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.