Cuttlebug Sandwich Guide

Below is a Cuttlebug sandwich guide for die cutting and embossing, telling you which plates you need. Ever wonder how to use Sizzix dies in the Cuttlebug? This chart will help you!

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You should read the sandwich chart from bottom to top. The plate/pad that is at the bottom of the list is the plate that will be on the bottom of your sandwich.
Die CutSandwichVideo
Accu-cut: ZAZ Cut & Emboss foldersPad 'C'
Cardstock
Die
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
Boss Kuts diesPad 'C'
Die
Cardstock
Pad 'B'
Pad 'C'
Brass Embossing StencilsPad 'B'
Embossing Mat or Plumber’s Gasket
Cardstock
Brass Stencil
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
Cuttlebug diesPad 'B'
Media
Die (blade up)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
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JcutPad 'C'
Cardstock
Die
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
Nestabilities
(You will need an embossing mat to emboss, or a lumbers gasket cut to size.)
Pad 'B'
Cardstock
Spellbinders Die
pad 'C'
Pad 'A'
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Quickutz Revolution dies, Quickutz nesting diesPad 'C'
Cardstock
Die
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

Sizzix 12 inch dies
(option 1)
You’ll need 2 ‘A’ Mats & 4 ‘B’ mats. This will make a ‘Double stack’ – Notice the mats are staggered or overlapping – When it is part-way, add the second ‘A’ mat and ‘B’ mats (respectively) behind the first stack to finish the cut.
Pad 'B' - Pad 'B'
Cardstock
12 inch die
Pad 'B' - Pad 'B'
Pad 'A' - Pad 'A'
Sizzix 12 inch dies
(option 2)
Sizzix long mat option)
2 ‘A’ mats and 2 Sizzix long mats:
Part way through, place the second
‘A’ mat behind to complete the cut.
Sizzix long mat
Cardstock
12 inch die
Sizzix long mat
Pad 'A' - Pad 'A'
Sizzix Cut N Fold diesChipboard Shim
Pad 'B'
Cardstock
Die
Pad 'A'
OR TRY
Chipboard Shim
Die
Cardstock
Pad 'B'
Sizzix Ellison Bigz,
Ellison AllStar: Large,
Sizzix BigShot/Bigkick dies,
Sizzix Steel Rule dies
Pad 'B'
Media
Die (blade up)
Pad 'B'
Sizzix Ellison Thin CutsPad 'B'
Media
Die (blade up)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
Sizzix SizzlitPad 'B'
Media
Die (blade up)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
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Spellbinders Cut & Emboss diesPad 'C'
Cardstock
Die
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

 

EmbossSandwichVideo
Cuttlebug Embossing FoldersPad 'B'
Folder (Media inside)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
Brass Embossing StencilsPad 'B'
Embossing Mat or Plumber’s Gasket
Cardstock
Brass Stencil
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
Sizzix Big Shot,
Ellison Big Shot Embossing Folder
Possible shim
Pad 'B'
Folder (Media inside)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
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Embossing Templates (Sizzix)Pad 'C'
Cardstock
Brass Template
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
Embossing Templates - thinPad 'B'
Vulcanized Rubber
Media/ Brass Template
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
Nestabilities
(You will need an embossing mat to emboss, or a lumbers gasket cut to size.)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'B'
(try 2 first)
2-3 Cardstock Shims
Embossing Mat
Die with Die cut still in Die
Pad 'A'
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Quickutz Embossing DiesPad 'C'
Cardstock
Die
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
Simple ImpressionsPad 'B'
Folder (cardstock inside)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
OR TRY
Pad 'B'
Folder (cardstock inside)
Chipboard Shims
Pad 'A'
Sizzix Cut N Fold DiesChipboard Shim
Pad 'B'
Cardstock
Die
Pad 'A'
OR TRY
Chipboard Shim
Die
Cardstock
Pad 'B'
Sizzix 'Embosslits'Pad 'B'
Folder (Media inside)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
Textured Plates (like Fiskars)Pad 'B'
Possible Shim
Impressions Pad
(sold in Sizzix Texturz Starter Kit)
Embossing Mat
Cardstock
Texture Plate
Pad 'A'
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3 Comments

  1. Caro

    Best help I found anywhere on how to make the best cuts and embossing with Cuttlebug.

    Reply
  2. rk

    Very helpful chart. I see very few scenarios where plate C is required it appears. On line elsewhere, people say we need plate C for cutting with any non Cuttlebug dies. Still a bit confusing. And then, Plate C comes in 5.5×7.5 as well as 6×13 sizes….which one…I guess it depends on card stock size?

    Reply
  3. kathryn Graves

    Help. Using Darice embossing folder. Center not embossing.
    Any help??

    Reply

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