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  • Review count
    8
  • Helpfulness votes
    17
  • First review
    November 24, 2015
  • Last review
    March 27, 2016
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Bryn's Reviews
 
 Tattered Lace Big Blue Electronic Die Cutting Machine
Tattered Lace Big Blue Electronic Die Cutting Machine
https://www.createandcraft.com/pp/product-143782
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent performance and value!
PostedMarch 27, 2016
I purchased this machine right after it was débuted and received it in mid-February. It is simply superb. I now have four die cutting machines and this is by far the best. Cuts are almost always made on the first pass through no matter how intricate the die or thickness of stock. The singular occasion that required a second cut was using a very large spellbinders panel die with a cereal box scrap (chip board). It is a good idea to 'catch' the sandwich as it fully exits the machine -- sometimes the opening will keep holding it, sometimes it doesn't. For me, this is not a problem at all. The embossing function also works great on all types of folders with a beautiful, detailed and evenly embossed finish. I highly recommend the Big Blue. It is now my favorite craft tool!
fromNC
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
What type of buyer are you?Occasional
Why did you purchase this product?Personal use
What level of expertise do you have in craft-making?Advanced
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
+2points
2of 2voted this as helpful.
 
 Tattered Lace Magazine 1- 10
Tattered Lace Magazine 1- 10
https://www.createandcraft.com/pp/product-129792
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent value at any price!
PostedJanuary 21, 2016
I made this purchase when the offer was for issue numbers 1 - 10 for $79.99. There's no denying that was a great price, especially with the free dies. This was the first time I had the opportunity to have these magazines for my own within my budget. Now that I've had them in hand and made a few of the projects using the free dies and ideas in the magazine, I'd have to say without question they are a great value even at full cover price. The projects are unique and presented clearly and where dies are used that I don't already own, others are easily substituted to make the project just as successfully. The instructions are superb, the included papers are beautiful and high quality, the free dies are simply without peer in quality and usefulness....I can't praise these magazines enough. As far as I'm concerned they are now just as necessary a part of my craft supplies as glue and tape. Highly recommended!
fromNC
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
What type of buyer are you?Regular
Why did you purchase this product?Personal use
What level of expertise do you have in craft-making?Advanced
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
 Create and Craft Essentials 6 Pack Tape Runner
Create and Craft Essentials 6 Pack Tape Runner
https://www.createandcraft.com/pp/product-123292
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Length of tape is too short
PostedNovember 26, 2015
Glad they were free with my order because I'd be asking for my money back if I'd paid for them. The first roll ran out after no more than 24" of product being used. I can see through the dispenser that the tape is completely out and I only worked on part of one project which I looked at carefully to determine how much tape I had used. I wouldn't purchase this brand in the future.
fromNC
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
What type of buyer are you?Occasional
Why did you purchase this product?Other
What level of expertise do you have in craft-making?Advanced
Value 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Quality 
2 / 5
2 / 5
+4points
4of 4voted this as helpful.
 
 Create and Craft Songbird Reflections Die
Create and Craft Songbird Reflections Die
https://www.createandcraft.com/pp/product-101130
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Beautiful die
PostedNovember 26, 2015
This die is exquisite. It's just beautiful and cuts beautifully on my Todo machine. Love. <3
fromNC
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
What type of buyer are you?Occasional
Why did you purchase this product?Other
What level of expertise do you have in craft-making?Advanced
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
 
 My Craft Studio Super Smooth Starter Pack - 50 Sheets x 120GSM and 50 Sheets x 250GSM
My Craft Studio Super Smooth Starter Pack - 50 Sheets x 120GSM and 50 Sheets x 250GSM
https://www.createandcraft.com/pp/product-100374
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Paper cracks badly
PostedNovember 26, 2015
This paper feels great, so smooth. But, when you score and fold it, it cracks really badly in both weights. If you are embellishing on it - except for embossing which is also not satisfactory - cutting and applying it to something flat, it's great. Folding and embossing/debossing not so much.
fromNC
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
What type of buyer are you?Occasional
Why did you purchase this product?Other
What level of expertise do you have in craft-making?Advanced
Value 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Quality 
2 / 5
2 / 5
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
 
 TODO Pack of 6 Foil Rolls - Summer
TODO Pack of 6 Foil Rolls - Summer
https://www.createandcraft.com/pp/product-129950
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Beautiful colors
PostedNovember 26, 2015
I am so happy to have a machine that hot foils! These work great and the colors are wonderful. It looks like they are a good value for the money as well - much cheaper than operational costs for the Minc hot foil technique.
fromNC
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
What type of buyer are you?Occasional
Why did you purchase this product?Other
What level of expertise do you have in craft-making?Advanced
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
 
 Sizzix Shadow Press A2 Debossing Folders 6 Pkg-Sentiments By Tim Holtz
Sizzix Shadow Press A2 Debossing Folders 6 Pkg-Sentiments By Tim Holtz
https://www.createandcraft.com/pp/product-128736
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great product!
PostedNovember 26, 2015
These debossing folders are just right! They deboss cardstock with a nice deep finish that is attractive and very easy to see and read.
fromNC
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
What type of buyer are you?Occasional
Why did you purchase this product?Other
What level of expertise do you have in craft-making?Advanced
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
-1point
0of 1voted this as helpful.
 
 TODO Multi-Functional Crafting Machine Collection with 8 Free Christmas Accessories
TODO Multi-Functional Crafting Machine Collection with 8 Free Christmas Accessories
https://www.createandcraft.com/pp/product-142360
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
High quality and versatility
PostedNovember 24, 2015
This is my first die cutting machine. I did quite a bit of research and this seemed a better option than needing multiple machines to do all the tasks I wanted to be able to do. I read the bad reviews and watched all the YouTube videos and createsndcraft.com presentations. It was clear to me that there would be a learning curve and some experimentation would probably be necessary... the negative responses to the machine all seem to demonstrate a denial of those two facts. My Todo arrived yesterday. In preparation for its arrival, I watched all of Ms. Heaton's instructional videos at least once. I read the instruction manual first thing as soon as it was here and proceeded to test every function. The first die I cut was the Couture songbird reflections die. It is very complex and the cut and emboss were perfect. I hot foiled the 6 snowflakes that came in my bundle. Again, perfect results. I letterpressed the snowflakes with ink as well--except for the low quality ink I ordered from an eBay vendor they were also perfect. I embossed a Tim Holtz sentiment folder I purchased separately also and it was perfect. I have not tried the bonus stamping functionality of the machine yet, but I don't anticipate any issues there. I love my Todo!! I am a life-long artist and crafter and I am thrilled to add a whole new line of possibilities to my art! Watch all the instructional videos, read the manual and follow the guidance in them and you can't go wrong.
fromNC
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
What type of buyer are you?Occasional
Why did you purchase this product?Personal use
What level of expertise do you have in craft-making?Advanced
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
+8points
8of 8voted this as helpful.