Sunday 14 August 2011

Product Review - Sizzix Framelits Dies in the Spotlight

Oh I really have found a new love here!!!!
I ordered a couple of sets of these from on Thursday and they arrived Friday (fab service!) but i didnt have any time to play on Friday but made up for it yesterday!

When i saw these during CHA (on the net, I'm not special enough to actually go!!!) I thought oh they have just jumped on the spellbinders wagon! But actually i was wrong!!! I love these more than my loved and well used spellbinders!!

I really like that on the back of the pack it gives you a picture and measurement of each shape!
It also outlines the biggest differece between the nesties and framelits dies, with nesties the blade is in the middle of the metal strip, however with the framelits if is on the very inside of the shape

What this means is that when you are using it to cut a pattern, photos or printed shape what you see through the dies is exactly what you are going to get, no borders!

framlits die (silver) and nesties die (bronze) just to show position of the blade, you may think that the position of the blade is not a big deal, but if like me you are not an "embosser" you will be pleased to know that with the framelits dies you do not get the embossed border (i get this if i emboss or not a lot of the time)

Just a pic of a nesties die cut to show you the frame i get around the edge even if i don't emboss

Right back to the framelits..... I have a little play and as well as card, they also cut shirnk pastic, felt and fun foam

Something else i discovered is that if you want to cut an apperture in your card, you do get a little border around the shape, which i think looks quite nice!!

All in all i really love these dies and really would love some more sets of them!!
If you have not seen them yet, then have a look HERE for the full line up of what has been released so far, but i have seen some fab sets of them with matching stamps that will be on the way soon!!!

Lisa x


Rosietoes said...

Thanks for the review Lisa. I was wondering about the nestie/framie bit - why bother when you have all the nesties? Your review makes it really clear.
I've seen the matching stamps and dies too - can't wait for those babies!

Edna x

Shirley Davis (crafter) said...

Great review, Lisa - I've been wondering about these for the Cuttlebug - yes or no?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Lisa. Do you know if the plain circles fit over the scallop circles to leave a boarder like the nesties do. Thanks. xx

Granny Crafting said...

Love the arched window. I love nesties but it's always good to have some competion. Thank you for the review - very useful.