I recently bought the Pop 'n Cuts die from Sizzix hoping that I could use it with my Cuttlebug. It took a bit of experimentation, but here's how I got it to work:
The final cut dimensions of the card are 4 1/4 x 11 inches so I recommend starting with 12x12 paper so that you don't have to line up the ends perfectly. I cut the width of my paper to 5 inches- this doesn't have to be exact, it just has to fit through the width of your Cuttlebug. Now tape it to the die-this is important because you'll be moving the cutting plate and don't want your paper to move.
The cutting plate covers about half of the die so we'll have to run it through the machine twice. Here are my layers: Die with the paper taped on top, C plate, cardboard shims (I used cereal boxes for this-3 layered up was just right for my machine). Now you're ready to run it through!
This is what I had after my first cut- about half of the die cut out. Remember not to move your paper as you take off the cutting plate. Now just layer up your C plate and shims on the other end and run it through again.
...and there you have it!
It may be a bit more work than having the proper machine, but it can be done!
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!