Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My New Toy......the Slice

Slice and I have had some run over the last week. I got my Slice about a week ago. I am so excited because this is the first cutting machine (other than hand held punches LOL) I've ever owned. I was attracted to the size and portability of the Slice and the fact that it has several cartridges with designs available. So here we go on our little journey......

The day I got home with the Slice I was so anxious to get started playing. I unpacked everything and even read the manual that came along with it. I pulled out the little tube of adhesive that came with it. Well, it was dried up. :-(

No problem.....I'll just use a little repositionable tape in the corners of the glass cutting mat. Wait, that didn't work either. It doesn't hold the paper down in the center and so the cut gets all messed up because the paper moves all over. Next I put a piece of the tape in other places on the mat. This didn't work either because every time the blade went over an area where the tape was it would "stick" a little.

Off I went back to AC Moore to pick up a new tube of adhesive. And while I was there I went ahead and used another 50% off coupon for the pretty little carrying case for the Slice (yes, I used a 50% off coupon earlier that same day for the Slice machine too LOL).

I get home to try out the adhesive and guess what????? IT WAS DRIED OUT TOO!!!! Now, I live about 25 minutes from AC Moore so I was NOT about to go back for yet a 3rd trip. So finally, last night, hubby took me to Wally World and I picked up a can of Elmer's Craft Bond Spray Adhesive (it's temporary or permanent depending on how you use it). I didn't feel up to working with it last night so it waited until today.

***Mental Note*** Don't spray a spray adhesive in your lap with the dog laying next to you and a blanket covering your lap. ROTF. Yes, I did this. Didn't even think about the overspray and getting it all over the blanket and the dog. It does come out in the wash though. Thankfully because that was my favorite blanket.

Anyway, this adhesive worked wonderfully. Now, a little about the Slice. It doesn't cut exactly as you want for every shape and size. Smaller circles look warped. And the smaller scallops and squares are a little out of shape. This was way worse before I had an appropriate adhesive. But it did get better once I did the spray adhesive. Some things are still a little out of wack and warped but it's not something I absolutely cannot live without.


Lisadwb said...

You will have to keep us posted on how the Slice works.

Bren said...

I have not seen a slice before. But I love my Cricut. i have the expression. I go in spurts where I use it alot and sometimes I don't.

I mailed my box of goodies today. I am excited. My first attempt at a design team. Bren


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