Isn't this so nice the way he has made a half of his garage into his shop? He's very clean, neat, and organized. Definitely got the anal stamp of approval--hehe!
Afterwards, Leah came in and tried out some other dies we bought back when and haven't even played with yet. (Boy! Have we both been out of the game lately or what?!) The Sizzix snowflakes and the deckled rectangles...
...were experimented with rather extensively. Trying to get the Sizzix dies to cut was a chore. They never did cut as cleanly as the Spellbinders dies, but Leah got them to work alright. We'd never use Sizzix to cut 100 card parts, that's for sure!
They're tricky to remove from the paper afterwards without tearing, even when you get them to cut. We finally found the right combination of plates and shims for cutting. Leah accidentally found out how to use them for just embossing the snowflakes, too--hehe! They're not meant for embossing, but it worked.