Cuttlebug Stacking Instructions

The Cricut Cuttlebug can accomdate dies and embossing folders from a variety of manufacturers. Here are some instructions and suggestions for the stacking order of your items to achieve the best results. 

 

How to read this chart

The item that is listed at the top of the stack list should also be the item at the top of your stack. The item at the bottom of the list should also be the item at the bottom of your stack. For instance, under Cuttlebug Dies, using cardstock, Pad A should be at the bottom of your stack; Pad B should be the top of your stack.

DIE CUT/EMBOSS

CARDSTOCK

CHIPBOARD

OTHER MEDIA

Cuttlebug Dies

(For Cuttlebug Cut-and-Emboss Dies instructions, click here.)

Pad 'B'
Media
Die (blade up)
Pad 'B'
Rubber Mat OR Magnetic Mat         Pad 'A'

Pad 'B'
Media
Die (blade up)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

Pad 'B'
Media
Die (blade up)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

Cuttlebug Embossing Folders

Pad 'B'
Folder (Media inside)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'.

Pad 'B'
Folder (Media inside)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

Pad 'B'
Folder (Media inside)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

The pressure tolerance or tension can vary for each machine. You may need to add cardstock shims for better results. Always go for the thinnest configuration, then build up for increased pressure. 

Accu-cut: ZAZ Cut & Emboss folders

Pad 'C'
Cardstock
Die
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

 

 

Brass Embossing Stencils

 

Pad 'B'
Embossing Mat or Plumber’s Gasket
Cardstock
Brass Stencil
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

 

Ellison AllStar: Large. Red die

Pad 'B'
Media
Die (blade up)
Pad 'B'

 

 

Ellison Big Shot Embossing Folder
(Use the plastic folder that comes with the die)

Pad 'B'
Folder (Media inside)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

Pad 'B'
Folder (Media inside)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

 

Ellison Bigz

Pad 'B'
Media
Die (blade up)
Pad 'B'

 

 

Ellison Thin Cuts

Pad 'B'
Media
Die (blade up)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

 

 

Embossing Templates (Sizzix)

Pad 'C'
Cardstock
Brass Template
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

 

 

Embossing Templates - thin

Pad 'B'
Volcanized Rubber
Media/ Brass Template
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

 

 

Jcut

Pad 'C'
Cardstock
Die
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

 

 

Nestabilities
You will need an embossing mat to emboss, or a plumbers gasket cut to size.

Pad 'B'
Cardstock
Spellbinders Die
pad 'C'
Pad 'A'

Pad 'B'
Pad 'B'
(try 2 first)
2-3 Cardstock Shims
Embossing Mat
Die with Die cut still in Die
Pad 'A'

 

Quickutz 2x2 die

Pad 'C'
Cardstock
Die
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

 

 

Quickutz Embossing Dies

Pad 'C'
Cardstock
Die
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

Pad 'C'
Media
Die
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

 

Revolution Dies

Pad 'B'
Cardstock
Die
Pad 'C'
Pad 'A'

 

 

Simple Impressions

 

Pad 'B'
Folder (cardstock inside)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'
OR TRY
Pad 'B'
Folder (cardstock inside)
Chipboard Shims
Pad 'A'

 

Sizzix 12 inch dies (option 1)
You’ll need 2 ‘A’ Mats & 4 ‘B’ mats:
This will make a‘Double stack’ –
Notice the mats are staggered or
overlapping – When it is part-way,
add the second ‘A’ mat and ‘B’ mats
(respectively) behind the first stack
to finish the cut.

Pad 'B' - Pad 'B'
Cardstock
12 inch Die
Pad 'B' - Pad 'B'
Pad 'A' - Pad 'A'

 

 

Sizzix 12 inch dies                                                                                           (option 2 – Sizzix long mat option)
2 ‘A’ mats and 2 Sizzix long mats:
Part way through, place the second
‘A’ mat behind to complete the cut.

Sizzix long mat
Cardstock
Sizzix 12" Die
Sizzix long mat
Pad 'A' - Pad 'A'

 

 

Sizzix Bigkick Dies                                                                                            Although these dies are larger than the other large
Sizzix dies, they are the same thickness.

Pad 'B'
Media
Die (blade up)
Pad 'B'

 

 

Sizzix Big Shot

Pad 'B'
Die (cutting side down)
Cardstock
Pad 'B'

Cardstock shim
Pad 'B'
Folder with Cardstock inside
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

 

Sizzix Cut N Fold Dies

Chipboard Shim
Pad 'B'
Cardstock
Die
Pad 'A'
OR TRY
Chipboard Shim
Die
Cardstock
Pad 'B'

 

 

Sizzix 'Embosslits'

Pad 'B'
Folder (Media inside)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

 

 

Sizzix Sizzlit

Pad 'B'
Media
Die (blade up)
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

 

 

Sizzix Steel Rule dies [red]

Pad 'B'
Media
Die (blade up)
Pad 'B'

 

 

Spellbinders Cut & Emboss dies

Pad 'C'
Cardstock
Die
Pad 'B'
Pad 'A'

 

 

Texture Plates

 

Pad 'B'
Possible Shim
Impressions Pad
(sold in Sizzix Texturz Starter Kit)
Embossing Mat
Cardstock
Texture Plate
Pad 'A'

 

 

The pressure tolerance or tension can vary for each machine, so you may need to add cardstock shims for better results. Always go for the thinnest configuration, then build up for increased pressure.