Saturday, March 1, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Yes, it will require a bit of work. Yes, you have to wait for parts. YES, Sizzix has amazing customer service and they will send out an envelope of parts to repair whatever ails your sick little machine friend.
The first machine I repaired had a gear broken inside (little gear attached to handle that pushed the big cogs you see in top picture) and it cost all of $5 for the replacement parts. You do need the proper tools so I had to purchase snap ring pliers (some jewelry tools will work) to pull off snap rings. I also needed to get a hooked pick.
The second machine that I fixed had a frozen handle. Sizzix sent me new bearings (see top picture for the bearing I am holding) and a new crank shaft. They also emailed instructions each time! WOW! I had to push the old bearings out of the metal thingy and push in the new bearings...the only hard part, quite frankly. The new crank shaft popped right in and then I just had to reassemble. Not quite easy-peasy but definitely doable.
A big thank you to Jennifer at Sizzix because she was so patient and helpful in this repair job. She emailed my directions and gave me tips to replace bearings.
Sorry that this post is not creative in nature but this was my most important project of the week with the large exception of teaching my children. LOL!
Monday, February 24, 2014
- Note to self...use painters tape unless I really want to tear my cardstock.
- Keep most of the "cracking" in the top third of the card where it won't be hidden.
|Add torn tape across cardstock and then stamp some cool stamps on top. I used Gorgeous Grunge and En Francais|
|Before you remove the tape be sure to sponge heavily on the edges of the tape to accentuate the cracking. I removed the tape and sponged again.|
Banner Blast (FREE with a $50 order)
You're Lovely (FREE with a $50 order)
Deco Labels framelits
Bakers String-Early Espresso
Embossing folder- Square Lattice
Punch-Banner Blast (FREE with a $50 order)
Punch-Circle punch 1 3/4"
Tape-Painters Tape or Masking Tape
Saturday, February 22, 2014
|Click here for a flyer|Addressstamp
- Thank you
- From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
- From the kitchen of
- Made with love
- This book belongs to
- From the desk of
- Just married
- Save the date
- Promote your business (add your name, website, and contact info)
|132852||Circle Monogram Stamp||$23.95|
See more personalized name stamp designs on Stampin' Up!'s online store or in the annual catalog!
Friday, February 21, 2014
Hopefully I will get the promised card ready to go for Monday.