Stampin' Up! provides an update weekly ~ every Tuesday morning. One of the updates this morning is about our Big Shot Cutting Pads so I knew you would be interested. We have all been so frustrated about the length of time the pads are lasting now compared to how long they used to last. They are looking into the problem ~
Big Shot Cutting Pads
Many of you have reached out to us with concerns about the Big Shot Cutting Pads not having the longevity that they used to have. We wanted you to know that we are actively working with our supplier to determine the issue.
In the meantime, there are steps you can take to improve the longevity of your Cutting Pads:
- Regularly rotate which Cutting Pad is on top, and flip the pads over to help alleviate even more cutting wear.
- Only use the Precision Base Plate on detailed dies from the Detailed Dies section of the annual catalog (p. 215). The Precision Base Plate is especially rough on Cutting Pads because it is made of metal and has no give, so the pads absorb the pressure.
- Avoid adding additional shims to your sandwich whenever possible, as this places additional pressure on the pads when you run them through the Big Shot.
We know that some of you, even when following these best practices, still encounter wear issues with your Cutting Pads; we have made our supplier aware of that, as well. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work to find the source of the problem and resolve it with our Cutting Pads supplier.
Tomorrow I will post another update from the website today. You will love the information about a top Stampin' Up! Demonstrator who is the 17th person to achieve $1,000,000 in sales!