craftsnotherstuff

This blog is the accumulation of lots of craft projects I am working on

Sizzix Creatopia Machine!!!!

on August 29, 2013

Well It is beginning to look as though I am selling all of my crafting stuff…..but I am just getting things sorted.  Some of my tools duplicate themselves and are completely unnecessary for my needs.  I like having the ability to make my own embellishments for my paper crafting rather than purchasing ready made.  I mean to me if one is making there crafts….why not make them all as much as is possible…well I don’t mean to go as far as to say you should make your own paper….a few do this and that is wonderful….wish I could…but at my age it is nearly impossible…but some of the embellishments give me so much pleasure in making my own….so this is my thing….not everyone’s but my thing…I mean I am retired…so I have LOTS of time.  most are younger and still working toward retirement…so their time is limited…plus they probably have more money than us retirees….Anyway what I started to say was I have some more tools I will be selling…but first I have to figure how to best ship them when they sell.  This is something that must be worked out BEFORE listing to sell because you have to also put a price on the shipping costs.  I got all of my Xyron Creatopia attachments plus the machine together to sell.  I even found the original box for the machine itself…which I want to include.  But the box plus the attachments is making it hard to find a box big enough to ship it all in…so here is what all I have to put in one box for shipping….

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Of course the machine will actually go into the box it is sitting on….I try to keep shipping cost down so they can put more money into the machine itself…well because I get what is paid for the item but USPS gets the shipping costs….so this is better for me also.  just being honest.  I have about $150.00 into this and quite frankly they can purchase them now on Ebay for much less.  So I will feel lucky if I stand clear with $50.00 for this all.  Before I had my Sizzix BigShotPro I could not wait till I had this Creaptopia….to me it was ultimate heaven.  But my Sizzix has 12 inches of die cutting space as opposed to 6 inches and also for embossing.  The dies and embossing folders are much higher….but so much more enjoyable to be able to do a whole 12 inch page….I really did not use the Cutz attachments as much as I thought I would…easier to use the edge scissors or assorted cuts.  When I was doing my family albums….which I needed to do 10 of them with same pictures but did each album differently.  I used it a lot for each of the papers for mats was easier done with the Cutz.  As for the embossing I never did even use it…I used the embossing folders more… But the one things I loved when doing all of those albums and all of those matting on them…was the Stickz Adhesive…I loved that….I spend a total of about $75.00 for the adhesive alone not counting the shipping costs of each roll.. I used it for matting and also for matting of the over sized tags I put in them….front and back…I have never used the lamination method  with it either…but I have another method for doing that.  I also have a roll of the reposition-able adhesive which I have never used….if I find it…:) So this is the dilemma I am handling today…So guess I will go to something else today…but not sure what…I think lunch and solitaire are calling my name….


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