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Published on July 23rd, 2012 | by Cut@Home


How To Use Spellbinders and Quickutz Dies In The Vagabond!

Okay, so I have been asked many times if you can use wafer thin dies in the Sizzix Vagabond machine by Tim Holtz and the answer is YES! So we have two videos on how to use Spellbinders and Quickutz dies in the Vagabond along with other popular wafer thin dies!

You will need to purchase item #657160 Sizzix Solo Wafer Thin Die Adapter to be able to cut wafer thin dies in the Vagabond machine. You can find the Solo Platform & Shim HERE.

To emboss Spellbinders dies you will need either the #W-023 Spellbinders Tan Embossing Mats or #404 No More Shims Embossing Mat  to get that beautiful embossed die cut.

Cutting sandwich:

Solo Platform

Solo Shim

Solo Wafer Thin Die Adapter

Cutting Plate


Paper or Card stock

Cutting Plate

Embossing sandwich for Spellbinders dies will vary depending on which embossing mat you choose to use.

For use with the W-023 Spellbinders Tan Embossing Mats- Remove Solo Wafer Thin Die Adapter from your sandwich and lay the mat on top of your die with the paper still inside of it. Replace top cutting pad on top of mat.

For use with the No More Shims Embossing Mat- Remove only the bottom cutting plate from the sandwich, add the mat on top of the die and paper, and replace top cutting plate on top of the mat.

It is very easy, but I have included both videos so you can see exactly how it is done. I just hope you are having a better day than I did on the day I shot these. I kept forgetting the bottom cutting plate! DUH!

This first one shows Quickutz and the second video demonstrates Spellbinders.

Have fun with your Vagabond machine and those wafer thin dies!

Comon’ back tomorrow for more pics and videos from the CHA Show!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!





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  • Wona

    I’m wonder if the spellbinder dies can be used to cut thin metal like aluminum from soda pop cans?

  • It is not recommended to use Spellbinders to cut soda can aluminum, however, you may use your own discretion. The best dies to use for aluminum soda cans is Sizzix Bigz dies as steel rule dies are more sturdy.

  • Wona

    I did see a video on youtube where they had used a spellbinders wafer thin die to cut aluminum sheet made from a soda can and it seemed to work ok…so i think i will try it on one for my wafer thin dies and see how it works. Thank you for the response.

  • Great! Please let us know how that goes, as I’m sure there are a few others that would be interested in your findings. We have been told that they are not made to cut thicker metals, so it would be good to know!

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