Monday, December 17, 2012

Movers and Shapers - Base Tray or No Base Tray?

I am addicted to dies.  And the Movers and Shapers dies from Sizzix and Mr. Holtz are just more crack for my scrap pipe. 

I've been picking up the Movers and Shapers since the Halloween Mini-Cat and Raven set (Remember those? So cool!). 

When I bought that first set, I thought, OHHHH now I gotta buy the MOVERS AND SHAPERS BASE TRAY!!!  But then, as I picked up the BASE TRAY- the Vintage Cabinet Card die caught my eye, and I thought, "Wow, I love that die and this cat and raven will fit inside it- so I'll just buy it and put off the base tray, for now..."

Then, as I should've expected, my Movers and Shapers collection grew and grew- and when I happened upon the Mini-Baroque die-  you know- the 'not so mini' baroque die? - well, I found myself saying, I NEED MORE ROOM!  I'VE GOTTA GET THE BASE TRAY!

When I went to buy the base tray, my hard earned twenty dollars clutched in my hand and another patch on the knees of my britches and a smear of coal on my forehead-  the WREATH AND BOW set caught my eye... and I put off the base tray for yet another time.

So, I get home.  And a real-life Christmas miracle happened!  I pulled out my Vintage Cabinet Card die for what is obviously its 3000th use and OH NO!  The DIE just FELL RIGHT OUT!


I loaded up my dies and went to BigKick town!

Now, I'm not saying that you should run to your craftroom and pop your dies out of their cases- and I'm still much in need of a Base Tray- because just like apartments and paper storage options, we can always use more space.  But, if you're in a pinch and you want to spend your next twenty bucks on that other set of Movers and Shapers instead of the Base Tray-  well, you know what I'm saying...



  1. So with you on tag die did the same thing and I use that!

  2. Wow Kory! glad everything workout in the end for you. I don't know if you seen my video late. But if you did hope you enjoyed it. Maybe you can give me some good ideas on what I could use with some of my papers I got?

  3. I bought the base tray first, cause I thought I had to have it to use the movers and shapers. Kinda like driving in the right hand're supposed to, but don't have to.

    I am wanting the Vintage cabinet die though. Especially since seeing your creation, that I still have to pull up and look at all the time.

    Oh, I saw your banners on MHF. They are fabulous!

  4. hahaha I have 2 dies that broke the same way and I use it as a base tray as well!

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  8. For under $5 you can have two trays. Hobby Lobby carries a magnetic sheet that is 12x12. With your 40% off coupon,under $5.You can pop out the old magnetic tray and cut a new one and pop it in. No tray no problem. Take two old cutting pads and cut a piece of the magnetic sheet just a little smaller then the cutting pads. Put the two cutting pads and the metal on top of it and try it. You may need to put a folded piece of card stock between the two cutting plate to get the height you need. When you are happy with the cut tape it all together and your ready to go. You only need one of the cutting pads on top,not the other one on the bottom. Now you save on cutting pads. Happy Crafting.