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Texture Boutique - update GRRRRRRRRRRR

So I went to Michaels today with the purpose of getting a Cuttlebug. The only had one kid and it cost too much. I don't need a die cutting system, I only need embossing. Then I saw the Sizzix Texture Boutique - sign said $39.99 - and it rang up for $19.99!!! It normally retails for $49.99. SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's the link so you can see what it is - http://www.sizzix.com/category/Texture+Boutique+Embossing+Machine

I see a lot of new threads, but I can't reply right now. Will have to come back when I have a little more time. I have to wrap up a current project first.

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So I opened it up to use it and SOMEONE STOLE THE TEXTURES! The box wasn't sealed, and I didn't notice. The textures are totally missing. I'm PISSED! There was one more there, I'm calling the store to see if they'll hold it for me. I'm so upset, I wanted to use it for my current project. This sucks.

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Urgh!! I would be so annoyed!! Yey for the bargain, but massive booo for the thieving little scratter that nicked the bits!

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who would do that?? I mean, if you don't have much money scrapbooking isn't the best idea for a hobby as you are always running out of something or needing more pics developed...weird! I mean, there are times where I am DYING to finish a page and don't have the money for a certain piece but I sure as heck wouldn't be swiping it from a store! Now that's a scrapaholic! lol.

I hope you get the FULL kit soon! At least whenever you get it it was a great deal Biggrin

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I called the store, and they said they'd hold one for me. I hope to get there right after dinner.

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Sorry that someone stole the textures out of the box. That just sucks! Glad you can exchange it though.

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what? Someone stole the textures?? That's sad! I would think we scrapbookers aren't theives, but I guess it takes all kinds. :eek::eek: Atleast they are replacing it for you, but what a pain. Sad

Let me know how you like it! I'm really interested in getting one too!

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argh to whoever stole them out of the box!

can you use the cuttlebug folders with it? I can't wait to hear what you think about it...I want something to emboss with but don't want to spend a lot.

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Wow, I was so excited for you when I started reading the post, and then I saw that someone stole the things. That stinks. I hope you get the other one that the store had.

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so I get to the store tonight and there is nothing waiting for me there. the manager had no idea about it at all. and they had no more in stock. he said it was a "holiday item".

anyhow, I had him call the next closest Michaels and they had three in stock. one is being held for me and I will get it tomorrow when Natalie is at gymnastics (as her class is about 10 minutes from the store - I'll drop her off and then run over there). sucks that I lost an hour of my life tonight though. DH gave me a hard time for not returning it at the store tonight and then just re-buying it tomorrow. but I didn't even think of that. I was just thinking that I really want this toy!

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Oh gosh!!! What a pain all the way around. So sorry. I too am anxious to see it and hear how you like it.

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"captainswife" wrote:

who would do that?? I mean, if you don't have much money scrapbooking isn't the best idea for a hobby as you are always running out of something or needing more pics developed...weird! I mean, there are times where I am DYING to finish a page and don't have the money for a certain piece but I sure as heck wouldn't be swiping it from a store! Now that's a scrapaholic! lol.

I hope you get the FULL kit soon! At least whenever you get it it was a great deal Biggrin

Karen you had me rotf!!!
Gwen that sucks but so cool about the deal!! Is that at every store cause I have been waiting to get it but wanted it to go on sale. I guess I might have to drive in the snow.
Glad you are getting a new one please let me know how it works Smile

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That is awful that someone would do that. I would have never believed that scrapbookers could be such thieves, but I have read a few times that they don't even allow strollers at the big scrapbook events like CHA a lot of the times because people push them in and load them up with things that they haven't paid for and then push them right back out and the events lose a ton of money. How can you scrapbook with those items and not have guilt eating at you? Unless they do it to then go sell the stuff on Ebay or something.

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That situation really sucks! I certainly hope that you can get the new one today and that they actually know what is going on this time.

I've never heard of the texture boutique and now I am really curious about how you will like it. I was thinking of getting a Cuttlebug too, but the price was more than I wanted for just embossing. Sounds like we want the same thing! Let me know how it works when you get it all situated!

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LOL now I want one too!!!! You ladies are such a bad influence on me!

Gwen, that totally stinks that your time was wasted like that. Sad

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It's supposed to work with Cuttlebug embossing folders too! That makes it soooo much better!

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I got it! I hope to go play with it in a few minutes. The clerk was annoyed that the other Michaels didn't keep the machine. I wish I had thought to return it there. Anyhow, just happy to have it!

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yay! I am so glad you got it. Have fun!

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Please share as soon as you do something. My store has it for 39.99 so I have to live through you for now Smile

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That would have gotten me really mad too! Hope you were able to get the other one for the same price!

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I am so mad! I had this in my hands last week while I had a 50% off coupon. I put it back because I wanted to research it to make sure it took Cuttlebug folders. I went back today and they are all gone!! Waaahhh!

Tia- There is a 40% off coupon in the paper for Micheals this week so that would make it a little over $20. Also, today I went in and got a coupon for 20% off entire order good for Saturday and Sunday so if your store is participating with the 50% off boutique, then you could save even more!

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I saw it at Michaels the other day but I had no coupons with me and it was full price. They do coupons all the time though and hopefully will keep it in stock. Can't wait to see your stuff Gwen, it is a fun machine!

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So does anybody want to talk me into buying this? I had it in my hands tonight (they had it for $19.99) and put it back. I can see myself using the large folders but idk about the small ones. Gwen, have you used it yet?

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"kel-02" wrote:

So does anybody want to talk me into buying this? I had it in my hands tonight (they had it for $19.99) and put it back. I can see myself using the large folders but idk about the small ones. Gwen, have you used it yet?

Get it, get it, get it!!!! I have this book that has the neatest pages with embossing. I will take some pics tomorrow to show you lo's using it. I can't believe that your store also had it for that price. I called 4 stores and nobody had it at that price however nobody but one store really knew what it was??? They all sounded confused???

Nancy, thanks for the idea about the coupon you might have twisted my arm lol.

Gwen, did you play with it yet???

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"kel-02" wrote:

So does anybody want to talk me into buying this? I had it in my hands tonight (they had it for $19.99) and put it back. I can see myself using the large folders but idk about the small ones. Gwen, have you used it yet?

if they have it on sale at a store by you in PA, maybe there is hope for me finding one on sale near me. My MOPS meeting is canceled due to snow...perhaps I will call Michaels and maybe trek there. I wanted a cuttlebug but didn't want the cost, since I only wanted embossing.

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"kel-02" wrote:

So does anybody want to talk me into buying this? I had it in my hands tonight (they had it for $19.99) and put it back. I can see myself using the large folders but idk about the small ones. Gwen, have you used it yet?

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't play too much as I had to finish the card I was working on so that the other moms could sign it at the bus stop. I tried embossing vellum but it poked holes. So the only thing I really did was for the inside of the card. I used colored pencils to try to bring out the embossed words.

40 card inside

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How does it work? What I'm wondering is, say I want to use it on a LO. Do I have to cut my paper down to card size? Or would I be able to somehow do a long strip, say 3x12?

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"kel-02" wrote:

How does it work? What I'm wondering is, say I want to use it on a LO. Do I have to cut my paper down to card size? Or would I be able to somehow do a long strip, say 3x12?

the biggest folder is probably about 6" long ... but you could do the strip multiple times if you line it up right in the embossing folder. that's probably a trial and error thing but totally doable.

I figured if I did it on a layout, it would be to emboss stuff before I cut it on the cricut (or after, depending) or to create unique photo mats with embossed paper. I'll probably use it more for cards than layouts, but the option is definitely there for layouts.

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So do you have to buy cards or things to go with it to emboss with? Or is there multiple styles???

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Glad you got one Gwen! That stinks that it took that much to get one home with all the parts in it though.

Try an ink pad instead of color pencils. I especially like the chalk inks. You may have to play a little but if you hold the ink flat and run it across it works great!!

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"K9Trainer" wrote:

So do you have to buy cards or things to go with it to emboss with? Or is there multiple styles???

just use regular cardstock - you can fold the cardstock into a card first and then emboss half of it. it's kinda neat how that works.

"sewgirly" wrote:

Glad you got one Gwen! That stinks that it took that much to get one home with all the parts in it though.

Try an ink pad instead of color pencils. I especially like the chalk inks. You may have to play a little but if you hold the ink flat and run it across it works great!!

I tried a stamp pad and ink got everywhere. I'll try a chalk ink when I get around to buying some. Smile

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"K9Trainer" wrote:

So do you have to buy cards or things to go with it to emboss with? Or is there multiple styles???

It comes with some but you can buy texture plates with different designs. Cuttlebug plates are $4-$8 dollars but you can usually find them cheaper online and with coupons.

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"MinaAriel" wrote:

It comes with some but you can buy texture plates with different designs. Cuttlebug plates are $4-$8 dollars but you can usually find them cheaper online and with coupons.

I totally didn't understand the question. I shouldn't do any replies when my head isn't in the right place. Lol

Yeah, the embossing folders are what you need. I saw some great Cuttlebug ones today, but I'll wait for a coupon. The TB comes with 10 (which is why I had to return the first one - they were all missing!)

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I am still so mad about not buying this when I had it in my hands. I thought it took Cuttlebug folders but I second guessed myself and now they are gone!

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"MinaAriel" wrote:

I am still so mad about not buying this when I had it in my hands. I thought it took Cuttlebug folders but I second guessed myself and now they are gone!

I think they are on sale for a bit longer still, I just got mine locally and it was half off. I almost bought it last week full price, so glad I didn't!

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All right you big bunch of enablers, I got one. ROFL The bargain hunter in me was tempted to wait to see if they went down any further because they still had 4 of them, but I figured $20 is pretty good, plus I had money my mom had given me for Christmas. I also found some cute silk (ok, silkish :lol:) flowers in the clearance area. $3 marked down to 60 cents! I got two jars of them and I just might get some more! Biggrin

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I called our Michaels and braved the snow to get one too ROFL They told me they had "a couple" when I called around 6:45 or so...I got there by 7:45...and it was no where to be found near the cuttlebugs, cricut stuff, etc. I asked some nice guy that worked there, and he was like "let me go check, we might keep them locked up or displayed somewhere else...I am pretty sure we have some" a minute later, he comes walking back towards me with one in his hands Yahoo

I was contemplating getting a cuttlebug, and after Christmas I even bought a folder I found on sale (the one called Allegro...with the music print, since I love music)...even though I had no embossing machine yet Lol This is a much more affordable option for what I need.

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YAY for a new toy and glad you love it! Glad you got it all figured out too! That's sad that someone is stealing that! :confused: