The Shapez component for the Xyron Creatopia is almost here!! We demoed it all last week at CHA to RAVE reviews, and word is out that it should be in stores by April! For those of you who (like me) have never gotten in to (or have given up on) manual die cutting because of ALL the different machines you have to buy to use all the different dies - REJOICE! Our problems have been solved! The Shapez component is compatible with an extensive list of dies that are already available on the market, and will fit snugly inside your Xyron Creatopia.
The Shapez Component will work with the following dies:Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities™
The Shapez component (the pink thing sitting in the Creatopia) literally and simply locks in to place just like all of the other Creatopia components. The component works with a "sandwich" system like many other manual die cutters out there - two acrylic blocks with the die and paper in between. A "menu" will come with every Shapez component that details which pieces of the sandwich (all of which are included with the component) need to be used with which dies. In this case I was using an Ellison AllStar die.
Once you have created your "sandwich" you insert it in to the Shapez component...
crank the handle...
and voila! You have a die cut in just a few easy steps!
Guess what other amazingly cool thing you can do with your Shapez component? See the pink flowers in the corner of the first two photos? THOSE ARE FABRIC!!! We ran our fabric through theCreatopia Fabric Adhesive then die cut it with the Shapez component. Home made fabric stickers and appliques! I think I am in heaven!
To see the Shapez component in action - check out this Shapez tutorial and keep your eyes peeled for it to hit store shelves!