What to do you do when your Cuttlebug plates become warped and distorted to the point you know one more go and it'll surely snap. Well if you were me you'd fix your wonderful son a nice dinner, say Pretty Please and before you know it you'll have a pile of new plates.
My son Matt works for a sign supply shop. They supply all the sign shops in the area with anything from canvas to metal and everything in between. They often cut supplies to order and Matt, being his mother's son, can never bring himself to toss the bits and pieces that are to small to sell. He stores them in a corner of the shop and when a customer needs just a bit of something he will give it to them. Good customer relations.
When I got my Cuttlebug it didn't have a C plate. I gave Matt the dimensions for both C and B plates and he found just what I needed in his little corner. The C plate is opaque but that has never been an issue for me. On Thursday I showed Matt my sad B plate. He measured it and Friday he dropped off FIVE plates. Bless his heart.
I've left the protective sheets on four of my new plates as it is rather difficult to photograph a clear plate. You can see my C plate on the bottom of the pile. Okay so it doesn't say C or B plate and the corners aren't rounded off like the real thing but they work like a charm. SO if you happen to live near a sign supply shop or may know someone who works at one you might just ask nicely. The worst that could happen is they'll say no and you'd be no worst off but you may just get lucky and walk away with a few free plates.
Have an Amazing Day!