Hi Everyone! What's unbelievable? Well, it took me two hours to make this simple card. Why? Well, a few months ago I had bought a Xyron sticker machine because I had a 50% JoAnns coupon and decided to buy the machine. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but I figured that I'll find some use for it one day.
Today, I decided to use the machine. I wanted to add glitters to the snowflake die cut and I thought, well, I'll run it through the machine to add the sticky on the snowflake and press the glitters on to it. Yay!
Well, I opened the box and the only instructions in the box stated to just run your image through the machine by rolling the knob clockwise. Okay. . .sounds simple but I was like "how do you set up the machine,?". . .I looked for the instructions and there was none. Most times you have to do something to get started.
I thought, how stupid not to have any instructions to set up the machine. So, like a dummy, I opened up the cover and started meddling with the paper and plastic sheet inside the machine.
I was becoming really FRUSTRATED trying to figure out how to thread the paper through and kept messing with the cartridge. I did it several times and it refused to run my die cut through the machine.
Then after 40 minutes of adjusting and readjusting the cartridge a light bulb went off in my head. Could it be possible that there is NO SET UP process?
Nah, that can't be, huh? But nothing else was working so I decided to put the cartridge back the way it initially was when I first opened up the box. Well that took another 15 minutes of messing with the machine. When I finally figured out how it was initially set up, I ran my die cut through and it worked! ARRRGGGHHH!! Can you believe it?
I learned a HUGE LESSON!! If there's no instructions telling you to set up the machine. . . it means NOT TO SET UP the machine. Just follow the instructions. . . "run your image through the machine" . . .that's it! I guess it sounded too simple.