Marianne make gorgeous dies but the only thing with them is that the dies are very thin and unfortunately don't cut very well at all. Everybody seems to have the same problem with this brand of dies and it's a shame that Marianne don't take note and do something about it. They give instructions on the back of the packet for using the die with a Cuttlebug but to be honest this doesn't give good results at all.
I tried to cut using the instructions on the packet and it won't cut properly so I tried using a silicon baking mat which was thin but I managed to rip the mat. I then tried this
From the bottom, layer as follows:
Thin card shim
Die with cutting side facing upwards with antennae of butterfly facing left or right side of plates
Card to be cut
I rolled it through the Bug twice and it cut perfectly. It is quite stiff when you turn the handle but it went through my Bug ok - if you feel that it won't go through your bug, please don't force it as you could damage your Bug. It should work though!
I've been told that if you stick ejection foam onto the cutting side of these dies they work very well also. I tried to find another solution that wouldn't cost me any money!!!!
I do think that considering that the cost of these dies is not exactly cheap, Marianne should start including a piece of ejection foam with each die and revise the instructions on the back of the packet as they don't work! If the Marianne die makers ever read this review maybe you could put that forward as an idea, it would certainly help us crafters!!