Using a Xyron 150 refill without the dispenser

I love the little Xyron 150 sticker maker, especially for die cut shapes and letters. I did find that you did not have a lot of control over the placement of your shapes and there was some waste with every use (unless you keep inserting shapes after the first lot, but sometimes you don't have anything to put in).

At some point I forgot to take my Xyron 150 to a crop and someone suggested you could use a refill without the dispenser. Since then I've done nothing else. I find you have much more control over the placement of the shapes/letters, are less likely to insert something upside down, and you can cut closer so you don't have as much waste.

Some people have asked me how to use it like this, and it appears to be hard to explain in text. The idea is exactly the same as using the dispenser. I've taken a few pics to show how this all works.