Originally Posted by KelliJo
I think the metal shim goes on top of the die for a bit of extra oomph... but if that doesn't work put it under the paper you are cutting through so that the die has something "hard" to press into. It shouldn't hurt the die as it's made a bit softer for a little give!!!
Thanks, KJ-- I tried both ways. Three trips through, rotate, two more trips through, then an extra cs shim in the middle finally got a clean cut. SO not buying any other detailed dies!