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Old 01-17-2012, 01:15 PM   #121
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Some have you have asked for hints on cutting highly detailed dies and I found this great video created by Cheery Lynn Designs that I thought might help.

It's got a couple of awesome tips in there that I didn't know. Check it out. It might help.
That's the video I watched several months ago that really helped me get the most out of my dies!! Even if you *think* you don't need help, you should watch it, I learned a few things!!
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I definitely separated mine! It's much easier to do the eggs separately. I even took a pair or wire cutters and made sure the egg didn't have little bits of metal where they connected, that way I can emboss the egg shape too! It looks preetty cute!
I agree with Julie. And it's a great way to use up scraps, too. I just run it through at the same time I'm running through another die, just 'cause I'm lazy that way.
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Very cool Noelle!! I NEED to get new plates!! My C plate is going to totally break in 2 any time now - it's about 2/3 cracked. EEK!!

I know I am totally loving that Floral Doily die and I also cannot seem to stop using the Queen of Hearts die - love that!!
Julie, my C plate had actually broken, but was still just big enough to cut my thin dies! LOL, I used it like that for YEARS! But I am really pleased with how clean and perfect the cuts are with the new plates. I still want the long plates though! Next time I won't wait so long. Can't wait to check out this video!
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Haha, I think that may be what I do very soon unless I can get to the store. I really should have a back up on hand! OR maybe it's time to break down and buy a Big Shot... hhmmmmm!!
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You know... that crossed my mind, too! Maybe just time to upgrade to a better machine! but, I really was pleased with how clean the cuts are with the new plates. It was like "oh yeah, THAT'S how it's supposed to work!
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You know... that crossed my mind, too! Maybe just time to upgrade to a better machine! but, I really was pleased with how clean the cuts are with the new plates. It was like "oh yeah, THAT'S how it's supposed to work!
Wow! Just by getting new plates? That's good to know. And so much better than getting a whole new machine.
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Wow! Just by getting new plates? That's good to know. And so much better than getting a whole new machine.
I know, right? Besides, not buying a new machine means I can buy more STAMPS!!
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Does anyone have any suggestions for cleaning up the edges of a shape after it has been die cut? There always seem to be extra little "threads" around the edges; not a big problem to remove when the shape is not too detailed, but a pain when the die is fairly detailed. I have a branch with leaves that looks ragged unless I remove the bits of extra stuff, but it's difficult to do because the branch is fairly narrow and there are lots of curves.

I have a Cuttlebug, which I love, and this seems to happen no matter what brand of dies I use, or what weight of paper.

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This is an old post but I thought I'd ut in my 2 cents...
At a QuicKutz seminar years ago they taught us to add a thin sheet of printer paper after the cs layer (die, cs, paper). The the thready bits are on th epaper and not on your cs piece!
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OK, I've searched through all the threads and can;'t seem to find what I need. LOL

I just got the pom pom flower die and I'm embarrassed to say that I'm not quite sure how it works! Do I use a gluber and scrunch the outside parts and roll? Is there a tut on anyone's blog for this die?

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At a QuicKutz seminar years ago they taught us to add a thin sheet of printer paper after the cs layer (die, cs, paper). The the thready bits are on th epaper and not on your cs piece!
What a great tip!! I'm definitely going to try this!!
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OK, I've searched through all the threads and can;'t seem to find what I need. LOL

I just got the pom pom flower die and I'm embarrassed to say that I'm not quite sure how it works! Do I use a gluber and scrunch the outside parts and roll? Is there a tut on anyone's blog for this die?

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Sorry for the delayed response!! Ok, so the "normal" way to use it is to fold it in half lengthwise and then roll it up. Then you can fluff up the petals and make it a nice pretty flower. Make sense?


You can also cut the diecut in half lengthwise and roll those halves to get a spikier flower.


Then of course there are all kinds of other great uses as the Cat Packers have demonstrated - a cool Santa beard and shutters come to mind!


Hope that helps some!
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Sorry for the delayed response!! Ok, so the "normal" way to use it is to fold it in half lengthwise and then roll it up. Then you can fluff up the petals and make it a nice pretty flower. Make sense?


You can also cut the diecut in half lengthwise and roll those halves to get a spikier flower.


Then of course there are all kinds of other great uses as the Cat Packers have demonstrated - a cool Santa beard and shutters come to mind!


Hope that helps some!
Thanks Julie! I actually had a real "duh" moment yesterday. It seems when I had asked for help I hadn't yet opened the package! LOL. The directions were tucked under the die!! Geez. I'm a dork!

I did end up playing with it for a challenge team Im on (sorry this isn't a TCP image but I did use two dies!)

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