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Unread 03-20-2017, 12:27 PM   #1
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I hope someone can offer some advice. I like to make bigger cards and I recently purchased the Memory Box Tailored Stitches die set. I would like to die cut an edge longer than the die. I have tried cutting as far as the die is long and then trying to line it up again. I'm not having much luck and wondered if anyone has any tips on this. It's not just dots or stitches, but more intricate designs. I have other dies that are just stitches etc and I can manage to extend them. TIA
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Unread 03-20-2017, 01:42 PM   #2
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would it be possible in your design to say use them like a piece of ribbon and tape two cuts together on the back side so it would be a layered embellishment instead of a border edge?

( I have those dies but, I have so far not tried to extend them)
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Since it's a repeated pattern it seems like you could do one cut and then reposition the die to overlap a few of the stitch patterns - it should sort of 'click' into place where you've already cut.
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Since it's a repeated pattern it seems like you could do one cut and then reposition the die to overlap a few of the stitch patterns - it should sort of 'click' into place where you've already cut.
I've used this technique with border dies that I wanted to extend. It works pretty well if you are very careful about lining it up.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I've been practising and practicing. Sometimes it lines up perfectly and sometimes not. If its off a millimetre though it is really noticeable. Pretty frustrating, but I'll keep trying. If the die was made differently I think it would be easier. It starts and ends in the middle of an oval with little lines, so it has to be exact or it doesn't work. I need to put it away for awhile and do something else.
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Laura, what if instead of just trying to line up the very last oval, you lined up the last complete oval (so you'd be overlapping two ovals instead). Depending on how much longer you need it to cut, it would take more passes, but it might be easier to get lined up correctly.
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Thanks. That's what I've been doing. One of the problems is when I use more passes it cuts a little deeper on the overlap and is noticeable. It is a die that cuts an edge but also an intricate design. It's a little hard to explain. I may have to be happy using it on shorter edges. I first saw it used on a straight envelope flap and thought it looked really elegant.
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