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Old 01-25-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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I have trouble removing some of my cardstock from the fine dies, any tips would be appreciated please.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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You need a die pick of some kind. I have used my paper piercer before, but now I have a die pick from Accuct Craft:
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(I feel like a dental hygienist when I use it though!)
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response, I have used a pick to know avail, was wondering if greaseproof would work between the die and cardstock, maybe time to experiment.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #4
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I think I've seen a tip to use waxed paper between the die and your cardstock?

I just did a google search and found this on a review site for intricate dies:

"I have had trouble with the getting the Fleur de lie nesties out of the die. Some riped,then the idea of putting a piece of wax paper between the die and the card stock. It worked. Now Iím ready to try more of these beautiful dies. Love all the ideas on SCS. Joyce "
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:05 PM   #5
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I use wax paper occasionally with my more intricate dies. It "greases" them up and makes them much easier to separate from the paper.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:59 PM   #6
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Thank you so much ladies,
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:12 AM   #7
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Painter's tape also helps.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:31 PM   #8
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I have problems with the same (Fleur) nesties die. Every time I use it, it makes me cringe once it's through the machine and I start tinkering (die pick) with it to get the pieces out. Sometimes I'm lucky with the cut but, most times, not. Thanks for the tips!!
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There were a few dies I stopped using because I didn't want to bother. I forgot about using wax paper...thanks for the reminder...maybe I'll play today.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:48 AM   #10
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Hi, my tip is to keep the leftover backing sheets from double sided adhesive sheets. Whenever I get a new die that I think might stick, I cut the backing sheet first and leave it in the die. I keep the resulting die and die cut together for future use. You need the waxy/non-stick side to be facing you for the card to best able to pop out.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:10 AM   #11
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I have a friend who told me to put packing tape over the die. I was very reluctant at first but it does work. It would have worked better if I had done it before mashing down some of the more intricate places.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:07 AM   #12
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We were also told to try coffee filters. Haven't got my die yet to try any of the suggestions.
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I just found this thread and am glad I did. I just tried the wax paper trick and most of the pieces came out of my Paper Doily Die - but not all. HOWEVER, I just took the wax paper cut piece and layer over a piece of black paper - WOW! Now just have to figure out how to adhere it. Thanks for the tip.
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I use an embossing buddy over the die before cutting to keep the paper from sticking. SU's beautiful butterfly die was driving me nuts with the tiniest butterfly always coming out shredded from my paper piercer.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:26 PM   #15
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Thankyou so much ladies for taking the time to reply, I tried the greaseproof today and it works wonders, will have to try all the other tips and see which is best,
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I use an embossing buddy over the die before cutting to keep the paper from sticking. SU's beautiful butterfly die was driving me nuts with the tiniest butterfly always coming out shredded from my paper piercer.
Thanks for this tip. I had not heard of this one before. I'll have to try it.
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Cheery Lynn Designs shares this hot tip for intricate die cutting: "Due to the complexity of the designs the best way to cut these is with a piece of wax paper placed between the die & your cardstock. Before removing your paper check that the design is completely cut. If not completely cut, rotate your die and put through your machine again" Cheery Lynn Designs - Doily Stacker Dies - Circles 1,2,3 - Scrap 'n Stamp And I love to reuse the large backing sheets from address label stickers.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:24 PM   #18
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now i don't know if you call it the same in the states, but over here in the uk what i use to get the fiddly dies out is called blu-tac. it's what we use as teenagers to cover our walls with posters (it was river phoenix in my day!!).

i get a small blob of it, warm it up a bit then just push it onto the bits and remove them. then i use it to gently ease the die cut out of the die.

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I have trouble removing some of my cardstock from the fine dies, any tips would be appreciated please.
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I found that if I use a shim with certain dies, they tend to come right our without having to pry them out. SU used to sell shins, but doesn't anymore. they are just thin pieces of stencil paper. You could also send an extra piece of paper through with your die (I place it on top of everything). Hope it works for you!
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Ahhh, the wax paper works beautifully...but it also has another benefit. Don't throw out the cut wax paper. Iron it between two pieces of card stock to get a wonderful resist! Saw that on Spellbinders a few years ago. Some stunning cards...
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I've used regular old tape! Waxed paper helped with intricate doily dies and I've also used a needle or pin to pick the paper out. Especially with Cardstock, if you are careful, you can inset the pin between the layers and not even have a pinhole on the front.
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will have to try some of these ideas! thank you!

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I make a loop out of removable tape and use that to pull the paper out of the die.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:27 PM   #24
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Thank you for asking this question! I've been very frustrated over this very issue . . . wonderful responses (as always) - I should have known to bring my question to this forum!!
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Ahhh, the wax paper works beautifully...but it also has another benefit. Don't throw out the cut wax paper. Iron it between two pieces of card stock to get a wonderful resist! Saw that on Spellbinders a few years ago. Some stunning cards...
Oh man! That is a super nifty idea. Thank You, Tina.
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I ask my dentist for his used picks. Free and they work perfectly
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