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Old 11-05-2022, 02:40 PM   #1  
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I know I saw this somewhere but can’t find the answer.

I have a snowflake die that is quite “delicate” and can be a challenge to remove from the die after running through The Big Shot (it “sticks” to the metal which invariably rips the actual delicate snowflake). Is the trick to insert a piece of wax paper too?
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Old 11-05-2022, 04:11 PM   #2  
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I am going to assume it is fully cutting the snowflake? You just cant get it out?
Some people use wax paper.
Some people poke it out.

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Yes, it’s fully cutting the snowflake. I’ve tried to “poke” it out but the holes are in the wrong spots and don’t help much.

I’ll try wax paper. I just saw a link that also suggests the wax paper method. Will try!
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Wax paper is a staple when you have dies. Especially for snowflakes. I have a large one that I just used for 32 die cuts. To make my life easier I used wax paper on each cut because I got tired of the endless poking and trying to be careful getting the paper out of the die.
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Many people use a piece of wax paper between the die and the cardstock. However, some say the wax paper can dull the die over time, and I don't like the waxy residue and having to separate the wax paper from the cardstock. I rub the die with some wax paper and cut as usual: no discernable waxy buildup and no wax paper to separate from the die.
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We have a tutorial for intricate dies - maybe one of those tips will help:

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The wax paper worked perfect! Also—-the wax paper created another thin snowflake die which I used on the cards, too. It looks lovely! Great tip! Thank you!!
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I keep a box of wax paper near my Big Shot and have ever since the die craze began. I still use some of my oldest shapes, and have never noticed dullness. That keeps me happy at the die cutter.
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Try pouncing a dryer sheet on the die and the paper. Then cut and it should release easily.
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Yeah, sometimes the provided poke holes are not enough. :/

I like the dryer sheet tip!
And just rubbing the die with the wax paper sounds good too!

I remember years ago people might smack the die on the table to get it to let go. I am not a fan of that idea though! Esp with wafer thins lol.
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