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Crafter 4 Life 09-12-2012 08:07 AM

Screening mesh for screen door die cut
What can be used for the screening mesh of a screen door die cut image? I bought the Memory Box die and now want to use it. It is 2.4" x 4.2". TIA

cgeemvf 09-12-2012 02:57 PM

I've never tried it, but maybe silver or grey tulle? It's thin enough that the die can cut through it and has a little bit of texture like a screen door. I would also think the die could cut through actual screen material if you could find it in small enough quantity. Maybe try a hardware store that sells it by length rather than by the roll.

Actually, I misspoke. You don't actually cut the screening material with the die. The screen door itself is cut with the die and then the screen material is just a rectange you place behind the die cut, so you could use anything that looks like screening (tulle or real screen material)

bowqueen11 09-12-2012 04:10 PM

I used real screen! Some hardware stores sell it by the yard and some may even give you the scraps from their screen repair counter. I have an ACE Hardware here in my town and they just gave me a handful. HTH

Alice in Md 09-12-2012 06:01 PM

MeLissa has the right idea. I made about 100 cards using the Cherry Lynn screen door die last year, so we bought a roll of fiberglas screen, but many hardware stores will give you scraps or sell you a small piece. ... One suggestion: I wanted to keep the tiny backplate-for-the-door-knob piece attached to the door, so before removing the cut card stock from the die, I put a strip of tape (1/8" Sticky Strip or Scor-Tape) along that edge, leaving the non-sticky backing in place until I was ready to attach the door to the card. Enjoy!

Crafter 4 Life 09-12-2012 08:02 PM

Thanks everyone for your helpful responses. I just went to the closest Ace to find a metal file to use to remove the metal nubs that are left when you break apart the Multi-piece die sets. I'll try and find the nice man that helped me. He dug around in their version of the 'dollar bin' and found a 5 piece set that should work. Didn't need the big, long, heavy duty one like my dad had in his tool box.

I've been lucky when I have gone to hardware stores (even Home Depot). The clerks have been very helpful when I describe why I need .... for my crafting project. They even suggest something that might even be better than what I had in mind.

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