Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #693 October 23rd 2019
Swing Easel Card  
Guest tutorial author Wendy Lee will show you all the special scores and cuts to make this fancy fold card.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scoring tool
  • Trimmer or ruler/craft knife
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Charmaine asks: "I just bought a set of dies. They are joined together so right now are all one piece and I was going to cut them apart with my tin snips. Then I got to thinking - is there any reason why I shouldn't cut them apart?"
    A: The best way to know if they're better together or separate is to cut them as is. In the case of nested dies, you'll be cutting shapes inside of shapes, and end up with windows instead of solid pieces - so those should be cut apart. Small dies that are threaded together can be left connected - if they coordinate with stamps and you'll usually be using them all together, keeping them intact makes stamping and cutting easier (see Step 10 in our Stamped Die Cuts tutorial. If you have a set of smaller pieces that are all cut from different colors, you might find cutting easier if they're separated.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Myra has a tip for the Pearlized Button tutorial: "I have used very thin plywood my husband has in his workshop. It is the thickness of chip board and works well with an embossing folder and the shape can be cut with scissors. Fun look!"

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