To Die For

Die Cuts

Dear Fellow Crafters,

    The topic of Die Cutting is as varied as my post on cutting tools. The categories I will cover are:

Die Cuts Part 1

     There are many different styles of machines and all have features. Some are only designed to cut and emboss THEIR own dies, but most are universal. Some machines have a rolling mechanism, some have a pull down and some are electronic.

     Some questions to consider what kind of die-cutter you are and want to be:

  1.      Will you be die-cutting at home or traveling with the machine?
  2.      Do you have a room set aside for die-cutting?
  3.      Will you be using 12″ x 12″ paper?
  4.      Will you be making cards?
  5.      Will you be using other materials like fabric?
  6.      Would you rather have a computer die cutting system?
  7.      How often will you use the machine?
  8.      Is cost a factor?

In Part 2, we will discover the differences between the different manufacturers.

~Sallie

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Sentiments. March 24th

Dear Fellow Crafters,

The sentiment categories for March are Good Luck, Graduation, and New Home. Please feel free to use them.

~Sallie

Good Luck

     So happy to hear your wonderful news! Here’s wishing you the best of luck!

     Life is full of new beginnings. May this new one be one of your happiest and most rewarding!

Graduation

     The tassel was worth the hassle!

     Graduation is an exciting time to think about possibilities and look for opportunities. We hope you will find both. Congratulations!

New Home

     Here’s wishing you a new home filled with Joy and cheer, bringing you happiness.

     Home is where your stuff is!  Congratulations!

     A new home! May joy and contentment move in with you.

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Too Much Stuff – March

Hello Again,

ST Patrick's Day!

After a hiatus of just plain crafting, I am at it again – organizing!

Die Cuts and Machines:

  • Organize dies alphabetically or by theme
  • Towers that house standard dies are available or Sizzix offers a die-storage system.
  • Number cutting pads with permanent marker and rotate use.

Embellishments:

  • One can never have enough! I put my Jolee 3-D embellishments in labeled photo boxes. Photo boxes come in all kinds of colors and prints so it makes it easy to find what you are looking for. For instance, I have  a box labeled Birthday. In it I have the following categories: baby, women, men and generic. The box is covered in birthday stickers. A flowered-colored print houses silk flowers.
  • Put like embellishments  in lunch bags inside the boxes. That way you know when you are running low on something.

  Flowers:

  •  Silk flowers are great for cards. The little ones are sometimes sold in small glass jars which identify them.
  • You can put others in Ziploc bas inside photo boxes.

~ ‘Til next time,

Sallie

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Excerpts and links may be used provided that full and clear credit is given to Sallie and uniquelyyourscards with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. You can reach Sallie at uniquelyyourscards@outlook.com