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How to Easily Die Cut the new Butterflies Thinlits from Stampin' Up!

 

I have a VIDEO TUTORIAL for you today... how to easily die cut the

Butterflies Thinlits (or other thinlits) from the new 2015 Occasions Catalog!

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I was die cutting dozens of butterflies for a Stampin' Up! card swap and I needed a quick and easy way to get all the little pieces to come out of this intricate butterfly die... so I came up with this idea using ONE dryer sheet and ONE layer of waxed paper in the Big Shot Sandwich!

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Isn't that easy!!?

You can use this method with any intricate framelit or thinlit that has lots of little pieces to "poke out" ... it will make your life so much easier!!

Here is the "sandwich" in case you want to refer to this:

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Butterflies Thinlits die available on 1/6/15 in the

2015 Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up!

 

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Comments

Aileen

Thanks for the great tip on using the intricate dies. I can't wait for Jan. 6th to get the new butterfly thinlits. In the meantime I will try that method on my other thinlits.

Doris Fryman

Yes, I caught Karen Burniston's video in November also. But I love your quicker one-step technique. I've already tried it and it works pretty slick! My Big Shots are both calibrated tight so this is a plus. One trick I have found with the waxed paper is to place it back into the die and you can re-use the waxed paper at least three more times before having to toss it out. Recycle-Reuse-Reduce! ;)

Cheryl mathiasen

Thank you Patty for the awesome tip. Saved me a lot of time and energy. Can't wait to try it out.

Terri

Awesome tip Patty. I also like the polka dots made by the die pressing on the butterfly too, a little background.

Ter ;)

Dottie

Patti, thank you for this video and information. However, I am hesitant to even think about this beautiful thinlits and stamp set due to issues I have had when I purchased the Big Shot Die Sizzlits Large Paper Doily....it does not cut out all of the lace....SU even replaced the original with yet another...and I just tried it again this morning using your theory...dryer sheet and wax paper.... any suggestions or have others had issues with this particular die. Please let me know as I so admire this new Butterfly set. Dottie

Connie Collins

Such a great tip! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Cochran

You are BRILLIANT!

Susan Bednarz

Can you use "used" dryer sheets? Hmm...may have to try it! :)

Roz

I just tried this, and it worked great, thanks. I have stopped buying these intricate dies, because of my frustration. Not any more!

Cheryl Wiggins

Thank you so much for sharing this tip! I've tried the wax paper before but the dryer sheet makes a huge difference!

Elaine Quinn

Thank you for making all of your videos so easy to understand. I particular like the latest one about how to die cut the new Butterflies Thinlits. I am ordering that next week. I hesitated at first because of difficulty using some other thinlits in the past. I am excited to try the procedure. I would also enjoy the Blog Candy. Thank you for the chance to win.

Patty Van

My favorite video (so far!) is "How to die cut butterflies". I know I will use that new butterflies thinlit much more now that I know your hints!!

Tommie Elliott

Hey, this very informative. Gonna try a. S.a.p

Tara

This tip is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Denise Foor

We love you, Patty. Thanks.

Lana

Thanks for the wonderful tip and for sharing!

Camilla Zieber

you are an excellent demonstrator! And that dryer sheet idea is fabulous. Is it possible for me to get catalogues from you and order items?
Camilla

Sue Duffy

Another great video tutorial, Patty - TFS! I've tried both methods (several sheets and yours with a single sheet and waxed paper) and yours works the best for me.

janis sinko

Excellent tip Patti. Thanks sooooo much. I made this card as well--a real beauty and the butterfly came out perfect.

Lisa S

Another amazing video, Patty - with a tip that will help prevent us all from pulling out our hair!! Who wants to see bald stampers? I love how how you showed us to really keep costs down AND to prevent the bumps on the cardstock caused by too thick of a layer. It's so great to learn from others experimentation! Thanks again!!

Monika Davis

Thanks Patty for sharing. I saw Karen's video a while back but hadn't tried it and like you thought that few layers might work. I'm glad to see that you tried it and it worked. Now to go get some dollar store dryer sheets :).
Monika

Ellen Hinds

Patti, Thank you for this great video. I watched it twice so I could write down the exact method. I tried it with the Butterfly Framlet. It worked just like you said it would. I am so grateful.
Thank You, Happy Stamping. Hugs, Ellen Hinds

Donna Chittenden

My first commet ever I just had to say thank you thank you and thank you what a great video

LeaAnn

Great tip! The dryer sheets leave a film on the back of the cardstock...not sure if it's the just the nature of using the dryer sheets. Any suggestions? I purchased cheap unscented dryer sheets.

Mary Roberson

I've tried this using your technique-love it! Works great!

Ellen P

This is great, now I won't be afraid to use my dies anymore, it was so annoying trying to get the paper from the die and then poking the leftovers from the cut piece. Thank you so much for sharing!
!!

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