Thank goodness for die-cutting. If you had to cut out all of the little things you wanted to put on your pages most of you would have given up this wonderful hobby. If you have the “patience of Job” you may be happy cutting a myriad of little things with a pair of scissors. Scissors have their place, but why use them if you can cut things with precision and consistency. Turn this tedious task into something that is fast, accurate and fun.
There are packages of pre-cut items. The real goal of every serious scrapper is to have a die-cutting machine of your own. You can if your willing to pay the price, and it’s not as bad as you think. Besides, what is your time worth when it comes to putting pages and cards together.
For those of you who may not be familiar with die-cutting, think of what a cookie cutter does. Each cookie is cut to the same size and shape. Die-cutting does the same thing only with different materials than cookie dough. You can make die-cuts from: paper, card stock, self-adhesive rubber (for making rubber stamps); sheet magnet; foil, static cling vinyl, fabric, felt, thin metal, paper wood, heat and shrink plastic, poly foam, sponge, leather, faux fur, and much much more. Some of these machines will even do embossing (Go to Scrapbook Embossing).
Here are some of the die-cutting machines and systems. Click on each item for a link to see more specific details on the products and systems:
Sizzix Die Cut Machine
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