A while back I shared a tip about cutting several dies at once, in order to end up with an assortment of die cuts with just one crank through your machine. I have another tip to share today that is similar, but with a different end result. Let’s take a look!
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Next time you’re doing some die cutting, try the following. Grab a set of nesting shape dies, like circles, squares or rectangles. Lay a piece of cardstock on your base plate, and place all the dies on top so they are nested together and with even spacing. If you need to hold them in place, use a post-it note or some washi tape.
Run this through your die cutting machine and you’ll get something that looks like this.
You can cut plain cardstock as shown above, or you can stamp something first and then do your cutting. Another option is to use a piece of printed paper.
What can you do with these shapes? Here are a few ideas.
Highlight A Stamped Image
Create A Focal Point For Printed Paper
Frame An Object
Watch along here as I explain more!!
Bonus tip – If you want to get even more shapes with one crank through your machine, lay several sets of nested shapes on your base plate at one time!
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You are the best. This is a GREAT idea, and my next card is going to use this technique!
This idea is great, Anna, and one I’m going to try. Since I ‘m fairly new using dies, I love having tips for something different or unique. Thank you for sharing… I’ve learned a LOT from watching you on YouTube ❤️X
I’m so glad you can get some useful ideas here. Thanks for following along!
Great idea, Anna! Thank you for sharing!
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