Work Space Wednesday | Die Cutting 101


Work Space Wednesday | Die Cutting 101 |

 back to basics

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Do you find that you have oft asked questions about how to store. Or how to use. Or how to organize all the things in your craft work space?

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Today is no exception.

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Work Space Wednesday | Die Cutting 101 |

Today's Work Space Wednesday is a very basic how-to including a tutorial.
That's because I very often get this question:
What die cutting machine do you use?

So today, I'm a gonna answer that question as well as provide a video tutorial on how to use, as well as a tutorial of cutting with the dies, and how to put them to work in a pretty way.

Work Space Wednesday | Die Cutting 101 |

This is the Spellbinders P6 Die Cutting Machine. It is only available at ScrapbookCom. It comes in a lovely bundle of useful and needful tools.'s a fantastic price. Oh wait...and!!! it cuts so well!!!

Work Space Wednesday | Die Cutting 101 |

In the video linked below I take time to explain the bundled pieces. Oh, and don't mind my bent and worn cutting plates. When I first received this machine I was using them doubled up, so that they were getting cut by the dies. But then I realized how beautifully this machine cuts with the Magic Mat, and I have been using that as my base plate ever since. You will see that loveliness in the video. I left those warpied plates in there on purpose showing how well this machine cuts despite that.

Work Space Wednesday | Die Cutting 101 |

We will be cutting up several dies. While doing so I share a little bit of my philosophy as to how I will sometimes crop paper to fit a die, or lay a bunch of dies on the paper to cut on one pass. Also a quick little tip on another way I organize my scraps.

Work Space Wednesday | Die Cutting 101 |

This little cutey make did not make it in the video. But you can see pretty well how simply this came together. And is now ready for an October Album, a tag, or on a card front. Simple is beautiful

Work Space Wednesday | Die Cutting 101 |

This larger embellished cluster, however, we will be making in the video. So hold on to the end. It's all there for your viewing pleasure.

I hope this is a helpful post and video for you. Perhaps you are on the fence about a new machine. Perhaps you want to put this on your Gift list for this year. Perhaps a crafty friend could use being gifted this lovely machine. It's sure to help you keep making the pretty stuff. And tell your creative story.

Click through the links below to find all the supplies.

Watch video here:

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