Tip – using thinlit dies

christmas expressions

I recently shared this Christmas card using one of the Expressions thinlit dies. The Expressions thinlit die pack (132171) is a set of three separate words:

  • merry
  • thankful
  • love

The thinlits cut very very narrow script from any type of paper or card but getting them out of the die without tearing them or otherwise spoiling them does take a little bit of care.

One tip to help you remove the words more easily, is to lay a layer of wax paper, baking parchment  or similar, over the top of your main layer. Here we used Gold Foil, covered it with baking parchment and then placed the die over the top (bumpy side down) before sandwiching the layers between cutting plates and running through the Big Shot.

expressions tip 1

On the reverse of the die you will see some tiny holes, by pushing gently through these with a Paper Piercing Tool or similar, you can prise the word from the die. Take care though not to push too hard or you’ll pierce the word.

expressions tip 2

Have fun with your words.

Sara xx

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