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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Die Match Up

Good Afternoon blogging friends!  I hope today finds you well.  It is a gloomy, gloomy day here.  Kind of drizzly.  But I'm not going to complain ~ I'm inside and it is not HOT out :)

I wanted to show you all something that I did to help me a little better with my card making.  Now you all know that I love my Stampin' Up! stuff.  I love how they have the cutting dies to match their stamps!  Well this past weekend at our card class I made a card that called for the stamp set Flower Patch (134207 clear) and the matching Flower Fair Framelits Dies (133731).  Being the kind person that I am ;) I have everyone do their own stamping and I cut the pieces out for them.  Now we did not have many in the class, but there were a few pieces to cut for each person.  I'm not sure if you've ever run into the problem of using a die when you stamp something that is not of a uniform shape or not, but it can be a real pain. 

Everyone stamped their images and there were actually 7 pieces each to cut, which was fine because I could cut more than one at a time.  But there were 2 flowers that were giving me trouble.  So when I came home I marked the die and the stamp so I would not have that problem again.
If you can see in the picture I marked the dot on the back side of the stamp and the spot on the die where the stamp matches to.  Once you stamp your image off before lifting the stamp mark the paper with a dot so you know where to place the die.  Easy peasy!!  Trust me, I've used this stamp quite a bit now and it was always frustrating to me when I went to cut it out.  I had to have an "ahhh ha" moment to realize that there had to be an easier way.
Now I'm not to sure how you would do it with an actual wood mount stamp.  Maybe put a dot on the wood at the place where the die would go? 
This has worked for me, and I think that it will not be the cause of any more grey hair that pops out.  I hope that it works for you.  If you have any questions just leave me a comment and I'll answer them the best way I can.  Oh and yes, that was one of the cards we made in this past weekend class.
 Thanks for stopping by today!  See you soon!!
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