PAPERCRAFT BASICS: Step-by-Step #01 Using a die-cutting machine

Join Ann-marie Vaux as she introduces die-cutting, using the Sizzix Big Shot

Items Used:
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Creative Scallop Heart Dies
Sizzix Foam Pad & Roller set
Cardstock

Check out Ann-marie’s accompanying video, full of expert advice, hints and tips!

die cutting step-by-step

Add any platforms you may need to your cutting machine, ie) adapter plates to add the height for thin dies

die cutting step-by-step

You will need both of the cutting plates

die cutting step-by-step

Add your chosen die to one of the plates, face up I often find is better, but it is personal preference.

die cutting step-by-step

Add card/paper over the die

die cutting step-by-step

Add the second cutting plate over the top of the card/paper layer to create a sandwich

die cutting step-by-step

Run the cutting sandwich through the die-cutting machine by turning the handle if it is a manual machine, or if electric, press the button

die cutting step-by-step

Remove the cutting sandwich from the machine and remove the plates

die cutting step-by-step

Gently press the die cut out of the card/paper and you have a finished die-cut

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