Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Paper Doily Die Tips

Tips and Tricks for the New Paper Doily Sizzlits Die

January 27, 2012
With the Paper Doily Sizzlits Die (item 125592) you can now create the intricate designs you've grown to love with our Sizzlits Dies, in a new, larger size. Some of you have asked questions about the die and we're here to help answer those questions.
A few tips and tricks:

  • Because of variations in materials, you will most likely need to use a shim (such as piece of card stock) when you send it through the Big Shot. 
  • The detailed intricacy comes with a little added work. The negative pieces will not come out automatically when you cut the die. 
    • It may take a little time to remove all the cut pieces from the die-cut paper. Remove the pieces by poking or punching them out. Carefully, push the pieces through the cut design and remove them from the back. Make sure you work from the front side of the doily (the side that was face-down when it was cut) and push the pieces through; if you try to pull them out from the front or if you push them through from the back side, the doily might tear. To make it easier, gently roll the die-cut paper to pop out some of the larger pieces.
    • Push the pieces out using the Paper-Piercing Tool or the small end of the Simply Scored Stylus. 
    • The front side will look completely cut through, however, the back side may not. This is normal with this die, and if you follow the directions of removing the small pieces you will find that the die has cut through the paper. 
  • Because of the intricate design of this die, small pieces might stick in the foam on the actual die. Clear all small pieces from the die before using it again. This will ensure you get a clean cut every time. Remove the remaining pieces by using your Paper-Piercing Tool, being careful not to tear the foam on the die.
  • Some people are finding success by putting packing tape over the foam part of the die BEFORE running it through the Big Shot for the first time.  Stampin' Up! DOES NOT recommend doing this step. 
Keep watching!  My die is on its way and I can't wait to use it!  The above tip was posted on the Stampin' Up! site for demos.  I added the last point.

Happy stamping!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Happy Monday...more Leadership pics

I have big plans for MDS Monday but things are still a bit "hairy" around here today.  LOL!  I am working on a fun but Stampin Up background for the blog and fun links for the sides as well.

Hope you are a having a fabulous day!  Below are some of my favorite displays from Leadership last week.

Aren't the displays lovely?  Stampin' Up! had bookcases full of eye candy and I took plenty of pictures to share.  Tomorrow I will share more of them.  The pillows were lovely; they made special pillows for the couch area....just wait!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sale-a-bration Leadership projects

Hello to everyone!  Please be patient as I learn how to use a blog at this website.  I plan to update and improve my blog in the coming week but the learning curve needs to be steep...lol! 

For now, I am posting some of my favorite pictures from Leadership.  Enjoy!

All of the above projects were shown at Leadership by Dawn O...a fabulous demonstrator.  Love her projects!