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Today I am looking at getting the best from your intricate dies.


Framed Picture Using Sizzix Thinlits Timeless Love Framed Picture Using Sizzix Thinlits Timeless Love

There are several ways in which you can ensure a great cut each time.  I have to be honest using the Sizzix Big Shot Plus means that I never really have to worry about getting the perfect cut as this machine is fabulous at giving the perfect cut each time, even when the die is placed right in the centre of the machine.  However, often the problem arises getting the paper or card from the die.  I have found a sheet of greaseproof paper is invaluable for this.

Below I am sharing a tutorial on making this framed picture and we will look at how the greaseproof paper helps release the cardstock.


Sizzix Thinlits Die Timeless Love

Sizzix Big Shot Plus


Acrylic Paint


Adhesive Stones.

  1.  I started by placing my card, then a layer of greaseproof paper and then the die.  I put it through the Big Shot Plus and the results of course were amazing, but using the greaseproof paper mean't that the small pieces in this die just popped out easily.  Sometimes if you go too fast you can tear the die cut, this stops that from happening.

Cutting An Intricate Die

  1. The next step was to mount the die cut onto some coordinating card.  I didn't want to use anything too bright as this would distract from the main image, so I chose a light grey.  I simply adhered the die cut and then trimmed around it with sharp scissors.

Sizzix Thinlits Tineless Love

3.  I had an old frame sitting in the cupboard but it had faded along with the aperture inside, so I can it a coat of acrylic paint.  This time I went for a bright shade of lime green to compliment the existing colours.

Painted Aperture

4.   To adhere the die cut image I used double sided tape on the back of the aperture and placed the die cut centrally.

Intricate Die Placed Into Aperture

5.  The frame itself was then painted, this time using a light grey acrylic paint.  Once completed I left it to dry.

Painted Frame

6.  Finally,once dry I placed the die cut picture into the frame and added ribbon and a earl to the top and to some of the detail on the die cut.

Framed Picture Using Sizzix Thinlits Die Timeles Framed Picture Using Sizzix Thinlits Die Timeless

This was a quick and simple project and great for any home decor projects.  Of course because I am using die cuts it can be done in any colour range.

Sizzix thinlits

I don't think a day goes by when I don't use my Sizzix Big shot Plus for something, whether that be cardmaking, scrapbooking or home decor.  It really does bring a professional finish to all your handmade projects.