Ask the Experts: Die Cutting and Storage

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Die Storage

Q: What is a good way to keep my die sets together?

A:  Magnetic sheets work perfectly for holding them and then you can place them in a binder or folder to store them.

Painters Tape

Q: I need to hold my project in place, but don’t need it to be permanent.  What can I use that won’t rip or tear what I’m working on?

A:  Painter’s Tape is great to use.  Stick it to a towel to remove some of the tackiness before applying it to your project and when you are finished it can easily be removed.

Sizzix Big Shot

Q: My embossing/die cutting machine isn’t embossing all of the paper.  Is there a problem with it?

A:  It may be that the die cutting/embossing pads are warped and is not allow the folder to be pressed in between the rollers.  It may be time to purchase new plates.

Darice Tape Runner

Q: My tape runner is always leaving a glob of glue on my project.  What am I doing wrong?

A:  Make sure you are holding it at the correct angle and pull directly towards you when you reach the end of what you are working on.  Don’t pull upward or it will pull the tape off the paper and snap it creating the glob.

Martha Stewart Circle Cutter

Q: I can’t get my circle cutter to cut correctly.  It isn’t cutting all of the way through.  What can I do differently?

A:  It is best to use a glass mat with this type of cutter.  The blade will glide smoothly across the glass and not catch the paper.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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