Carolyne’s hints & tips
Create stylish cards with Carolyne’s tips for using Cut on Edge dies
Make sure that you use a magnetic sheet or low-tack tape to hold your dies in position. As Cut on Edge dies are multi-part, it is crucial that the individual dies do not move and misalign when run through your die-cutting machine.
Use both border dies together to cut out a simple frame for the main design. Experiment with whether you use a coordinating or contrasting colour, as this will create a variety of different effects.
If the inside of your card will be visible through the filigree design, cover it with a piece of patterned paper to make it more attractive. You can then check to see that your chosen pattern works with the front of the card by closing it with the paper in place.
To avoid spoiling the look of the front of your card, add a decorative panel to the back so that you have somewhere to write your message.
It’s easy to use these dies to create dimensional toppers. All you have to do is trim different sections of the die-cut designs and layer them together with sticky fixers. Add double-sided tape or adhesive sheets to your card before you run it through the die-cutting machine, so you can easily attach die-cuts to the base with no need for messy glue!