I can never get my die-cut shapes out of the steel dies in one piece – is there an easy knack to it? Paula Durand, Weymouth
Becky: Sometimes, particularly with the more intricate dies, it can seem difficult to release your die cuts from the die. Dies are often made with tiny holes to assist you in pushing the cut shape from the template. Use a pokey tool to help release the card and gently tease away. However, there are other methods you can try. XCut have brought out a quick release foam which you can apply to your die. The foam will adhere itself to the die in the cutting area and enable you to easily remove the cut shape. Alternatively, you could use wax-coated paper; simply place a layer of the paper between the die and the medium that you are cutting.
XCut’s quick release foam is a great hack when die cutting