Die-lemma!

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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

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