How to die cut a stamped image perfectly every time!

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how to get a perfect die cut every time

Some stamps and dies are made so that you stamp first, then the die is basically an outline so you can line it up on the stamped image and cut it out.

Other dies are made “solid”, so you have to cut them out, then line your clear stamp on top of the die cut and stamp.

I don’t always succeed in stamping the image perfectly on the die cut, but I have a tip to share with you so you can achieve perfection every single time!

Intrigued?  View the video to see how to do it.

I hope this saves you frustration on your next paper crafting project.

The card I added this sweet little gingerbread lady to is simple with several layers of cardstock and patterned paper, some stitching around the smallest layer and a bit of twine.

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I’ll also be linking this card up at our “A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0″ Online Class.  Stitching is one of the trends we looked at!

  • Janelle Graham November 13, 2014, 5:48 pm

    Thanks for a very timely tutorial. Sometimes it has taken me four or five attempts before I “stick it”. Now I’ll be saving time, ink and paper … and smiling.! :)

  • Sharon Salerno November 13, 2014, 6:29 pm

    Thanks for that great tip. I will be using that right away.

  • Christine Smith November 13, 2014, 6:53 pm

    Brilliant! Thank you xxx

  • Regina November 13, 2014, 7:34 pm

    I can’t wait to try this tip. Thank you!

  • Ann K November 13, 2014, 7:44 pm

    What a great tip – why didn’t I think of that??? Thanks!

  • Lynne Ingram November 13, 2014, 8:49 pm

    I can’t believe I never thought of this. Thank you so very much for sharing this tip.

  • Kathleen Mc November 13, 2014, 9:54 pm

    Great tip! I find it helps to use some painter’s tape to hold down both the cut out and the die, but maybe that’s just me! things tend to move on me when I least want them to!!!
    Kathleen Mc xx

  • Edna Burgess November 13, 2014, 10:57 pm

    Thanks, a great tip. Edna

  • Patsy November 14, 2014, 1:57 am

    Love Love your informative and helpful tutorials.Thanks so much!

  • Victoria Cattanach November 14, 2014, 2:18 am

    That tip deserves 2 thumbs up. Thank you for sharing :+)

  • Maureen Chandler November 14, 2014, 7:40 am

    Thank you so much for this tip – it is wonderful and coming in handy right now with Christmas cards!!!

  • Irina Fonina November 14, 2014, 8:48 am

    Thank you! The tip is great!

  • Lynn Mercurio November 14, 2014, 10:13 am

    Brilliant and oh-so-easy tip! Thanks!!

  • Sabine November 21, 2014, 10:09 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is absolutely BRILLIANT!! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome tip!!

  • margaret R January 7, 2015, 9:56 pm

    GREAT tip — thank you ;>))

  • Casey Thrush April 14, 2015, 4:45 pm

    I love this quick trick!!

  • sandra eiss May 26, 2015, 6:07 pm

    You are amazing. What a great tip.

  • Susan Luke May 26, 2015, 9:56 pm

    That’s such a good little tip! Thanks for sharing it today :)

  • Teresa July 31, 2015, 6:37 pm

    How smart! Thanks!

  • Dorothy Wade August 2, 2015, 12:38 pm

    Love your tutorials. Fast & simple to do. Thanks for sharing.

  • Barbara Fuller Porter September 8, 2015, 1:05 am

    Hello Catherine

    Just watched your video on how to succeed cutting out a perfect stamped image…I think that is a great idea, I have had so many images gone wrong…but thanks to you…no more bad images…have a lovely day.


  • Jane Buscumb September 8, 2015, 1:20 am

    Thanks for the tip on die cuts. Can also use a magnetic plate, which is good too, as I try and stamp all of the stamps that have die cuts, then cut them all out at once! Can you also please put in your tip how you machine stitch your cards. I have tried several different ways … without success. Thanks.

  • Donna Phelan September 8, 2015, 1:47 pm

    So clever……so easy! (in my head I am saying DOH!) lol

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