How to Cut Apart Dies for the Big Shot and New Ink Colors!

Share This!

NeutralInks_FBAD2 (1) It’s been an exciting week with the addition of two neutral ink colors to our line!  We have two shipments of these inks and we’ve already sold out of our first shipment.  No worries, though, our next shipment arrives Friday afternoon!

If you are new to our inks, please hop over here to learn about them.  They’re not your everyday, run-of-the-mill ink.  ;)

“dye inks that don’t transfer color, they blend, can be used to emboss, and react with water! I’m giddy with joy.”  -Leslie

Here is a quick replay from Facebook Live (I’ve been doing a lot of these!)…first we’ll look at how to cut dies apart, then the new inks!

Thanks for checking in today, I hope you found the video helpful!

Click here to view all of our new products in the store!


  • Candy Clouston July 13, 2017, 8:52 pm

    More than once I have used diagonal cutters (which are not needle-nosed–needle-hosed pliers are a different thing altogether) as you showed and ended up cutting myself on the tiny bits left on the die. You either have to be very careful handling dies that have been separated or use some sort of grinding tool to eliminate sharp edges. That can make separating dies very time-consuming. I wish sellers wouldn’t sell them this way. Most crafters aren’t going to don safety glasses to clip them (because as you said, those clippings really fly, and safety glasses are the best way to protect your eyes), so that’s another product liability issue.

  • Maggie B July 13, 2017, 10:30 pm

    Hi There CP ~ Can’t wait to get my hands on these latest inks and am thrilled with the neutral colors!! Bring on the rest! Have an awesome weekend! ~HUGS~

  • Debbie July 14, 2017, 10:23 pm

    Love that you use the “way down in the trash can” technique for all those little metal nibs left when detaching the dies. That’s my technique. Those new inks . . . can’t wait to get them. LOVE your inks.

  • Charlene Myers July 15, 2017, 3:29 am

    Yeah! I’ve been wondering about these colors, especially a shade of brown (Icing on the Cake)& now you have them! Love how your ink pads work. Just a small pat or two gives enough coverage on the stamp to make the image.

Catherine Pooler Designs Floral Gallery Projects

Become a CP Craft Room Insider:
Interesting Image
Sign up for free, and receive exclusive tutorials, videos, PDF downloads that I don’t share anywhere else.

Recent Projects

Bloomin' Bouquet 4

All That Jazz Release Blog Hop Day #3

Clean and Simple flowerandleaves

All That Jazz Release Blog Hop Day #2


All That Jazz Release Blog Hop Day #1

Marching Leaves

A look back: Counting Blessings Collection

Jen Carter CP Grateful Blessings 1 wm

Be a Blessing with Jen Carter

Zen Garden Blog Post Jenny Colacicco A

Ovals & Flowers Clean and Simple Card with Jenny

Stained Glass 3

Partial Die Cut Stained Glass Coverplate and Multi-Step Stamping

Clean and Simple Stamp Layering-1

Ink Layering with Faithful Flutterings by Cynde

Glass Bead Glitter Gel 3

Glass Bead Glitter Gel and Stenciling for Hand Made Cards

Glue Gloss and Powder Spray Bottle 3

Glue Gloss, the Powder Spray Bottle and a quick card!


Sending Sparkling Love with Laurel


Watercolor Bookmarks with Josefine

Heloo Shaker Card YouTube

Emboss Resist Oval Shaker Card


Sending You Love with Maureen


Foiled Split Chevron with Justine

Chrissie Tobas Sending Love

Reverse Masking with Chrissie