Hello Dear Folks !
Hope you are having a wonderful time! Today I’m on the blog to share lots of information to help you get more out of your die cutting machine and if you are a beginner then surely this will help you use your machine in a much better way .
Die cutting can be a tricky process, especially if you’re new to the craft. There are so many different machines, brands and parts that it can be rather daunting at times. With my experience being a crafter, owning a die cutting machine not only improves your output but also increases your possibilities to create more , better looking and more satisfying projects .
Die cutting is a broad term but in crafting, the act of die cutting refers to a process in which you use a machine to individually or mass-produce cut-out shapes. You can create the same shape, with the exact same dimensions, over and over again without using scissors, stencils or a craft knife. It saves time and makes your cut-out shapes look professional and consistent every time. Actually the possibilities are endless! I agree it calls for investment with all the dies you wants to buy…… but you will not regret buying a DREAM CUT for sure .
- BECAUSE ITS COMPACT AND BEAUTIFUL !
- BECAUSE ITS AFFORDABLE
- BECAUSE ITS EASY TO USE (SUPER EASY FOR SURE )
- BECAUSE IT CUTS LIKE BUTTER
- BECAUSE THE COMPANY GIVES YOU FREE PLATES (YOU’LL SURELY NEED THEM :p) YEAH !
- BECAUSE IT’S COMPATIBLE WITH ALL SORTS OF DIES (THUMBS UP TO IT )
- BECAUSE IT ALSO EMBOSSES BEAUTIFULLY !
Disclaimer : I’m not great at doing videos so please excuse my blunders in the video . (this is my first total review sort of video so please please excuse me!! )
I tried to test the DREAM CUT with various dies I had in my collection. To my surprise this little machine works wonderfully ! Not just the cutting, it also embosses crisp and clean ! It is also compatible with all brand of dies and embossing folders. It can be used to make stickers, envelopes, stand-up cards, shaker cards, pillow boxes and much more.
Best buy for : Card makers, scrapbookers, paper crafters, quilters , mixed media artist and general crafters. They are even used in classrooms to facilitate learning and create projects.
DreamCut cuts : Felt, thin fabric, paper, card-stock, cork sheet, adhesive fabric, laminated jute sheet, burlap sheet, thin chipboard , foam, glitter foam, vellum etc…
I hope these will solve lot of your queries and help you decide on your purchase .
Is the cracking sound normal when die cutting?
It is perfectly normal to hear cracking noises as you roll your die through your machine. That sound is the die cutting into your paper, and the sound is super satisfying 🙂
Do you have to replace die cutting plates?
Over time, you will have to replace your plates. Warping of your plates will occur as time goes on- this is normal and expected. However, there are a few things you can do to minimize excessive warping and to get the most longevity out of your plates!
- Use the whole surface of your plates when you cut
- Don’t cut in the same spot on your plate every time
- Switch back and forth from using both sides of your plates but turning it upside down or backward- your plates can be run through your machine in any direction
What is a die cut sandwich?
A die cutting sandwich is what the combination of platforms and plates are called. Different combinations of different sizes will perform different tasks and functions for your crafting needs.(MANUAL is in the box itself, save it for reference! )
Die Cutting and Scoring happen in one pass.
Substrates affect knife blade life.
Just like your kitchen knife, die cutting knives get dull through extended use.
What can I do when my detailed dies don’t cut correctly?
Intricate dies often take a little more effort to get them to cut correctly. Here are a few tips that can help you get better results when using very detailed dies.
- Try leaving your die in place and running it through your machine a second time (possibly even three times if needed).
- If that doesn’t work, add a single sheet of cardstock as a shim under your die cut “sandwich” and run your die through the machine as usual. This will give the die a little more pressure and help with those hard to cut areas within your die.
- If the cardstock shim doesn’t work, you can purchase a thin shim to place below your die cut “sandwich” and run the die through your machine.
video link of the machine by itsybitsy :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqpB2W3mwo0
video link with experiments by me : https://youtu.be/9nzftai5EVY