Friday, February 24, 2012

Paper Doily Sizzlits Die

I didn’t buy this die when it first appeared in the Occasions Mini Catalog because I had heard horror stories about how it didn’t cut out all the pieces or that it was too time consuming to use.  I like quick crafting, so I thought it wasn’t for me.  However, the more I saw it used, the more I liked it.  I broke down and ordered the die which is $21.95.  I have to say that it does have a learning curve, but I love the cuts!  I made this card using it as my background in Pear Pizazz and even used it as an overlay for the diecut butterfly.  Did it take some time?  I have to admit it did.  I found that I needed to use a shim so it would cut all the way through my paper.  The time consuming part, however, is popping out all the little pieces.  I gently rolled my paper and the larger pieces fell away, but the small ones required some work.  I put the doily on a foam mat and use my paper piercer to push out the pieces.  It only took me about 5 minutes and the results were SO worth every minute.  If it’s not part of your die collection, I highly recommend it.  If you have it, please share your thoughts here. 

butterfly doile

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