Happy Tuesday folks, it is election day in the US and I always wake up with a feeling of joy and optomisum voting day! That is what’s great about fall, you have so many things going on, Thanksgiving is a couple of weeks away and before you know it, Christmas! To get ready for Christmas card making I decided to make a template set of the most common sized envelopes crafters need. You gat a 4.25″x8.25″ for photo cards, 5.25″x7.25″ for 5″x7″ cards and 4.5″x5.75″ for standard A4 cards and they all have plain and fancy liners to match! The new Envelopes and Liners SVG set is on sale 40% off alone with everything else at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff too! What a great time to plan ahead for Christmas and craft fairs:
Die Cutting Tips:
The intricate shapes on the envelope liners actually cut very quick and cleanly (a must for me!) but here are a few tips whenever you cut detailed designs:
- Pick your paper: For envelopes you want a thinner paper and sometimes thinner scrapbook paper snags in your die-cut machine. I love the paper stacks from Die Cuts With a View (the regular 180 sheet stacks), they always cut well. In the examples I used last years Christmas stack.
- Use a sticky and smooth mat. I have a Cricut Expression but my old mats were nasty and the blades did not seem to be lasting the way they used to so I switched to using Sizzix Eclips mats and blades and they work so much better and they were about half the price!
- Sometimes even a new blade with snag your paper, take the blade out of the machine and blow any lint off the blade and try again.
- Use the correct pressure, for this regular weight scrapbook paper I used medium pressure, for cardstock I’d use high, don’t overdo it or you will be cutting your mat and your paper and shortening the life of your blade!
I hope these tips helped you! Be sure to check out all of the great sets at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff and save 40% today through Thursday!
Thanks for stopping by and til nect time happy crafting!