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Organizing Cutting Supplies – Paperclipping 262

Monday, March 30th, 2015

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What is your biggest challenge when it comes to cutting supplies and organization?

For a lot of people, it’s how to store the extra leftover cuts you don’t end up using in a project.

Do you struggle with where to put them? Or do you have a place for them, but find they never get used?

Maybe your biggest problem is that the cutting tools pull you out of your flow, so you don’t even use them much. Do you find that you neglect your electronic cutting machine, or your die cutting machine?

The reason could simply be that the location of these machines and their supplies breaks up your workflow.

So what is it for you?

When it comes to punches, die cutters and their dies, electronic cutters and their accessories, and all other related supplies including the leftover cut pieces, which of these gives you troubles?

Leave a comment and let us know!

Then if you’re a Member you can watch the episode we just released this morning that shows how I set up the cutting area of my scraproom. You’ll see how it supports my workflow, and you’ll see what I do with my leftovers.

Lastly, you’ll see me assemble the layout in the image above as I share lots of design tips for creating a unified page.

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Combine Die Cuts with Texture – Paperclipping 219

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

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Want some ideas for your die cuts — both manual and electronic?

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Get More Out of Your Electronic and Manual Die Cuts – Paperclipping 212

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

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Want to get more out of your die cuts?

Whether you use a Cameo, a Cricut, a Sizzix, or any other die cutting tool, you might be able to get more uses from your cuts than you realize.

Every project pictured in this post used something that was leftover from the cuts I made for other projects.

You know that old Great Depression quote?

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.

Well, I don’t know if we have to go quite that far, but there just might be a lot more you can do with the pieces you’ve cut than you realize.

The funny thing is, I usually like what I do with my leftovers even more than what I did with the original cuts!

We Are the Tooth Fairy (closeup)

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So while you’re making your cuts, whether it be from an electronic cutter or a manual die cut machine, think about how you can use your negative “throw-aways,” as well as your positive pieces. Or vice-versa!

BTW, we just released a video tutorial where I share a number of different ways you can get more of your die cuts. You’ll see those favorite pieces of mine that came from my leftover cuts and a step-by-step demo of a super awesome (but easy) technique, pictured below.

You & Me (closeup)

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Why We Don't Pay Our Kids to Do Their Chores (closeup)

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Brenda Walton’s New Line of Dies from Sizzix at CHA 2013

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

See this great new line of dies and embossing plates from Brenda Walton via Sizzix at CHA 2013. Brenda put together a fabulous little party setting with all the things she made from her dies!

Peppermint Die Cuts for a Birthday Party

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

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I love using the Cameo Silhouette cutting machine! I used it to make the peppermint candies you see hanging against the wall. Then I took the sheet of white cardstock leftover from the smaller circles and used it for a scrapbook page, which I’ll share later.

Trinity had a small get-together with a handful of friends for her birthday, and since she danced the Marzipan scene in the Nutcracker last month, I went with a Marzipan ballet theme, focusing on peppermint.

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The cut I used was Candy Peppermint Swirl by Samantha Walker (available in the Silhouette online store). I customized the cut because I didn’t want the twisted wrapper that was part of the original design.

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