If you love making papercraft items, then you need to have a die cutting machine in your craft room! They’re easy to use and you can cut all sorts of card stock and even some thicker materials such as leather, vinyl and felt.
Die cutting involves placing a metal template between two Perspex cutting plates, you then place everything on top of the multipurpose platform (if using a thicker die you will only need to put the Perspex cutting plates through) and then simply pop everything through the die cutting machine by turning the handle.
There are lots of different dies available to choose from, from elephants to flowers, butterflies to the alphabet, the possibilities are endless with what you can create. Perfect for card making, quilting and a whole host of other projects.
If you’ve never used a die cutting machine before it can be a bit daunting when it comes to getting started, but there are lots of great tutorials out there to provide a helping hand. Here are five of the best die cutting videos for beginners to start you off on your die cutting journey . . .