Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Delicate Butterfly Arch Die

Dutch Paper Crafts is where I first saw this die from Memory Box.  They were doing a pre-order on several new dies.  This is the first time I've ordered from them and I was very pleased with their service!  My credit card was not charged until the item shipped and it took less time than I'd anticipated for the dies to arrive.
Mine arrived today and I had to play!

A Cuttlebug is the embossing/die cutter machine that I used.  This die is extremely intricate and, to be honest, I had a hard time getting it to cut cleanly.  My first attempt was using Stampin' Up solid cardstock.  It's too thick to cut cleanly with this die.  I then searched and found some lighter weight cardstock, added an extra shim of cardstock and it worked much better.

No where online did I find any complaints about Memory Box dies so I'm sure my difficulties are from my using a Cuttlebug and cardstock that was just too thick.

It seems that the trend in paper crafting is toward using dies rather than punches.  I've stayed away from dies because they're inconvenient for me to use.  My machine is across the room to use a die, my punches are within reach and I can cut multiples of images using my Cameo.  I admit that I'm basically lazy and like to do things quickly!

The small butterflies were done with a Martha Stewart punch.

I like the two different sizes of butterflies on this one.  Black and white cards are some of my favorites.


HappyScrapper said...

Beautiful cards...Awesome. I like the dies, I will be looking for them.

Anonymous said...

L love thar die --- Kathy wyatt

MaryH said...

Linda I have lots of MB dies,and usually they cut as smoothly as butter. I've this one, and it cut well for me in a Big Shot. You might try adding some plain ole wax paper in the die, then your card stock, and it should release better. I didn't have to use any extra shims at all with the Big Shot...haven't tried any of them in a bug, as once I got the BS, I liked it better than the C/Bugs. Hope this will help. Your card is beautiful! I liked the Kensington card too. I cut the die cut apart when I used that one. Hugs