Archive | January, 2016

Make it Work!  Die Cut Appliqué with altered tool

20 Jan

I am so thrilled with myself…I love the size (smaller) I can get with these old school Paddle Punch steel rule dies

but hate hammering them out. It just occurred to me to compare their height with mySizzix 

 Movers and Shapers dies. Turns out they are the same height. I used my Dremel Tool to cut the die end from its handle and they are perfect. FYI the height of the handle is too high to operate as is in the Movers and Shapers Tray thus the need to cut the die away from the handle. They are not magnetic but that doesn’t bother me as I usually just snug what I am cutting into the tray corner anyway. I’ll get hubby to cut the rest as I am sure he will be neater.The Paddle Punch steel rule dies by Sizzix are retired but readily available on line at various resale venues. 

If you have followed me you know I love all things Sizzix (no affiliation though I would like to) and I encourage you to cut something out and create. 

*Please use altered dies at your own risk and understand their use voids any existing warranties. 

Die Cut Appliqué Snowflake Continued

3 Jan

I finished the die cut appliqué snowflake, but instead of making it into a pillow it is a quilted and bound table mat. It’s a beauty!