Kat Scrappiness dies are high-quality steel and are compatible with all industry standard die cutting machines.
- This set includes 29 dies that measure approximately 2 1/2" tall. Contains the alphabet and three special characters which are: ?, ! and &.
KAT’S DIE CUTTING TIPS
No matter what die cutting machine you use, I suggest using one plate as the bottom plate and one as the top every time you die cut. That way only one plate gets cut into. In fact, I wrote on my plates with a black sharpie “TOP PLATE” and “BOTTOM PLATE” so I don’t’ mix them up. Each time you die cut you will want to flip and reverse your plates to keep them from warping. Warped plates do not cut well at all.
- Background dies and dies with straight edges should always be placed onto the plates at a slight angle (diagonal). This way when it goes into the machine, the corner goes in first and it will not only give you a better die cut, but it will also keep your die cutting machine good working order.
- When die cutting an intricate die, you will always want to use new, un-warped plates.
- ALWAYS cut your die with the cut side UP, especially with intricate dies. This will apply the most pressure from the rollers to the blade of the die and not to the back of it.
- If you are having trouble die cutting an intricate die, and you are using a Sizzix Big Shot, use the Sizzix Precision Plate. It’s a great tool for intricate dies.
- If your die is not cutting all the way through the paper and you’ve used all of the tips above, add a metal shim such as this one from Lawn Fawn.
- If you run a die through and it doesn’t cut well, before you add a shim, make sure to remove all of the paper outside of the die before you run It through again. It will help you get a cleaner cut on intricate dies. (Thanks to my friend Gina Marie for this tip!)
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I bought these alphabet dies because I needed a larger size. I’ve been looking for a set for a long time but didn’t want to pay the large price tag that came with it. I was looking through the site and found that this set was on a very good sale. I grabbed it immediately. I would highly recommend.
I used them the other day and like them a lot. I was interested in the large size of the die cut letters and am pleased with them.
This product was as high quality as any other die cut I have purchased from other companies. Maybe even more on a few. But the customer service I received was above great. This is a company I will use again for sure
The dies were exactly what I needed (only wish there was a comma included), shipment was prompt, price was very reasonable. I will shop here again!
The letter dies were described perfectly! The shipping was faster than what was stated....and that’s always a wonderful surprise!! Will order again!