But I'm back again.
So, you ask, what's MY favorite feature of the cutter?
It HAS to be the extra wide cutting area!
OMG! You can cut a 12 x 12 piece of CS into a 6 x 12 piece with OUT pulling out the extender arm!
It's AWESOME to be able to do that!
I used to be a paper hoarder - are you like that? I was always afraid to make that first cut, cuz I just KNEW I was going to screw up the whole sheet of paper...
Well, I don't hoard any more!
I now know I can cut a piece of 12 x 12 into 6 x 12 - and then the 6 x 12 into two 6 x 6 pieces. And I can work with the 6 x 6 pieces and NOT MESS UP THE REST OF THE SHEET! Woo Hoo!
I do that with most of my DSP these days. It actually helps me use more of it, too - because I've got all those 6 x 6 pieces, just sitting in the package staring at me, BEGGING me to use them...
This past week I was playing with the Orchard Harvest DSP ( 126895 $10.95) and made a bunch of bags, boxes and cards.
Wanna see some of them?
Hold on while I go fetch 'em...
Next, one of the boxes I made. This was SO EASY (once I figured out the dimensions, of course!). Made with a single sheet of CS and no scraps leftover.
Score an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of CS (on 11" side) at 4-1/2. Turn paper 180 degrees, and score again at 4-1/2. Turn paper 90 degrees (to 8-1/2" side), score at 1-1/4. Turn paper 180 degrees and score again at 1-1/4...
I tried to draw this in Word, but can't figure out how to import it, so that's going to have to wait til I learn how! Sorry - but it's really easy - just take your CS to your scoring tool and do it!
Once you've scored it, --> cut the center two scores on both sides of the box, fold them up, fold the sides in, and glue with Sticky Strip. And your box is done!
I've made a few more since this one and added a handle (1-1/4" wide, 11" long) to one of them to turn it into a bit of a purse.
And here's one of the bags I did - can't figure out how to re-orient it, so stand on your head to look at it! hee hee...
Started with a small bag I purchased for Halloween ( and never got around to making into something!) and added DSP and some leaves I'd cut out of the Bigz die (127812 $21.95) and stamped with the matching stamp set (128087 $17.95 clear mount).
I'm very pleased with the outcome for a Thanksgiving gift bag!
So... what have YOU been making lately? Send me a link to your project - I love CASEing things from others! Hee hee...
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