How to Create Your Own Paper Cutting Die

Written by meg warren
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Die-cut paper is the process where one image or shape is cut multiple times from the same sheet of paper. This task is commonly used in scrap booking. Creating your own die-cut paper template is an inexpensive process. However, the process to complete the task is long and repetitive. There are speciality machines that simplify this process, although, most machines are costly when only needing them for one or two uses. Paying for the use of another person's machine can also quickly become costly.

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Things you need

  • Cookie cutter
  • Pencil
  • Card stock
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors or craft knife

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  1. 1

    Trace the outline of a cookie cutter onto a piece of cardstock.

  2. 2

    Cut along the lines of the card stock.

  3. 3

    Place the template on the backside of scrapbook paper.

  4. 4

    Trace around the edges of the template.

  5. 5

    Replace the template on the paper where the edge of the template is touching the edge of the previously traced shape. Continue until the entire paper is covered with the traced shapes.

  6. 6

    Cut the shapes out of the paper using scissors. Cut intricate shapes using a craft knife.

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