Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Little Pokie Things from the Soily Sizzlet

Hi Everyone,
Are you as excited about the new Doily Sizzlet as I am? It’s just so gorgeous. However it does need a little help sometimes. You know everyone’s Big Shot is just a tad different and may need a little help with a shim (piece of copy paper or card stock) to help with the intricate cutting of this doily.
Here is what I did…..

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1. Open big Shot Platform to Tab 2 and place a clear cutting plate on the platform followed by a shim (I used Black Card Stock)
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2. Then add the Sizzlet and you choice of card stock for the die cut piece. I again used Black. Then run it through the Big Shot. It will be a harder crank but the results are so worth it.
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3. Here is the finished piece……that is before eliminating all the pokie pieces.
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4. Here is the best part….take a pencil and roll the doily around it to help pop out all those little pieces….
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5. Roll it a few different ways to eliminate as many as possible.
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6. You will still be left with a few little ones but nothing like before….so just use your paper piercer or even the pencil tip and poke the rest out.
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7. Isn’t the result just fabulous????
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I hope this helps you with all of your doily creations…..I know it did me.
Have a fabulous day and Thanks for stopping in.

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5 comments:

Diane said...

Best tip EVER Lee! Thank you and right before my club on Sunday where I was dreading the moans from the members on this die. I knew they would love it but I knew there would be those that wouldn't want to mess with it, NOW I have a solution for them. Thank YOU!
Diane

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the great tip. I love the doily but wasn't going to get it because I knew the little inside pieces would drive me nuts !! Now I am totally rethinking getting the die. It will be so easy doing it your way !!
Thanks again,
Cindy
cindy@henrytime.com

Carol Carriveau said...

Thanks for the tip, Lee..your end result looks.great.

kim said...

Thanks for the tips! A friend told me that if the itty bitty pieces are getting stuck in your die, you should apply a layer of wide packing tape to it, and no more problems. I just got my die and will be testing it out.

Elsa L said...

Hi Lee...
Thanks for this tutorial. I just wanted to make sure I got this correct...you did NOT place a clear cutting plate on top of the final piece of black card stock??
I was just worried that the die would cut into the main center piece of the Big Shot.
Thanks for your help.