Tattered Lace Dies – A Quick Guide

Tattered Lace dies are hugely popular and mix in very well with parchment craft projects because they are intricate and lacy. Here is a short guide to the range of dies available, how to use them and where to find help and inspiration.

 

The Range of dies available is huge, they have all the essential shapes in basic nesting dies, borders and matching corners and sentiments.

 

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Sentiments, Border and matching Corner and Basic Frame Nesting Dies

If you are looking for central or smaller motifs; there are loads of  themed collections, everything for: baby and toddler occasions, weddings, men, hobbys, travel, landscapes, holidays and many more.

 

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How to use Tattered Lace Dies

Here are some of the recommended “sandwiches” of plates to be used on three of the major makes of Die Cutting Machines to get a good cut. The plates do bend an get scuffed after a while, they can be replaced or used the other way up. If you find your die isn’t cutting after a few passes through the machine it is probably because you need more pressure in that spot, this can be gained by adding a thin metal shim to the sandwich.

Cuttlebug

A Plate
B Plate
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
C Plate

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Multi Purpose Platform (all tabs)
Cutting Mat
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
Cutting Mat

 

Ebosser

D Plate
B Shim
C Plate
Magnetic Sheet
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
A Plate

Inspiration for your projects

There is a lot of information available on the internet, for photos of completed projects look at Pinterest and Facebook. There are also many Designers Blogs devoted to Tattered Lace Dies. Also check out YouTube for some hints and tips from Tattered Lace if you are a beginner.

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