Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Valentines Day has never been one of my favorites, not even for decorating. But I recenlty purchased the Tim Holtz Sizzix die to create paper rosettes, and thought they would do up a nice Valentines project. I like the finished product.... now, after wasting several sheets of paper (including vintage sheet music) and spending what felt like hours trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. If you know this die, you know it cuts perforations where you fold accordian style, to create the rosette. Well my perforations cut right through the paper, leaving it in pieces when I folded them. Sheet after sheet of paper ripped to shreds! I used thinner paper, and I used thicker paper. And I tried other weights in between. Finally I stacked several sheets of paper together, but only could use a few of the layers as others, again, tore at the perforation . Has anyone used this die with their Sizzix? I would be forever grateful for any help that would make these cute rosettes more fun to make!
Posted by QueenBe at 2:45 PM