Wednesday, January 20, 2016

How to Use the NEW Close to My Heart Thin Cuts with a Sizzix Big Shot

Welcome back to my blog!  I am super-excited to say I have a new video to share with you today!

Have you heard about the NEW die cuts made by Close to My Heart?  They don't have anything to do with a Cricut Machine, but work beautifully in your embossing machine!  I happen to have a Sizzix Big Shot, but they will also work in a Cuttlebug and other similar machines.  Here is a quick little picture tutorial followed by the video.  Hope this is helpful!

First of all, you will notice these thin, metal dies come already detached from each other and on a handy magnetic storage sheet.  Two thumbs WAY up before I even cut with them!  I used the Stuck on You stamps and dies for the following pics...

The matching stamp set shows you which stamped images have matching cuts with a BLUE line...
These dies work just the OPPOSITE as cricut cuts--you stamp these images FIRST, and then cut them out precisely which is fantastic for all my fellow perfectionists out there!  ;)  I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with my ShinHan Alcohol Ink Markers.  I use washi to hold the dies in place on my cutting platform.

I have it all layered like this: magnetic platform on the bottom, then the clear cutting plate, then the CS, die (held in place with washi), and finally the second clear plate.

I really like being able to get my image centered just like SO!

Now, see the fabulous NEW Thin Cuts dies in action on my short video!  I use the Spring Critters Dies and My Acrylix Sets in the following video.  Thanks for watching!  :)


  1. My goodness I love your videos!!

    1. And I LOVE that you do! Must be the "accidental comedy" lol. ;) Thanks, Kate!


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