Loc: North Texas
|Posted: 7/5/2013 11:21:25 AM|
So, I have a cameo, and I adore it. I have all of my cut files nicely organized into categories.
The biggest category is the PL one----tons of great cuts, cards, sayings, etc. BUT, here's the deal, I've probably only cut 5 of them and I think I have about 500 files in that category.
So.....for those of you that have a ton, do you block out some time and just cut a ton, so when you need them, you have them? And do you just use generic white paper, so it goes with any layout?
OR, do you cut as you need? So when you sit down to do a PL layout, you go searching for that one cut file that will go perfectly with that LO.
I want (and NEED) to start using these cuts more, one, because I paid for them, and two, because they are perfect for my projects. I just find that when I sit down to do a PL LO (which I'm HORRIBLY behind, BTW), I never think to cut things out.....or I think about it, but then realize it takes too much time, slowing down my mojo.
Any insight as to y'alls workflow would be much appreciated!
|Posted: 7/5/2013 11:53:57 AM|
Great question! I can't wait to read the answers because what I am doing isn't working.
At first I cut a bunch of them in black and then again in white but I didn't really use them. The plan was to mist the white ones or just put something on top of the black ones, but that didn't happen.
Then I was leaving a spot in the protector with a sticky note labeling what I wanted to put there and those spots are still empty waiting for me to fill them.
I think my biggest problem is that I don't have my Cameo in a spot that is conducive to easy use. I have to get it out and then find a spot that will fit it and my laptop...usually my kitchen table. But maybe that's not really the problem at all. I'd love to read about other scrappers workflow. I think that will really help with mine.
Thanks for asking the question, 3girls&aguy!
|Posted: 7/5/2013 12:03:46 PM|
I have been using the Blush kit lately, so I have cut several things out using cardstock that goes with the colors. I have a nice variety of arrows/frames/words to use. I use them more when they are already cut.
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
|Posted: 7/5/2013 12:38:05 PM|
I use white cs and then colour the die cuts, using water colours/mists/distress stains/acrylic paints etc.
|Posted: 7/5/2013 12:54:39 PM|
I have been cutting them out as I need them. Then I use the sketch markers to add the phrase or sentiment I want on it. Much easier than cutting and adhering the whole phrase. I like being able to personalize my cards like this, but it does take more time
I was planning on just cutting several 4X6, and 3X4 cards out in several colors and seeing how that works for me. I may try doing that and seeing if I use the precut cards that way and just use my stamps on them for sentiments.
|Posted: 7/5/2013 3:21:30 PM|I just cut as I need. For me it's easy because my Cameo is set up so that I can cut when the need arises. When I first got my Expression before the Cameo came along, I was a cutting fool and I have all these cuts that I'll probably never get around to using.
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Loc: Birmingham, UK
|Posted: 7/5/2013 3:45:49 PM|This is what I do with my die cuts
die cut storage
I now have 3 of these files, which sit on my desk, and are easy to pick up flick though and take to a crops.
I tend to cut mainly in card stock so it easy to match with my layouts.
I also cut out bigger sheets - background, borders etc that I put into a 12x12 scrap box labelled which sits on my shelves, again easy to transport to a crop.
Hope it give you some ideas.
Donna in GA
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 7/5/2013 8:18:14 PM|
Jackie, I love your idea. I also took a chance to look around your blog. Your pages are amazing!
Loc: Big Bear Lake, SoCal
|Posted: 7/6/2013 12:34:25 AM|
Well, I got my Cameo on my 30th birthday (June 24) so I'm not like a seasoned expert yet, but I design/cut as I need. I'm not good with keeping things on hand, and I'm the kind of person that needs something to match her projects. So, yeah, it works out if I'm using Kraft and I make lots of Kraft cuts, but what if I need something cut in the *right* pink? Not that pink, or that one there, but THIS specific pink? Well, if I'd cut it ahead of time I'd feel bad that I'd wasted that pink opportunity, but if I do it on demand I can cut from just the right paper.
I'm also hoping to do this with my "middle" sub to the Sil store. Buy on demand so I'm not either overwhelmed, or out of money when I need it. That being said, I seem to *make* most of what I cut. And I've cut a TON in the week or so that I've had the machine.
|Posted: 7/6/2013 12:35:08 AM|
Thanks for the ideas, I've been trying to figure out the best way too...
Just one more post!
Loc: Birmingham, UK
|Posted: 7/7/2013 1:01:02 PM|
@Donna in GA - thanks for your kind words - much appreciated.
Loc: New Jersey
|Posted: 7/7/2013 8:04:01 PM|
Yup, I do what Jackie does--saw her post somewhere else and use a 3 ring binder with different sized pocket page protectors to hold stuff. I cut in white, and black mostly, but I should do kraft, too!
nothing to see here
|Posted: 7/7/2013 8:42:23 PM|
Jackie that is a clever idea!
Loc: North Texas
|Posted: 7/7/2013 9:11:15 PM|
Jackie---I think I'm going to try this as well. Cut lots of things in black, white, kraft and vellum.
Thanks so much ladies!
Loc: In my world and loving it.
|Posted: 7/7/2013 9:16:53 PM|
I am another one that cuts as I need. This works best for me because then I don't have another thing to store, sort, and organize. Also, it works best because I can cut it out of that "just right" medium.
Lady Bug S
|Posted: 7/7/2013 9:28:00 PM|
Jackie I like your idea.