Anybody cut their own cork embellishments?

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Posted 9/7/2013 by Rhonda in TX in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 9/7/2013 11:44:25 AM
I bought the DCWV 6x6 self-adhesive cork pack. I'd like to try to make some embellishments. Anybody done this? What's the best way? I don't think it would work in my Cricut, but I'm wondering about using some dies and punches. Before I try it and waste some of the cork, I thought I'd ask here.


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Posted: 9/7/2013 11:49:31 AM
I do quite a lot. I buy sheets of it from Michael's in the art department. I run it through my Big Shot with various dies. Works beautifully!


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Posted: 9/7/2013 12:02:57 PM
Great! I'll have to give it a try.


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Posted: 9/7/2013 12:04:40 PM
It works in the Big Shot. I've only cut cork with the steel rule dies, so I don't know how well the thin dies would work.

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Posted: 9/7/2013 12:17:20 PM
I've punched cork before and it works very well, provided there is enough "clearance" in the punch to fit the cork in! Some punches don't have enough space to fit the cork in.






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Posted: 9/7/2013 2:40:14 PM
Has anyone tried to cut it using there cameo? I wanted to try this but I'm scared I will damage my cameo lol


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Posted: 9/7/2013 3:49:45 PM
I don't have a Cameo, but I've decided against trying it with my Cricut. Cork shreds pretty easily and I would worry about all those particles getting into the machine. Maybe somebody with experience will speak up and let me know otherwise.


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Posted: 9/7/2013 6:02:03 PM
I haven't found any punches that have enough clearance to fit the thin roll of cork I got at J's. I saw a post on Facebook from someone that had done it with no problem, so I guess there are punches that work (she used the same cork so that isn't the issue). Anyone know the brand of punch that does work?

My BigShot would work with no problem but I don't have any shapes I want in cork.

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Posted: 9/7/2013 6:17:39 PM
I used a cork sheet on my Napa & Sonoma mini book. The cork letters were already pre-cut from Studio Calico, but I cut the ampersand from cardstock with my Cameo and then glued it to the cork. Then I cut around it and I was amazed at how smoothly it cut and it doesn't look like I cut it by hand. So then I tried it with dies and it worked great too! But I think you are right, it wouldn't go through the Cameo/Cricut.




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Posted: 9/7/2013 6:19:13 PM
Lifestyle Crafts (QK) sells thin cork. It works with any wafer thin die, but without the ejection foam.


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Posted: 9/7/2013 6:29:14 PM
I've used the EK Success scalloped border punch on Sizzix cork sheets and it works great..

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Posted: 9/7/2013 6:56:01 PM
I cut some with my cameo. I se the blade to cut deeper and cut it twice worked perfect!!
I also have used punches.

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Posted: 9/7/2013 10:59:56 PM
I used my Stampin Up punches without any problems.

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Posted: 9/7/2013 11:03:07 PM
I've used the lawn fawn letter dies with no problems

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Posted: 9/7/2013 11:12:06 PM
I have the DCWV Cork Stack, as well, and just tried it out with Lawn Fawn's Quinn's ABCs dies. It cut PERFECTLY!

And if it works with Lawn Fawn dies, it should work with pretty much any of the wafer thin dies.



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Posted: 9/8/2013 4:56:58 AM

It works in the Big Shot. I've only cut cork with the steel rule dies, so I don't know how well the thin dies would work.

I use the thin dies also, and they work great with the cork I have. I have used Quickutz, Memory Box, My Favorite Things, etc.


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Posted: 9/8/2013 6:40:04 AM
I've always cut my own ( I've been using cork paper for about 10yrs.Creative Imagination sold the paper for years) with my Sizzix and later my Big Shot. I've stock plied nearly 18 sheets of it. Its works great in die cut machines and I love the way my homemade embellishments look.


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Posted: 9/8/2013 6:47:25 AM
Wow! Thanks for all the input. And Melissa, I was specifically thinking about my Quinn ABC's, so good to know it works with those. I am still nervous about using it in my Cricut, but I'll think about it.

Something new to play with! A scrapper's life is good.


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Posted: 9/8/2013 10:00:57 AM
I read somewhere else that someone had cut cork sheets with their Cameo with no problems. They said it worked better if you put the adhesive side up, cork side down. I have some thin adhesive cork sheets that I got from Hobby Lobby and plan on trying it maybe later today!


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Posted: 9/8/2013 3:53:02 PM
I have used those cork sheets in my Big Shot, both with regular/thicker steel dies (like Tim Holtz) and thin dies. Not a problem.



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