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Posted 5/2/2014 by artistic scrapper in General Scrappin'
 

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PeaFixture

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Posted: 5/2/2014 7:30:21 PM
I just purchased two of their dies sets. This is my first time with their product and I was surprised that the die sets come kind of loosely welded to each other. I guessed I was supposed to separate them but the first one I tried left me with tiny pointy metal pieces sticking out. I left the rest as is and thought I'd consult the Peas on this one. Keep them together? Take them apart and be very careful not to skewer myself? Help, please.


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Posted: 5/2/2014 8:34:57 PM
i took mine apart - but don't use your Tonic snips to do so - though you'd expect they could tolerate it, mine were gouged. i still love the dies - and i do keep mine separated because it's worth the ease to me to do so. i ended up bending them back and forth until each one came loose. if you were really worried about scratching yourself on the pointy joints, maybe use a metal file on them (from a hardware store) or some sandpaper made for metal (again, hardware store). mine haven't bothered me but i'm aware they're there...


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Posted: 5/2/2014 8:52:57 PM
I use wire snips to cut them apart. They also make special files for filing off the excess. It works great.


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Posted: 5/3/2014 1:25:43 AM
What sort of file do you use? Would fine grain sandpaper work?


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Posted: 5/3/2014 11:25:29 AM
I use the wire cutters in my dh's tool box.
And a glass nail file to sand down the nub.

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Posted: 5/3/2014 12:22:58 PM
Thanks for the ideas. I have some small wire cutters in my beading stash as well as a regular one in my tool kit. I love the dies I bought and am looking forward to using them.


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Posted: 5/3/2014 5:12:17 PM
I use the file set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
http://www.ellenhutson.com/servlet/the-24786/Elizabeth-Craft-Designs-Elizabeth/Detail

They don't sell them here at Two Peas.


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Posted: 5/3/2014 5:40:44 PM
Thanks for the link. I have some files like that from back when distressing was popular. I wish Lawn Fawn would just stick the dies on the card like Spellbinder. It would be a lot easier, although it isn't going to keep me from buying more.


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Posted: 5/3/2014 6:51:59 PM
I know what you mean!


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Posted: 5/3/2014 8:14:01 PM
I don't mind the way they come. It's cheaper to produce when doing a lot of different shapes then individually doing them and then packaging them together.

I have a pair of small wire cutters that I keep just for dies like this. I trim close to one side and then the other to get rid of the tiny piece that holds them together. I then put magnet tape on the card it comes with for storage.



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Posted: 5/3/2014 9:08:47 PM
I use scissors to cut them apart but have ruined a few pairs doing this. I keep meaning to buy wire cutters at Home Depot or Lowe's and keep them in my craft area.
I don't cut apart the alphabet die sets though. So easy to cut a whole alphabet at once and not have to look for individual dies.
I love Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

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Posted: 5/4/2014 12:30:24 PM
Yes, wire snips are the way to go!

I love the quality of their dies! And stamps of course


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Posted: 5/5/2014 10:13:11 PM
SOME of the QuicKutz cookie cutter dies come that way too. DH gave me a pair of wire cutters for my tool kit.

This is CLOSE but not exactly what I have. I love it, it is perfect for my needs and is about 4 inches long. The end where it cuts wire is 1/2 inch wide. I hope on Friday to be using it to cut my new Lawn Fawn Critters in the Dog Park!


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Posted: 5/7/2014 12:48:54 PM
Yes, just snip them apart with little wire cutters.


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