Making the Most of Die Cutting Machines | February 2010

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Posted 2/5/2010 by Nichol Magouirk in General Scrappin'

Nichol Magouirk

PeaNut 5,344
July 2000
Posts: 4,813
Layouts: 477
Loc: western Kansas

Posted: 2/5/2010 8:38:43 AM
Happy Friday Die Cutters! So happy to be starting another month of die cutting with you.

This month the focus is on the Quickutz Epic Six Die Cutting Machine. I'll be sharing ideas with you and how to's on using all sizes/types of QK die with the machine as well as how to use other brands of popular dies all with this great die cutting tool.

Click HERE to see this month's class samples, pdf handout and video.

FEBRUARY CHALLENGE: Use the Epic Six to create a layout, card or project (can incorporate QK or other brands of dies and/or embossing folders). Upload your project to the Two Peas Gallery by March 4, 2010 11:59 p.m. CST and make sure to click the box next to this class. Please make note of what dies you used when uploading your layout so that others can learn and be inspired from your creativeness! Thank you! You will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a prize from Two Peas!

Don't forget: the class samples are just an idea starter. There are hundreds of dies that will work with this machine. For example: consider this cute owl die or hedgehog die or this owl die instead of the fox or birds on the cards.

I can't wait to see all the fabulous creations you come up with this month!


PeaNut 398,147
November 2008
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Layouts: 4

Posted: 2/6/2010 5:35:05 PM
I'll check in next month. All I have is a Slice machine. This looks like a fun challenge, though



PeaNut 413,037
February 2009
Posts: 106
Layouts: 17
Loc: New Jersey

Posted: 2/8/2010 10:12:30 PM
Thanks so much for the video! I haven't even taken my Epic 6 out of its box yet & now that I've seen your video I'll be ready to die cut as soon as I unpack it! I also liked the ideas your gave for distressing & stamping the die cuts. I can't wait to give this challenge a try!

Monica B
*Princess of Chat*

PeaNut 202,492
April 2005
Posts: 21,696
Layouts: 690
Loc: Kansas City

Posted: 2/8/2010 11:31:11 PM
All of your sample projects are really cute! I, too, love the wiggle eyes Thanks for the inspiration!

Garden Girl

PeaNut 48,067
September 2002
Posts: 15,069
Layouts: 890
Loc: Utah

Posted: 2/18/2010 8:12:01 AM
Just a tip for those clear acrylic plates. I flip mine over front to back and side to side so they warp a little less. Yes. They still warp, but it keeps them a little longer.

Awesome, awesome video!!

Jen Gallacher

My blog: In-site-full


PeaNut 108,193
September 2003
Posts: 180
Layouts: 110
Loc: Philadelphia Area

Posted: 3/4/2010 9:54:02 AM
I have posted my layout. I combined classes so this layout is for both this diecutting class as well as the patterned paper class. I used two very old QK dies on this layout - the snowflake die and the mittens.

The snowiest winter
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