How to Use Dies for Card Making

Say you want to create a paper card for a birthday, you need to:

  1. Select a card die set.
  2. Sandwich the card making dies and your paper within two cutting pads.
  3. Pass it all through your die-cutter. You will find it usually takes more than one pass.
  4. Remove all the die cut pieces from your cutting pads. Using hand tools makes this a much easier process.
  5. Put your card together. The more intricate the design, the more time it will take to assemble. You are going to need some glue.

It's easy to use dies for card making. Most dies will cut a variety of materials, like patterned cardstock paper, vellum, and more.