FAQs

How do I use Tattered Lace Dies?

Tape the die face down to your paper with removable tape. This helps keep your die in place as you may have to rotate the die during the cutting process.

Run the die and the paper through your table top machine forwards and backwards a few times. If some spots did not cut completely through simply rotate your die and run it through your machine again.

Use a small pick to remove any remaining paper from the die. Flick the paper with your finger to reveal the intricate cuts. To remove any paper that may remain in the die simply use a small pin to push out the remainder of the paper.

Tattered Lace dies are universal and work with all machines.

Which Plates Should I use in my Machine?

All die cutting machines work differently, so to give you the best results using your Tattered Lace dies, here are our recommended “sandwiches” – or plate orders – for some of the most common machines. All these are in the order placed, so bottom up. For further information about specific machines please refer to the instruction book that came with the machine or contact the manufacturer of the machine.

Big shot

Multi Purpose Platform (all tabs)
Cutting Mat
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
Cutting Mat
Hints & Tips

Ebosser

D Plate
B Shim
C Plate
Magnetic Sheet
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
A Plate
Hints & Tips

Cuttlebug

A Plate
B Plate
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
C Plate
Hints & Tips

Grand Calibur

A Plate
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
C Plate
Hints & Tips

Joy Trevaille

A Base Plate
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
C Cutting Plate (grey)
Tips with Embossing Folders

Just Cutz

Thick White Base Plate
Magnetic mat
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
Cutting Plate

Sizzix Big Kick

Large Platform (with all tabs)
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
2 x Big Kick Cutting Mats

Original Sizzix

Sizzix System Converter
Cutting Pad
Paper / Card
Die (cutting side down)
Spellbinders Spacer Plate

Sizzix Vagabond

Platform
Solo Thin Adaptor
Cutting Mat
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
Cutting Mat

Fiskars fuse

Base plate
Shim A
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
Cutting Plate

Accucut Zip-e-mate

Zip-e-mate Platform
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
Cutting Pad

Accucut Epic Six

Light Grey Cutting Platform
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
Epic Cutting Mat

Quikcutz Revolution

Revolution Platform
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
Acrylic Cutting Mat

Spellbinders Wizard

White Master Mat
White Spacer Plate
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
White Master Mat

Sizzix Sidekick

Clear cutting plate
2 x Sizzix Adapter 2.5″ x 7.5″ to cover the length of your plates
Die (cutting side up)
Paper / Card
Clear cutting plate

If you find that your cutting plates are worn or that you are not getting a clean cut there are a selection of metal or magnetic shims available in the Tattered Lace range. The shim goes in between the flat side of your die and the base plate to give extra pressure when putting the die through the machine to help you get a clean cut.

How do I separate my dies when they are joined together?

Over several uses the pressure of your die cutting machine will cause the dies to separate as the pips are for transportation purposes. We do recommend separating them yourself with either a pair of old scissors or jewellery / wire snips as this means that you are separating them in a controlled manner. When the gaps in between the dies are quite small you may need to push the snips up towards the front from the back so that just the tips are through and then snip.

Top Tips

To stop your Tattered Lace Detail Glue drying out or going rusty with pins, piece a hole in the top of a cork with your Pokey Tool and simply place the glue nozzle in the end. Works upside down and is always ready for use!
– Hilda Atkinson

What is your Angel Policy?

The Tattered Lace Angel Policy is quite open. As long as all dies are cut on a standard home die cutting machine and all projects are hand made there is no limit to how many can be sold or where they can be sold. Cuts made using a standard home die cutting machine may also be sold but papers and printed sheets, whether from a CD-ROM or free download must not be printed and sold but can be cut and used on handmade projects to be sold. If cuts are made on an electronic machine such as (but not limited to) Brother Scan & Cut, Silhouette Cameo then finished projects may be sold but die cuts can not.