If you remember my post re: "Just a Note" I had two tips to share:
(1) Cutting Banners without a banner die
(2) Keeping your workspace clean while crafting
(1) Cutting Banners without a Banner Die
I can't tell you how many times I have chopped up a banner flag I wanted to add to my card fronts. For the itty-bitty ones, don't really have too much of an issue, just notch in the middle and cut at each corner to the middle to make the flag. When things get a little wider and bigger, I start having trouble keeping things even.
When I was making my cards from Just a Note, I thought that I would try to use the corner of my rectangle dies. I lined up the corner to make a triangle trying to keep the angles even on each side. Then I ran it through my Big Shot. You can see it is still not exactly perfect, but it is way close than I could have gotten it using the other method.
(2) Keeping your workspace clean
I'll make an analogy from cooking -- a good chef cleans up along the way. I kept this little bowl out when I was working on the "Just a Note" set and found it to be really helpful in keeping my space clean! When I was done, I took it in one swoop to the recycle bin.
I've also taped up a plastic take out bag to the table so I can sweep all my scraps into it. It has worked, but has ended up on the floor by the end of it.
You don't have to use your fine china, if you have a mis-matched cereal bowl, or dip dowl in the cabinet, it should help out the next time you're crafting away!
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