Cutting Your Patterns

When you find a pattern that you like for a project, do you usually place it on your cardstock, trace around it, and then cut it out?  Here is a way to make that process easier!  This was a tip in our demonstrator magazine, "Stampin' Success" and is a way I have been using patterns.

1. Print your pattern, but rather than cutting it out and tracing around it, just lightly adhere the whole pattern page to the cardstock you will be using.  Dotto is good for this or if you must use tape, stick it first onto your clothing to take off some of the "sticky" and then use it.  Adhere it also within the pattern area so it won't move as you cut.

2.  Cut out both the pattern and the cardstock at the same time.

3.  Leaving the pattern on, score both sheets if you need to using your bone folder or other scoring tool.

That's it!  Take the pattern off carefully and your project is ready to assemble!

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