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Mon 13

New Deep Edge Dies and a Chance to Win!
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends!  Memory Box has a brand new release as well a new type of die.  We would like to introduce you to "deep edge" dies.  Deep Edge dies are thicker than normal dies and can cut through multiple layers at once, which makes mass-production projects/gifts a snap.  The dies can cut through cardstock, thin wood, thin metal, fabric, felt, plastic, etc....  You can use them as you would your other metal dies with the same die cutting "sandwich" if you are cutting only one layer at a time. If you are doing multiple layers at a time, you need to have a metal shim included in the sandwich and you need to cut into the metal plate for precise cuts.  This will eventually warp your metal plate, but the upside is that you will save yourself tons of time cutting out all your projects.  I have one metal plate designated for my regular detail dies, which stays flat and pristine.  I have a second metal plate that I use when I am using my deep edge dies.

For my project today, I wanted to share a project that I am doing for Christmas.  I am making sweet bunny ornaments out of felt.  They are very affordable and I can't tell you how happy I am by how light they are to mail.

It was really hard to take a picture that allowed me to capture the size of the ornament, so I will just tell you that it ended up being about 6 1/2" x 4."  I love the size because not only does it work as an ornament, but I also have plans to make him out of patterned paper and use him as a stand-up figure I can put on the mantle with a little fake snow.  If I use some of the other Memory Box deep edge dies, I could make my own winter critter village.


When I started making my ornaments, I cut three pieces of felt at a time to work on three different bunnies at the same time.  From the picture above, you can see I was making some bunnies in cream, some in brown, and some in grey.

Once I cut out pieces for each bunny, I used fabric glue to adhere everything together. I cut extra pieces for the back of the bunny so that it would look more finished if viewed from the back.  The second layer of felt also made my ornament a bit more stiff and stable.

Here is a view from the back:


I was really pleased with the end result of the ornaments.  If you decide to make ornaments out of fabric, I would add Heat and Bond behind the fabric to make it more stable. 


Curious about the new deep edge dies and all the seasonal/gift giving possibilities?  Check out the brand new winter release catalog.  Flip through all the pages and be inspired with what you can do.


Want a chance to win your own deep edge die?  Leave a comment to this post as well as the other designer posts through Friday, November 17th.  Three people at random will be chosen from all the comments to win the deep edge die of their choice.  The more days to leave a comment, the more chances you have to win! (Limit one comment per person per day).  Good luck!







Fantastic! I've often wished I could produce more than 1 image at a time. Count me in!

So cute and clever....what will you all think of next. Great idea for multi layers cutting. I hate when I have to keep running the same die through over and over to get many cuts of the same die.

Great news to hear.

it's hard to find a die that cut many sheets. I think these new dies are perfect for school classes.

Love the idea of cutting multiple layers at once. The animal dies are so adorable great for ornaments and gift tags!

I love the idea of the deep edge dies... these would be awesome for creating holiday cards! Can't wait to try them out!
Today's bunny ornament is adorable!

Your Snow Bunny ornament is darling! The Deep Edge dies would be perfect for doing group projects.

This is soooo cute, Laura! I just love, love, love making ornaments with felt for extra gifts at Christmas. I hand stitch them while watching t.v. These new deep edge dies are PERFECT for those kind of projects. Can't wait to see more!!!

This snow bunny is Adorable!!!

Deep edge dies; that's a really good idea!
Cute bunny. 🐰

Your bunny ornament is adorable! I'm intrigued by these new dies as I'm always mass producing projects.

I love the idea of deeper cuts, e.g for leather or several layers of fabric but how will my machine cope with a thicker sandwich?

These are so cute! Love all the animals. These will be so handy for cutting multiples!

This is so cute. Love using felt with dies and am interested in these deep edge dies.

I love the versatility of cutting options with the deep edge dies. And that felt bunny is so cute. Lovely idea for mailing.

He is just so adorable!!! Love the new dies!!!

OMG these new dies are so CUTE!!! I can't wait to be able to buy a few of these. And I think it would cool to add these to a Easter Basket.

Multi layer cutting, how cool! Love this bunny and the new dies sound awesome! xxx

Hmmmm...would love to give these new dies a try. Love your card and your little Snow Bunny is just adorable! Thanks for sharing with us!

Great Idea to cut in multiples! Thank you for a chance to win, the projects are adorable!

Great idea to have dies that cut multiples!!! Can't wait to see all the new dies!!!

Super adorable bunny.

I love that you can make multiple die cuts at a time with these dies, or even cut felt. I always make handmade ornaments for my granddaughters each year and that little bunny ornament would be so perfect.

A very IMPRESSIVE die! What a great idea...and the little bunny is so cute.

How CUTE! And I checked out the catalogue and there are so many great new dies in there!!!

this is just precious..Love Memory Box and Poppy stamps and dies...This is another fabulous die!!!!

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