I'm here for a quick little tutorial today to show you how to make an alignment guide for your butterfly dies. In past die sets, we had included plastic dies for you to align your dies with your stamped image. However, our manufacturer is phasing them out as we have found a much more accurate way to align your dies!
We are working with Bold Butterflies Die Set - Set of 3
Let's get started!
First, we are going to take a piece of junk mail or scrap piece of cardstock and cut out our butterfly shape.
This now becomes your "Stamping Alignment Guide".
No more trying to guess which line on the plastic guide is the right place to align! Yay!
Now, lay your "Stamping Alignment Guide" over your image as shown and line it up precisely as you would like it to cut.
Third, you are going to color in your alignment circles as shown. This will allow you line up the guides on your die with your stamped image.
Fourth, you are going to take your die and lay it ridge side down on your image. The completely flat part will be facing you.
Line up your dots you made on your stamped image with the holes in the die.
Fifth, you are going to tape it in place on your cardstock.
Sixth, you will run this through your Cuttlebug, Sizzix, or whatever die cutting machine you have.
A plate, B plate, die (flat side down) with taped paper on top, paper shims (if necessary), c plate.
TA-DA! A perfectly cut butterfly every time!
Let me know if you have any questions....just post them as a comment here and I will answer you as soon as I can!
Have a wonderful day!
Hope your day is filled with blessings and stamping galore!