How to stretch or shrink a die.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Have you ever ordered a die and had it not line up with the words that you wanted to use? Do you wish that it is a little narrower, longer, or shorter? Well, let’s learn how to stretch or shrink those dies, shall we?

When you are running dies through the machine I tell you to have your platform and cutting plates even so the pressure is distributed across everything the same. Well, in this case I am going to tell you to keep the bottom platform and cutting plate even, but not the top one. Figure out where you want the die to stop cutting and put the end of your plate there. It will pop when that plate finishes going through so you will know it has stopped cutting. Then turn everything around and “connect” the die so it stops cutting on the side you just cut. This will finish the image for you.

Make sure to check out the video on this technique at

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Published by Joni Daniel

I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator and I love what I do in helping you to create. Please leave comments and happy crafting!

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