There are a number of different types of dies in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. Do you know the difference between them? That’s what Wednesday’s WOW! #34 is looking at today. Let’s check them out.
THINLITS VERSUS FRAMELITS VERSUS EDGELITS
Just a note too: You will find that many of the Stampin’ Up! Die sets contain Thinlits, Framelits and Edgelits.
What are they though?
Thinlits are usually the more detailed dies consisting of intricate designs and words. There are also Thinlits dies to create some 3D boxes or bags. The detailed dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily. I would recommend using the Big Shot Die Brush or the Paper Piercer.
For example, Botanical Tags Thinlits shown below.
Or the Window Box Thinlits
Framelits have an open centre and are like a frame. They can be placed over stamped images to cut the shape or used on their own.
Wood Crate Framelits
Many of the Stampin’ Up! Die sets contain both Thinlits and Framelits as seen in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits set below.
Most Framelits can cut materials such as card, paper, vellum, fabric and other light materials.
Edgelits can cut the image to create a detailed border as in the Delicate Lace Edgelits below.
They can also cut the outline of the detailed Thinlits such as the Detailed Floral Thinlits below.
While discussing the Thinlits and Framelits? Should you use the Precision Plate?
The Precision Plate is designed to get the best cut with the more detailed Thinlits so they are crisp and sharp. They should not be used with Framelits or less detailed Thinlits as they may warp the dies.
To use the Precision Plate you will replace this with the bottom Cutting Plate in your Big Shot.
See it in action in the video below. (If you receive this blog update by email and the video is not showing then head directly to the blog post by clicking on the title at the top).
Information from Stampin’ Success Quarter 2 2016. Stampin’ Up! Publication and the Stampin’ Up! online store.
I hope you have found this helpful. I know I did when I was looking in to it.
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