Saturday, March 14, 2009

Cutting in tight spaces

I do a lot of cutting of small shapes and decoupage, and sometimes it is quite difficult to cut accurate in tiny corners. My tip is to punch tiny holes using a needle or a piercing tool in every corner of the pattern. This way you can feel when your blade hits the corner, and it stops you from cutting into the pattern. It is important to remember: the tighter the spot, the thinner the needle!
It is also easier to "needle" if you place something soft under your paper. I use a the back side of a mouse mat, so that I don´t ruin my embossing mat...
-Siri Fjørtoft, TPE participant


  1. This is a really great tip - thank you Siri.

    Ann xxx

  2. Wow, this is a really great tip. I would have never thought of this. Thanks for Sharing!!!

  3. What a great tip! Never thought of this one. Kathy E.