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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 March 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920002
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
  • Series: Cut & Craft
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Cut & Craft: Digital Die-Cutting


Getting started with your machine by Laura Strutt

Book Description

The perfect introduction to digital die-cutting for crafters of all abilities!

Digital die-cutting machines are the ultimate creative tool for crafters, but beginners sometimes don’t know where to start. This book provides a simple, down-to-earth guide to using your machine, including Cricut and Sizzix, and shows you how to make 37 amazing projects.

This first book in the new Cut & Craft series introduces you to the basics including the tools and accessories you need and a quick guide to using the software. The step-by-step projects offer an exciting array of ideas and designs that will really spark your imagination, and all come with clear instructions and photos, plus over 70 free downloadable SVG files.

Learn how to make gorgeous paper flowers, intricate papercuts, journal embellishments, engraved jewellery and etched glassware. Explore different materials including paper, fabric, acetate and vinyl, and personalize your creations to make unique gifts and themed accessories for weddings, birthdays, Christmas, baby showers and more.

If you have just bought your first digital die-cutter or already own one and are looking for fresh ideas and new techniques, then this is the book for you!

Table of Contents

Introduction 6, Getting started 8, Anatomy of a digital Die-Cutting Machine 10, Tools & accessories 12, Talking tech 16, Craft tools & accessories 28, Materials 30
Paper & Card 34
Shaker card and envelope36, Papercraft variations44, Paper flower wreath46, Paper flower variations50, Shadow box frame52, Papercut variations58, Journal embellishments60
Vinyl 64
Rainbow romper66, Heat transfer vinyl variations70, Chalkboard planner72, Chalkboard variations76, Abstract plant pot78, Vinyl decal variations82
Fabrics 84
No-sew bunting 86, Bunting variations 92, ‘Read with me’ cushion 94, Fabric variations 98
Branching Out 100
Love potion pendant 102, Engraving variations 106, Stunning storage 108, Etching variations 114, Leather purse 116, Leather variations 120, Engraved acrylic bag charm 122, Engraved acrylic variations 126
Index 128

About the Author

About Laura Strutt

Laura Strutt is a passionate designer and enjoys knitting and crochet, as well as dressmaking, quilting and hand-lettering. She is a former Editor of Craft Business magazine. She launched Sew magazine in 2009. Laura is the author of several books including Cut & Craft: Digital Die-Cutting35 Knitted Baby Blankets and Modern Granny Square Crochet. Discover more about Laura at www.madepeachy.com. Laura lives in Ipswich, UK.

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