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Review | Sizzix Thinlits Damask and Scallop Borders Die [Video]

Sizzix is synonymous with high quality in the crafting world. Their products are widespread and their reputation has been long built on producing quality products with partnerships with some of the biggest names in the business. Tim Holtz and Stampin’ Up! are two of the largest brands that Sizzix manufactures designs for.

I own quite a few products from Sizzix and many of them have been with me since I first started crafting back in 2009. A product that stands the test of time and is not constantly wearing out not only saves crafters money, but also helps us create memories to last a lifetime.

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The Thinlits dies from Sizzix are wafer thin dies that can be used in any traditional manual & electric die cutting machine. You can cut a variety of materials including felt, fabric, thin metal sheets, and card stock. The Sizzix Damask & Scallop Border die (shown above), a beautiful border die that produces an extremely intricate cut, is just one of many available Thinlits designs.

 

Sizzix Damask & Scallop Border Die

Let’s test these dies out and see if they live up to the Sizzix standard of quality and precision.

Pros: 

  • Thin dies are easy to store and transport, and don’t take up much room in the craft space. 
  • Cuts a variety of materials
  • Sized perfectly for all projects from cards to scrapbook pages.
  • Versatile designs that can be translated for any style project

Cons:

  • The negative space of the intricate design can have a hard time separating from the design
  • A shim may be needed to add pressure through the machine to get a clean cut
  • You will need to make multiple passes through the die cutting machine to cut a long bordered design

The Sizzix Damask & Scallop Border die has a MSRP of $19.99, and is currently available from Scrapbook.com for $15.99.

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Angela Butler-Carter

Iʼ’m the girl who always carries a pencil pouch with 20 different colors of pens, highlighters, mechanical pencils, and a large eraser. Ever since middle school I've been fascinated with creating things with my hands. My 7 year old Christmas wish list included a diary, new tap shoes, a pink glitter tutu, and a Barbie dream house. Since those days of Ballet, Jazz, and Tap dance lessons, voice lessons, and piano lessons, I've fallen in love with memory keeping. I have boxes and boxes of “memories” that my grandmother collected over the years that have been passed down to me from my mom. Taking pictures is what our family does but they never went beyond that. We had photo albums but none of the stories that went along with those stories. 6 years ago I became obsessed with YouTube. I've learned so many things from how to apply makeup to how to knit. The one thing that changed my life was paper crafting. After watching my first card making video tutorial I was hooked and I've never looked back. As I searched for more and more information about paper crafts I was introduced to mini albums from Marion Smith, scrapbooking from Shimelle Lain, and Project Life from Ali Edwards. That has been my focus for the last 3 years. Preserving my familyʼ’s history and my new adventures of being a newlywed has fulfilled me in so many ways. It has become my creative outlet. It inspires me to live life to the fullest and appreciate the people that surround me with love and encouragement.
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