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Die cuts are readily available in many shapes, sizes and colors. Many types of die cuts come in punch-out sheets. If you are punching out a die cut from a perforated edge it can leave a rough outline. Most scrapbooking perfectionists don't like the perforated edge left on the die cut. How can you get rid of this edge without cutting it and risking an uneven image?
There is a simple solution to getting rid rough edges. Use an emery board to gently sand away the edges, which will leave you with smooth edges and a perfect punch out. Since most die cuts are made out of a heavy weight paper such as cardstock the sanding method usually is not too harsh, but you still need to be gentle with your sanding strokes.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|