What are die cuts
A die cut is a ready-made, carved or cut from paper or thick cardboard image with the help of a special press with a knife attached to it. Readymade die cuts are used to embellish scrapbooking projects: scrapbook albums and notebooks, planners, greeting cards, envelopes, gift boxes.
Die cuts are various images, collected by a common topic or design in sets of 40-70 pieces. These embellishments are produced in a variety of sizes and shapes and are presented in a consistent style, making the die cuts easy to combine into a nice composition in scrapbooking or card making.
Since die cuts appeared, it has become easier, more accurate and faster to embellish scrapbooking projects. The pictures are ready to use and you don't have to waste time working with scissors. Especially, it is convenient if the image is small, with many tiny details. Such image is not easy to cut out by hand.
In scrapbooking, one of the important qualities is density of the paper on which the die-cuts are printed, as well as the quality of the ink, so that upon contact with liquid glue, the picture does not dissolve or change color.
The die-cuts by TM Fabrika Dekoru are printed on archival quality paper with a density of 250gm2, and using eco-friendly paints lignin and acid-free. Therefore, it is easy and safe to work with them.
Types of scrapbooking die cuts
TM Fabrika Decoru produces die cuts sets for each new scrapbooking paper collection. Thanks to this, the process of creating albums and card becomes more accessible and easier. When choosing scrapbooking paper for a future album or card, it is now easier to choose embellishments from a die cuts set complementing the collection.
From about a hundred scrapbooking paper collections by TM Fabrika Decoru, everyone can choose die-cuts on a desired topic: holidays, seasons, children's characters and styles. Almost every collection contains cut-out inscriptions, which is important in creating thematic cards and albums.
Examples of using die cuts for scrapbooking
Take a look at how nice is the scrapbooking baby album made of children's paper collection and the same-name die-cuts My little baby boy and My little panda boy in one of the posts of the Fabrika Decoru blog:
Die cuts are used not only for embellishing scrapbooking projects, but also for creating 3D layering in a composition. This can be achieved in several ways: to adhere the die cuts using 3D tape, cardboard or transparent tapes, overlaying die cuts on top of each other.
This technique was demonstrated by a designer from the Fabrika Dekoru team when working on a card from the BOTANY SPRING collection: https://youtu.be/CHstI5vJXSY?t=117
Where to buy die cuts for scrapbooking
Scrapbooking die cuts, scrapbooking paper, creative kits, blanks for albums, glue, paints, sprays and other scrapbooking and decoupage products are are sold in Fabrika Decoru online arts and crafts store: www.fdeco.eu.