Username Post: Die Cutting with a rolling pin?        (Topic#1577473)
lizzi97
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I recently saw a youtube video on how to use embossing folders with a rolling pin instead of a machine (www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8DRIPDNvxk). Have any of you tried this with die cuts? I like the idea of Nestabilities, but I'm not super interested in getting a Big Shot or anything, since I probably won't use any other die cuts. Do you think the rolling pin is a viable alternative? Thanks!


 
Bxr-Linda
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In response to lizzi97

I heard this technique years ago for embossing.

I even bought the plumber's gasket, have a big rolling pin and embossing plates. I haven't played with it much, but the one time I did try it, it really didn't work.

I imagine using the dies (for cutting) may be easier than embossing. I don't know.
Let us know if it works out for you.
Good luck!


 
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Nope, it won't work. It can work for embossing, but to get a clean cut, you're going to need a machine. Not to mention, it would be pretty dangerous using a lot of pressure on a sandwich of cutting plates, paper and dies - it would likely just shift/come apart and cause you to hit yourself with the rolling pin!


Edited by Here Kitty on 06-12-12 01:51 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Bxr-Linda
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I considered using a pasta machine or clay roller, but those are really not cheaper than a craft embossing machine.


 
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  • Here Kitty Said:
Nope, it won't work. I can work for embossing, but to get a clean cut, you're going to need a machine. Not to mention, it would be pretty dangerous using a lot of pressure on a sandwich of cutting plates, paper and dies - it would likely just shift/come apart and cause you to hit yourself with the rolling pin!




I'm trying to imagine this...
How would you hit yourself with the rolling pin?


 
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Unless I'm mistaken, she's talking about cutting Nestability dies with a rolling pin. To do so, I imagine you'd have to use cutting plates, a Nestability, paper and then roll over them. Rolling over a die and paper won't do anything but mess up your paper. Rolling over a loose sandwich of cutting plates, dies and paper with a rolling pin WITH enough force to try to cut anything seems pretty dangerous to me.

Either way, it won't work


 
whateveriwant
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Yeah, I'm thinking that sounds dangerous too, LOL! I can't imagine it would work because the dies need the intense pressure of a machine, not just rolling over it.


 
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If you just want to emboss but not cut, you can get the Texture Boutique which costs less than a Big Shot and is safer than a rolling pin


Edited by Kim222 on 06-12-12 02:51 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
lizzi97
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I didn't even think it might be dangerous! Just maybe not very effective.
Kitty-I forgot that plates would be involved, which would be slippery and messy.

Thanks for the insights. I guess I'll stick with hand-cutting for now.


 
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I use the rolling pin technique all the time for embossing, this works especially well when you are trying to blend edges, but it really does not work well if you want to cut. It is simply not enought over all pressure to get a clean cut


 
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