If you're like me and have a collection of brass templates, but have stopped using them because it just takes too long, you'll love knowing how to use your templates in the Ellison Big Shot die cutter.

You will need your two cutting pads from the Big Shot, a mouse pad (cut down to fit your cutting pad) a brass template and some paper.

Layer cutting pad, mouse pad (fabric side down, you want to see the plain rubber), paper, brass template, cutting pad.

Crank... and you're done! I went through and tested most of my templates and some of the lower end templates bowed a little, but the Lasting Impression templates held up just fine.