I am brand-new to scrapbooking, and having a hard time keeping everything straight.
There's die cuts, die cut machines, die cut paper...what's what? The superstore says that with "cut outs" "You buy the preprinted sheet and then cut out the designs or letters to use on your scrapbooks"...but how do you cut them? with a die cut machine or one of those hand-cutting tools? And is a cut-out different from a die cut?
Is a die cut what you put into the die cut machine?
And if the ultimate purpose of a die cut machine is to make paper designs (and I assume you buy "templates" to put into the machine), then how is that any different from paper punches?
I am so so sorry to be uncomprehending...but I am flummoxed! Please help!