The letters for this alphabet are connected by a small wire which when you cut it leaves a sharp edge. My husband & I both have tried to sand the edges without good results. I would return this but I really wanted an alphabet like this, so I will be careful that I don't cut myself on the remaining wire.
I have use this two ways, but most spectacular is using the thin outline alone. Almost a "must use", I put "Stick It" behind metallic card stock. The result is breathtaking. And whimsically, I cut twice on two contrasting bright colored cardstock (again with Stick It) and blasted away a brilliant "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" using different colors for the outline and inside. I'm delighted with this set, BUT it does take more time than most, and perhaps a tad more patients as well. Love this!!