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Create your own cityscape with the Buildings Slimline Dies by Paper Rose. Included in the package are thin metal dies that are compatible with most die cutting machines (sold separately).
I'm very happy with this buildings, they fit just right on a tag. Just add a reindeer and a snowflake or poinsettia die and some leaves and this year's christmas tags are done. The small windows cut out very easy. You can even cut of the upper part of the buildings to mix and match witch each other and create new buildings because some have the same width.
Don't get me wrong, I like these dies. I got them because I wanted to use them on a slimline card (all of them on one card) and they will barely fit (8-1/2 x 3-1/2 inch card). I may end up making a different, custom size card and envelope and paying the extra postage, I'm not sure yet.
Half a star off for paper piecing nightmare. Even with Press'N Seal, this requires a lot of patience. A lot. Did I say, "a lot?" Press'N Seal is a godsend, but this is a real task. I really wish there was also a solid die that could cut out just the shape of each building so I could cut it out as one piece to put behind the windowed piece. Ah, well. I'm getting good at paper piecing, now. If you're just going to lay the die cut buildings on a solid paper and aren't worried for "lights" (my card is a night scene), then no problem at all. Lots of shaker confetti if you like doing shakers, too. Edit, I still have my little pieces for paper piecing, but decided to leave them out for my first project.
Half a star off for not showing that these buildings have to be cut apart. I really hate cutting dies apart, there are always short - and sharp - nubs left behind that really irritate me. That probably doesn't bother most crafters, but it has deterred me in the past from buying some brands' dies, even if I think they are the next best thing in design to sliced bread. Fortunately, I recently bought a pair of cutters for this purpose, because I do want to get some of those dies.
I still like the dies, and yes I would still recommend. I just have to remember in the future to do a little bit better planning and think about what I am getting myself into for desired affect.
Paper Rose dies cut well (I have several of their layering dies that didn't come hooked all together), and I've no complaints at all in the quality of Paper Rose dies.
Used in this project: 2023 Card #3 - City Kitties Out On The Town Slimline Birthday Card
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