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I got my new die (pillow box) in the mail today and was so excited I immediately opened it up and made a box. My excitement quickly changed to disappointment when I realized that it cuts through on the score lines too much. When I folded the ends to close the box, the ends break off. Does anyone have any idea's or suggestions on what I can do to prevent the score lines from cutting all the way through?
What kind of machine do you use? Could you double up on the paper, or put a slightly thinner sheet of paper on top of where the scores are to be?
If you have the kind that you press down, maybe you could not press so hard and then anywhere that didn't cut all the way through, you could finish yourself with an x-acto knife? I am not sure how many you will be making though; that might be tedious.
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I'm using a cuttlebug and the die has 6 score lines that it does that should not be cutting all the way through but only creasing. Four of them cut through too much that when you fold it, it breaks through. The other two lines seem to be fine and even repeated folding doesn't break though. I tried to double up the paper and use different cutting mats. The card stock I used was the thickest I have and I just gave up and put the die back in the package. It's a sizzix die so maybe someone with a sizzix machine can use it. I'm thinking of putting it on ebay. I can't return it to the site, because it says it has to be unopened and unused and I wouldn't get my S&H back (which was high). Oh well, I will just have to cut them out by hand with the template.
hubby figured it out for me! I showed him how the cuttlebug and die worked and what the problem was. We found that it cut through cardstock too much, but didn't on regular copier paper. So he played around with the different thickness cutting mats and used cardboard to shim it to the right thickness and it worked! I can now make the pillow boxes!