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« on: March 21, 2014 03:24:13 AM »

Hello everyone. 

I am new here and joined simply to ask others more experienced than myself a simply question.  I have a Big Shot and have successfully cut many shapes, however, my cutting plates became very scored and started to leave marks from the Dies on the underside of the card when I cut out.  I purchased new plates and kept one as the cutting plate always turning it to prevent it warping and cutting in the same place.  However, the cutting plate has become once again very scored and this is now leaving hundreds of scratch like unsightly lines on the underside of the card. I have tried cutting double thickness so I could just use the top cut, but it goes all the way through, if I lower/change the cutting platform so the roller does not press so hard on the card when it rolls over the top to cut, then it does not cut all the way through. If using the cuts just for toppers it would be fine, but I need both sides to look like the top.  What am I doing wrong.  All replies/suggestions welcome.  Thank you all for reading.  Happy crafting  xxx
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2014 09:28:22 AM »

I don't think you're doing anything wrong - the cutting plates will get warped and scored over time, and it is not unusual to have to replace the cutting plates - they aren't meant to last a lifetime.  I usually have a couple of extras so I don't have to wait, and pick them up with the 40% coupon at the craft store, or when they go on sale and I have an extra $25-30% including sale items coupon.  There are methods on Pinterest for taking the warping out of the plates, but not to take away the scoring damage.
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