Any Way You Slice It

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I’m having a lot of fun playing with my portable Slice die-cutting machine by Making Memories. I’ve never before owned a die-cutting machine and now can’t imagine life without one! The Slice comes with the fun Basic Shapes 1 cartridge that has several alpha sets and lots of – you guessed it – basic shapes (like stars, circles, hearts, frames, tags, etc.) I’ve also bought the Fall/Back to School cartridge, which has more alphas and lots of great themed shapes (leaves, a turkey, school supplies, etc.). I used my Slice to make Thanksgiving placecards, layering turkey shapes and leaves from the Fall/Back to School cartridge and adding tags from the Basic Shapes 1 cartridge tied with American Crafts’ ribbon :

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I’ve also used the Slice to make embellishments for layouts. Instead of reaching for chipboard shapes I’m finding myself reaching for patterned paper or cardstock, cutting shapes with the Slice, and attaching some of them with pop dots for added dimension, like I did with the hearts in this layout here:

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If you’re considering a die-cutting machine – for the holidays or just because – the Slice is a great choice. Compared to other die-cutting machines it’s very reasonably priced, it’s very portable, and the cartridges won’t break the bank and offer lots of fun fonts and shapes. An added bonus is that you can set the machine to cut your letter or shape at any size from 1″ to 4″, in 1/2-inch increments.

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