January 29, 2019 • Anna Griffin
If you love your ABC’s like I do, you most likely already have our set of Anna’s Alphabet Dies. Just like when you learn the alphabet the first time, there are golden rules for crafting with tiny letters. I’ll teach you all of my tips and tricks to make sure you are Letter Perfect!
Ready your Empress, paper plus the dies and craft along with me!
Golden Rule 1
Cut a sample and make a board. I’ve made a board with each alphabet in order from A-Z. It is a great way to get familiar with the letters, and it is a handy reference tool!
Golden Rule 2
Apply adhesive to your paper before die cutting. I love to use my Xyron Creative Station to apply edge to edge adhesive. Die cutting paper with peel off adhesive turns the tiny letters into stickers without any mess.
Golden Rule 3
Place letters on cutting mat/grid to make sure they are lined up perfectly. Use a grid to align the letters with a straight baseline. You can use the grid on your cutting mat. Make sure to evenly space the serif fonts. When using the script fonts, make sure to connect the upstroke on each letter to the next letter in the word.
Tip: Use the Cricut Bright Pad. This is a great tool to help you align the letters. With the light source turned on, place a printed grid directly under your card. Now you have a baseline to help apply the letters directly on to the card.
Golden Rule 4
Use low tack tape to transfer your word. You can also use the grid on your cutting mat to align the letters. By using Thermoweb Purple Tape, a sticky note or washi tape, you can easily transfer your perfectly spaced word onto your card or scrapbook page!
Golden Rule 5
Burnish before removing the tape. Make sure to burnish the letters to your surface before removing the washi tape.
Here’s where to get items featured in this video:
Anna’s Alphabet Dies
Empress Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Cricut Bright Pad
Thermoweb Purple Tape
Anna Griffin Xyron Creative Station
Now that’s Beautiful in the Letter making!