Hi everyone, it's Eileen Hull here to share with you some great Sizzix Tips for how to cover matboard with paper before cutting with Sizzix ScoreBoards dies! Has the cold weather been keeping you inside? I have been hunkered down in my studio trying to re-organize but every time I start going through my stuff, I find exciting things I have to play with. Needless to say the cleaning has fallen by the wayside but I'm sure none of you know anything about that, right?
Speaking of fun stuff, I design ScoreBoards dies for Sizzix. Have you tried one? ScoreBoards are dies designed specifically to cut and score THICK materials like Matboard and chipboard- up to 1/16". These dies are unique to Sizzix so you won't find them anywhere else!
I am here with a quick Sizzix Tips video tutorial on how to cover matboard with paper.
The dies used in the video are from my latest collection, Vintage Kitchen.
Here is the Recipe Card Box Sizzix ScoreBoards die...
...the Recipe Card & Labels Sizzix Bigz die...
...and the Kitchen Labels Sizzix Framelits dies.
There are a few ways you can add paper to matboard including gluestick and wet adhesives, but here is my personal favorite:
- Trim paper to cover matboard piece. A 6" x 12" sheet usually works perfectly!
- Use spray adhesive to coat the back side of the paper
- Position the paper on a sheet of Little Sizzles Matboard (matboard is the same on either side-there is no right or wrong)
- Place the matboard with the PAPER SIDE DOWN on the die
- Run entire piece through the Big Shot with ScoreBoards die of your choice
You will get perfect results with this system. When you run it through the machine, the rollers fuse the paper to the matboard which ensures your paper will not come off.
I peel the paper off each tab before assembling the project. The reason is sometimes the adhesive on the paper will peel away at stress points where the project is joined so I like to adhere matboard to matboard for the best hold.
If you want to add paper to the inside of the project too, you can do that but it is better if you use a lightweight paper as the joints get bulky or the papers warp if you try to add something too heavy. However, a paper such as copy paper, book pages or tissue paper works fine!
The other option for covering the inside of the project is to die cut the paper separately from the matboard. At each score line, trim a small border off each piece to allow for the joins and then adhere separately to the inside of the box.
You can also adhere the paper on the matboard with a glue stick or wet glue but I feel I get the strongest hold with spray adhesive.
Please make sure to visit my blog every Tuesday to see what my amazing Inspiration Team has created. I hope you will LIKE me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for behind the scene looks at works in progress. Subscribe to my YouTube channel too for more video tutorials...
Thanks for stopping by!
Other Supplies Used:
- Patterned paper
- Aleen's Tacky Spray
- Velcro Wafer Thin Fasteners
- Therm-O-Web ICraft Adhesive