Today is my turn to share a Project of the Week for the House That Stamps Built. One of my teammates asked for a tutorial on how I line up letter dies to cut perfectly straight words. So, here it is:
All you need is something with straight lines (I used my gridded cutting mat, but graph paper would work or probably any lined paper), washi tape, and letter dies.
I tear off a piece of washi tape that is long enough to span all of the letters I am using. I also tear off two short pieces. Line up the long piece, sticky side UP, along a straight line. Use the two smaller pieces to adhere it to the grid background.
Once you have your word all lined up, you can pick up the entire strip of tape and all the letters will stay right in line. Then you can place them on your piece of paper, cutting side down; the washi tape will hold them right in place.
After die cutting, remove the tape and your letters will be die cut perfectly straight.
I lined the "O" up in the already die cut "O" spot and ran it through my die cut machine again. The washi tape holds it right in place.
This is what the piece looks like once I finished the card off. (See how I added the center back into the "O" so it doesn't look like a big hole.)