Make your own cards #10: Double Do XL
Today I'm showing you a way of making cards that you haven't seen on my blog yet. In this article I make cards with the Double Do XL machine. Curious about how this machine works and what you can make with it? Then read on :-).
What is a Double Do XL?
The Double Do XL is a machine that allows you to cut and/or emboss figures from paper. For this you need cutting and embossing dies. These can be purchased at various craft stores. The Double Do XL itself can be purchased at Boekenvoordeel and costs €69.95. The choice of molds is really enormous, from simple circles to extremely detailed figures! The cutting dies that I use in this article all come from Boekenvoordeel, they were called Double dies from the brand Craft Unlimited.
How do you work with the Double Do XL?
The Double Do XL consists of the machine, 4 plates and a black mat. You need these plates and mat to run the molds through the machine. Use other plates for cutting and embossing. This seems quite complicated at first, but you quickly get the hang of it.
1. Place a gray plate in front of you. As you can see, I have already practiced a bit :-).
2. Place your paper on top with the side you want to see facing up.
3. Take a template of your choice and place it cut side down. To prevent sliding I use a very small piece of washi tape. I stick this tape in a place where I know it will be cut away later.
4. Place a blue plate on top.
5. Carefully rotate this stack through your Double Do XL. Stop if there is a lot of resistance.
6. Your figure has been cut. Carefully remove the paper from the mold. You can use the small holes in the mold to press the paper out of the mould, for example with a blunt needle or small paper clip.
TIP! Do you notice that the paper does not come out of the cutting template easily?
Then repeat these previous steps, but after step 2, place baking paper between your paper and your cutting template. This makes it easier to get the paper out of the mold.
Embossing with cutting die
Some cutting molds have large holes/areas. These serve to add embossing to your cut-out shape.
See in the photo the cutting template with the holes and surfaces and how the paper comes out of the cutting template by just cutting (previous steps).
1. Place a blue plate in front of you.
2. Place the black mat on top. Let it stick out on one side.
3. Place the cutting template with your paper still in it on the folder. The cutting edge of the jig towards the black mat.
4. Place the other blue plate on top.
5. Do all this through the Double Do. The side where the black mat protrudes must go through the machine last.
6. Your embossed shape is ready.
I think embossing is a really nice addition :-). Just that little bit extra!
TIP! Do the steps seem difficult to remember?
As a reminder, I printed these steps and taped them to the side of Double Do. THIS way I can be sure every time that I am using the right order and planks :-).
What can you make with the Double Do XL?
Once I knew how everything worked I could get started :-). And I have to say it's so much fun to do! Below you will find cards I made using only the Double Do :-).
Did you already know such a machine?
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