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Old 12-02-2015, 08:27 AM   #1  
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Default Will it damage my framelits if I cut Tyvek with them?

My colleague has given me some Tyvek (untearable, but can be cut) as she wants me to die cut some shapes for her. I'm happy to use my steel rule dies to do this, but am not sure if my framelits are ok to use without getting damaged in some way.

Does anyone have any thoughts or input? Have you ever done this, and did it affect your framelits / wafer thin dies?

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I haven't tried this, and don't really know the answer, but thought I'd throw this out for consideration: my understanding is that the way the framelits work (since they aren't sharp like steel rule dies) is that they force the fibers of the material being cut apart from one another. I doubt that it would harm your die to try it, but it may be that those fibers will refuse to be forced apart. If I had some Tyvek I'd try it for you, since I have a couple of framelits that I'm not particularly fond of and willing to sacrifice in the name of science.
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I haven't tried this, and don't really know the answer, but thought I'd throw this out for consideration: my understanding is that the way the framelits work (since they aren't sharp like steel rule dies) is that they force the fibers of the material being cut apart from one another. I doubt that it would harm your die to try it, but it may be that those fibers will refuse to be forced apart. If I had some Tyvek I'd try it for you, since I have a couple of framelits that I'm not particularly fond of and willing to sacrifice in the name of science.
Thanks Sue - I actually tried with my equivalent of your less-appreciated framelits and it did work, but I'm not happy to use my beloved ones repeatedly. Sooooo I think it's going to be just steel rule die shapes!

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Where do you get the Tyvek? I've seen it listed as a supply on some album tutorials but I just used fabric instead. I only know about the Tyvek wrap that they use on house construction :/
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You can get tyvek envelopes in office supply stores like Staples, Office Maxx/Depot. I have reused the ones from the post office. I have some family and we mail stuff back and forth in the postal tyvek envelopes. As long as it isn't going to be seen, I reuse those.

I have gotten the off white tyvek envelopes and used those when it was going to be seen. they take color pretty good. I made a leather like strap out of tyvek for a mini album (inspired by Kathy Orta) and I colored it brown to look like leather.
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Here is a link for 60" wide tyvek by the yard:

Tyvek at intothewind.com
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Awesome! Thank you I never even thought about the envelopes. I save shipping supplies, I might even have some stashed that I wasn't aware of.

Thank you for the color suggestion as well. I was wondering about paint or ink. Guess I'll have to experiment!!
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