Die Cuts

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  1. teachfrog

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    My school does not have a die cut machine. Does anyone have any alternatives to die cuts (without cutting every piece out myself)? Thanks!:)
     
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    Sometimes the schools or possibly the library will let you use theirs. Do you have a family resource group at your public school?
     
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    The dollar tree has great die-cuts, just depends what you are looking for. I know one of the libraries by my house has an awesome selection, so just check around your area. One other idea is to look at your counties district building. My county has die-cuts (tons)! Good Luck!:)
     
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    I know our county office of education has a great selection of die cuts. Have you checked your county office yet?

    I know Michaels also has a selection of die cuts.
     
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    I do a lot of printing on the computer. There are some great fonts to choose from (KidPrint and ComicSans are two of my favorites). I just enlarge them as much as I want (sometimes up to 150 or so) and then print on whatever color paper I want. You usually want to set it up as landscape, to get more from the length of the paper. I love how the words come out, and it is with minimal cutting!
     
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    Some of our local scrapbooking stores also have die cut machines and all you have to pay for is the paper.
     
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    Our local college of education has a ton of die cuts. As a teacher, you just bring your own paper or pay for theirs.
     
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    Check craft stores. The scrapbooking section may have some precut die cut shapes. You can also sometimes order these from school supply catalogs.
     
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    I order from the Die Cut lady (just google die cut lady & you should find it.) Most die cuts are between 5 & 10 cents each, and you can pay up to half your order with box tops for education points.
     
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    We have a Learning Resource Center (LRC). This is a state program. They have a ton of educational materials and a bunch of ellision machines (Die Cut) for you to punch out whatever you would like. Maybe you can ask your college or school if that know if there is an educational resource center near you.
     
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    No one mentioned this. Maybe it's a given but it took me a few years to figure it out. I laminate sheets of paper, then die cut them. It's sooooo much easier to cut out big rectangles then die cut the shapes than die cut, laminate and then cut.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your input!
     
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    Craftstores have sizzlestix, are they like dye cuts?
     
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    Do you happen to have the link? I googled it and could not find anything.

    Thanks!
     
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    We don't have a die cut machine. We're lucky if the laminator works.

    I buy those little packs (yeah, sizzlestix maybe). They are inexpensive, you can laminate them if you want to. Very handy.
     
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    Our PTO did fundraising and let families know that the proceeds would go towards a die cut machine for the whole school to use. They also purchased beginning sets of dies and we have added to them.
    The college my daughter attends has a huge teacher resource room in the basement of their library with hundreds of dies. You just bring your own paper or buy some from them.
    I also laminate paper before using the die cuts for letters or manipulatives. I have also put fun foam sheets through the die cut to make manipulatives that I want to last.
     
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    Thank you for the link!
     

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