We all love our Big Shot Magnetic Platform! It does away with the need for those pesky post-it notes when using Framelits. BUT, this tool can be easily ruined by cutting directly on the platform, so here is a tip to protect your tool investment.
Tape a Standard Cutting Pad (113475) on top of the Magnetic Platform using a piece of Masking, Duct/”Duck” Tape or Painter's Tape, in each of the corners. Then, when you want to cut cardstock using a framelit, you'll be all set to go and you won't inadvertently cut directly on the platform.
My second tip today also involves your Big Shot. Once in awhile, when I cut a piece of card stock with an intricate Sizzlit (i.e Delicate Doilies – 126999), little pieces of card stock remain stuck in the die-cut piece. There is an easy way to prevent this from happening, using an item we all have in our kitchen! Layer a piece of waxed paper between the card stock and the die, and the pieces should pop right out.
Leave me a comment if either of these tips are helpful to you. Catch ya tomorrow!