Extending the Life on Big Shot Cutting Pads!!!

Happy Friday!!! Today, I’m sharing a tip on extending the life on Big Shot Cutting Pads! If you are like me, you go through these things like crazy. My husband makes fun of me because I tend to use them way past their prime. He thinks I could eat cereal out of them because they are so curved! So I have tried out a few ways to extend the life!!!

Extending the Life on Big Shot Cutting Pads, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I have tried this a few different times and ways and the way I’m sharing today seems to get the best results most often! To me they are no longer usable anyway so it’s worth a shot to try this. If it works that’s great and if it doesn’t I’m not really out anything since it was bad already.

Extending the Life on Big Shot Cutting Pads!

  1. Place aluminum foil in a glass Pyrex Baking Dish with one Cutting Pad placed inside curved up. This helps because as it heats up it will flatten to the original form rather than into a lump.
  2. Put it into a cold oven and turn the oven on to 350 degree.
  3. Set the time for 10 minutes and it should be done. There were a few that needed a minute longer or so. When you take it out, it’s all flattened out and no more creases from all the die cutting. Allow it to cool before touching or moving it.

Sometimes they come out crazy and aren’t usable afterwords but I did a total of 6 pads this weekend and all but 2 came out perfect! One of them didn’t come out correctly because I put it into a warm oven after doing the first one. This made it melt too fast and it looked like this.

Failed at melting, www.LaurasStampPad.comAnother option that I tried was to place foil on top of it with another pan to press it down but that wasn’t necessary. It came out with impressions of the crinkled foil.

A few disclaimers to this technique – it won’t always come out perfect! Please be very careful with using the oven and dealing with hot materials. This is just an option for extending the life of your cutting pads and not necessary. You can always just buy new ones by clicking here.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!!! See you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’


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