It's somewhat quiet in the office because a lot of people are at MemoryTrends. This is very weird for the Marketing department because we're usually quite noisy!
And while it's quiet, the constant work is still flowing. Job security, right? But while we sometimes have a small "break" between trade shows, today Barbara (our project manager) came over to my desk with work to done for CHA. That's in February! I kind of feel like I'm cheating on MemoryTrends a little, since it's still going on...
But before I get ahead of myself, let me take a break to the present and share some foaming tips with you. I've heard through the customer service grapevine that the foaming process shown in the Cookie Cutter instruction guide (using the Sticky Mat Set) is a little complicated. So here's an easier way that should also help your foam to stay stuck in those dies!
1. Peel away the paper backing from a sheet of 4x4 ejection foam to expose the adhesive.
2. Place as many dies as possible on the adhesive surface of the foam, design side down. Make sure dies do not overlap. Allow more space around smaller dies (like punctuation and SkinniMini alphabets for best results.
3. Place dies and foam, sticky side down, on the platform of the Revolution (make sure it's entirely within the indentation on the platform).
4. Place a 4-inch wide piece of cardstock over the ejection foam. (This is the step that will really help that foam stay inside your dies!)
5. Cover with the standard Revolution cutting mat (not the thinner one from the Sticky Mat Set)
6. Spin handle to roll platform through Revolution tool. Stop when pressure eases. You'll hear some "crunching" and that's normal.
7. Remove the cutting mat, cardstock and foamed dies. Gently peel away excess foam from the platform. Imprints on your cutting mat are normal.
Look at the "Apply Ejection Foam (Option 2)" graphic on our website to get a visual on how the layers come together.
If you need more foam, you can buy a 20-pack of 4x4 ejection foam from your local or online retailer for $6.99 (or cheaper if it's on sale).
Hope this helps... let me know if you have any other questions. Or you can always call the friendly chums in customer service (888-702-1146).