Die-cutting is a fast and easy way to cut the perfect shape every time from a variety of materials—including multiples. When paired with one of our hand-operated machines, a steel-rule die works just like a cookie cutter and can quickly cut a curriculum-based shape for countless learning opportunities.
- All persons using resources in the public library are expected to use them in a responsible manner for which they are provided and to follow this policy for use of the Ellison Machine.
- User must present their Library Card and be in good standing to use the Ellison Machine. (No fines or overdue materials). User should register at the Circulation Desk on the Third Floor.
- User must supply their own paper for the machine.
- The dies are quite expensive, so if an individual or a club member would like to make a donation to go toward purchasing a certain die or dies, that would be welcomed and appreciated.
- All work with the dies must be done here at the library, no dies are to be taken from the library.
- The following is a list of the dies we currently have:
Alphabet - Lower Case - 4"
Alphabet - Upper Case - 4"
Balloons (Large Block)
Basket (Large Block)
Comma/Apostrophe (with the ? mark)
Grass - Large Block
Leaf - Birch
Leaf - Maple
Leaf - Oak
Numbers 0-9 - 4"
Question Mark - 4"
Rabbit - Small
Additional dies can be ordered through one of the library's borrowing resources. Please ask a circulation aide to help you place a hold on additional Ellison Machine dies.
Find more information and project tips at: https://www.ellisoneducation.com/ellison101