I have only had my GF a couple of months (I’m in Canada) but I have been very excited to try some paper crafts. I’ve recently gotten interested in papercut light boxes. I could cut these on my electronic die cutter, but I figured the GF would do a much better job. Most people cut these by hand!
The one issue that I knew I would have would be smoke stain because the pieces for these projects are usually cut from white cardstock to allow the light to shine through. GF community to the rescue! I did a bunch of research and then posted a plea for help to figure out how to engrave cut, rather than cut the card stock. It worked so well! Very minimal smoke stain. Of course, it takes longer but the result was worth it!
I used 65lbs cardstock for the paper layers and 1/8" baltic birch plywood for the frame. I bought an LED light kit and mounted strips on the back cover. The lights are controlled by a remote. You can change the colour, brightness and set patterns for light changes or keep it a solid colour.