Video: Partial Die Cut Borders

Hello there! Today’s video shows how to create a partial die cut border. This technique is so easy that I made a set of cards for one of my daughter’s teachers.

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I love fancy stationery, but I love making my own much more. Today’s technique is fantastic for achieving that look without a lot of effort. It also works with a variety of dies so you can achieve many different looks.

Partial die cutting isn’t easy to explain, so I hope the video is helpful. This unique border was created by partially die cutting the Simon Says Stamp Calliope Flourish Die along a straight line. I’m so impressed with the intricate results you get with this technique – similar to the popular laser-cut stationery look.

I wanted to add a little more to that border edge, so I die cut a tiny-dot border die from Paper Smooches along the bottom. I decided to keep the card soft and simple, but wanted some shimmer. I sprayed some Shimmer Spray on to the note card made from Simon Says Stamp’s Sea Glass cardstock. It adds some interest and gives the look of a shimmer cardstock. I also used fun foam under the panel to give some dimension. (It’s a nice alternative to using pieces of foam tape and holds up well through the mail.) The sentiments are from the Simon Says Stamp’s Inside and Out Sayings Stamp Set and heat embossed with Ranger’s Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. I repeated the same process for the other cards and heat embossed different sentiments from the same set.

These cards were so easy to reproduce that I plan to make more to include in a large set for my son’s teacher. This technique would also be fun using a large word die along the partial die cut border! I hope you will try out this simple technique and get more mileage out of your dies.

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174 thoughts on “Video: Partial Die Cut Borders”

  1. I was celebrating my birthday when you posted this and I am just getting around to see it and I must say………………W O W I E!!! what an amazing technique!!! I love it, thank you so much for sharing, this gets a 10 heart rating for love it!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    happy holidays.
    gina

  2. I’ve been so behind in my commenting but wanted to say that when I first say this series of cards, my mouth just dropped open. They are truly beautiful!

  3. Hi Jennifer! Wow, you always have some awesomeful techniques to share with all of us. Thank you!!!!! These are extremely gorgeous. I just have to, have to, HAVE to try this, without cutting off part of the card base :/

  4. I don’t know if you’ll read this comment since it is #161, however, you have just amazed me with this card!! I have been making cards for years and never thought to use fun foam instead of foam dots or tape. I have always HATED how the foam tape and dots makes an indention in the middle or you have to use tons. The foam sheets are so much smarter. Buying some soon! Also, had never seen the clear dimensional adhesive. This card design is one of my faves you’ve ever done! Makes me want to buy dies!

  5. Thank you so much for your video, I love these cards! So much that I ordered the die and am waiting for them to come back in stock. So glad I discovered your blog, love your art!

  6. Hello Jennifer I love this car, so I order my die, but i have a problem my cutting pads are no straight they have at the end on both sides and on both pads, they have a little inclination, I don’t know how to describe it, my english is not good, so I was trying several times with out success, do you know if I can get some cutting pads that are perfect for this technique, because the one that I have are the ones that came with my big shot…please help me, I really need to make them, because I show them to my sister and she order me a lot….thanks so much.

  7. Loved this card so, ordered the die from Simon says. A few questions, did you use the magnetic plate. Also, what are the measurements from the top? How did you glue the flourish
    Thanks. All your cards are beautiful.

  8. Hi Jennifer!

    I can not wait to try this technique out! These cards are so lovely,and feminine. I could make some with little dinosaurs for my Grandsons. The list is quickly forming in my mind!

    Thank you for all of tge ways you share your talent with us!

    He-IS-Able!
    Traci Starkweather
    [email protected]

  9. I love these cards and couldn’t wait to try this partial die cutting technique but it didn’t work for me. It seems that my cutting plates are beveled on the ends so I can’t get a good straight line cut. So disappointed. You got my creative juices flowing and I had so many things I wanted to try.

  10. These cards are so pretty and love how you use your products in so many ways. When I grow up, I want to be as creative as you are (p.s. I’m 71). Thanks for all you do.

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