Creative Partial Die Cutting

Hello! Today I have a creative partial die cutting technique that results in a simple-yet-unique card design. I also collaborated with my friend Kristina Werner for a fun challenge.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Sometimes a simple technique can results in big impact on a card. I can’t wait to make more!

For my first cards, I used the new Sunny Studio Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set (SSS | SUN) – such a lovely set! On the front of a 4.25×5.5″ top-folding notecard, I stamped the flower layers (inks listed in thumbnails below) and gold heat embossed the last layer of details. So pretty! I then use the coordinating die to partial die cut the bottom edge of the flower… and used my trimmer to cut angled lines to the edge of the card.

Inside of the card I added red cardstock and heat embossed the Sunny Studio Festive Greetings (SSS | SUN) sentiment so it shows when it is closed, too. The gold accents are Pretty Pink Posh Gold Confetti Mix. These are gorgeous – sequins with no holes!

Here is another version of the card in a coral color combo. This card was fun to make many of at once!

My favorite version of this card design features cream and white. I didn’t think I would like it, but there is something classic about it.

This technique works great with any stamps that you have coordinating dies for!

There is plenty of room inside of the card to write a message… just do it above the sentiment.

I did a couple more examples with the same card design but this time I didn’t use partial die cutting. Instead I cut angled lines up to the stamped image and just used my scissors to cut along the bottom edge of the image. This works great if the stamped shape is simple… such as this Sunny Studio Christmas Chapel Stamp (SSS | SUN).

This chapel image is so sweet!

And finally… a cutie bear! I again didn’t have a coordinating die so I hand-cut the bottom edge. This bear and sentiment is from the Sunny Studio Playful Polar Bears Stamp Set (SSS | SUN).

I know this image is supposed to be a polar bear, but Lila wanted me to color him the same color as our dog Foxy. So reddish-brown it is! πŸ™‚


My friend Kristina Werner and I thought it would be fun to do simple-yet-fun collaborations. Today is our first! We challenged each other to use products from the new Sunny Studio release… along with this sketch:

To see what Kristina came up with, head HERE! I LOVE it.


Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.