Floating Die Cut Frames + GIVEAWAY

Hello again! Today I am showing how to create cards with floating die cut frames. You can do this with many different die cuts and it gives an impressive look. And guess what? This technique results in two cards at once!

[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 may be used at no cost to you.]

My first pair of cards features the Altenew Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I stamped and die cut many of these gorgeous flower clusters using my MISTI Stamping Tool and Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine. Next, I arranged many of the flowers close together and pressed a piece of Glad Press N Seal (SSS | AZ) to hold them together. After die cutting a rectangle from the center, I was able to transfer the die cuts to a notecard with foam squares behind each. After removing the Glad Press N Seal, every die cut is perfectly in place.

Here you can see that it looks as if the die cuts are floating to form a frame on the card. I added Pretty Pink Posh Buttercream Jewels and a simple sentiment from the Altenew Flourishing Zinnia Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

My second card has the “insides” from the last card. The sentiment is from the Altenew Flower Vine Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

My next pair also showcases the Altenew Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). This time I created a frame-look with a circle die.

I really like the perfect frame of die cuts that you get with this technique.

And the matching card has die cuts arranged in a perfect circle…

My last pair of cards uses the new Altenew Delicate Primrose Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). After stamping and die cutting lots of the flowers and leaves, I used the same technique to form the frame.

I again used sentiments on both of these cards from the Altenew Flourishing Zinnia Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) and Altenew Flower Vine Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).


Today I am part of the Altenew December Release Blog Hop. This release has something for everyone! You can find them all HERE at Simon Says Stamp or HERE at Altenew.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of one of my favorite crafty friends – May Park. You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.


How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 12/18/2018. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” some time after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Also, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Head to the Altenew Blog.


Want to find the products I used? 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 from Altenew or with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Ruffled Flowers Stamps & DIes
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Delicate Primrose Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Delicate Primrose Stamp & Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Flourishing Zinnia Combo
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Flower Vine Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Glad Press N Seal
Altenew Silver Lake Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Hero Arts Rectangle Inifinity Dies
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Creative Corners
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Thin Foam Squares
[ SSS | ELH ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Pretty Pink Posh Buttercream Jewels
[ SSS | SHP ]

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375 thoughts on “Floating Die Cut Frames + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Loving this floating technique and how your cards looks. Glad you are constantly sharing neat ideas to create “handmade kindness”, which inspire us to try fun things.

  2. Love your video. Such neat techniques, and using press and seal at that.
    Thanks for inspiration using the new stamps.

  3. Jennifer, this video is awesome, just like all the videos you do! I love how you used the Pres N Seal to move the flowers. Thank goodness your hubby came up with that stuff!!! LOL!!! I use mine ALL THE TIME!!! I can’t live without it! I still don’t know how you come up with all these great ideas for cards, but I’m glad you do. Thank you for all your hard work. I hope your family issues were not to serious and everything is ok now. I will keep you and your family, in my prayers!!! Hugs and Blessings

  4. My favorite is the delicate primrose one you did last, probably because I just love the colors you used. Very pretty and I also like the rectangle dies you used best.

  5. Hi Jennifer.. these are gorgeous. I love this technique and will have to give it a try. This release is beautiful.

  6. Thank you Jennifer for sharing your ideas and techniques with us; it’s much appreciated!
    These Altenew flowers are beautiful as are the cards you’ve shared. I love this idea of using
    Glad Press-n-Seal wrap for holding the die cuts in place. Ingenious!
    May I share another Press-n-Seal usage idea?
    Recently I was hurt and Drs. orders to keep wound 100% dry when showering.
    So I bought a cast cover and used great care in putting it on. Being sure the seal between my skin and the cast cover was secure. Despite that, I still got my wound wet!
    So the Drs. staff told me to wrap my wound in Glad Press-n-Seal, then slip a plastic bag over it.
    Sure enough the Press-n-Seal worked!
    I now keep a box not only in the kitchen, but in the master bath as well.
    I’ll now pick up another box and declare it for my studio.
    I”m so thrilled to learn another way to use my favorite wrap I can’t thank you enough.
    I’m heading into the studio now to play with some stamps and Glad’s Press-n-Seal. Yay!

    Thanks ever so much!

  7. Wow, these cards are beautiful and Altenew’s new release is fabulous. Especially those gorgeous papers. Too broke to buy right now but after payday, watch out.

  8. Brilliant card idea, you made that look amazingly easy to do. Very beautiful mix of colours & your right that new light green is gorgeous. Looks like I might just have to try this out.

  9. Once again, another great technique, and beautiful cards! I really need to try this one… super easy and beautiful results! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  10. I love all your creative ideas and beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing with us so generously, and encouraging us to be both better crafters and kinder people. Can’t wait to get to my craft room and try this out.

  11. Hi Jennifer,
    This is such a cool technique, one of those “how did she do that??” kind of things. Altenew has such beautiful stamps as well. Thank you for sharing!

  12. I have plenty of Press ‘n’Seal, so I’m good to go! I just made some cards with lots of little pieces. I wish I would have remembered your trick then. Oh, well, I like puzzles! As always, thank you for all you teach us! Praying all is well for you and yours.

  13. Oh my goodness! I love these cards. I now need to go get some Press n Seal to try this as it looks pretty amazing. Thanks for sharing and always, always inspiring.

  14. As always, Jennifer, all of your cards are exquisite. I love the floating die cuts technique, and your directions make it seem easy enough for me to do it. Thank you lots for all of this!

  15. What a great idea! I don’t know how you come up with this stuff. You are so creative. I do have the press and seal which, I believe, your husband invented.

  16. Thanks for sharing another brilliant technique — can’t wait to try this one. I love Press-n-Seal ( I actually have a “craft room roll” and a “kitchen roll.”) I have several Altenew floral sets and I vowed I had enough, but these are gorgeous. My favorite is the Delicate Primrose.

  17. Oh Jennifer you make such beautiful cards. I have only one altenew stamp set Beautiful Day and it would be so nice to add another set. they have so many beautiful flower stamps. You really do make beautiful cards with Altenew sets. I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas..Lets hope 2019 is an amazing year of inspiration.

  18. Once again, you’ve created something special. These are all gorgeous and the technique is pure genius, I think! Thank you! 🙂

  19. Absolutely wonderful inspiration and I simply love this Altenew Release! I have used your Press and Seal before and it works great.

  20. Jennifer, these cards are outstanding! I love what you’ve done and can’t wait to give this technique a try and get a set of these stamps! So pretty!

  21. Thanks for sharing another great technique with press n seal–I’ve not always had great sucess using press n seal, not sure if it’s because my roll is older or if it’s my super dry climate here in AZ. Everything dries out quickly here. All of your cards are awesome and great new stamps from Altenew!

  22. As always you have created some gorgeous cards. The technique is so cool can’t wait to try it out. Sorry to hear that you are having issues with family. Hope it turns ok for everyone. Sending you and yours warm fuzzies and loving thoughts. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing art and yourself.🐧

  23. What a great technique! Went straight into my *favorites* and I’m thinking of all the different stamp + die combos I have (especially Altenew flowers) that I could try it with! Thanks!

  24. Another great technique! I’m looking through my stamps and dies to see which ones will work for Christmas cards!

  25. As always, a great technique for those lovely cards. How do you come up with so many different ideas…ou must get little sleep (LOL). Thanks for sharing.

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