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Off-The-Edge Stamped Cards

Hi there and welcome! I decided to reach back to an older technique and give it a fresh spin. These off-the-edge stamped cards are easy to make, have little bulk, and are a great way to put those coordinating dies to good use!

[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.]

In my video, I share three different ways to create off-the-edge stamped cards. Be sure to watch the video to see how each is done… and how they are different. These designs can be done with many stamps and coordinating dies. On all cards, images hang off the edge, but I trim the card down so they fit in a regular envelope.

My first card shows a stamped image on the edge of a card, with a partially die cut window that matches up perfectly. I used a stamps and a coordinating die from the new Hero Arts December My Monthly Hero Kit. Such a cute set! (More on that below.)

All of the images on this card are from the Hero Arts December My Monthly Hero Kit. I did simple coloring with my Copic Markers and added a bit of background stamping with Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink. I love that the card is one layer!

My next card uses the same technique, but this time with the Hero Arts Lucky Star Stamp Set and Dies. This card is smaller, measuring 3.5″ x 5″.

That doggie is so cute…

Next up is a card using the same technique, but showing how you can do it with more than one die. These images are also from the Hero Arts December My Monthly Hero Kit.

I added lots of shimmer to all of these images with a glitter pen.

Here is another card using the same partial die cutting trick. There are a lot of great stamps in this Hero Arts December My Monthly Hero Kit!

I decorated the background with portions of the new Hero Arts Dandelion Leaves Frame Die.

The next technique is a bit different, but also uses partial die cutting. In this case, the image is on the front of the card. (Watch the video above for the how-to!)

Instead of using Copic Markers, I instead used Luminance Colored Pencils on this card…

My last card is very simple and the most obvious. I simply created a narrow notecard and adhered a fairy die cut so it would hang off the edge.

I also added a bit of patterned paper to this one. I love the Sunny Studio Striped Silly Paper Pad.


Here are a few other videos with similar techniques:


This post is part of a blog hop featuring the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero December Kit. This kit is so unique and packed full of fun products! The kit value is $65… but only costs $34.99! You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. And they sell out fast! The stamps and dies are not sold separately. (Remember that Hero Arts does have a subscription option with FREE US shipping and $9.99 international shipping in case you never want to miss out on a kit. Find out info HERE.)

HERE is the kit. All this is valued at $65, but costs under $35…

There are also many great new products available that coordinate with the kit. Worth checking out! You can find them all HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of my bestie Kathy Racoosin! You can find her HERE.


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Hero Arts products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Hero Arts December My Monthly Hero Kit
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Lucky Star Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Lucky Star Dies
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Fairy Window Die
[ HA | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Sunny Studio Striped Silly Paper Pad
[ SSS | SNN ]
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 ]
Your Next Die Wire Cutters
[ SSS ]
Flush Wire Cutters
[ SSS ]
Heffy Doodle Memo Tape
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Express
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal Scoring Board
[ SSS ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Sketch Copic Markers
[ SSS ]
Luminance Colored Pencils
Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen
[ SSS ]

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98 thoughts on “Off-The-Edge Stamped Cards”

  1. EEEK!! Love these Jennifer! Thanks for sharing outside the box of a normal A2 sized card!! I had to SEE your video to understand how you accomplished this. Your video efforts are never wasted on this cardmaker :)) *HUGS*

  2. These are all great cards. I tend to forget about partial die cutting but this is just another cool way to showcase it.

  3. I told myself that I wasn’t going to buy anything else stamp related until after the first of the year. Well, I watched this video, and I caved! The images – especially the mouse are adorable, and I “HAD” to have them. So after this purchase – no more stamps until next year (at least until I watch another of your videos :-))

  4. I love this idea. I might try it with a top folding card. then the whole design would be visible when opening the card.
    ALSO I found a great product for putting dimensional snow on my cards. I hosted a card making session for co workers and needed a way to get white fluff on santas hat and pom pom. I have tried the Snow marker and also puffy embossing paste. They both have a yellowed tint and are too much hassle for a group of people making cards. I found a product at Joann in the wooden crafts section called Snow Tex, a dimensional paint. Leaves fantastic clumps of snow just by painting it on.
    have a wonderful holiday!

  5. I have some cards on my desk right now that I’m packing up as a gift to send my sister. These include a couple of on the edge cards that I made the last time you showed this type, or similar type, of diecutting. It’s great fun and I really like the surprise look of it being part of the card. Thanks for teaching me so much!

  6. Love these sweet cards. This is such a wonderful kit — my grandchildren would love receiving cards with these adorable images.

  7. Ohh my goodness Jennifer, I cant wait for my kit to arrive and make my granddaughter a pile of Birthday Cards to give to her friends. I love all these ideas you have shared as it means I can use the same stamps with each of these techniques giving each card a uniqueness. She will totally love it, they are all so very beautiful. xx

  8. These cards are perfect for my youngest grandaughter, she is a believer … of faries and all thing magical. What fun, thank you.

  9. I love these cards, and what a great release from HA. Thanks for sharing how to do these!! I’d hate to try to figure it out on my own.

  10. I love these cards. They are so pretty. You always come up with new and inventive ideas. Must be the engineer in you. Beautiful and fun.

  11. I’ll be giving these a try. Look like such fun! But I do have a question. When making the cards why do u trim off the die cut part? I notice when useing the markers it bleeds through. If u didn’t trim the card wouldn’t that get covered and look more finished?

  12. How sweet! I don’t know if I should buy it to keep and make cards or give it to a young friend to encourage her to stamp. I love how they are off the edge.

  13. As always I look forward to all your wonderful cards.
    I just adore the off the edge cards!
    Thank you for sharing your talents!

  14. Omg…..these cards are the cats meow!!! I love fairies, dandelions and all of your cards! These cards just made my Monday fabulous!!!!

  15. You’ve done it again and you never cease to amaze me! Jennifer, I absolutely am in love with these ars and this different look to a standard A2 card! So versatile and fun! BTW: You are such an ENABLER! LOL

  16. Your cards are amazing! Very pretty. I love your creative use of dies. My brain does not think that way 🙂
    Could I please ask a favor? I love the silver shimmery envelope you had in your video. I remember you did a video about the envelopes you use before, but I could not find it on your blog. Any help appreciated!
    Thank you!

  17. This is so cool, Jennifer! I’m definitely trying this out when I get my kit! You’ve made such beautiful and amazing cards, as always. I love all of them, couldn’t pick a favorite! And thank you for your well-explained videos.

  18. These cards are really sweet and cute. I forget about partial die cutting and thank you for the reminder. Your ideas are always good and your videos explain them thoroughly and I thank you again.

  19. Wow, Jennifer. You DO go above and beyond always! I love your creative cards… So cool the way you have the characters highlighted.

  20. You did an amazing job on today’s video – I learned so much . I’m full of new ideas when my stash arrives, thank you so much ☺️!

  21. Wonderful cards using another fabulous technique! This is an awesome kit full of whimsical images. Love it! And I want almost all the add ons too. Sadly that isn’t an option so illhave to choose a favourite or maybe 2 favs!

  22. I always love your cards but these are really unique. I love this technique of having the die cut image off the edge of the card!! Just beautiful!! And this kit is so versatile in so many ways. I have tried this die cutting technique and it is fantastic!!!

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