Using Die Cuts
Die cuts are definitely a popular element when it comes to our paper projects. From die cut machines- that allow you to create your own shapes- to the pre packaged die cut shapes that are included in most manufacturer collections, the possibilities are endless. They come in all shapes and sizes; any image you can imagine which can sometimes get overwhelming. Have no fear because we’re here to show you how versatile die cuts can be for your cards!
The following cards showcase ways you can use either a small die cut to enhance your card or you can go big! Die cuts can be a small embellishment, like on Audreys’ card, or it can factor into the entire shape of the card, such as Caris’ card.
Birthday Time by Audrey Pettit
Supplies: Paper: Basic Grey, Cardstock: GCD Studios, The Kraft Outlet, Rub-On: Creative Imaginations, Brads: American Crafts, Specialty Ink: Tattered Angels, Ink: Stampin’ Up!, Other: Chinese newspaper, hemp, paper clip, punchinella. Tools: Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps, Hero Arts.
Design Notes: Audrey created die cuts by stamping the gears onto paper and cutting them out. Just to show how a die cut element can be created in many ways.
Birthday Wish by Cari Locken
Supplies: Paper, Bling: Imaginisce, Cardstock: Core’dinations, Twine: The Twinery. Tools: Electronic Cutter: Cricut (Provo Craft), Cartridge: Birthday Bash (Provo Craft), Gem Setter: iRock (Imaginisce).
Design Notes: After cutting the die cut card with the Cricut, I used my iRock tool and adhered the Glam Rocks from Imaginisce to help the title stand out.
Enjoy the Journey by Julie Leonhardt
Supplies: Paper: Making Memories, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Ink: Clearsnap, Pen: Creative Memories, Adhesive: Adtech. Tools: Electronic Cutter: Cricut (Provo Craft), Cartridge: Graphically Speaking (Provo Craft), Stamps: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries).
Design Notes: Julie used her Cricut to create a fun die cut embellishment to complete the card.