Border Die Cut


When I first started this card I die cut it using some pale blue gingham paper, but I didn’t like it, although I kept a few of the fallouts available. Then I tried cutting it on a card front and didn’t get the placement right so that too went by the wayside. I will use it, but in a different way than intended. This is my 3rd attempt and I’m still not sure I did it correctly but have made it work nevertheless. I really wanted the card to stand upright but adding more CS made it too thick so instead I used some sky paper from a pad I’ve had forever. I’m not sure it is truly a winter card although my hubby thinks it is, but at least it has the blues and a bird which is the part of the mood board that inspired the card. I used a few of the gingham fallouts as embellishments here and there and I also added some sparkle to both the bird and the fallouts. I’ve also decided to use a sentiment just on the inside of the card as nothing I tried looked right on the front. After thinking about the placement, as I look at the finished card, I think in future placing the die right at the bottom of the card front and preventing the top edge from cutting will work better. Then I’ll use scissors to extend the longer side cuts to the top and bottom of the card so only half of it gets cut away, but still leaves the bird behind. Or I’ll make the card size to fit the die rather than use the usual size. Don’t know why I didn’t think of that before I started.

18 thoughts on “Border Die Cut

    1. Thanks a lot. I need to play with these types of dies a lot more before I get things right but it was fun to try.


  1. Yes, that sometimes happens but even though it’s your third attempt, it was worth the effort because it is GORGEOUS! LOVE the overall design … beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Blue & White’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

    P.S. Are you aware of the new color challenge that began just this month? It’s called COLORFUL OPTIONS CHALLENGE and the January color is BLUE … I hope you’ll come share this beauty with us.


    1. Knowing I am not the only one who has trouble with this die makes me feel a whole lot better. As I mentioned in my post I may try a different placement and prevent the top from cutting or make the card stock to the size of the die. I haven’t decided yet.


    1. Thanks, that paper pad has been around for years. Long before I knew anything about stamping or die cutting. Comes in handy once in a while.


  2. FABULOUS card, and beautiful, beautiful design. I love it!!! Lots of wonderful work here, and great take on the Mood Board. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Double D. Hope to see you back again soon!
    Judy~ DD DT

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