Friday, January 19, 2018

Partial Die Cutting Technique With DT Patricia

Hello everyone! I’m Patricia from CDD team and today I share a new card with the partial die cutting technique. I'm using the new Happy die for this technique that is very easy! 

Now I'm going to teach you step by step how I created it. 

1 & 2.-You will need a pencil and rule to make a line where you will partially cut. And washi tape to hold the die while you pass it by the Big Shot or cutting machine. 
 3 & 4.-Once cutted, you will need a scissors or a cutter to cut the excess paper over the line. I first cut with the scissors and then I went cut with the cutter to remove the smaller and difficult to cut with the scissors. Finally, erase the pencil. And you already have it! Do you see how easy it is? Now it only remains to assemble and decorate your card !! 
5 & 6.- As I used a watercolor cardboard, I've splashed ink in various colors to make it more festive, it will be a birthday card!! 

The protagonists of this card are part of the new Sweetest Birthday set, from the new January release.I have also used another of the new releases Happy Sentiments stamp set and Party Border dies

I hope you like it!! Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Partial Die Cutting Technique With DT Janni

Hi Crafty Friends - DT Janni here.

Today I want to show you how I made this card using the Partial Die Cutting Technique. I made a glittery and pink Birthday shaker card with the cute unicorn Believe on stage from the January Release <3

 I started by cutting a white cardstock in 5"x 5" and a silver glitter cardstock just a bit smaller.

Now it's time to get started with some die cutting!
I took the large die from Inside Scalloped Circle Dies and placed it on the silver cardstock close to the top of the cardstock. I used some washi-tape to keep it in place, and as a guideline to know where to die cut.

 When placing it on my Big Shot, the top cutting pad only goes to the top of the washi-tape, that way it will only cut to that line.

Here you see the cardstock is not cut all the way down, and I can cut away the pieces I don't need.

Now I have made a half circle for my shaker card - it looks like a little stage.

I fussy cut a circle of acetate in the same size as the stage and added it with double adhesives tape to the back.

 I added foam tape to the back, making sure the sequins won't fall out.

Yay time for sequins <3 The sequins I choose are Sweet Sixteen Sequins

Here you see my shaker card stage. I did add some Shimmer Sequins to the shaker too. Love the look of this!

I used the new Happy Die in black and white cardstock, and stamped Birthday from Sending Sentiments on my favorite banner from Flag Banner Dies

Time for some Copic Coloring.
The colors I used: Unicorn C0-C1-C3-C5, Hair RV000-RV02-RV04, Hearts RV04.

 Here is a close-up on my unicorn on stage.

For the last touch I added some sequins og and highlights for the cheeks.

I hope you are ready to try this out yourself - it's really easy!

See you soon again.


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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Partial Die Cutting Technique With DT Margaret

Hello Divas! It's Meg here with you today, for my first DT tutorial! I love using my dies in different and unique ways, and am always partially cutting one for a project.

Today I am going to teach you how to create a swing card (flip card, flip/flop card) using the Inside Scalloped Octagon dies. This technique will work with any die that is symmetrical on both sides. Here is what the finished product looks like:

I made a video of the flipping action, but couldn't get it to load onto my computer. I'm sorry. If you Youtube it though, you can see lots of examples!

STEP 1. To make a card that measures 5.5" square, cut a piece of cardstock to 5.5 x 7.5". If you are using patterned paper also, do the same.

STEP 2. With a pencil, draw a line down the center of both papers and 1" to the left. Your marks will be at 3.75" and 2.75".

STEP 3. (If not using patterned paper, skip this step). Take your die and center it on the 2.75" line of your patterned paper. You will notice that the die lies over both lines - that is good.

STEP 4. Run the patterned paper through the die-cutting machine, and set aside the cut-outs for another project (we don't need them). Then, take your paper and match the lines up on your cardstock base.

STEP 5. Position your die over the hole, and secure it in place (tape towards the inside).

STEP 6. Carefully remove patterned paper, leaving the die in place. Now, you will know exactly where to cut your die.

STEP 7. Use the lines as guides where to position the top plate of your die cutting machine, like this. That way, you will cut panels 1 and 3, while leaving panel 2 with no cuts.

STEP 8. Now, you've got your cuts. You just need to score the card so that it folds. Score on the lines you drew from the die cuts to the edges of the paper (not in the middle). After you score, erase the lines.

STEP 9. Fold your card up - fold opposite ways on the lines. So, one valley fold, the other mountain fold. It doesn't matter which order you do this in. This is your resulting shape:

STEP 10. I hope you haven't forgotten about your patterned paper! Simply cut on the drawn lines and use those pieces to fit around your card base!

This is a fun and easy fancy-fold card, and so many of the Craftin Desert Divas dies work perfectly for the technique!

 Here is my complete supply list:

Inside Scalloped Octagon Dies
Fall Border Dies
Rainbow Die
Up, Up & Away stamp set

See you next time!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Partial Die Cutting Technique with DT Cheryl

Hello Divas! It's Cheryl from the DT here to show you this fun window card that I made using the partial die-cutting technique!

First I cut out a piece of patterned cardstock to 5.5" x 4.25". With a pencil I drew lines on the top and sides of the cardstock as a guide for the windows. The lines are approximately .5" from the edge of the paper.

Next I cut the top two windows using the rectangle from the "Pocket Pieces Hi" die set aligning the die with the guide lines I drew, making sure the short side of the rectangle is on the top.

I cut the third window using the partial die-cut technique. Because I want to use the "Hi" sentiment die on the bottom of the window, I'm aligning my cutting plates so that it doesn't cut the bottom of the rectangle. There's several ways to do this, but I like to stack my top plate with where I want the pressure for the die to cut as shown in the picture below:


I run them all through my die-cutter and voila! A partially cut rectangle! Exciting right? ;)

I use the partial die-cutting technique for this next step as well. I align the "Hi" die bottom slightly below the rectangle's bottom. Again, I align the cutting plates to avoid pressure on the bottom of the die, so that it won't cut the bottom of the sentiment and run it through my die-cutter.

Then I use a ruler and a craft knife to cut out the bottom of the rectangle, leaving the "Hi" sentiment in tact and then I erased all the guide lines.

Next, I used the scallop die from the Outdoor Landscape 2 die set to add a scalloped trim to the bottom of the cardstock.

For the card base, I blended some distress ink to add some color to the windows.

I stamped and fussy cut the adorable unicorns from "Sparkle" stamp set and colored them with alcohol markers. Then I used a tape runner and adhered everything onto the card base. There you have it! A window card using the Partial Die-cutting technique!

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