Adding Die Cut Patterns to Plain Notecards

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

When creating a card, I usually start with a plain card base and add all the embellishments on top.  For today’s project, I’ll show you a fun way to make the plain card the superstar with a simple die set.

The set I’m using today is called Mixed Media #5 from Sizzix and it allows you to cut into your cardstock rather than cut things out of it.

For this thank you card, I used the lacy die to create some interest in the upper corner of the card.  With this one, I just added a simple vellum heart from Tonic’s Traditional Layering Heart set and a Thank You die cut from Sizzix.

Since this particular die was more intricate than the others in the set, I added a dryer sheet behind the cardstock to help the pieces come out easier.  This is an old trick I found online and it is so helpful with the super delicate dies.

It’s much easier to get all those little pieces out without tearing.

For this card, I created a frame using the floral bouquet die.

To add interest behind the openings in the flowers, I painted some watercolor stripes on the front of a white A2 size card using the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set in Pearl.

After trimming the floral rectangle close on all sides, I popped it up with foam tape over the watercolor wash.

For my final card, I created a little border of roses along the edge of a red notecard.

I added the sentiment to the inside using a panel of white cardstock that you see peeking through the roses on the outside.  The brush script is from Ranger’s Letter It Loves stamp set.  This die would be great for creating boxed sets of plain notecards.

I had a lot of fun working with this unique die set.  It adds such pretty details and an elegant look to plain cards.  This is actually one of a few different styles in the collection.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

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