Wednesday, 1 August 2012

CADB ~ A Quick Congratulation Card with Die cuts

The only die cutting I do is with my Silhouette cutter. Although I never did use it for print and cuts when I first bought it, now I love doing it as I can design all the elements of a card on one sheet of paper. Just print, cut and put it together!
The card I made is super simple. An eyelet bordered frame, five flowers of different sizes, a scroll flourish, and a tag adhered with a ribbon.
My design screen looked like this:
August 1
After printing and cutting the pieces, I arranged them before gluing them down on the card base (4 x 5 inches).
Then I had fun with some glitter pens, first highlighting the tag to make it pop out more, and then doing different floral centers! I’m quite pleased with the way they turned out, and hope it inspires you to doodle a little bit on your die cuts to add some pizzazz to plain paper!
Visit Card a Day Blog tomorrow for more inspiration from Christine Patton at Creativegenie-ous, and more of the theme of diecuts!
Don’t forget to enter the challenges there too!


  1. These are so nice. How can i design such nice cards? Have you any idea?

    1. I think simple is best, and taking your embellishments and playing with their placement is part of the fun with using die cuts. When I started posting to the CADB I only had done Christmas cards... every new card I do is easier now. So my best advise to you on how to design cards is to simply practice, but make sure you have fun too!

  2. Beautiful card Shelley the color of the flowers really add a nice pop to it. Great advice too.