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Creating Cards with Cut-Files

If you're anything like me, you tend to think of cut-files going hand-in-hand with scrapbook pages, but if you pick the right ones they can be used for cards too. I made a couple of cards for February birthdays for my latest DT project.


I chose the new Colour Wheel and Circle Border cut-file (JWCF619) for the first card, turning it sideways and cutting it from grey cardstock.

I covered a 5" x 7" card with a piece of circle-patterned paper from my scraps box and backed the cut-file with mottled pink paper. I did this by creating an internal offset on my Silhouette to give me a piece just smaller than the whole cut-file, but I forgot that this would back the triangles between the circles too, and had to cut those away with a craft knife.


I placed the letters H-A-P-P-Y on the five segmented circles, cut BIRTHDAY on my Big Shot and embellished with a selection of puffy flowers from Amy Tangerine Late Afternoon.



I made a second card using Stars Background 1 (JWCF519), cutting it down to the first three rows to suit the shape of my card. This time I daubed distress ink in tumbled glass over the card to colour it instead of using patterned paper as a background.

Rather than backing the file in the conventional manner, I cut it twice, using navy cardstock for the outline and a 6x6 star patterned paper for the stars. I inked the edges of each patterned star and then placed it inside the corresponding cardstock outline.

I matted a sentiment banner on the same navy cardstock and layered it over the cut-file, popping it up on foam squares to finish off.



I hope you enjoyed these ideas for making cards using cut-files.

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