Partial Cutting Tutorial v.2

March 31, 2012

I was sitting at my work desk thinking how I can take partial cutting one step further.  This card uses the partial cutting method shown below.

Happy Birthday - Partial Cut v.2

I think this card is going to need more than just one picture to show you how it’s done.

Step #1: Draw two lines that will be narrower than the dies.  Place the dies in the middle in which the two lines will run through the dies.

Step #2: Use tape or post-its to secure the letters to the paper.  You don’t want the letters moving around when you run it through the Big Shot/Cuttlebug!

Step #3: Stick it in your die cutting machine!  My bottom board is the cutting board, so I leave the part where I don’t want to cut hanging off the cutting board.  This is where the lines that you drew in step #1 is helpful.  You can line up the top line with the edge of the cutting board.

Step #4: Now for the top board, it should cover just the part you want to cut.  Line up the top board with the second line you drew from step #1.

Step #5: Run it through the machine!  This is what you get.  A tip would be to NOT line up the boards exactly with the lines on the paper.  Always leave some room in case the boards shift.  Now you can take your cutting knife and cut out all the negative spaces.

Step #6: For tutorial purposes, I made this on some scrap printer paper so it looks a little flimsy.  But after all the cutting, you will be left with this.  I think these make nice little name cards for wedding and other special events!

Used: Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening, Plum Pudding, Scarlet Jewel, White cardstock, True Black ink, Movers & Shakers stamp set, Upper case Alphabet dies)

10 Responses to “Partial Cutting Tutorial v.2”

  1. laurafadora Says:

    Amazing idea!

  2. Jenny M Says:

    Pamela, your tutorial is brilliant as is your card…you are a creative inspiration and I’m so glad I was shown your blog :0)
    I have these dies on there way to me and I can’t wait to give this a go :0)
    Jenny x

  3. Terri Moore Says:

    Very cool. thanks for showing how to do it.

  4. Cristina Says:

    Super cool technique (thanks for the step-by-step), and what an amazing card you made as a result. Congrats on your win!

  5. Fab tutorial! Thanks!

  6. Chunyuan Says:

    awesome. COngrats on your win.

  7. glendaj Says:

    Amazing design! Congrats on your win!

  8. DEL Says:

    I saw your card on Pinterest! What a Joy indeed! I was looking for this exact tutorial. Thank You ever so much, so many years later. LOL 😉

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