Partial die cut card flap-You’re amazing

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Good morning, today is Feature Day 2 for LDRS Creative’s latest release. There are so many beautiful products in the last release it was difficult to focus on just one. Please stop by the LDRS Creative Inspiration Page to check out all the beautiful cards from the design team. In the meantime let’s make a card!

Card supplies

  • Dahlia Stamp
  • Dahlia Dies
  • Diagonal Stitched Layered Frames
  • A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers
  • Modern Trellis Cover Plate
  • Peace & Joy 4 x 9 Paper Pack
  • Darkwash Jeans Hybrid Ink
  • Raven Hybrid Ink
  • Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Card Stick
  • Vellum
  • Paper trimmer
  • Embossing Powder-clear
  • Bone folder
  • Telescopic Powder Tool
  • Alcohol markers

Card Bases & panels

  • 4.25” x 11” scored and folded at 5.5”
  • The cross-stitch stamped panel is 4.25” x 5 3/8”. It is slightly shorter as it will fit inside the card base.
  • I added double sided adhesive to a 3.5” x 5” piece of vellum. Cut the vellum using the Modern Trellis Cover Plate.
  • Remove the back adhesive liner and adhere to patterned paper from the Peace & Joy paper pack. Die cut this with the smallest die from the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Topper.
  • Create a small panel for your message with white card. I used the smallest of the Diagonal Stitched Layered Frames.
    Now it’s time to stamp!

Stamped images

  • Take the 4.25” x 5 3/8” panel and line up in a corner of your stamp platform.
  • Line up the cross stitched border from the Dahlia stamp set in this corner.
  • Place your panel in the platform.
  • With Dark Wash Jeans Hybrid ink stamp the border. Flip the panel horizontally and stamp again.
  • You will repeat these steps on the other two sides of the panel (check out the picture)
  • Now, with the main card base, figure out where you want your Dahlia. My card opens from the left to right. I know, not normal but neither am I.
  • This stamped image is embossed with clear powder so get your powder out, and warm up your heat tool.
  • Then using Raven Hybrid ink, line up your stamp. I used a platform as I like to stamp the image multiple times.
  • Add embossing powder and heat.
  • Color your Dahlia.

Sentiments and die cuts

  • Stamp the Amazing stamp in Dark Wash Jeans hybrid ink on white card scrap.
  • Stamp “Have I told you lately that you’re…” in white pigment ink on dark blue scrap card stock (or use your LDRS ink to color a small strip of white card-allow to dry COMPLETELY)
  • Add white embossing powder and heat.
  • I added 3 strips of the same paper to the back of this for dimension.
  • Die cut your Amazing sentiment and 4 additional pieces in white card. These are layered with liquid glue, again this is for dimension.

Partial die cut & assembly

Partial die cutting is easy. You just have to remember that what is under the plates is what is going to cut. So check out this photo. Everything under the plate will cut.

Remember, my card opens right to left so what is under your plate may be different. Also, it is better to color your image before die-cutting (my opinion).


  • The panel with the patterned paper is adhered to the cross-stitched panel in the center. I used double sided tape.
  • The small white message panel is adhered on top. Make sureit is hidden under your partial die cut flap.
  • Then the panel is adhered to card base. Again, I used double sided adhesive. I do add liquid glue to the tape to allow me to wriggle the panel into place.
  • Layout your sentiments. I cut the small strip sentiment into two pieces as I thought this would be more eye pleasing.
  • Use a strong glue to adhere them into place.

That’s it the card is done. How do you like this partial die-cut technique? Let me know in the comments. Also please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram @expressivepaper

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