TUTORIAL: Cutaway Cards, Making the most out of my paper!


Hello there, well what a summer we have had here in our tiny town.
Its been full of comings and goings and lots of craftiness.
Whilst making a few cards,
We thought it might be fun to try and make the very most out of our stash.
If you are anything like us, being hoarders crafters, You seem to have something of everything!
Believe us, it is very easy to get overwhelmed
and not know where to begin.
So lets start here!

Just a few basic essential things needed here, although feel free to adapt as you wish!
We thought we would make two cards using just a few tools.


We chose a pretty, sparkly, and  floral paper to base the card duo on.
Cut the strip to the length of the card blank.
*Gently* fold in half to get the centre marker.


Punch the first shape carefully.

HANDY HINT: Turn the “Window” of the punch upwards.
This is so you can be fully  in control of where you punch.

Repeat (we cut 3 butterfly shapes)


This next step is if you fancy making the background paper on the card embossed.
We use our faithful BIG SHOT Die cutting system, however any brand will do the job!
Place the front of the card in the folder, close the folder
and sandwich the folder between two plastic plates.
Crank the handle and …. ROLL!

Embossing folder: swiss dots


Next, take the plain strip of card and double side sticky tape the back.
(In the bottom corner you can see how the embossed effect looks.)


Carefully stick the plain card down – cut off excess at the sides.
Now its an idea to lay the cutaway layer on top to make sure it works.
We made sure the plain strip was a little wider than the cutaway to make a pretty border.


Stick the cutaway layer. (we used tape again)

Now we used a sparkly pen to add a few coloured spots for interest!




Using the “left over” butterfly shapes, we simply stuck some pop dots to the back,
embossed the cardstock…


And stuck them down!
Super easy, no fuss or mess at all.


Ta- da!


There you have it two pretty, quick and thrifty cards!

If you are inspired by this, please leave a link to your experiments!

Handmade Dreams are Made in Minch!
S and J x


Jen :: {{Currently 4}}


currently 4 Jen

Watching :: Neighbours. Im addicted.

Listening: The 1975 :: Chocolate.
This song makes me think of summer driving!

Eating ::  Bacon sandwiches… I just cant get enough!

Thinking about: New jewellery designs and sewing ideas for Made in Minch

Wearing :: My new Cotswold stripey canvas shoes!

Looking forward to:  Seeing the seaside later this week!

What about you?
How are you doing?

If you fancy playing along please leave a comment and a link to your blog!

Just heading out for dinner with friends – Have a lovely night!

JandS x