Make a Custom Die Cut Window On Your Card!

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This is our last post of our all-about-snow theme for January and we thought sharing a technique for making a custom die cut window on your projects combined with this too-cool-for-school snowman was just perfect! Our designer Julie shares a very clever – and not crazy difficult! – idea for how to add an interesting feature to a peek-through window on any card. Let’s take a closer look!

After Julie stamped, colored and die cut her snowman, she created her custom window with a snowy hill at the bottom. First, she took her rectangle die cut and placed it on her card panel where she wanted her window. She placed her cutting pad over the die at an angle partway down the length of the die. The rollers in the die cutting machine always need something to cut against so placing the cutting pad this way means that once the rollers get to the end of that pad, they have no way to actually cut the card stock.

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Now Julie placed the curved stitched die under the “flap” of the partially cut window:

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Now all she had to do was run this through her machine again and the curved die cut the bottom of the “flap” into a perfectly curved “hill”!

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Julie then cut another hill with the same die and added it to her scene. She added a frame and different sized snow motifs for the background and the front panel, popped in her snowman and – voila!

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Here are the copics Julie used for the snowman:

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And here are the goodies from the store she used to complete the project:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Snowmen w/ Presents
Paper: Staples 110# white, dp (Crate Paper -Snow & Cocoa)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Stamps Color Fuse ink set #9
Accessories: Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch,Snowmen w/ Presents, Borders 3 , Rectangle Combo #4 dies, Crossover II, Copic Sketch Markers, MISTI

Can you see how using this simple technique can help you make a custom die cut window using just about any combination of dies? We can see grassy hills and watery shores and even some tree tops! Try it out and be sure to share you creations over on our Facebook page!

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