One of the fun things about being on a design team is that there are times when I really have to stretch myself. The Technique Challenge for this month at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday is called Partial Die Cut. I confess, I had not heard about it before. But, it turned out to be very cool. Harder to explain than to do! Here’s my sample for the challenge.

Partial Die cut, Stampin' Up!,

Do you see how the umbrella is popped above the top of the card? That’s because it is only partially cut out!

Here’s the logo and link for this month’s Technique Challenge. Try it!

Design Notes for Partial Die Cut Card:

If you go to the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday web site, there is a tutorial for this technique. Essentially, you are going to place a die on the card stock so that the top of the die is where the fold would ordinarily be. Then tape the die down with a little Washi tape. Place the die at the very edge of the cutting plate so that the bottom part of the die is over the edge and doesn’t get cut.

I used the Umbrella Weather Thinlit die to partially cut the paper. Then I also cut the same die using some Sweet Soiree Designer Paper.

The little flower box at the bottom was cut from some Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with a die from the Hearth and Home Thinlits set. The sentiment stamp is from the Hanging Garden stamp set. The flowers are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.

I liked the rain showers / flowers idea. Not sure I got it across but now you know!

Partial Die cut, Stampin' Up!,

Supply List for Partial Die Cut Card:



What should I buy?

Later this week, I’ll be heading to Hartford Connecticut for a Stampin’ Up! event. Among other exciting things, I’ll get to see the new catalog! Yea! I’ll also find out what’s going to retire. What I know now, is that the 2016-2018 In-Colors will soon be gone. Also, anything with those colors in them.


If you are interested in any of the Stampin’ Pads or Refills for the ink pads in these colors, you should purchase them NOW. They are always the first things to sell out!
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