Layering Die Cuts

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For today’s card, I used the Little Moments collection by Elle’s Studio that I recently received. After making some cards for an Elle’s Studio sketch class this month, I couldn’t help but to make one more with this cute line! I love working with tags and pre-made die cuts, as the patterns and colors are so much fun for layering. Elle’s Studio has such fun products! Die cuts can be used on scrapbooking layouts, but are also great for cards!

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First, I trimmed a patterned paper from the 6×6″ paper pad (dots) to 5 1/4″ x 3 3/4″. I cut and stamped a frame from the Make It Market: Don’t Forget to Write kit to put behind the journaling card (the kit I used in my last post!). The frame was cut in half, so I could put half of it at the top and half of it at the bottom. It was square, so it didn’t quite fit around my journaling card, but I made it fit nicely! I added the journaling card over the top, then found this cute floral tag, which I am going to adhere over the top at an angle. I don’t want everything to be square and perfect, so off-setting it will make it look a bit more organic.

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I trimmed a “hello” card from one of the patterned papers and found a cute striped die cut from the Cutouts package that I also wanted to use. Twine was wrapped around the “hello.” The hello happiness tag will just be tucked into the twine and adhered down.

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Last, I trimmed a leaf from one of the papers along with a red flower.

When layering die cuts, I look for different sizes of patterns (a large, medium, and small pattern) and colors that work well together. I always try to find one piece that has all of the colors in it to pull the design together, like the floral tag and striped tag. I also look for large, medium, and small shapes/tags that can be layered on top of one another, with a little bit of each peeking out behind the top one.

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I love layers! Do you? Layers can be flat also; they don’t have to be popped up, if you are concerned about mailing a card with layers.

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I’ll see you next week with more ideas and inspiration for your card making!