Fancy Edged Cards for Eileen Hull Designs

 Hello and welcome!


This month Eileen's teams are creating cards .... lots of them! I am not a great card maker but do love to use up lots of scraps, so I decided to use Eileen's new Card Caddy die to make these fancy edge cards using some rather lovely vintage papers from a pack of 8 x 8 papers by Creative Expressions (Shabby Blooms).

I will share below how I cut the papers to make the cards but first a few details.


For each card I have cut a base using the Card Caddy die and then decorated the front with smaller strips of patterned paper again using the die.


Each card has a small cluster of flowers, ribbon, butterfly and sentiment.


For this card I used a larger scrap to cut a full front piece for the card .....


.... and as the paper was so beautiful I kept the embellishments to a minimum.


For the final card of the trio I only had a small strip of the beautiful rose paper left so used this for the outside edge.


The little "wishes" sentiment has been cut using a very old Thinlits set designed by Eileen, but is just a perfect size for a simple sentiment. (I like to use "wishes" on cards and then they can be used for any event!)

I hope these give you some ideas for using the die in different ways and perhaps using up some scraps of favourite papers in the process.

As always thank  you for joining me.
Jennie x

HOW TO USE THE DIE TO CUT THE CARDS


For the base card: cut a piece of cardstock measuring 5 ¾" x 9" and score at 4 ½".


Place the folded edge just inside the first scoreline on the die.


This allows the fancy outside edge to be cut for the card but the folded edge remains uncut.


For the outside edge cut a piece of patterned paper 5 ¾" x 2 ½" and lay it over the fancy edge side of the die.


This will give you a neatly cut fancy edge 2" or so strip for your card.


For the left hand side of the card I cut a strip 5 ¾" x 2 ½" and cut it on the inside section in order to keep the measurements neat .... although you could cut this without using the die.

Obviously you can change the width measurements depending on your scraps.


I like to put a paper insert into my cards so I have cut a piece of ordinary copy paper  5 ¾" x 9" and scored at 4 ½" (just the same as the cardbase). However when cutting I have moved a little further to the right of the first score line in order that it lies within the card and doesn't overlap.


A perfect fancy cut edged card and insert!

Die used:

Sizzix/Eileen Hull ScoreBoards XL Die : Card Caddy 
#665981


Comments

Eileen said…
Just beautiful Jennie- love the paper!
Love your style! Great tutorial!