Fun & Cute Die Cut Layout + Video

A fun handmade card idea with a cutout corner. A great way to highlight your sentiment and stamped images for a sweet hello. Lots of die cutting and all stamped images are from Unity Stamp Company - Sometimes I Wonder. #handmade #card #idea #diecutting #unitystampco #copics

A fun handmade card idea with a cutout corner. A great way to highlight your sentiment and stamped images for a sweet hello. Lots of die cutting and all stamped images are from Unity Stamp Company - Sometimes I Wonder. #handmade #card #idea #diecutting #unitystampco #copics

Happy Saturday folks. I’m back again with another card featuring the Unity Stamp Company sentiment kits. This card is all about a fun layout. Something a bit unexpected with that circle cut out in the corner. It is the perfect way to feature a sentiment and stamped image.

Featured Stamp Kit

Sometimes I Wonder

I was really excited when I submitted this kit to Angela. It was something completely new for me and my style. Initially, I sent it in with just the two flower images. Angela loved it but thought it might be missing something… so what else to add but a birdie. Birds are my jam you know. That little bird made this kit something extra special and one of my favorites. Plus, my humor is hidden in a few of the sentiments. I had a bit of fun with those.

Assemble This! Video

I’ve created a quick video tutorial on how this card was made. You can watch it below or on Youtube.

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The Project

A fun handmade card idea with a cutout corner. A great way to highlight your sentiment and stamped images for a sweet hello. Lots of die cutting and all stamped images are from Unity Stamp Company - Sometimes I Wonder. #handmade #card #idea #diecutting #unitystampco #copics

A fun handmade card idea with a cutout corner. A great way to highlight your sentiment and stamped images for a sweet hello. Lots of die cutting and all stamped images are from Unity Stamp Company - Sometimes I Wonder. #handmade #card #idea #diecutting #unitystampco #copics

The Details

Oh, that bird… he really ended up stealing my heart. He’s so simple but the addition of the flowers and leaves just makes him so special. This card layout really is designed to highlight special little images like this one. It creates the perfect frame in the corner of the card.

The Steps

Here are the steps to recreate this look:

  1. Cover a standard size A2 cardbase with patterned paper. Set aside for later.
  2. Stamp bird image onto white cardstock with Memento ink (or any Copic friendly ink) and then color with Copic markers. For this image, I used R20, BG10 & G12 for the flowers and bird. Then used N1 to add a bit of shadow to the bird body and wing. Fussy cut the bird leaving a bit of an edge of cardstock around the image.
  3. Stamp the sentiment on grey cardstock with Versamark ink and emboss with white embossing powder. Die cut or trim into a sentiment banner.
  4. Die cut a center panel from patterned paper. Using the placement of your sentiment and bird image as a guide, decide where you’d like to have the circle cut out from the corner of the card. We want it to frame the image so it isn’t too close or too far. Tack down the circle die with washi tape and run it through your die cut machine.
  5. Tie a bow around the top of the panel and then pop it up on the front of the card with some foam adhesive.
  6. Next, pop up the bird and sentiment with foam adhesive as well.
  7. Die cut some hearts from pink cardstock and then glue to the card front.
  8. To finish it all off, add a bit of sparkle to the bird and hearts with a clear Wink of Stella pen.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you are inspired by today’s project. If you create something, I’d love to see. Join us in the Unity Show & Tell Facebook group to share your card and tag me.

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A fun handmade card idea with a cutout corner. A great way to highlight your sentiment and stamped images for a sweet hello. Lots of die cutting and all stamped images are from Unity Stamp Company - Sometimes I Wonder. #handmade #card #idea #diecutting #unitystampco #copics

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19 Comments

  1. Therese

    Super duper sweet Lisa!

  2. Anonymous

    I really like everything about this card. Well done!

  3. Lindsey M-P

    This is adorable, Lisa! Such pretty colours, and that bird! <3

  4. Doris

    Great card, the bird is so cute and I love the circle cut out.

  5. Lynn Pettigrew

    Really cute!! Thank for sharing!

  6. Pat

    So-so cute!! Thank you!

  7. Conniecrafter

    Love the layout , such cute bird and pretty papers!

  8. Margaret

    I like a quick and clever stamp idea!

  9. Nancy

    Really cute, fun and quick design.

  10. Michaele Rower

    Thank you! I love the look you created and supplying a video on how to is so much appreciated.

  11. Gabriele

    Love the card, the circle cut out is a great idea.. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Cathy Parker

    Loved your card and the time you took to do the tutorial…..not a whole lot of needless talking. I have the attention span of a gnat and I like to get right to the point…thank you

  13. LOrraine Durgee

    Nice & simple card, but it really stands out, thanks 2019

  14. Donna

    This card is adorable. I’m going to try it.

  15. Susie

    Adorable card. Would be fun to make several at once! You are very fun and creative!

  16. Catherine Doerr

    Love your bird card! The oldies are always the goodies! Found this on my pinterest board today. Saved ??

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