Let’s see how spectacular it can be to use patterned paper for die cuts. Here’s why I love them.

Colourful. 3D. Pretty!

See if you agree once you take a peek at today’s card.

How to Use Patterned Paper for Die Cuts and a TriFold Card
Make a Pretty Tri-Fold Card with Patterned Paper

I realized my Ornate Garden Specialty paper needed a bit more love! So I created this tri-fold card with it as the main card front. Then I wanted to amp up the die cuts beyond just plain ole cardstock and decided the pretty Bumblebee flowered paper was perfect!

Let’s see that butterfly up close!

How to Use Patterned Paper for Die Cuts in a Fun Fold Card
Create a 3D Butterfly for your Handmade Card

I made it a two layered butterfly with the Brilliant Wings dies. Use the larger “little” butterfly and cut it in Basic White, then cut the smaller “little” butterfly in the Ornate Garden patterned paper and glue them together.

The daisy, from the retiring Ornate Style stamp set, is stamped with Versamark ink, then embossed with white embossing powder.

And if you look closely, you’ll see there’s a little trail of dots die cut into the paper for the butterfly’s flight path! This cute little die is part of the Dandy Wishes Dies, in the January to June 2021 Spring Mini!

There’s lots of fun things going on with this card. But here’s those Brilliant Wings dies to see how beautiful they are.

How to Use Patterned Paper for Die Cuts and a TriFold Card
Beautiful Butterflies are Only a Zip Through Your Die Cutting Machine Away!

I really wasn’t sure about adding them to my stash of supplies. After all, I already have great butterflies. But these ones are different enough – and frankly, so easy to use – I had to have them!

If you like these butterflies, you can see another totally different design I made with these dies and the coordinating stamp set by clicking here.

Use Patterned Paper for Die Cuts

Variety is the Spice of Life

Something else I love about these dies? There are solid images (like the little butterflies on the front) and there are detailed images like this one.

How to Use Patterned Paper for Die Cuts and Butterfly Brilliance Dies
Right Inside Panel with a Detailed Butterfly

Mixing up both the solid and outline images give a unique flavour to your card making while still keeping the entire card cohesive.

Birthday Greetings Never Go Out of Style

The large birthday greetings I used on both the panel above and the card centre (below) come from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. Using Old Olive ink pulls in the card front paper colour and is bold enough to stamp right on top of the Bumblebee flower.

How to Use Patterned Paper for Die Cuts for this TriFold Card
Inside centre Panel with a Solid Butterfly and Stamp

Tri a Tri-Fold Card!

The measurements for this card are 4″ x 11″, scored at 3″ and 7″. The Old Olive piece of DSP is 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and extends to the right of the card front for a bit of a gate fold look.

Pull out your dies and see if you have some you can cut out to decorate a simple tri-fold card. Mix them up with detailed and solid images like I did for variety and interest. If you’d like to try the Brilliant Wings Dies, I’ve included them here both individually and with the stamp set as a bundle so you can save 10%. A simple click on any photo will take you to my 24-7 stamping store.

I really appreciate when you choose me as your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Canada. Thank you.

What I Used

Let’s Get Die Cutting!

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How to Use Patterned Paper for Die Cuts
Use Your Specialty Designer Series Paper in Two Ways on this Tri-Fold Card

Why not use patterned paper for die cuts – it gives a totally different feel to your handmade cards!

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