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Easy Partial Die Cut Birthday Card

Posted by Dana Joy

Pull of your favorite patterned paper and a die cut to make this card with a twist in no time!

If you are like me, you make a ton of cards but when you need that "special" one you don't seem to have it in your stash. Let me show you how to pull out those 6x6 paper pads and a circle die cut to make a quick card.

You don't need a ton of supplies for this card. You just need a pretty 6x6 paper pad, a circle die cut or a shape of your choice and a card base. You can add as many embellishments as you would like or you can keep it clean and simple like the one I'm going to share with you.

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  • Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe Paper Pad 6x6
  • White cardstock
  • Cottage Cutz Basic Dies 9/Pkg-Pierced Circle .8-3.8
  • Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
  • Fiskars Paper Trimmer
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine - Gray & White
  • We R Memory Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper 1/4 & 1/2
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Grab a piece of 6x6 paper from your favorite pad. Place your circle die cut around an area you would like to highlight and tape it down with a piece of tape. I choose the birthday sentiment. This will help you by not having to add an additional sentiment on your card. Place the paper in your die cut machine leaving out the bottom portion of the die cut. This will keep the bottom portion of your paper intact. This is such a simple and easy technique.

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Run your paper through your die cut machine and you will see it only cuts the top portion of your card. Make sure to hold onto the plate as you run them through your machine so they do not shift. You only want half of the circle to be cut.

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Now place your partial die cut paper onto your paper cutter and cut up to the circle. Make sure not to cut all the way through.You're cutting right up to the end of the circle on both sides. This will leave you with a partial die cut panel. Trim down your panel to the length and height you like.

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To finish off your card, place your panel on a fun card base. You can then round the corner of your card to match your circle lines. If you want to add more embellishments to your card, feel free. Remember this is no right or wrong way to make a card. Just happy accidents and endings.LOL

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See how easy that was to create a super quick and EASY birthday card. Keep those pretty 6x6 paper pads handy as they really work magic for those last minute cards. You can also partial die cut with any shape of dies you have. So have fun with those last minute cards.

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