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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Big Shot Die - Half-cut Technique

My mother found this great card on Splitcoast so I emailed Debbie, the woman who came up with this technique, and asked how she made it. She was nice enough to tell me and said I could share it with you so here it is!

This is how to make the die cuts only cut half-way through your paper.

I have marked my scallop circle #2 die with my white gel pen so I can easily find the halfway and center marks on the circle. (I have done this to all of my dies and have had no problem of it coming off on cards.)

First fold your 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" paper in half. On the front of the card mark in halfway at 2 1/8". Also mark the end center of your card at 2 3/4" like shown. Do this is pencil lightly so you can erase it after.

Put the marked end on top of your die cut up at the top edge with the center mark that you made centered on the large circle and the side marks centered on the halfway marks of the circle die. When you put the top cutting mat on, only put it up to the center 2 1/8" marks that you made on the paper that is also the half way point on the circle under it.

Run it through your big shot like that and this is what you will get! Half of a circle!

Now fold the front of your card back at that 2 1/8" half way point. You can also erase your pencil lines.

This is what you will have now!

I used the circles #2 die cut to cut the 2 1/2" circle and then taped it to white. I then just cut the white with a border around the chocolate chip.

For the corners I just punched the scallop circle punch and cut it at a right angle. I put the brown paper on the inside of the card to really show the scallop circle shape and used the two-step bird punch out of patterned paper for the middle!
I love this technique! I have a top note one in the works and I will post it soon!


Danielle Daws said...

Awesome! TFS!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

That's awesome Lynn!!!! I'll be trying that later.

Peggy said...

I'll have to try that one! Thank you for taking time out to make it easy for us to follow!

Beautiful job!

Becky said...

Wow...thanks so much for sharing..that makes an awesome card!!

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Thank you Lynn!!! Its great are the best! Martha Lucia

Tammy said...

Very cool!
I'm going to have to try this for sure!

eva said...

Beautiful card.Thank you for teaching

soggystamper said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I think stampers have taken the basic Big Shot and expanded its possibilities dramatically. I have a great card in mind using this technique!
Sue Erickson aka The Soggy Stamper

Vanessa said...

Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try this. Nice card too!

Brittny said...

That is a great technique. Thanks for sharing!

Angelartistok said...

Thank-you for a great tutorial and showcasing a wonderful card. Looking forward to trying this technique.

Sharon Fritz said...

You did an excellent job with the instructions. Thanks go to you and your mom and of course the lady that came up with the idea.

Liam said...

Great idea. Love it. I will have to try it. Love the card.

thanks for sharing.


e_donaldson said...

love this idea! so neat and cute outcome! TFS!

- Elizabeth (

Shari Winterstein said...

Oh - my - gracious! I will definitely have to try this. By the way, I am here through Late Night Stampers - congratulations!

Debbie said...

Kind of impersonal calling me "the crafter". Thanks Lynn.

Anonymous said...

In case any of you are wondering "the crafter's" name is Debbie. Thanks Lynn. You gave me credit, I guess.

TN Granny said...

I love this card your quite the designer, and your tutorial is great. Thanks for sharing.
God Bless,

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Great idea! Thanks for posting the directions! I can't wait to try it!

Carol Walters said...

What a truly lovely card but do you know hw I can achieve that with my cuttlebug. Carol

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