Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Technique Tuesday - Half Fold Window Card....

Happy Valentine's Day to you!  Today, I am sending you a Valentine via Technique Tuesday which shows you how to create a window card using Stampin' Up!'s Movers & Shapers die.  I hope you enjoy it!
 Here's what you will need for this technique:
  • The Big Shot
  • Movers & Shapers Die (Heart from Punch Windows Add-On)
  • One Regular Cutting Plate & One Extended Cutting Plate
  • Cardstock - Cut to 11" x 4 1/4"
 Score Cardstock at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".
 Fold in half at the 5 1/2" score and fold the 2 3/4" score line back to the left.
 Place extended plate on Big Shot and then the Movers & Shapers Die with the Heart window die.
 Place your cardstock on the die - lining it up on the left side just inside all of the cutting lines.
 Fold the right side of the cardstock back along the score line and line up the Heart die so the half way point of it matches with the fold line.  In other words, the bottom point and the "V" of the top of the heart are lined up with your fold line.
 Lay the cardstock back down flat.
 Place the regukar cutting plate on top with the edge lined up along the fold line.
 Run it through the Big Shot.  You will end up with your cardstock looking like this.  Isn't that cool?  Only half of the heart is cut out.
 If you want to mat your card, place a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock down in the side of the die that has the Heart.  You do not want to move the Heart between cutting the card and cutting the mat so they will line up.  Run it through the Bit Shot and check how it lines up with your card.  Then trim each side down to the proper matting side.
 Here's my card from the outside.....
 And from the inside!  I used the Full Heart punch and the Brights Pattern Pack in Real Red for the center of my heart and the Delightful Dozen stamp set for the sentiment and small heart which was punched out with the small heart punch.

I sn't this a great technique for a cool card?  You can use any of the magnetic dies made for the Movers & Shapers die but it works best with those that have a punch to coordinate so you have the inside punched piece to show the full shape. 

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