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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Using Print-and-Cut with Manual Die-Cutting

Print-and-Cut is a quick way to make cards but I like to add elements of die-cutting to make the project look more interesting (and less flat).

Here's an example:

Using Silhouette Studio (DE), I designed the card and printed it in 2 layers. Next, I cut out the greeting with my Sizzix Big Shot and a metal die, and print-and-cut the leprechaun with my Silhouette Cameo.

Here's a second example:

Once again, using Silhouette Studio (DE), I came up with the following design:

The base was printed and manually cut out with my Sizzix Big Shot and a metal die, while the rainbow and leprechaun was print-and-cut with my Silhouette Cameo.

Making a card using both print-and-cut and manual die-cutting together does not add a lot of time to the process but it gives the finished card a nice handmade feel. Personally, I love that it also gives me a reason to use my metal dies that I seem to keep buying but never use.

If you have not used manual die-cutting and print-and-cut together on a card before, I hope you'll give it a try!

Files used:
Hello - Patty Cut Set (SVG included)
PN Afterglow font
Speech Bubble metal die by My Favorite Things
Large Stitched Rectangle metal die by Lawn Fawn
Small Stitched Rectangle metal die by Lawn Fawn


  1. I do not quite see Jin what you did... is the lettering cut out of the printed word bubble? Or is it cut out of other paper and glued on? Can you take a picture of what you did? Not sure I understand manual print and cut. Thanks!

    1. Hi Ruth, the words were printed on the paper. Next, I used my Sizzix Big Shot and a word bubble shape metal die to cut the paper (with the printed words). Does that make sense?

  2. Can I ask where you found the papers? Love this project!!!