Wednesday, July 10, 2013

MyCreativeTime Sneak...and Partial Die Cutting

Hello! I made this card with the NEW products from MyCreativeTime. I did some partial die cutting. I love how it turned out! I first made that polka dot piece with a Heidi Swapp mask and tide pool, butter bar, and orange soda shadow inks. I set that aside to dry and made the partially die cut portion. I snapped some pics along the way to show how I  did it.
First I drew a line at 2 inches from the top of my cardstock. And then a line under that at 1/8 of an inch down. I lined the new dies up with the bottom line and used washi tape to hold them in place. 
Then I lined up the top line I drew with the edge of the cutting plates in my Big Shot machine. This leaves the very ends of the numbers sticking out, and that part won't cut. This will make it so that the numbers only partially cut.
Here you can see what it looks like with the dies removed, but before cutting along the top line. And here it is after cutting...
And there you have it. Partial die cutting. :) And here's the side view of the card...

You may have noticed the "how-to" pics are of a white piece of cardstock. White showed up better, and I was experimenting. ;)

Head over to MyCreativeTime to see more with the NEW RELEASE!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
Okay, this time around we are doing something DIFFERENT! Since you ALL have seen this release in it's entirety, we decided to play a FUN game!  First of all, let me tell you what you will win!  ONE LUCKY person will win ALL of this! 

This is what the price package includes:

* D-Ring 12" x 12" album - Black
*Blush Core Kit
* (500) 3" x 4" Journaling Cards
* (40) Bi-fold Journaling Cards
* (4) 4" x 6" First Page Cards
* (4) 3" x 4" First Page Cards
* (4) 4" x 6" Last Page Cards
* (4) 3" x 4" Last Page Cards
* (60) 4" x 6" Title Cards
* (60) 12" x 12" Photo Pocket Pages
* (12) 13" x 3" Project Life Dividers
* (14) White Divider Labels

We will also have a 2nd prize winner who will win a $50 gift certificate to the My Creative Time store!

We decided to make our giveaway a little easier for you.  Instead of listing all of the MCT products that each designer used on their projects, try to find just one!  If you can "spy" one old or new My Creative Time product and tell us about it in the comments, you will be eligible to win one of these great prizes!

Emma will announce the winner during the blog hop on Wednesday, July 17th.

*** SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON Facebook, Instagram it #mycreativetime, or even tweet about this release!  Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here that you did so!  OR you can just tag Emma in your post! ***


  1. Totally LOVE LOVE LOVE your card Nikki!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial as well....have to add this to my "must try list"

  2. Awesome card, Nikki! This turned out great!

  3. WAY cool! What an awesome idea that turned out PERFECT. I love the polka dot paper you made too! BEAUTIFUL! Hugs- Glora

  4. Great technique Nikki. Very nice design with these versatile new dies. So creative!!! :)

  5. I love how you did this. Great idea, and it turned out awesome!!!!!

  6. As always Nikki your card is FABULOUS, you always come up with amazing cards, love the tutorial, TFS!. I love how you used the new Stitched 4x6 journal Set to create the numbers and complimented it with the Just simply Live Stamp set. :)
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O.
    unikebyyes at yahoo dot com

  7. Super cute card! Of course...I'm loving the background! And I love the technique of leaving the bottom of the die cut attached...def going to do that! Awesome job!

  8. SUPER job with your AWESOME card Nikki, Have a GREAT day my friend!!!:)

  9. Super cute, love the partial die cutting!! You used the number dies from the 4x6 journal die set, Just Simply Live stamp set
    Lee-Ann :)

  10. Great job, that is a really cute card. I like how you used the stitched journal die numbers on your card.


    cascrapper at gmail dot com

  11. Your card looks awesome! I love it, and the colors are so pretty:) I spy the Stitched 4x6 Journal Die, and the Just Simply Live Stamp Set. Thanks for sharing!

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo dot com

  12. Nikki what a wonderful job TFS great Idea with the numbers
    That's all I see that's new is the large numbers 3 and 5

  13. Adorable card! I believe you used the 4x6 stitched journal die, and the just simply live stamp set. Neat idea on the partial stamping!
    our2peasinapod1 at aol dot com

  14. WOW!!! What a cool tutorial Nikki! You are so the Queen of cool techniques!!!! :)

  15. I spy Stitched 4 x 6 Journal Die. How clever to use the numbers like you did. Thank you for sharing how to do this.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail cot dom

  16. I Love your card, so clean and simple, I spied stitched 4x6 journal die

  17. Very cute card. Love your partial die cutting technique. TF.
    You used numbers from the Stitched 4x6 Journal Die set as one of your supplies.

  18. Thanks for the picture tutorial, you all are just so smart and creative love your card. I like the the new number dies in the 4x6 journal set. Thanks for sharing

  19. What a cool really are always so creative!
    I spy with my little eye the stitched 4 x 6 journal die set

  20. This card came out super cute with the partial die cutting:
    Eye Spy with My Crafty Eye: Numbers from the Stitched 4 x 6 Journal Die

  21. This is fabulous!! I have always wondered how this is done without a special die!! Thank you for the tutorial!

  22. I thought I was totally lost on this technique explanation until you added you used the white paper for your little experiment. When I saw the black numbers on the finished card I was a little confused. Love how you used the numbers from the new 4 x 6 Die.

  23. Very cool--I like the partial die cutting and the polka dots. I spy the 4x6 stitched journal die.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  24. Very cute card! Great idea! I spy the 4x6 stitched journal die numbers.

  25. NOW That was super AWESOME!!!!
    Love the number use from the NEW Stiched 4x6 Journaling die set.
    kidshomelove at

  26. Thank you for showing how to do the partial die cutting...I spy the Stitched 4 x 6 Journal die with the numbers.

  27. Very nice project! I spy the new 4x6 stitched journal die set


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